We’re all looking for ways to become better, smarter and wiser versions of ourselves. In a spectacularly eclectic Session 7, six speakers share their hard-won wisdom on educating, listening — and even twerking — their way towards a more inclusive world, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. The event: TEDMonterey: Session 7, hosted by […]Continue reading
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Called a "gifted storyteller and deep thinker" by the New York Times, Steven Johnson is a leading authority on innovation. His books, podcasts and television series have explored the stories of some of the most crucial breakthroughs in the history of health, medicine and technology. He is the bestselling author of 13 books, including The Ghost Map, his acclaimed study of the 1854 cholera epidemic, and Where Good Ideas Come From. He also hosted and co-created the Emmy Award-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got To Now and is the current host of the podcast American Innovations. He writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine and WIRED. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.
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