A bird in the sky, a child playing in the sand or an overheard conversation on the bus. Inspiration comes in many shapes and often when you least expect it. But some places are almost a guaranteed vitamin injection for your mind. TED is one of those places. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nurse, a teacher or in the advertising business, you will always find something that boosts your mind there.
So we have gathered a couple of really inspiring TED talks that we want to share with you. Maybe you’ve already seen some of them but we hope that you find something new. And why not watch an old favourite again? You might find a new aspect.
Why is it that some companies are more succesful than others? Why have for example Apple succeeded where other similar companies are struggling?
Simon Sinek starts his theory with a golden circle and the question ”Why?”. And he lands in a really inspiring conclusion.
Winston Churchill said ”My education was interrupted only by my schooling”. Sir Ken Robinson probarbly agrees. He means that everyone is born as an artist but as we grow up we are educated out of it. ”We don’t grow into creativity, we get educated out of it.” he says. This TED talk is about to become THE TED talk. See it.
Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation.
We all love YouTube. Right? And considering the videos in this post TED that can’t be that wrong either. So Chris Anderson’s talk about how web video powers global innovation is a must see.
Can you add value to a product by changing the perception of it rather that changing the product itself? Rory Sutherland thinks so and he proves it brilliantly in this TED Talk from 2009.
Ever had an Eureka moment? It might not be so much of a moment as you think. Steven Johnsons tells us why and with the help of coffee he shows us where good ideas often come from.
So you think you’re rational? Well, think again. Or watch Dan Airely’s TED talk about irrational decisions and then think again.
Using art to change the world. You think it sounds naive? Watch when this French street artist tells us about how he uses his camera to show the world it’s true face, literally. You might see things differently after.