TED is short for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TED conferences are among the most popular in the world. If you've ever watched one, it's easy to understand why. The presentations, known as TED Talks, are meant to bring new ideas to the table. TED talks range from inspirational to groundbreaking, and are meant to help entrepreneurs open their minds to further their business. We've compiled a list of the top four TED Talks that every business owner should watch.
1. Richard St. John: 8 Secrets of Success
Every entrepreneur wants to know the secret to success. In this TED Talk, Richard St. John, a prolific entrepreneur who's dedicated his life to helping others succeed in business, sums up the eight secrets that he's learned over years of asking over 500 extraordinarily successful people what their key to success is.
2. Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work
Shawn Achor, Founder of GoodThink, a consulting firm that specializes in increasing happiness and productivity, brings a different perspective to the table. Of course as an entrepreneur, you want to be happy and passionate in your work. However, Achor discusses things such as the lens through with our brains view the world and shape reality, and how we can change that lens to perceive happiness. It's a must-watch TED Talk!
3. Julie Burstein: 4 Lessons in Creativity
This is an important TED Talk for business owners, because creativity is a large part of running a company, regardless of what your business is. Julie Bernstein reviews four lessons that she's learned over the years, including the power of paying attention to your surroundings, learning from the challenges that you encounter, pushing your limits, and even embracing loss.
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4. Cameron Herold: Let's Raise Kids to be Entrepreneurs
Cameron Herold brings great points to the table about lessons that entrepreneurs should be teaching to their children. Instead of an allowance, which teaches kids to expect a regular paycheck, he suggests teaching kids to find chores that need to be done and negotiate their payment. Children can be born entrepreneurs, if only we give them the right lessons as they grow.
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