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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:

Health

Tackling sickness at its source: An interview with TED Book author Rishi ManchandaTackling sickness at its source: An interview with TED Book author Rishi Manchanda

Posted By Jim Daly

We all think we understand the formula for keeping healthy — eat right, exercise, don’t smoke, skip dessert. But that picture is vastly incomplete, perhaps fatally so. In the eye-opening new TED book, The Upstream Doctors: Medical Innovators Track Sickness to Its Source, physician Rishi Manchanda says that while our individual health is highly dependent on […]

Q&A

The asocial side of social media: TED Book author Damon Brown on our “virtual shadows”The asocial side of social media: TED Book author Damon Brown on our “virtual shadows”

Posted By Jim Daly

Are your endless tweets, status updates and Instagrams robbing you of enjoying what’s special about the moments you’re trying to share? Damon Brown fears they may. In the TED Book Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed With Documenting Our Lives Online, he lays out a compelling case for mindfully balancing your online presence with being present in […]

Culture

How we can make elections about the people, not just funders: An excerpt of Lawrence Lessig’s new TED Book, “Lesterland”How we can make elections about the people, not just funders: An excerpt of Lawrence Lessig’s new TED Book, “Lesterland”

Posted By Jim Daly

Before we can tackle climate change, financial reform, education reform or, well, anything, there is a single issue that we in the United States must confront. As legal activist Lawrence Lessig says in today’s talk, before we can bring about change on any of the thousands of issues that matter to us, we must change […]

Business

New TED Book turns critical eye on Keystone XL PipelineNew TED Book turns critical eye on Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted By Jim Daly

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 […]

Culture

Hooray for Hollywood: A look at the iconic sign during TED2013Hooray for Hollywood: A look at the iconic sign during TED2013

Posted By Jim Daly

On the morning after more than a billion viewers worldwide tuned into the Academy Awards and its glitzy salute to motion pictures, 44 TEDsters trekked up to one of the most enduring signs of moviedom for a tour of the fabled Hollywood sign and an update on the successful battle to preserve the scenic hills […]

Culture

New TED Book: How Did You End Up Here?New TED Book: How Did You End Up Here?

Posted By Jim Daly

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 […]

Science

New TED Book: Save Our ScienceNew TED Book: Save Our Science

Posted By Jim Daly

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 […]

Culture

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

Posted By Jim Daly

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 […]

Q&A

The parallels between our highly wired minds and networks: Q&A with TED author Tiffany ShlainThe parallels between our highly wired minds and networks: Q&A with TED author Tiffany Shlain

Posted By Jim Daly

Can we draw instructive parallels between the development of the human brain and the emergence of the electronic global ‘brain’ of the Internet? New research in neuroscience suggests that, yes, we can. In the new TED ebook, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain explores the links between the two. The book also arrives concurrently […]