Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: How Interface Proved That You Can Build a Successful Business Without Destroying the Planet by Ray C. Anderson — Modupe Akinola (TED Podcast: TED Business), The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century by Gabriel Hemery and Sarah Simblet As he raises them and works to safely return them to the total wild, they change his life. — David Epstein (TED Talk: Why specializing early doesn’t always mean career success), Intimations by Zadie Smith Beyond the world’s required reading list, what books do high school and middle school students love to read? Your summer reading list: Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill and Melinda Gates and many more share their book recommendations. To create systems of inclusion, we really have to expand our point of view and, more importantly, understand the points of view of those around us. It also sings a song of encouragement to female leaders, to people looking to pivot in their careers, and underlines the all-too-often overlooked importance of having a few good friends along for the ride. — David Epstein (TED Talk: Why specializing early doesn’t always mean career success), Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler Business Books 20 Books TED Speakers Think You Should Read This Summer The 2020 edition of TED's annual summer reading list is out and packed with great suggestions. — George Siedel (TED-Ed Lesson: Ethical dilemma — the burger murders), The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf Be an unlikely ally, How India could pull off the world’s most ambitious energy transition, How to win an argument at the Supreme Court, or anywhere, Performing brain surgery without a scalpel, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, 3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage, The radical act of choosing common ground, Why specializing early doesn’t always mean career success, A lesson in turning adversaries into allies, Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, How animals and plants are evolving in cities, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, How we could make carbon-negative concrete, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, Why city flags may be the worst designed thing you’ve never noticed, A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Van Jones examines both political parties and the people behind them, presenting a roadmap for coming together to solve our toughest problems. : Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration of Science and Philosophy, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America, Perdido Street Station: Tome 1 (New Crobuzon #1.1), Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science, Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired, Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic, The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World, Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Winter Reads. TED curator Chris Anderson’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. This book is a modern classic on race and incarceration, and if you haven’t read it, you’ve probably been told to read it. I have a double life: I am a scientist and an educator. Live from TED2016 TED Conferences Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers. A biography of the great adventurer, naturalist and ecologist Alexander von Hulmboldt. Building Stories is remarkable and sets the stage for an entirely new way of storytelling. Here’s a book that would probably never land in a self-help section, and quite frankly, if you’re prone to existential angst, you might not want to read it before bedtime. While it is not beyond reproach, no other book will wake you up to the horrors of the American carceral system. The author is a former lawyer who struggled with addiction, before turning his life around and becoming one of the best ultra-endurance athletes in the world. So if you’ve ever wanted to check him out, there is no better book. Imagine, as the book describes, the work of the great cathedral builders of the world. The lessons from Walden are especially relevant during the pandemic. — Fabio Pacucci (TED-Ed Lesson: Could we harness the power of a black hole? In the touching determination of a father to help his daughter see beauty amidst despair, I understood the true power of imagination. Travel Movies Books Food Other. Beyond the Messy Truth is an honest, empathetic and solutions-oriented look at the divides in the current US political landscape and, more importantly, how to heal them. I now search for both when I am in those parts of the country. This is, perhaps, the single greatest book about politics and power you could ever hope to read. Make a List Browse Lists Search Lists Leaders Help / Contact Newsletter. But the psychology-PhD author really just used poker as a way to explore risk and luck and focus and how to learn a new skill. Click here for more. Anyone paying attention in the US and elsewhere can see that democracy is fragile and under attack. — Ariel Waldman (TED Talk: The invisible life hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice), Reflections From the North Country by Sigurd F. Olson He makes success and the pathway to achieve it clear and attainable. It also gave me a few