Thanks to the good folks at Parrotread.com, you can see the list of all the books recommended by speakers at this year’s TED Conference. (I fully expect to be invited to speak myself next year … but then I’ve been expecting that for a while, so …). Anyway, here’s the list.
I’d already started this one at the recommendation of a good friend:
“While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” —from the prologue
So far, I’m loving it, and switching between it and catching up on the last two months of Monocle. Say what you want about the price of that mag, it is chock full of reading to keep you busy! Happy Monday!