Top 5 TED talks every small business owner should listen to

Sarina Shaw
Apr 5, 2018
Business
3
minute read
When you’re a small business owner you don’t have a lot of time search for information, let alone sit down and watch a video.

So we’ve done the heavy lifting for you! We’ve curated the Top 5 TED Talks we think every small business owner should listen to. Pop them on, listen and learn on the go!

1. Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Regina Hartley

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the “Scrapper” a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. “Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose,” she says. “Hire the Scrapper.”

2. Two reasons companies fail – and how to avoid them

Knut Haanaes

Is it possible to run a company and reinvent it at the same time? For business strategist Knut Haanaes, the ability to innovate after becoming successful is the mark of a great organization. He shares insights on how to strike a balance between perfecting what we already know and exploring totally new ideas — and lays out how to avoid two major strategy traps.

3. Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.

4. How to make a splash in social media

Alexis Ohanian

In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale’s rise to web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.

5. What it takes to be a great leader

Roselinde Torres

The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

Article by
Sarina Shaw
Sarina is an experienced marketer with 4+ years’ experience in Marketing and Communications roles, working both locally and internationally.

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