10 Inspiring TED Talk Videos Every Digital Leader Should Watch
What is better than a fair amount of inspiring TED Talk videos to kick off the new year? The digital leaders must stay always on top of things, ready to put their beliefs into question. We live in an age where the only constant is the constant change, after all.
Whether you are trying to improve your business strategy, to establish yourself as a true guide for your employees, or simply to find your inner motivation, there is a TED Talk waiting for you.
Through the years, the world’s leading thinkers have made their mark with brief – and yet disruptive – speeches, ranging from marketing to technology, from creativity to self improvement. As a fact, we have gathered lots of “ideas worth spreading”, and we have now something close to 2.000 talks available online.
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed, though, because we have done the hard work for you. We have selected 10 of the most inspiring TED Talks ever, those that have affected us as digital marketers and entrepreneurs.
YOUR ELUSIVE CREATIVE GENIUS – ELIZABETH GILBERT
Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, “shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person being a genius, all of us have a genius.”
WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM – STEVEN JOHNSON
Steven Johnson, the author of Mind Wide Open, talks about the birth of ideas. People often thinks they are individual ‘Eureka’ moments but maybe history tells something different.
HOW GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE ACTION – SIMON SINEK
Simon Sinek, the author of Start With Why, shares his powerful model for inspirational leadership. A model that starts with a golden circle and the question ‘Why?’
WHAT CONSUMERS WANT – JOSEPH PINE
You know we are obsessed with the importance of the customer experience. Joseph Pine, author of Mass Customization, tells us why authenticity is so hard to sell.
CHOICE, HAPPINESS AND SPAGHETTI SAUCE – MALCOLM GLADWELL
What does it have to do a spaghetti sauce with the power of choices and the pursuit of happiness? Follow Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell and you will know.
404, THE STORY OF A PAGE NOT FOUND – RENNY GLEESON
We all have experienced the 404 – Page Not Found. Is it a failure in the connection between a brand and a customer? Or an incredible choice to build relationships? Ask the expert Renny Gleeson.
YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHAPES WHO YOU ARE – AMY CUDDY
Your body language affects how others see you, band how you see yourself. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how ‘power posing’ might have an impact on your life.
THE PUZZLE OF MOTIVATION – DAN PINK
Everyone needs motivation in his life. Career analyst Daniel Pink shares his experience, starting with something that marketers often ignore: Traditional rewards aren’t always effective.
VIRTUAL REALITY AND THE EMPATHY MACHINE – CHRIS MILK
On the tech side of the TED, this one by Chris Milk is one of the best talks ever. Virtual reality, storytelling, interactions, emotions, even business: you will find this and much more.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OUR COMPUTERS GET SMARTER THAN WE ARE – NICK BOSTROM
We close the list with Nick Bostrom’s talk, because the topic has never been so current and intriguing. Is it true that machines are becoming smarter than humans? And, if so, how will the world change?
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