At Boomerang, we love TED talks. They not only inspire us, they help us to look at
business in new and different ways. And we’re in good company; about a million
people a day visit TED.com to listen to experts talk about technology, entertainment,
design, business, science and global issues.
We wanted to share more TED Talk videos that we think will help you in your work.
These three are among the post popular on the site – and for good reason. Enjoy!
1. First is a talk about the Power of Vulnerability from Brené Brown, a researcher
on the topic of human connection. She talks about our ability to empathize, belong
and love. In her poignant yet funny talk, she’ll show you why vulnerability can
improve your relationships. Consider her advice as you write your newsletters,
blogs and social media posts.
2. Next, check out the Puzzle of Motivation. Best-selling author and career analyst
Dan Pink starts his talk with the fact that there’s a mismatch between what science
knows and what business does. He says traditional rewards aren’t always as
effective as we think. This is a great speech as you set goals for 2014 and work to
motivate your staff and your customers.
3. Finally, learn How to Make Stress Your Friend. If you look forward to
the weekends as a time to de-stress, you need to turn into psychologist Kelly
McGonigal’s TED talk. The researcher discovered that it’s not stress itself that’s bad
for you; it’s the belief that stress is bad that’s bad for you. By looking at it through a
new paradigm, she will show you how to see stress as a positive and how to reduce
it by reaching out to others.
From the Boomerang family to your family… Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!