Top 3 Business-Related TED Talks

As a “TED head”, I decided to compile a list of the 3 best business talks. Each talk offers a unique topic, perspective and set of insights either into the mind of a business leader, or into theories that will change the way you think about the world of business.

I’m off to the TEDxNashville event! If you have any favorites that didn’t make the list, please mention them in the comments below!

About This Talk:Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish — as kids and as adults.

About This Talk: With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He’ll tell you.)

About This Talk: Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.


About This Video: Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

If you have any favorites that didn’t make the list, please put them in the comments below!