Tip #5: Learn something new by watching a TED Talk

Business owners should never stop learning. One simple way to gain new knowledge is by watching a TED Talk (or several).

TED Talks are inspirational and educational talks given by topic experts, usually in 18 minutes or less. If you’re not familiar with TED Talks, just open You Tube and search “TED Talk” or head to Ted.com. The topics of TED talks are hugely varied – there is truly something for everyone.

An acronym for Technology, Education, and Design, TED’s slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading.” For me, watching a TED talk feels similar to attending a class. I learn something new and can use that new knowledge to help me in the future.

Based on the needs of my small business clients, here are some TED talks I recommend:

  1. Jia Jiang – What I learned from 100 days of rejection
  • Robert Waldinger – What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
  • Jonathan Drori – What we think we know
  • Tom Griffiths – 3 ways to make better decisions by thinking like a computer

We’ve just scratched the surface with these selections – there are SO MANY more great talks at Ted.com. Increase your expertise and stay motivated by watching a TED Talk. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

4 Oranges is committed to bringing you weekly tips in the form of To-Do List items that you can complete in an hour or less. These tips were generated from reviewing best practices from the hundreds of businesses I’ve worked with over the past 15 years. I expect you’re already doing some (but not all) of them. Improve your business by making quick fixes that have long-lasting results.