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Jim Daly

Alameda, CA, United States
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Editor, TED Books

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I'm a long-time journalist, who has interviewed everyone from the Ramones to Bill Gates. I spent my early years as rock critic (Rolling Stone, Spin) before moving on to the wild world of the Silicon Valley, covering tech while launching publications like Business 2.0, and editing for Wired, Forbes, Red Herring. I jumped into the education market to work with filmmaker George Lucas on 'Edutopia,' a publication about improving K-12 public education. Now I'm jazzed to be working with TED and Chris (again) on TED Books, as we move literature from the 19th to the 21st century.

Stories by Jim Daly:

A critical eye on Keystone XL Pipeline in this TED Book

Business

A critical eye on Keystone XL Pipeline in this TED Book

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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would stretch 1,700 miles from Western Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. And it has become a touchstone for the bitter fight over America’s energy future. Opponents say the pipeline — designed to bring oil from Canadian tar sands down through the United States — would further bind future []

New TED Book: How Did You End Up Here?

Culture

New TED Book: How Did You End Up Here?

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Who hasn’t found themselves at party, standing awkwardly by the guacamole, approximately five feet from another person doing the same? Sometimes it’s just hard to know what to say to start a conversation. Davy Rothbart can help. In his new TED Book, How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect Us, Rothbart []

New TED Book: Save Our Science

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New TED Book: Save Our Science

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It is not nearly enough for students to simply churn out answers from memory. No, in our ever-changing time, they need to be able to think expansively and creatively. In order to solve the complex problems of tomorrow, the traditional academic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic must be replaced with creativity, curiosity, critical thinking []

Why radical openness is unnerving and necessary: A Q&A with TED eBook authors Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

Culture

Why radical openness is unnerving and necessary: A Q&A with TED eBook authors Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

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Secrecy and propriety used to define our cultural and professional lives. We kept trade secrets, held closed-door meetings, had whispered conversations and kept the details of our comings-and-goings to ourselves. That’s no longer the case. We have entered a new era — one characterized by openness — in which our world and our relationships have []