5 great TED talks about work

Listed on August 6, 2015 in Blogs!

TED is such a rich resource of ideas and inspiration covering such a broad range of topics. Some of the most popular talks are about work, so here are five of our favourite ones.



Nigel Marsh gives an insightful and humorous take on work/life balance, his book Fat, 40 and fired is also worth a read.

Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come to fruition.

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

Behavioural economist Dan Ariely presentation looks at what motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.


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