Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Presented in association with New Roads School.
in conversation with Irwin Miller
discussing his book,
The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading
at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(Free Parking available at the venue)
Face masks recommended
VIRTUAL EVENT, February 12 (click here)
$45 Virtual Admission + signed book (includes shipping to US addresses)
*Includes access to watch the event on video-on-demand for five days after it airs
From bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED, comes an inspiring guide to amplifying kindness and igniting a movement on both an individual and global scale.
Chris Anderson has led TED since 2001, overseeing its transformation from an annual conference to a nonprofit with global reach, sharing TED Talks, podcasts, and TED-Ed videos freely to all.
Today’s culture seems to be trending ever meaner and more divisive: INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY offers an antidote. Chris Anderson argues that by rethinking generosity in this connected era, we can shape it into a force that can spread across the world. Generosity? Really?! It seems too small a force arrayed against today’s problems. But the pandemic taught us that even a tiny virus can have global impact by virtue of being infectious. So what does it take to make generosity infectious? There are dozens of inspiring people out there, toiling away from the limelight, who have demonstrated how this is possible. The book is filled with their stories, which collectively offer a playbook we can all make use of. The result? A fundamentally more hopeful view of human possibility in the 21st century.
As the curator of TED for over twenty years, Anderson has seen first-hand the ways in which ideas can spread. Through the power of the internet, he has helped the world’s boldest thinkers share their most uplifting and world-changing concepts and with INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY, Anderson encourages all of us to harness the internet as a force that brings people together instead of driving them apart. Through a combination of inspiring stories, cutting-edge psychological research, and practical guidance INFECTIOUS GENEROSITY serves as both a manifesto and a playbook for embarking on a journey of generosity. Broken into three sections, WHY Infectious Generosity’s time has come; HOW we each can play part; WHAT IF? Imagining a world in which Infectious Generosity has claimed its rightful place.
Irwin Miller is an award-winning designer, artist and thought leader who has worked in the design industry for over 30 years with a focus of architecture and interior design. He had been a Principal and Design Director at Gensler for 20+ years working on projects of every scope and scale around the world. Before that, he worked with a variety of international architects throughout Europe after receiving degrees from RISD and Harvard Graduate School of Design. His current passion is ceramic work – and stop motion animation for television and music videos.