So much happening in TED-related news this week. Here, some of the highlights.
Speaking of books, Simon Sinek (watch his talk) recently released his new book Leaders Eat Last, about how leaders can foster a feeling of security that can pull a team together. Here, he talks to CBS News about how the best leaders are like parents, putting their teams’ needs before their own.
Visitors to the David H. Koch Theater for the New York City Ballet are getting a surprise now through February 9 — artist JR (watch his TED Prize talk) has overlaid the floor with a 6,500-square-foot image of the company’s dancers, all just about life-sized. Look closely, and the assemblage of bodies forms an eye. Here, The New York Times’ take on the installation.
Aeon Magazine looks at the philosophical and scientific theories about the possibility that the universe is a computer simulation. This includes a close look at the work of TED speaker Nick Bostrom’s work (watch his talk).
The Purpose Economy has released its list of 100 leaders who are making meaning a central value in their work. Just a few of the TED speakers featured (in addition to our curator Chris Anderson): Melinda Gates, Atul Gawande, Brené Brown, Cindy Gallop, Dan Pink, Emily Pilloton, Michael Porter, Beth Noveck, Rick Warren, Robin Chase, Salman Khan, Sebastian Thrun (read a TED Blog conversation between the previous two honorees), Peter Norvig, Arianna Huffington, David Kelley, Al Gore, Elon Musk, Jennifer Pahlka, Jimmy Wales, Michael Pollan and Eli Pariser.
Economist Mariana Mazzucato recently published a book, The Entrepreneurial State, expanding on ideas in her TED Talk. An excerpt appeared in Delancey Place’s daily newsletter last week. In the excerpt, Mazzucato names 12 government innovations that helped Apple’s success.