About a month ago I was honored beyond belief when I was invited as one of six lecturers who the organizers thought worthy of keeping to the TED idea. It was a group of young students from Singapore who very professionally with much joy and work ethic put this inspiring event together. I choose to speak about Normal-na, the Siberian way to the meaning of life. I´d like to share this with all of you my readers.
“Mikael Strandberg spoke at TEDxMälaren that was held in Stockholm. TEDxMälaren is an independently organised event which is a sub-programme of TED in the vision to share ideas worth spreading. Mikael kicked off the event with an inspiring talk on humanity and communication especially in foreign countries through his expedition in Siberia. He delivered messages of how one should never judge people, how one should learn to adjust in foreign environments and the humanity of people through his experiences. He left the audience pondering over these lessons and reflecting on themselves. Mikael proved to be a remarkable explorer, braving through what seemed impossible and an inspiring lecturer, teaching people great values and lessons that one should learn in life in a humourous and relaxed manner. He is definitely one of the best lecturer I have come across and I hope he will continue to inspire people around the world!”
July 5, 2010
Hui Qi Foong, Intern, Biorecro AB
It seems like my Siberian journey has, once again, become interesting globally. So interesting that I met my partner on that trip, Johan Ivarsson, a few days ago, first time in 3 years! It was great seeing him, so he wrote this piece for me. About his time after Siberia, a trip which dramatically changed both of our lives!