Don't take consciousness for granted

After a catastrophic car accident that left him in a coma, Simon Lewis found ways to recover -- physically and mentally -- beyond all expectations. He tells how this remarkable story led him to concern over all threats to consciousness, and how to overcome them.

Recorded at INK2010, Lavasa, India


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Simon Lewis

Film producer, author

Simon Lewis is a film and television producer and author. After earning law degrees from Christ’s College Cambridge and Boalt Hall, Berkeley, Lewis moved to Los Angeles where his Hollywood experience includes managing writers, directors and stars as well as producing Look Who’s Talking (1989), The Chocolate War (1988), the Emmy award-winning international co-production for HBO and ITV Central Age Old Friends/A Month of Sundays (1988), and variety specials starring Howie Mandel.

He is the author of Rise and Shine (June 2010), his inspirational autobiography about his journey from near death back to consciousness.

UNTOLD STORY: Simon attributes his belief that life is best lived at the cutting edge to a Swiss friend who showed him how to ski the yellow mogul runs at Zermatt, and achieve balance on the edge of a cliff. He’s been taking creative risks and leaning out over precipices ever since.

BOOKS: Rise and Shine


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Nina Gannes

Had an amazing time talking to Simon Lewis about what he's been up to since INK2010. You can read his latest news in the post he wrote for the INK blog at

Simon Lewis

It was great to talk with you too Nina, and update the INK community on some of the good things that evolved from speaking at the first INK Conference. Best wishes to all, Simon

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