TED summer reading

TED just released personality’s favorite books for this year:


Here’s our own list:

The little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This is a book that will take you back to your childhood and remind you what the true values are.

Fables – La Fontaine

These very smart stories still apply today, although they were written between 1668 and 1694!! We think that we are better now, but unfortunately we have the same qualities and flaws…

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

If you respect yourself, you’ll read this book, and maybe you will start making some positive change around you.

Design Your Self – Karim Rashid

Written by a very renowned product/industrial designer, this book gives you ideas of how you could live a better life. It is very easy to read and full of common sense.

The Influencing Machine – Brooke Gladstone

By now, you may have realized that the media is there to manipulate us, to create fear and so on. Brooke Gladstone decided to take us through the history of “media influence” since Egypt to today – and the extra is that it has lots of drawings, so it’s clear and fun at the same time.

Le dessous des cartes – Jean-Christophe Victor

This first started as an educative TV show on ARTE (one of the best networks ever!!). Given its success, several books were published in order to take us through the geopolitical situation of the world. The shows are based only on facts and not on personal opinions, so it’s quite interesting to watch.




photo: personal archive

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