Last week, as part of my TED habit, I watched Adam Grant’s TED talk “The surprising habits of original thinkers“. It was the word habit that drew me to the talk, but the talk wasn’t so much about habits as being an original, and what that took.

His talk was so good, I hopped onto Amazon and found that, yes indeed, he had written a book on the idea. So I got it immediately, and started reading it.

And then it struck me. I’d done this before.

There have been several TED talks by people who had either already published a book or who had gone on to publish one. So I thought I’d share the books I’ve been reading that were by TED speakers. What I love most is the diversity of these books, which reflects the diversity of TED speakers and what they talk about.

  1. Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love and parent and lead, by Brene Brown.
  2. Presence by Amy Cuddy
  3. The Happiness Advantage: The seven principles that fuel success and performance at work by Shawn Achor
  4. An astronaut’s guide to life on earth by Chris Hadfield
  5. Human Universe by Brian Cox
  6. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  7. Authentic Happiness by Martin E P Seligman

I’ve linked a TED talk to each person’s name, so check them out. And if you’d like to know more, then go read the books too.

Take care for now

Karen x

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