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Lisa Bu gives the gift of TEDLisa Bu gives the gift of TED

Posted By Tedstaff

The pressure to find great gifts is on. And rather than wait in a long line to purchase yet another sweater, we ask: why not give the gift of an idea? This week, we contacted incredible speakers from 2013 and asked them to gift three people in their life with a TED Talk that will […]

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6 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day6 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day

Posted By Nia Ashley

The Book. Few things are as universal, as ubiquitous and as transformative. On this Book Lovers Day, we’ve compiled talks that examine all the facets that make books great. Do you judge a book by its cover, like Chip Kidd, or get absorbed into a compelling narrative like Andrew Stanton? Were you taken to new […]

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The magic of books: Lisa Bu at TED2013The magic of books: Lisa Bu at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

TED’s own Lisa Bu takes the TED2013 stage now to tell a very personal tale of a journey through literature that began, well, with a shattered dream. Growing up in Hunan, China, in the 1970s, Bu’s parents (yes, she had a Tiger Mother) believed there was only one sure way to happiness: a safe and […]

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The Spark: Speakers in Session 3 at TED2013The Spark: Speakers in Session 3 at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

An indefinable quality lies at the heart of any successful idea or project … a spark of intuition, genius or insight that acts as the driver of all later action. Our speakers in this session all possess such a spark, from the educator who’s made it his mission to help high-achieving minority students to a […]

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Blog exclusive: A miniature TED all about votingBlog exclusive: A miniature TED all about voting

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last night at the TED offices, we held a special event: a miniature TED all about voting. Three amazing speakers took the stage to present ideas and stories related to our electoral process. First up, was TED’s own Lisa Bu, our Content Distribution Manager, who spoke about her experience traveling from China in 1995 to […]