Pick up right where the TEDxMileHigh talks left off! Now, you can dig deeper into the ideas presented on stage with books written by the speakers themselves.


VISION Speakers

Moreno. Prieto. Brown.

Moreno. Prieto. Brown. is a poetry book about growing as an undocumented-Brown-immigrant in the United States. It is about cultural identity, masculinity, memory, home, and the intersection of them all.

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What Works For Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead— it’s not their fault. The fact is office politics often benefit men over women. Distilling more than 35 years of research, What Works for Women at Work is an insightful, comprehensive toolkit for getting ahead in today’s workplace, guiding women on how to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers.

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White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America

White Working Class is a blunt, bracing narrative that sketches a nuanced portrait of millions of people who have proven to be a potent political force. For anyone stunned by the rise of populist, nationalist movements, wondering why so many would seemingly vote against their own economic interests, or simply feeling like a stranger in their own country, White Working Class will be a convincing primer on how to connect with a crucial set of workers–and voters.

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The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy

In The Politics Industry, business leader and path-breaking political innovator Katherine Gehl and world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter take a radical new approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis—and Porter’s distinctive Five Forces framework—to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does, and how the duopoly has led to the devastating outcomes we see today.

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Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era

Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era provides readers with the everyday perspectives of immigrants on what it is like to try to integrate into American society during a time when immigration policy is focused on enforcement and exclusion.

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DSH Perfumes

DSH Perfumes is dedicated to the art of perfumery. Well grounded in aesthetics, aromatherapy and the history of fragrance design Dawn Spencer Hurwitz creates using the best materials available in a design driven approach to produce her unique creations. Whether it be an all botanical perfume or a conceptual art piece, for DSH, what matters most is what’s in the bottle.

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Kayla Marque Music

Kayla Marque is an unstoppable force in the music industry. Her soul, R&B, and funk roots run deep with a musical family pedigree that stretches back to legendary supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Marque was Voted Best Singer/Songwriter in the Denver Westword. Her second studio album “Brain Chemistry” is the culmination of years of work consisting of two EPs, “Right Brain” and “Left Brain,” and a slew of visuals.

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The Burning Metronome Vol. 1

BY ALAN R. BROOKS

Six courageous explorers find themselves trapped in another world, populated by the strangest creatures they’ve ever seen: human beings. In 2003. Alan Brooks moved to Denver, where he completed his first comics projects. He is writer and creator of The Burning Metronome, a supernatural murder mystery.

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Past TEDxMileHigh Speakers

When Women Vote: Election Reform as a Roadmap to Advance Equality

BY AMBER McREYNOLDS & STEPHANIE DONNER

When Women Vote highlights the challenges Americans, particularly women, face when trying to vote in the current voting system, and the amazing things that happen with reform. We make the case for further voting reform and for removing bias in the voting process by sharing stories and experiences of women voters and leaders throughout the United States. 

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Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go

This remarkable autobiography is a journey from terror, violence, and despair into freedom, peace, and joy. Catching Ricebirds: A Story of Letting Vengeance Go is Marcus Doe’s true story as a Liberian refugee who lost his family and fled his country, and ultimately learns to forgive and find peace again.

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White People Really Love Salad

Using her own childhood experiences, Dr. Mosby Tyler discusses the imprint that social climates, race relations, stereotypes, education systems and parenting had in shaping her perspectives. Ultimately, she shares, “those perspectives have been the source and muse for many of my adult successes… and missteps.” Everyone has a story and those stories are worthy of being revisited as insight into who we are today.

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Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love

Equal parts inspiration and tough love, Do it Scared combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and resistance in your life, along with the motivation and encouragement to actually start making real changes that lead to big results. It’s the the book designed to help you not only face your fears head on, but create a concrete action plan that will help you move forward, so that you can finally start creating the life you’ve always dreamed of–a life you love.

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, The American Eclipse animates the drama of 19th-century science in America. This epic tale recounted through the mythologized age of the Wild West reveals the ambition, failure, and glory in the grueling race to witness a total solar eclipse. Historically, this rare celestial event has prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier hoping to expose some of the solar system’s most enduring riddles.

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Ravine

Ravine is a strategic and cooperative survival card game. You and your friends survived the plane crash, but will you survive the night? Work together to forage for food, craft a fire, and build shelter, but be wary: every step you take in the ravine could be one step closer to madness. Danny Rankin created the game in a game design class, and it later became one of the most popular card game Kickstarters of 2017.

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Sex in the Sea

Sex in the Sea uniquely connects the timeless topic of sex with the timely issue of sustainable oceans. Through overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution we are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of life in the ocean. With wit and scientific rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who study the wet and wild sex lives of ocean life and offer solutions that promote rather than prevent, successful sex in the sea.

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She's My Dad: A Father's Transition and a Son's Redemption

She’s My Dad explores a character’s long and winding journey toward reconciliation, forgiveness, and acceptance of his father as well as his church’s journey to become one of the few fully LGBTQ-inclusive, evangelical churches in America. The authors offer insight and encouragement for those with transgender family members, empathizing with the feelings of loss and trauma and understanding that even being LGBTQ-affirming doesn’t mean the transition of a family member will be easy. 

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The Law of Action: Master Key to the Universe We Actually Live In

Let’s be realistic! The ‘Laws of Attraction’ have been compromised. If staying mentally focused on what you want were enough to attract it, you’d have it by now. Although the laws of the mind are powerful tools, there is another side of the equation: The Laws of Action. It is the spiritual growth that comes from the doing, even if the doing is hard. Theo E.J. Wilson uses his own life to lay out a hands-on, practical, common sense guide to making the most of the potential latent within us all.

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