TED Talks are popular inspirational talk videos that are easily accessible across the global. People watch or listen to these TED talks for various reasons. Some people watch them to remain focus while others do so to ‘while away’ time.
From reading books to attending seminars, young entrepreneurs and CEOs are always looking for something to inspire them. And the good thing about inspiration is that it can come anytime and from anywhere.
Some people got inspiration from just walking on the street while some people got their inspirations from such unexpected places as public parks, beaches, public busses and others.
Best TED Talks videos for young entrepreneurs and CEOs
TED is a global set of conferences run by Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Since the introduction of TED talks, so many young entrepreneurs have been inspired in their pursuit of success.
From Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates as well as Mark Zuckerberg, TED talks have featured some of the best ever brains, innovators and CEOs.
As a young entrepreneur, watching some of these TED talks videos help you learn, inspire and motivate yourself. Below are some of the most-viewed and best TED talks videos for young entrepreneurs and CEOs:
#1). The puzzle of motivation
The puzzle of motivation was delivered by Dan Pink, a career analyst and former speechwriter for Al Gore.
Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.
Pink aims to “change the way companies view the modern workplace”. The video has had millions of views since it was posted in 2009.
#2). Why we do what we do
‘Why we do what we do’ is motivational talk delivered by Tony Robbins and posted on YouTube in 2007. Robbins, who famously high-five Al Gore in the front row of his TED talk, explores the “invisible forces that motivate our actions”.
He talks about how to use emotions to change our life and how to see things from different perspectives as well as how to use our brains as a great weapon to fulfil our life.
With clients ranging from CEOs to heads of state to Olympic athletes, Robbins works with high-performing professionals and helps them reach their full potential.
Tony Robbins is a life coach expert and this TED Talks video has been views over 4 million times.
#3). Your body language shapes who you are
Posted in 2012, Cuddy’s ‘Your body language shapes who you are’ talk explores how our posture can affect not only how others perceive us, but also how we see ourselves.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Cuddy says “power posing” can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain and make us more likely to succeed. Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist.
#4). The power of introverts
Cain’s ‘The power of introverts’ was posted in 2012 and it has had millions of views. In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert.
But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer.
#5). How great leaders inspire action
Sinek’s ‘How great leaders inspire action’ talk was posted in 2009 and it has been viewed millions of times. His talk examines inspirational leaders from around the world and the patterns in how they think, act and communicate.
He describes “a naturally occurring pattern – grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organisations over others.”
Simon Sinek is leadership expert.