Get Ready for TED2014
If you are a huge TED fan like myself, then you will find this post I came threw will surfing the web very tempting. This years TED2014 conference will be held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada and the theme this year is The Next Chapter. This conference will mark the 30th anniversary conference, a sold out event, next month between March 17 till 21. Mark your calendars and prepare yourself by reading about the presenters and their amazing work (Source).
|Books to get for TED 2014|
Books from speakers in Session 7, “Why?”
- Evelyn Evelyn, by Jason Webley, Amanda Palmer and Cynthia von Buhler. Two of this book’s author will be at TED2014—Webley will perform during session 7, while Palmer (who gave an incredible talk at last year’s conference) will appear during a special TED All-Stars list. It’s the illustrated story of a pair of conjoined twins’ story.
- Reflections, by Helder Guimarães. In this unfortunately out-of-print book, the magician reflects on his craft.
- Why Does the World Exist?, by Jim Holt. The philosopher explores one of the biggest questions in existence through various lenses by asking experts from physicists to philosophers to novelists.
Books from speakers in Sessions 8, “Hacked,” and Session 9, “Emergent”
- Not Exactly Rocket Science, by Ed Yong. The essays in this book, drawn from Yong’s blog of the same name, look at quirky and fascinating scientific findings.
- The Sports Gene, by David Epstein. What makes a star athlete? Epstein investigates the classic nature-versus-nurture debate as it applies to sports.
- Ant Encounters, by Deborah Gordon. Gordon, an ecologist, explains how ant colonies function (thrive!) without any centralized control or hierarchy.
Books from speakers in Session 11, “Unstress”
- All Joy and No Fun, by Jennifer Senior. Senior, a journalist, delves into the reality of how having children changes parents’ lives, particularly in light of the changes family structures have undergone in recent decades.
- Start with Why, by Simon Sinek. Sinek proposes several qualities that super-influential people share.
Books from speakers in Session 12, “Onward”
- Far from the Tree, by Andrew Solomon. Solomon tells the stories of families with children who have Down syndrome, schizophrenia, deafness, and other qualities that make them exceptional.
- Gabby, by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly. Congresswoman Giffords was the victim of an assassination attempt in 2011. In this book, she and her husband, Kelly, tell the story of her brain injury and painstaking process of recovery.
- If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother, by Julia Sweeney. In this memoir, Sweeney explores what it’s like to be a child, and to be a parent.
Tune in to the TED Blog for live coverage of TED2014 beginning on March 17.