deep belly laughs, and those will always cure what ails you. He is the reason I am doing all I’m doing today, because he believed in me even more than I believed in myself. Share This Idea. — Noah Bressman (TED-Ed Lesson: The fish that walk on land), “Happiness Won’t Save You” by Jennifer Senior (TED Talk: For parents, happiness is a very high bar) — Adeola Fayehun (TED Talk: Africa is a sleeping giant — I’m trying to wake it up), Voicing Change: Inspiration and Timeless Wisdom from the Rich Roll Podcast by Rich Roll I’m from a society where the male child is usually seen as the potential child, but my father never bought into that. This book tells you what many of these immigrants deal with, but they will not share, for fear of being misunderstood. This book serves courage — and some great food! — Ali Kashani (TED Talk: A friendly autonomous robot that delivers your food), Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh This book is a searing, scathing examination of the national criminal justice system and the systemic racism that sits at its core. Reading List. When she started the project, she didn’t know the number of cards in a deck. We’re looking for people who can offer new, unique insights and fresh ways of thinking to a very large audience. Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you not stop reading? — Tom Schuler (TED Talk: How we could make carbon-negative concrete), This book is all about the leadership skills of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Make a List Browse Lists Search Lists Leaders Help / Contact Newsletter. By Emilie Soffe on September 25, 2014 in TED-Ed Lessons. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Elon Musk has defied the odds to bring transformative innovations to market on Earth and in space. I know, I know. This land of incredible beauty and harsh contrasts is currently embroiled in a bitter fight between the interests of big mining over the intrinsic value of wilderness. I also love the audio version of the book as Malcolm Gladwell uses existing audio from interviews and, as an added treat, infuses the book with Janelle Monae‘s song “hell you talmbout“. The 14 pieces in Building Stories includes a game board, a newspaper, two hardcover books and various ephemera filled with lonely, frustrated people aching for connection. As somebody who also fishes for obscure tiny fish in sewers, it is nice to know that I am not the only crazy one. Here’s what to read now — and next. The “Exchange Mode X” inspired me to channel the Sunflower Movement’s energy of outrage and hope into practical social innovations. As we think about what it will take to build systems of equity in our world, this book is a great remember of what it takes. It’s filled with empathy, evidence and wisdom on the human condition. With over 200 medieval Japanese stories ( some less than a page), this is the book I reach for when I can’t sleep. Browse the library of TED talks and speakers. As a physician working and forever learning in the art of cancer care, I gained insight into the patient experience, which can be difficult to account for in the bustle of clinic and the internal challenges that often come with these experiences. The book dances between melancholy and humor and you immediately get into the rhythm of the jig. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new … Full of real-life examples and critiques of current paradigms, this book is essential for all bridge-builders. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). There’s the one-legged thirty-something woman, who is also the central character, living on the top floor, frustrated with her husband, gaining weight and wondering what happened to her dreams. So just read it already! — Menno Schilthuizen (TED Talk: How animals and plants are evolving in cities), Love You Forever by Robert Munsch This book (written by another TEDster) illuminates the kind of life we should all be living. I’m going to be the next person to tell you that you definitely should. Here’s a book that’s great for dipping into — I loved the diversity of the stories across thousand of years. — Adam Grant (TED Talk: Are you a giver or a taker? — Ariel Waldman (TED Talk: The invisible life hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice), Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season with the Wild Turkey by Joe Hutto The so-called “calculators” included Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, among others, who were living in a world of science dominated by men. With summer dwindling to its last few days, it’s time to put away the beach reads and get the mind back in gear with heartier fare. Travel Movies Books Food Other. It introduces you to things in our everyday world that we’ve probably never thought about before, such as manhole covers, and celebrates them. — Elise Hu (TED Podcast: TED Talks Daily), The Omni-Americans: Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy by Albert Murray — Audrey Tang (TED Conversation: How digital innovations can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy), Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (TED Talk: Lessons from past presidents) It is hauntingly sad and infuriating, but I saw it also as a call to action. Despite its bleak subject, the book is beautiful and even joyful — imbued with