Five TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

By Darshie Yogarajah August 26, 2015
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By Darshie Yogarajah, BrainStation Brand Ambassador

TED is a non-profit organization that has focused on fuelling ‘ideas worth spreading’ in the technology, entertainment, and design space for the past 30 years. Sparking powerful conversations through short (18 minutes or less) talks and videos, TED continues to build a strong community of innovators and thought leaders across the globe.

With over 1000 talks to choose from, check out the BrainStation team’s top picks, specially curated for the entrepreneur in you:

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Have you ever wondered what makes leading companies like Apple so great, and why they are so good at what they do? Find out what the world’s greatest leaders, companies, and brands all have in common. Simon Sinek demonstrates that the answer is simpler than you may expect!

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

With everything you do, regardless of what industry you may work for or where you are in life, there comes a time when you will have to interact with other people. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shares her insight on power dynamics and how your body language can make or break a first impression.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

Anyone who has ever created, wrote, or ideated something has probably experienced some form of mind block. Check out writer Elizabeth Gilbert’s contemporary take on the fears associated with the creative process and handling the increasing pressure to create “brilliant” work.

Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread

In a world of abundant mass marketing and advertising clutter, how can you make sure your content stands out? Marketer Seth Godin breaks down the seemingly obvious logic behind getting noticed.

Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work

Have a more meaningful and efficient day at the office by becoming aware of what really distracts you. Software entrepreneur Jason Fried shares his insights on how managers can help nurture a more productive office culture.