If you’re in business, you are already constantly seeking opportunities to learn about the market and industry. It is important to refine your craft, and obtain every bit of information that takes your entrepreneurship to the next level. TED Talks are a great source of inspiration, practical advice, and storytelling that millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners all over the globe turn to.They are told by people who have life experience in all matters, whether it is business, or psychology. Here are some of our favorite business TED Talks:
Educating Young Entrepreneurs | Cameron Herold
In this 2011 TED Talks video landing the first spot on our list is Cameron Herold’s thoughts, reasons, and ideas for incorporating entrepreneurship into the education system. Herold, like many successful entrepreneurs, didn’t quite fit into the standard doctor, teacher, lawyer route being preached to him. He brings practical ideas that can be used to encourage students who have a natural tendency towards entrepreneurship. The video gives an important note: teach your children how to become bosses, not employees.
What They Don’t Tell You About Entrepreneurship | Mark Leruste
Leruste talks about a side of entrepreneurship that few are willing to recognize or accept. The simple fact is it’s not only lonely at the top, the journey up can also feel isolating. While your friends are out partying, you’re up late at night monitoring your online business. This level of business advice is confronting but also reassuring. You have more confidence to step up.
4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines | Tim Leberecht
Emotional intelligence and face to face interaction are the backbones to successful small businesses. No one knows that better than Tim Leberecht. Humans have the capability to bring the surprising, the unique, the beauty in every task. Leberecht’s message focuses on work being done beautifully over efficiently. Tech gurus–listen up!
Creative Problem-Solving in the Face of Extreme Limits | Navi Radjou
Navi Radjou shares a testimonial styled lecture about growing up in a developing country. While some emphasize how this struggle makes your humble and patient (which it absolutely can) it also helps you to become creatively resourceful. Thinking outside of the box has never been more crucial for entrepreneurs who seek to set the trend instead of following it. “...Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for how we can all do more with less.” This video is a fantastic representation of creating opportunities for yourself, regardless of your place and setting. It comes down to you and your creativity. Stepping outside of boundaries gives you the opportunity for you to create a pedestal. Sure, it will definitely be intimidating, almost like a chick hatching out of the eggshell, you’re coming into a new world and trying to find stability.