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Chris Anderson is a British-American businessman who is the head of TED, a non-profit organization that provides idea-based talks and hosts an annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Previously he founded Future Publishing.
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Manifesto for a Moral Revolution
Jacqueline Novogratz - May 04, 2021
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An instant classic. --Arianna HuffingtonWill inspire people from across the political spectrum. --Jonathan HaidtLonglisted for the Porchlight Business Book of the Year Award, an essential shortlist of leadership ideas for everyone who wants to do good in this world, from Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Sweater...
Chris Anderson
Apr 25, 2020
This is a spectacular, life-transforming book.      source
Taking the Work Out of Networking
Your Guide to Making and Keeping Great Connections
Karen Wickre - Oct 29, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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For introverts who panic at the idea of networking, Wickres book is a deep, calming breath. Sophia Dembling, author of The Introverts Way Former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter, self-described introvert, and the best-connected Silicon Valley figure youve never heard of (Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal), offers networking advice f...
Chris Anderson
So many of us dislike or even fear the transactional nature of traditional networking. The author has done a great service by showing how it’s possible to make genuine connections that last, that we can nurture across the world for all kinds of purposes.      source
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AI Superpowers
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Kai-fu Lee - Sep 25, 2018
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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. I...
Chris Anderson
Truly one of the wisest and most surprising takes on AI. Kai-Fu Lee connects it with humans in a logical yet inspiring way. You’ll find this book illuminating and exciting in equal measure.      source
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Why Violence Has Declined
Steven Pinker - Sep 25, 2012 (first published in 2010)
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Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths abou...
Chris Anderson
I recommend anything by this author. He’s one of the clearest thinkers and communicators of our time.      source
The Beginning of Infinity
Explanations That Transform the World
David Deutsch - Dec 31, 2011
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The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge"Dazzling." - Steven Pinker, The GuardianIn this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe--and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all s...
Chris Anderson
A remarkable argument for the power of knowledge—as not just a human capability but as a force that shapes the universe.      source
The Chronicles of Narnia
C. S. Lewis - Aug 14, 2007 (first published in 1956)
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The hardcover boxed set of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, with cover art by three-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner and the full black-and-white original interior art by Pauline Baynes.Journeys into magical realms, battles between good and evil, talking creatures, and more, await readers of all a...
Chris Anderson
As a child, they exploded my imagination.      source
The Fabric of Reality
The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications
David Deutsch - Jul 31, 1998 (first published in 1996)
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For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel” to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one w...
Chris Anderson
I honestly think it was reading The Fabric of Reality that finally gave me the courage, 18 years ago, to leave my company and take over leadership of TED.      source
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