A few years ago I attended an Ontario Library Association conference. One of the after lunch sessions was a talk by Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome and two follow-up bestsellers and the originator of a delightful website – 1000 Awesome Things. Here’s a link to the TED Talk he did in 2010. Now anyone who’s ever been to a conference knows that the post-carb-laden lunch time slot is the most challenging, especially in a dimly lit room of strangers.  But there was no lethargy, because Neil is a dynamic, engaging presenter. I’d heard him speak before, at Word on the Street, before he became uber-famous. You know something? He is still the same honest, humble, humorous young man he was back then.…

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