mythology, folklore and history. This article is deemed a must-read by one or more of our expert collaborators. — Mona Chalabi (TED Talk: 3 ways to stop a bad statistic), The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall I grew up on the shores of gichi-gami (a.ka. It inspired me to keep seeking truth and to keep speaking truth. But Zadie Smith’s writing is calming in its sheer clarity — when reading it, you think, “Yes, that’s it exactly.” Of course, there is grief in the realizations that emerge from her sentences, but a little grieving is no bad thing. On its face, this is a book about poker. Any book by Isaac Asimov. She presents revolutionary love as the call of our time — reclaiming love from mere sentimentality and recasting it as a potent force for social change. Published in 1976, this early work of Richard Dawkins is still very relevant today. TED Winter Reading List 2017: 56 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down - Page 2 show list info. Listen again and add to notes (use a different colour pen). The Master and Margarita. Along with Volume 1, which I recommended in my suggestions for TED’s 2017 summer reading list, these are the best bedtime books you’ll ever read. — Erin Baumgartner (TED Talk: Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes), The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin This is a beautiful memoir by a Holocaust survivor turned clinical psychologist, reminiscent of the great works of Anne Frank and Viktor Frankl. Admittedly, this last recommendation isn’t something to read, but to watch and listen to. What makes Tony Hsieh’s recounting of Zappos’s journey from start-up to billion-dollar company inspiring to me — and I hope to many — is the power of believing in your mission when you’re trying to accomplish something that hasn’t been done before. You must have a goodreads account to vote. — Karen Scrivener (TED Talk: A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions), The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander Famed jazz musician and social critic Albert Murray takes on “the folklore of white supremacy” in a series of essays in this book by criticizing both reactionary and so-called “forward thinking” solutions to solving racism in the US. ), Japanese Tales by Royall Tyler He died in Nigeria while I was in the US, and it was very very tough for me to overcome that darkness. Math 101, with … His instructions and explanations are provided with the care and thoughtfulness that any good leader should, but doesn’t always take the time to do. With summer dwindling to its last few days, it's time to put away the beach reads and get the mind back in gear with heartier fare. The reasons vary, but in many cases, literacy isn't valued by fathers, husbands, even mothers. Photo: Michael Brands . TED is hosting two global idea searches in 2021 with a mission: to hear big, bold ideas from every corner of the globe! In this short review, I used 6 out of the 55 strategies presented in the book — can you spot them? Answer questions – set 15-20 minutes to answer. I haven’t read one yet that didn’t inspire my mind to go somewhere new and to search online to see what others had to say. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Why we must confront the painful parts of US history, Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Read 6 722 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. — Erin Baumgartner (TED Talk: Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes), Walden by Henry David Thoreau The first requires my writings to be clear, precise and succinct; the second prompts them to be more engaging, inspiring, challenging. Save Me the Plums is the memoir of writer Ruth Reichl as she moves from the free-wheeling food scene of Berkeley, California, into the often baffling world of corporate media when she becomes the editor of Gourmet magazine. Sign In Trending New Popular type to search. Nnedi Okorafor Broken Spaces and Outer Places. 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If you are looking for more articles and resources for Inspiring Stories, take a look at these Giving Compass selections related to impact giving and Inspiring Stories. We humans How our dreams illuminate our lives: A reading list . Details * One of them was Sigurd Olson, a prolific author, environmental activist and long-time North Country paddler who helped draft the Wilderness act of 1964 and is largely credited with the creation of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) of Northern Minnesota (a place I dearly love). This book was actually an “anti-inspiration” for me. It is, at times, fun culinary escapism — you get to plod along next to her as she zigzags between Parisian bistros, sampling plats du jour and carafes of unlabeled red wine. — Leah Garcés (TED Talk: A lesson in turning adversaries into allies), A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, 12 truths I learned from life and writing, The Omni-Americans: Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy, Africa is a sleeping giant — I’m trying to wake it up, Voicing Change: Inspiration and Timeless Wisdom from the Rich Roll Podcast, Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories, An illustrated kingdom of real, fantastical plants, How symbols and brands shape our humanity, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and