5 Inspiring TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Watching TED Talks is easily one of the best ways to spend quality downtime. Short, informative, and inspiring — here are some of the inspiring TED Talks every entrepreneur should watch.

1. Bel Pesce: 5 ways to kill your dreams

No dream or great idea comes to fruition on its own. Entrepreneur Bel Pesce shares five ways you can inadvertently stop your own dream projects from coming to life. From believing that overnight success is real to thinking that it is all about the goal, she talks about the things to avoid if you do not want to kill your dreams.

2. Dan Ariely: Are we in Control of our own Decisions?

Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist talks thought processes and decision making. In this video, he shares insights on the ability to identify potential bad decisions and how it can influence success.

3. Jia Jiang: What I learned from 100 days of rejection

Rejection is an uncomfortable feeling at best. And it is something most people would try to avoid, if they can. TED Talk speaker Jia Jiang shares his own experiences as he proactively sought and get used to rejection — a personal challenge he took on for 100 days. This talk will make you see rejection from a different perspective and think about the possibilities it may actually present.

4. Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a “now-ist”

Want to come up with a game-changing idea? MIT Media Lab Joi Ito says shift your focus away from the future and focus on the here and now. Here he talks about how continual improvement and fast innovations is not about obsessing about the future. Rather, it is about being fully aware on what is happening around you at the present moment.

5. Richard St. John: Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes

Short, engaging, and full of wisdom sum up what this video is all about. Whether you a looking for quick inspirations or ideas to ponder, this talk is for you. Richard St. John shares insights culled from conversations with hundreds of successful people.