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Nassim Taleb Life Lessons from his commencement address. Ursula K Le Guin on literature as an operating manual for life. Naoki Higashida giving an insight into the autistic mind

Taleb commencement address

For I have a single definition of success: you look in the mirror every evening, and wonder if you disappoint the person you were at 18, right before the age when people start getting corrupted by life. Let him or her be the only judge

 Wizard of Earthsea, still from animation.

Wizard of Earthsea, still from animation.

Life operating manual

A poet has been appointed ambassador. A playwright is elected president. Construction workers stand in line with office managers to buy a new novel... Literacy is considered a beginning, not an end. . . . Well, maybe in some other country, but not this one. 

Reasons I jump

A glimpse inside the head of a 13-year-old autistic boy. The Reason I Jump: one boy's voice from the silence of autism by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, Keiko Yoshida. For parents, typicals, atypicals and everybody.