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Does Money Make You Happy | Kylian Wawoe | TEDxHaarlem

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Does Money Make You Happy | Kylian Wawoe | TEDxHaarlem
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In his TEDx talk Kilian will explain the relation between money and happiness. Many people ask themselves the question: does money make me happy? In this talk you will find that this question is not one-dimensional. Some people become very happy with money, others don’t. Kilian refers to his research at one of the major banks in the world, where he studied this relationship. He worked and lived in Monaco among the richest people in the world and found out why people react differently to money and that making people happy with money is not always possible.

Dr. Kilian W. Wawoe (1972) started his career as HR trainee at ABN-AMRO Bank, and held different HR jobs around the world.

Besides his daily job, Kilian researched the relationship between money, happiness and performance at his bank in India, Brazil, USA, the Netherlands and Romania. The crisis of 2008 brought him at a crossroad. His thesis showed that bonuses lead not only to wrong behavior, it also does not make employees happy! Kilian had to choose: publishing his PhD or stay at the bank. He decided to leave the bank.

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