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Aja B.
  • Aja B.
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Online Community Manager, TED

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Shall we introduce ourselves?

Hello everyone!

I'd like to start a once-a-week "get to know you" conversation, since there are a lot of new faces around TED Conversations these days! Let's try a one-day conversation that closes and reopens once a week on Wednesdays, and see how it goes, shall we?

Here's a few questions to kick things off:

• What's on your reading list right now?
• Where would you love your next travel destination to be?
• If you could witness any event past, present, or future, what would you choose?

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    May 23 2012: John Shaw here: Fairly new to the conversations and enjoying them!

    Reading:
    Start with Why by Simon Sinek
    A Conferacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - for the seventh time - I read this at least every two years

    Travel to: Ireland - my roots - it's been awhile

    Witness: The sermon on the mount
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      May 23 2012: Hi John! Congrats on your TEDxSDSU talk! Sounds like it was a great experience. I'm curious... you grew up in California, what keeps drawing you back to Toole's world? Have you visited New Orleans before/since reading "Confederacy"?

      I'm always curious about books that inspire multiple readings. As a kid, I must have read the sci-fi novel "Ender's Game" at least a dozen times. Gave away my copy in a pique of indignation after reading some of the author's op-ed columns in college, though, and haven't read it since!

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