Garr Reynolds, of Presentation Zen fame, recently presented at TEDxTokyo 2011: Enter the Unknown. Each of his three books about design and presentation are imbued with a Japanese sensibility towards nature. In his TEDx Talk, Garr shares lessons he has taken from the hearty, flexible bamboo. Given that Garr has lived in Japan for probably close to 20 years, yet grew up in Oregon, it is no surprise that he is strongly influenced by the teachings of nature.
I grew up in Oregon, in the United States, so there’s lot of tree karma in me.