Lux Narayan:
What I learned from 2,000 obituaries

TEDNYC · 6:08 · Filmed Jan 2017
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Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month period, Narayan gleaned, in just a few words, what achievement looks like over a lifetime. Here he shares what those immortalized in print can teach us about a life well lived.

Lux Narayan is a perpetual learner of various things — from origami and molecular gastronomy to stand-up and improv comedy. Full bio
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