Top 10 TED Talks About Success

1. Success is a Continuous Journey

Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.


2. Crowdsourcing Your Way To Success

Lior Zoref demonstrates how wisdom of the crowd can work for you! This is a Must See talk.


3. The Single Biggest Reason Why Startups Succeed 

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious as to why some succeed and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, including his own and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stood out from all the others – Even Bill was surprised by the result 


4. Try Something New for 30 Days

This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.


5. 8 Secrets of Success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? are they just lucky? Neither! Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.


6. The Puzzle of Motivation 

Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.


7. How Great Leaders Inspire Action 

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and more.


8. Smart Failure For a Fast Changing World

The world is changing at a rapid pace, far more than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng. He goes on to highlight three important changes that we should understand for better productivity.


9. Body language for Success

Body language affects how we are perceived, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a confident posture , even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. 


10. What Motivate Us At Work

Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.