TED Talks List






TED Talks List

 

There are a number of ways to engage with TED. Take note if there is a TEDx event in your area through some Facebook or Google searching. While the speakers may not be international standard, you’ll find your horizons shifted and expanded through exposure to some excellent South African ideas worth sharing. (Many of your Icon’s guests were TEDx speakers at a local event)

 

There are thousands of talks on the TED.com website and our invitation is for you to get lost in them – find a playlist, download three or four for a ‘brain date’ one Tuesday, find a way to connect with ideas you are completely against…. TED.com is a great resource for new ideas, new concepts and different ways of living that may change your life.

 

If you find a talk you think the rest of your team should watch, please feel free to let us know and we’ll pop it onto the list.

 

The talks below are our personal favourites – some are funny, some are life changing, some just spark an idea for work and how to live life in a more congruent and interesting manner. (They are not all work related as we have many interests between us)

 

We hope that you enjoy them.

 

 

Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire Action

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

 

Shawn Anchor – The Happy Secret to Better Work

http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work

 

Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

 

Brene Brown – Listening to Shame

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame

 

Adam Smith – The Surprising habits of Original thinkers

http://www.ted.com/talks/adam_grant_the_surprising_habits_of_original_thinkers

 

Barry Schwarz – The way we think about work is broken

http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_the_way_we_think_about_work_is_broken

 

Drew Dudley – Everyday Leadership

http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership

 

Ricardo Semler – How to run a company with almost no rules

http://www.ted.com/talks/ricardo_semler_radical_wisdom_for_a_company_a_school_a_life

 

David Grady – How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_grady_how_to_save_the_world_or_at_least_yourself_from_bad_meetings

 

Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts

http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

 

Kerry McGonigal – How to make stress your friend

http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

 

Eddie Obeng – Smart Failure for a fast-changing world

http://www.ted.com/talks/eddie_obeng_smart_failure_for_a_fast_changing_world

 

Linda Hill – How to manage for collective creativity

http://www.ted.com/talks/linda_hill_how_to_manage_for_collective_creativity

 

Margot Hefferman – Why it is important to forget the pecking order at work

http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_why_it_s_time_to_forget_the_pecking_order_at_work?language=en#t-1578

 

Reshma Saujani – Teach girls bravery not perfection

http://www.ted.com/talks/reshma_saujani_teach_girls_bravery_not_perfection

 

Eric Haseltine – What will be the next big scientific breakthrough

http://www.ted.com/talks/eric_haseltine_what_will_be_the_next_big_scientific_breakthrough

 

Michael Shermer – Why people believe weird things

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_on_believing_strange_things

 

Achenyo Idachaba – How I turned a deadly plant into a thriving business

http://www.ted.com/talks/achenyo_idachaba_how_i_turned_a_deadly_plant_into_a_thriving_business

 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The danger of a single story

http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

 

James Veitch – This is what happens when you reply to spam mail

http://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_this_is_what_happens_when_you_reply_to_spam_email

 

Tom Wujec – Got a wicked problem? First tell me how you make toast

http://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_got_a_wicked_problem_first_tell_me_how_you_make_toast

 

Matt Cutts – Try something new for 30 days

http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days

 

Andi Puddicombe – All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

http://www.ted.com/talks/andy_puddicombe_all_it_takes_is_10_mindful_minutes

 

Ken Robinson – Do Schools kils creativity

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

 

Julian Treasure – 5 ways to listen better

http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better

 

Julian Treasure – how to speak so that people want to listen

http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen