Jacob Gelt Dekker

Jacob Gelt Dekker is a modern day explorer with an entrepreneurial spin and above all a philanthropist. Gelt Dekker’s entrepreneurial successes include hotels, art companies, music businesses and one-hour photo shops. Currently the serial... More

Jacob Gelt Dekker is a modern day explorer with an entrepreneurial spin and above all a philanthropist. Gelt Dekker’s entrepreneurial successes include hotels, art companies, music businesses and one-hour photo shops. Currently the serial entrepreneur devotes himself to creation of the resort and museum Kura Hulanda in Curacao, he supports a wide range of charitable organisations, and he also finances various scientific endeavours, Gelt Dekker just published a philosophical novel called “‘Pot met goud”. (Pot of Gold).

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Jacob Gelt Dekker's Presentations

TEDxAmsterdam 2009 November 2009

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The search for the pot of gold: Gelt Dekker surprised the TEDxAmsterdam audience with a story about heroes in history that stood up for their ideas, and even died for them. He asked the audience to look within to find the true gold:

"If you're... More

The search for the pot of gold: Gelt Dekker surprised the TEDxAmsterdam audience with a story about heroes in history that stood up for their ideas, and even died for them. He asked the audience to look within to find the true gold:

"If you're looking to me as a guru to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I am not. You won't find it in religion either. You won't find it in politics. Not me, or anybody on this stage is going to do it for you. The only person who can do it for you, is you. The pot of gold that you can reach is within you. The only person standing in your way is you. You create your own demons, your own fear."

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