Just in time for the second season of TED Talks India, Bollywood actor, producer and series host Shah Rukh Khan selects 8 talks that have inspired him and tells us why.

In this overscheduled, overstimulating world, it’s no surprise that many of us feel like introverts at some point during our days. In an excerpt from The TED Interview podcast, writer Susan Cain talks about how workplaces can better support people’s quieter side and what helped her conquer her fear of public speaking.

Time is precious, we know. Here, compiled from past reading lists, are suggestions for two dozen short but mighty books to pick up.

We asked TED speakers, TED-Ed educators and TED Fellows: “What books would you bring with you to a desert island?” In their deliciously diverse responses, you’ll find there’s something for every kind of reader.

Wondering what TED talk you should watch next? Take this short quiz and receive a recommendation that matches your personality.

Enthusiastic recommendations for reads that will provide you with abundant reasons to rejoice, reflect or recharge, as suggested by TED speakers and TED-Ed educators.

In this excerpt from the brand-new podcast The TED Interview, the beloved writer tells us how she is learning to live with loss.