10 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Must Watch


I do not know about you but I love TED Talks. There are many reasons for it. These videos are not just videos, they are way beyond that and makes you a better person and a better professional. These videos are brimming with useful information that you did not know before, opens your mind and transform you into a different, yet better person.

No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone on TED Talks. Sifting through thousands of videos to find the one that suit you interest could be daunting. To make your life easy, we have compiled a list of TED Talks that every entrepreneur must watch.

1. Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, Failure and Drive to Keep Creating

The author of the bestselling book “Eat, Pray, Love”, Elizabeth Gilbert shares her journey in this video and teaches entrepreneurs to never give up on their dreams and vision. After penning down the best seller, she decided that she would not write any other book again because she was unable to produce the same quality again. It took her six years to come up with a new successful book.


2. Navi Radjou: Creative Problem-Solving in the Face of Extreme Limits

To succeed in the world of entrepreneurship, you need to have excellent problem-solving skills. This TED Talk delivered by Navi Radjou helps you with creative problem-solving in difficult situations. It will change your perception of extreme limitations and resource constraints.

Entrepreneurs have to work with limited time, resources and capital and this video shows you how you can achieve success even in tough situations. He introduces the concept of “Frug-innovation” in this video, which shows entrepreneurs a way to solve their problem of limited resources. If you are up against your biggest challenge and don’t know how to succeed, then this TED talk is for you.


3. Bill Gross: The Single Biggest Reason Why Startup Succeed

Bill Gross, a serial entrepreneur himself and has seen many brilliant businesses fail and many mediocre businesses succeed. He evaluated all the factors from launching of business, access to capital and overall business model and came up with the single biggest reason why startup succeed. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an experienced business owner, you do not want to miss this one.


4. Linda Hill: How to Manage Collective Creativity

For entrepreneurs who are looking to maximize the creative potential of their team, this TED Talk delivered by Linda Hill is a godsend. She shares some of the best strategies used by the best companies for this purpose. In addition to this, she also highlights how you can implement these tactics into your business strategies, which can be of great help to young entrepreneurs.


5. Seth Godin: How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

A marketing expert by profession, Seth Godin is one of the best motivational speaker, bestselling author and an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs who do not know how they can share their idea with the whole world should take some time to watch this inspiring video. He delivers some of the best secrets that will help you in spreading your idea. Irrespective of how small or big it might be, an idea is an idea, the starting point of all great innovations and you should never waste it.


6Tony Robbins: Why We Do What We Do

Tony Robbins, another famous motivational speaker finds his way on to our list of best TED Talk and rightly so.  He digs deeper and explores why we do what we do. You have to understand the emotions and the needs of your customers in order to be successful in the world of entrepreneurship. You do not have to attend his sold-out event to benefit from his wisdom. Thanks to TED Talks, now you can watch one of the best motivational speakers in action without leaving the comfort of your room. You cannot afford to miss this one, especially if you are interested in understanding business psyche.


7. Richard Branson: Life at 30,000 Feet

If you want to learn from a man who knows entrepreneurship better than anyone does, then this TED talk delivered by Richard Branson is for you. The CEO of Virgin group and the owner of more than 400 companies, shares his journey to the top and business experiences he had along the way. If you are feeling down and nothing is going your way, then take a break and watch this video. After watching this video, you will start to see things from a different perspective.


8. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Inspiring people to action is one of the key aspects of entrepreneurial success but more importantly, it is a valuable leadership quality. The number of leadership examples that inspired people he gave makes it easy to understand the message he wants to convey. He gave a strong message for entrepreneurs when he said, “People don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do it.” Do check out the video for more explanation and examples.


9. Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

Entrepreneurs are always looking for ideas that they can convert into business prospects but Steven Johnson looks at some of the places from where the good ideas come from in this TED talk. He explores avenues from coffee shops to deep-sea coral reefs in order to know where these unique ideas come from. This fascinating video will give your grey cells a workout.


10. Richard St John: 8 Secrets of Success

Richard St John does extensive research for years and conducted hundreds of interviews to prepare a small presentation he delivers in his TED talk. He discusses eight key success secrets shared by all successful people. Additionally, there are some key insights from the likes of Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch and many more. Every entrepreneur who wants to pursue his dream and wants to achieve success should watch this video.