TED Started out in 1984, and since then has grown to a network of 1400 talks which are freely available to all. The talks cover a broad range of subjects, from Technology, Science, and Psychology.
The videos compiled here will inspire you and give you a different outlook. Like any good speech, they will stay with you long after you hear them.
Without further ado, here they are for your viewing pleasure:
1. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
“How is it that some companies, like Apple, year after year, always seem to lead innovation? Why is it that Martin Luther King led the civil rights movement? Why is it that the Wright Brothers were the ones that discovered controlled, powered man flight when others were more qualified and better funded?”
FURTHER READING: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
2. Ric Elias – 3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
“…as we clear the George Washington Bridge, which was by not a lot — I thought about, wow, I really feel one real regret. I’ve lived a good life. In my own humanity and mistakes….I decided to eliminate negative energy from my life. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better.
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