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In recent years, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) organization has provided some of the most remarkable educational resources available to today’s business leaders. These videos are short and concise, providing information on everything business owners need to know to run a successful business, such as leadership, creativity and entrepreneurship. Here are just a few of the most inspiring TED Talks ever produced, and why they matter in 2019.

 

  1. Steve Jobs: How to Live Before You Die

As one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history, Steve Jobs knew as much as anyone about the qualities that make true business leaders stand out from the crowd. Made in collaboration with the TED organization, Jobs’s 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University is a must-see for business leaders ready to take their careers to the next level.

 

  1. Carol S. Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

In this inspirational lecture, Stanford psychologist Carol S. Dweck shows us that our attitude and mindset will largely determine how well we cope with career and personal challenges.

 

  1. Kirsten Hall: Women in Business: Entirely Unremarkable

Kirsten Hall knows first-hand how much female leaders have to bring to the table at any good organization, and the author’s TED Talk should serve as a much-needed wake-up call to society.

 

  1. Martin Reeves: How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

What qualities make a business stand the test of time? For leaders who want their work to leave a legacy, successful strategist Martin Reeves’s TED Talk is a true must-see.

 

  1. Alan Iny: Reigniting Creativity in Business

Burnout is a common struggle in today’s corporate world, but Alan Iny shows that using creativity to reignite our passion for business can have truly life-changing effects.

 

  1. Wendy Woods: The Business Benefits of Doing Good

An inspiring lecture for anyone who believes that philanthropy should play a big role in any business, Wendy Woods’s popular TED Talk shows that charitable work is a cornerstone of any top-notch company.

 

  1. Bill Gross: The Single Biggest Reasons Start-ups Succeed

In the world of start-up companies, competition has never been more fierce, and getting a business off the ground can currently feel like a very intimidating prospect. Over the course of his career, entrepreneur Bill Gross has launched a remarkable number of successful businesses, and his TED Talk examines what it takes for a start-up to really take flight in today’s marketplace.

 

  1. Shawn Anchor: The Happy Secret to Better Work

Most entrepreneurs will experience dissatisfaction with their work at some point in their careers, but author Shawn Anchor knows that success often lies in finding a sense of joy in our daily tasks.