From psychology to entrepreneurship, personal flying cars to musical instruments to robot butlers, these TED talks can inspire you, fascinate you and open you eyes to technologies and ideas you never knew existed. Below, you’ll find a list of ten talks that will challenge you to change the way you think – something, as entrepreneurs, we all need from time to time.
Philip Zimbardo: The Psychology of Time
Philip Zimbardo asks us to rethink the way we look at time to help improve our outlook on life.
Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die
Steve Jobs’ Stanford University commencement speech encourages us to follow our dreams and view setbacks as opportunities.
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
In a talk that (to the giver’s dismay) went very viral, Brené Brown discusses human connection and vulnerability, and how her research ultimately led her down a path of self-discovery.
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Amy Cuddy offers insight into how our body language can affect how others see us – and even more importantly, how we see ourselves.
Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity
Ken Robinson discusses how educational establishments are stifling creativity, and makes a case for an overhaul of the system.
Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
Dan Pink looks at the effects of traditional motivation and rewards in the workplace, and comes to some startling conclusions.
Ben Dunlap: The Life-Long Learner
Ben Dunlap challenges us to live passionately and spend our whole lives learning in this powerful Talk.
Rory Sutherland: Perspective is Everything
Rory Sutherland examines how changing your perspective can give you the power to turn a negative situation into a positive one.
Seth Godin: The Tribes We Lead
In this talk, Seth Godin urges us to get involved in our “tribes” and lead ordinary people to enact meaningful change.
Laura Carstensen: Older People Are Happier
Many of us dread getting older, but Laura Carstensen’s talk shows that older people are generally happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.
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