Join us for a discussion with Niki Harré about her new book ‘The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together’.
Whether we are competing for a job, building a business or championing a good cause, some days it can feel as if we are trapped in an endless competition for status, wealth or attention. Maybe if we learn to play the game and follow the rules we’ll come out on top. But is life really a finite game – a game of selection and rules, winners and losers, players and spectators?
In The Infinite Game, Niki Harré asks us to imagine our world anew. What if we are all part of a different type of game entirely – a game in which playing matters more than winning, a game that anyone can join at any time, a game in which rules evolve as new players turn up – an infinite game?
Niki looks at our society (are people pawns or participants?) and ourselves (what kind of player would you like to be?) to offer an inspiring vision of how we might live well together.
For this event, Niki will focus on the role businesses can play in The Infinite Game, and how you can forward infinite values inside and outside your organisation. Do you want to play?
Niki Harré is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland. Her recent research projects have focused on sustainable communities and schools, positive youth development and political activism. Niki is a founding member of the Pt Chevalier Transition Town, cycles to work, learns the guitar from a musician who lives on her street, and has a large organic garden thanks to her husband.
In 2007 Niki edited, with Quentin Atkinson, the book Carbon Neutral by 2020: How New Zealanders Can Tackle Climate Change. Her two new books are The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together and a 2018 edition of Psychology for a Better World: Working with People to Save the Planet.
With thanks to our kind sponsors for making this event possible…
- Date and time
- Tuesday 24 Jul 2018
- Time: 5 - 7pm
- Venue and Location
- Sustainability Trust
2 Forresters Lane
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