Deep Talk with Emilie Wapnick – “How to be Everything”

  • Interview/Talk
  • Kultur und Wissen
In conversation with with the author ("How To Be Everything") and TED speaker Emilie Wapnick, we would like to explore the equally diverse "superpowers" of the "multipotentialites" and learn how one can practically fulfil different career aspirations in one lifetime.



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Deep Talk with Emilie Wapnick - "How to be Everything"

Emilie Wapnick in conversation with Karoline Rütter – German Version below

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This seemingly harmless question, which we are often asked as children, is meant to inspire us to dream. When you do finally “grow up”, reality tends to look differently, as author Emilie Wapnick knows so well. To this day, she would love to answer this question with: “Everything!” But this doesn’t seem to be accepted by society.

We are conditioned to follow one specific career path and to specialise by conforming to the “10.000-hour rule”. If you want to explore topics as diverse as law, film production and music – like Emilie Wapnick herself” – you are pushed into choosing just one. If this dilemma sounds familiar to you, perhaps you, too, are a “multipotentialite”? In other words, a person whose diverse interests cannot be encompassed by one career term?

Emilie Wapnick encourages all of those with diverse interests and talents not to let themselves be constricted by standardised career ideas, but to live out their diverse aspirations in a self-determined way: Either in parallel or gradually, in different phases of life.

“How To Be Everything” is the title of Emilie Wapnick’s award-winning book. And in conversation with the author and TED speaker, we would like to explore the equally diverse “superpowers” of the “multipotentialites” and learn how one can practically fulfil different career aspirations in one lifetime.

The event will be held in English.


Further information:

When: Thursday, Oktober 27, 2022, 20.00 – 21.30

Language: English


Standard ticket: 25 €
Standard ticket (incl. 20 days access to a recording of the event): 30 €

Early bird: 14 €
Early bird (incl. 20 days access to a recording of the event): 19 €

Standard: 20 €
Standard  (incl. 20 days access to a recording of the event): 25 €

Reduced*: 15 €
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Emilie Wapnick

Emilie Wapnick is an award-winning author and community builder. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University.

Emilie’s TED talk, Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling, has been viewed 8 million times. Her book How to Be Everything was published by HarperCollins in 2017. It has been translated into 13 languages and won a Nautilus Book Award. Emilie has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, BBC and Vice.

Emilie hails from Montreal, lived in Portland, OR for a while, and now lives with her wife and two bearded dogs on a remote island in British Columbia.

Karoline Rütter

Karoline Rütter advises companies and institutions strategically in the fields of brand, innovation, user/customer experience and transformation. Under the Inspiring Minds brand, she provides transdisciplinary impulses and draws on 10 years of experience as a salon host in regard to relevant issues from society, culture, philosophy or the natural sciences. People and organisations benefit from her mediation, her moderation of impulses and changes of perspective on entrepreneurial and individual questions and processes. Her clients include Deutsche Telekom, Deutschlandradio, Sparkasse and international strategy and design agencies. She is a curator for The School of Life Berlin and the Urania Berlin. During her studies in media science, she helped establish the strategy agency diffferent as a member of the management board.

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