Rainn Wilson is an actor, writer and co-creator of media and production company SoulPancake.

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Rainn Wilson is best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC's Emmy-winning show, "The Office." He has also acted in Super, CootiesJuno, Monsters vs. Aliens and The Rocker, among other movies.

Wilson co-founded SoulPancake, a media company that seeks to tackle "life's big questions." He's a board member of Mona Foundation and co-founded Lidè, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers young, at-risk women through the arts.

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Your mega summer reading list: 200 books recommended by TEDsters

May 31, 2013

Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more. In today’s talk, TED’s own Lisa Bu introduces us to the concept of “comparative reading,” the practice […]

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