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How Books Help to Open Up the Mind

Born and raised in Hunan, China, Lisa Bu emigrated to the United States where she started a new life. In her talk with the now famous TED Talks initiative, she reveals how her love for books and reading helped her to open her mind and to find a place and role she liked in a new world.

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Lisa Bu is a trained journalist and content curator for TED talks. On an annual staff retreat, she revealed her life’s story and the role books had played in it. She is the first TED staffer to be invited to speak at the TED conference.

(Image: Screenshot taken from video. Video with a Creative Commons-licence BY-NC-ND, 5th February 2014.)