Most of the talks I give touch on some aspect of my family background. But for plenty of reasons, I’ve skirted opportunities to go deeper (except in Junkyard Planet). But back in June, when I was invited to participate in TEDxBeijing, I decided to dig a little deeper. In part I did so because I’ve had people comment after my talks that I seem genuinely passionate about China’s scrap workers – yet I realized that I hadn’t left many clues about where that passion comes from. So that’s where this talk comes from, in appreciation for my brothers and sisters in all things scrap. I hope you enjoy it.
[For those of you surfing behind China’s Great Firewall, the video is also available on Youku.]