Top 10 TED talks every online entrepreneur should see
TED has become a phenomenon through spreading ideas that matter. With knowledge in mind and a sense of purpose, TED has impacted the lives of many.
Since a lot of entrepreneurs have joined the movement and shared their experience with the public, you can easily have access to honest, raw and real talk on what doing business is like, on how to approach a business, what to focus on, and also on failure. Whatever you want to find out, business-related or not, you name it, they have it.
Here are 10 on point TED talks that every online entrepreneur should see:
Do what you love (no excuses!)
Gary Vaynerchuk is a well-known entrepreneur speaking about not having any excuse when it comes to choosing to do what you love. With everything at your fingertips, you have to pursue your passion and find a way to see your dream come to life. Put in the work and make no excuses.
The nerd's guide to learning everything online
John Green is a writer and online video maker who argues that not everyone can learn in a traditional way as he emphasizes the benefits of online communities. Online mediums can help create a web of learners who are passionate about the same things and who eventually become teachers to the other members of the community.
Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs
Cameron Herold believes that kids should learn entrepreneurial skills in school and not to expect them to learn the same as older generations had to. That system does not work anymore and parents and teachers alike should recognize it. Both parents and teachers should not ignore children's creativity and they should foster an adequate environment for them to thrive.
Why some of us don't have one true calling
There are people who couldn't decide on only one thing that they want to pursue. And why should they? Writer and artist Emilie Wapnick calls these people "multipotentialites" in an attempt to describe the ones who have multiple interests, multiple jobs, and many interlocking potentials. Are you one of them?
This is the side hustle revolution
Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome is the creator and host of Side Hustle Pro. Back in the day when people got a job, they stuck with it. Today, we rarely stay in the same job or in the same career path. Now we can have our dream job or create one since more and more people are tapping into their entrepreneurial spirit while keeping a traditional job.
How I became an entrepreneur at 66
Paul Tasner is the co-founder and CEO of PulpWorks, Inc., designers, and manufacturers of biodegradable packaging for consumer goods, who reinvented himself at the age of 66. Seniors are increasingly "indulging their entrepreneurial instincts" and create successful businesses. Listen to his story and be inspired!
On sliced bread
With a surplus of information, it has become increasingly hard to decide what products to purchase. Marketing guru Seth Godin thinks that bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones in that they manage to shock, to impress and to trigger the desired action. It only takes one such idea to be the base of a successful entrepreneurial journey.
What we're learning from online education
Daphne Koller, Coursera co-founder, shows how free online courses can be a source of knowledge for learners and scientists alike. Learners study what they want and need for free, at their own pace while scientists gather data from "each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion, and self-graded assignment". Online education is here to stay.
The surprising habits of original thinkers
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant asked himself this question while studying the dynamics of success and productivity in the workplace: How do creative people come up with great ideas? He calls these people "originals" because they are thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into practice.
How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek, leadership expert, reverses the what, how, why model and asks entrepreneurs to share with their customers why they do what they do, why they produce and sell that product and then focus on what the product is or does and how it does it. "People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it and what you do simply proves what you believe" is the core idea of the talk.
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