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On the stigma of the comfort zone | Amr Sobhy | TEDxVienna

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Published on Dec 12, 2014

Our modern urban consumer culture stigmatizes the comfort zone and is actively glorifying and marketing breaking free from it as the only way towards growth and self-realization. While leaving comfort zone may indeed help us to learn, venture into new exploration and achieve more collectively, does it ultimately make us happier and better individuals?

Amr Sobhy is a multi­-disciplinary innovator and award winning Egyptian information activist, entrepreneur, published author and poet. He is best known as co-­creator of MorsiMeter; a digital online platform to document and monitor the performance of Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, which has attracted a wide global attention. Amr is also founder and CEO of PushBots, an aspiring customer ­engagement platform that leverages engagements for mobile publishers through push messaging.

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