by Lauren Haworth on 20/07/11 at 9:42 am
I’m a huge fan of TED Talks, where the best ideas from all over the world are presented during the annual global and bi-annual U.S. TED conferences, filmed and made available online for free viewing. Here are the ones I suggest, after pooling a few suggestions:
1. Alexis Ohanian: How to make a Splash in Social Media
2. Daniel Pink: The surprising science of motivation
3. Amy Lukas: Ideas that Scale
4. Ray Anderson: The business logic of Sustainability
5. Adora Svitak: Why Adults can learn from kids
So what does this mean?
The key thing to remember is: it’s not all about how smart you are or how hard you work – it is about how smartly you work.
Additional viewing: Bradley Gauthier, a highly successful entrepreneur, recommends Five TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Needs To Watch: Tony Robbins (Why do you do what you do?); Seth Godin (on Standing out); Rory Sutherland (Life lessons from an Ad Man); Malcom Gladwell (What we can learn from Spagetti Sauce); and Alexis Ohanian (How to Make a Splash in Social Media).
Lauren Haworth is a sub-editor at Ideate. Lauren also is completing a New Media degree at Rhodes University. While part-timing at World Wide Creative, Lauren is also learning to become a social media whizkid. Follow Lauren on Twitter at @laurenhaworthsa View more articles by Lauren Haworth.