The Fall of New York, Meet Me in The Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001 – 2011, The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange, How digital innovations can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Grit — the power of passion and perseverence, Ho’oponopono: The Hawaiian Forgiveness Ritual as the Key to Your Life’s Fulfillment, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know, The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the 21st Century, Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe, The invisible life hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice, Illumination in the Flatwoods: A Season with the Wild Turkey, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself and Win, Fishing Through the Apocalypse: An Angler’s Adventures in the 21st Century, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-History of the Human Body, For parents, happiness is a very high bar, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard College Observatory Took The Measure of the Stars. Scott Belsky is a great storyteller who paints a vivid picture of how messy it is to create and innovate. Anne Lamott is a beloved American writer for all the right reasons, and I originally sought out her book to help me get through a creative rut and spiritual ennui when all of us first found ourselves in quarantine. My grandmother is Japanese, but she never really told me too much in the way of medieval tales as a child. Summer: the season for cracking open a good book under the shade of a tree. Abraham Lincoln was a master at seeing the talent and common ground below the partisan patina of a group of people who had the skills to navigate the nation’s darkest challenges. But as an act of honesty and courage, as a work of art and as a piece of writing that is often about the process of writing, I found it inspirational. Read the title • Try to predict the content of lecture • Write down key terms / ideas • Check key vocabulary using a dictionary Try to listen ONLY two times Three types of lesson Lesson#1: [hard] 1. For anyone who doesn’t cook or is new to cooking, failure often accompanies those first few omelettes. She uses her writing exercises or lessons as a way to help us more deeply understand ourselves and the human condition in all its messiness. Miller suggests how we can turn it all around so that future generations can enjoy pristine, sustainable fisheries just as the generations before us. For me, Andrea Wulf brought to life the man whose name had always been familiar to me but whom I never really knew. Since we know TED speakers love to read, we asked them: What book could you not stop reading? What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves. Share This Idea. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. — Hasan Kwame Jeffries (TED Talk: Why we must confront the painful parts of US history), Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn Share This Idea. Sign In Trending New Popular type to search. It’s not quite 16th-century Florence, but for the genre it basically was. Posted by: Cynthia Betubiza January 26, 2016 at 10:45 am EST . Dealing with uncertainty often turns out to be messier than we anticipate, and those who are not prepared or who have the wrong expectations give up too quickly. Warning: not … — Noah Bressman (TED-Ed Lesson: The fish that walk on land), Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz A reading list for math enthusiasts. I thought about these characters for weeks after I read this novel — I wanted to call up Tru and find out how she was doing; I wanted to hear if Patsy got a better job. — Elise Hu (TED Podcast: TED Talks Daily), Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges Listen once – take notes 2. While chasing the American dream, there’s the pressure of family members back home endlessly asking for money even though the immigrants themselves might not even have savings. — Lucas Husted (TED-Ed Lesson: Game theory challenge — can you predict human behavior? TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. This is the memoir of a young, overweight Black man growing up with a single mother in Mississippi, and it is, well, heavy. Be an unlikely ally), In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddy Ratner Among other things, it showed me how important it is to surround yourself with those who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen field — even if this includes those who are your political rivals vying for your seat. This book has inspired me to reevaluate the way I live and simplify my lifestyle. I usually read in bed, but now I tend to fall asleep so quickly that it’s difficult to read things like novels without forgetting the plot from one day to the next. Through its succinct simplicity, it characterizes the comfort of routine in our ever-changing world and inspires charging vehemently through life’s ambitions, knowing loved ones will provide stability. — Mona Chalabi (TED Talk: 3 ways to stop a bad statistic), Building Stories by Chris Ware They were building a beautiful legacy of structures that they knew they might never see completion in their lifetimes, yet it never deterred them. By the end, she was a poker pro. While it is glib to think of fishing in such industrial, human-influenced