I’m a big fan of TED Talks. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Below are the 5 talks that have influenced me most and changed my understanding of the world one way or another. I can’t recommend enough TED and the value of creative thought it promotes. I can’t list all the talks I really like, so the below 5 were selected after a lot of filtering. Enjoy!
|TED Talk & Speaker|
|The first place I can’t give to anyone else but Simon Sinek – Start with Why. I was introduced to this talk by my university flatmate at the time – Stoyan Berov. It’s by far the one that has changed my perspective on life the most. I even purchased the book and read it in a day. It’s a worthy read.|
|Second place goes to Dan Gilbert explaining on why humans are bad decision makers and how this drives economists and statisticians mad.|
|A very witty presentation from Shawn Achor on how easily statistics can be influenced and the pitfalls of the word “on average”.|
|The newer topic covered by Simon Sinek on leadership, to promote his newer book – “Why Leaders Eat Last”. Another good look at the social aspects of leadership.
|Randall Munroe, the guy behind the infamous XKCD comic on the web. Going through a few examples in his book “What If”. Another read I can recommend. It’s an entertaining watch for physics nerds and that shows the power of mathematics.|