areas, it also gives hope — showing that life persists even under the harshest conditions. This is the book that inspired me to write my own newest book Energizing America. A graphic novel that includes a fight scene between two women in their 50s? 2020 is a year about introspection and stillness, as we fortify ourselves from travel and spontaneity and one another in order to keep our communities safe. Game theory challenge — can you predict human behavior? Filled with light-hearted humor and inspiring characters — not the least of which is the boat Happy Adventure — this is a great reading experience which I highly recommend! For that, Borges is our guide. I turned once again to him — not for comfort but for understanding — and once again he did not disappoint. — Chloe Valdary (TED Conversation: How love can repair social inequality), This American Life Sef! This book inspired me because of the actual grit Duckworth (herself displays along her journey; She leaves a lucrative job to follow her heart but even more impressively she doesn’t linger in comfort zones and she pushes herself to constantly evolve and grow, despite the challenges and growing pains that often accompany such journeys. There is a lonely old landlady living on the ground floor, a couple living on the middle floor with relationship problems and Branford, The Best Bee In The World, who is truly a thinking bee. TED Guest Author. Talks, people, playlists, topics, and events about "reading comprehension" on TED.com. Although an autobiography, this is also America’s first self-help book. It showcases the images that both inspired and changed the course of science as we know it. — Varun Sivaram (TED Talk: How India could pull off the world’s most ambitious energy transition), Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight Hunger, a Memoir of (My) Body. So you might as well be brave.” Maria Popova of brainpickings.org shares some of her favorite books relating to dreams and dreaming. It’s also stuffed with beautiful photography. The TED Fellows program is a global network of visionaries in their fields who collaborate across disciplines to create positive change around the world. A great TED Talk is proof that a carefully crafted short presentation can unlock empathy, stir excitement, spread knowledge and promote a shared dream. A look at the famous TED Bookstore at TED2013. There’s a line at the end of one of the stories that I found particularly inspiring: “Life is terrifying and overwhelming and it can happen at any moment. If you’re looking for sense-making and meaning during this deeply destabilizing time, this book is timeless. Wendy Brown’s incisive analysis deepened my understanding of how and why that is happening. Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers. 5. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. With such images etched on our collective imagination, it is no surprise when some leaders imitate the stereotypes and I am inspired by books about highly successful leaders who break that mold. the “shot heard ‘round the world.” It’s sports storytelling at its best, because you don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy it, and it inspired me to hold on by reminding me that the joyful sounds of sports and play would one day be back again. Whether it’s in academia, business or any part of life, how we handle uncertainty defines the kind of impact we will have. With TED2016 quickly approaching, what better way to get ready than with a good book (or two, or three)? Long enough to explore a powerful idea but short enough to read in a single sitting, TED Books pick up where TED Talks leave off. Need I say more? — John Biewen (TED Talk: The lie that invented racism), Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream by Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson And when done right, they both fuel the bottom line. It is 14 individual experiences full of ennui, heartbreak, joy and elation, of humans living their lives stacked inside a box — 14 interlocking stories of the residents of a Chicago apartment building. Applications You’ll definitely “give a damn” about this one, Scarlett. — Hasan Kwame Jeffries (TED Talk: Why we must confront the painful parts of US history), Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark This book was such a powerful read for me. Octavia Butler illustrates what could be if we practiced an ethic that puts people before profit and community before the self. But it’s more than a book — it is a work of art. Brittney Cooper’s voice inspires the connection of head and heart to understand the world around us and unleash a fierce engagement with action. This book gives us an alternative account of the American novel Gone with the Wind — but from the vantage point of an enslaved woman. Huh? You’re also probably aware that he escaped from slavery as a young man. For this year’s holiday book list, we asked TED speakers, educators and podcasters: “What books have inspired you?” We hope their recommendations will help you refresh and recharge. — Mona Chalabi (TED Talk: 3 ways to stop a bad statistic), The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eger TED Winter Reading List 2017: 56 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down show list info. 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