Best TED Talks For Online Business Owners

By Tinuiti Team

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TED Talks  (Technology, Entertainment and Design)  are a great resource for anyone, but they can also be significantly useful and insightful for business owners and those working in ecommerce.

In case you are unaware of TED talks, here’s a quick video explanation.

You can browse TED Talk lists, and there is a page dedicated to TED Talks for marketers, but generally site search is a bit difficult.

Best TED Talks For Ecommerce Marketers

To save you a little time, we’ve compiled our favorite TED Talks (and TEDx) below.

Best TED Talks: Ecommerce

Let The Inventory Walk And Talk– Mick Mountz

Shining The Light In Data Dark Areas To Stimulate Real Change– Joel Selanikio

What Is The Internet, Really?- Adrew Blum


Best TED Talks: Marketing

How To Get Your Ideas To Spread– Seth Godin

The Power of Vulnerability– Brene Brown

Trial, Error And The God Complex– Tim Harford

Best TED Talks: Advertising

Selling Condoms In The Congo– Amy Lockwood

The Greatest Ted Talk Ever Sold– Morgan Spurlock

Life Lessons From An Ad Man– Rory Sutherland

Best TED Talks: Web Design

Designing With Slogans– Stefan Sagmeister

Using Design To Make Ideas New– Milton Glaser

How Beauty Feels– Richard Seymour

Best TED Talks: Buy- In

The Tribes We Lead– Seth Godin

How To Start A Movement– Derek Sivers

How To Make Choosing Easier– Sheena Iyengar

Best TED Talks: Social Media

How To Make A Splash In Social Media– Alexis Ohanian

How Social Media Can Make History– Clay Shirky

Listening To Twitter Users– Evan Williams

How The Internet Enables Intimacy– Stefana Broadbent


Best TED Talks: Branding

3 Ways To (Usefully) Lose Control Of Your Brand– Tim Lebrecht

The Currency Of The New Economy Is Trust– Rachel Botsman

Best TED Talks: User Experience

The Art Of Asking– Amanda Palmer

404, Story Of A Page Not Found– Renny Gleeson

What Consumers Want– Joseph Pine

The Post-Crisis Consumer– John Gerzema

Best TED Talks: Business

How Great Leaders Inspire Action– Simon Sinek

Dare To Disagree– Margaret Heffernan

The Key To Success?-Grit-Angela Lee Duckworth (6 min)

Best TED Talks: Thought Provoking

The Power Of Introverts– Suzan Cain

Are We In Control Of Our Decisions?– Dan Ariely

Where Good Ideas Come From– Steven Johnson

8 Secrets Of Success– Richard St. John

Glamour– Virginia Postrel

Best TED Talks: Networking

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are– Amy Cuddy

Best TED Talks: Productivity

What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?- Dan Ariely

Got A Meeting? Take A Walk– Nilofer Merchant

The Happy Secret To Better Work– Shawn Achor

Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work– Jason Fried

The Puzzle of Motivation– Dan Pink

Smart Failure For A Fast Changing World– Eddie Obeng

Best TED Talks: Happiness

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Choice, Happiness And Spaghetti Sauce– Malcolm Gladwell

The Paradox of Choice– Barry Schwartz

How To Buy Happiness– Michael Norton

Best TED Talks: Inspiration

Stats That Reshape Your World-View– Hans Rosling

Untapped Potential – Mike Barwis (Ted X)

3 Clues To Understanding Your Brain– VS Ramachandran (6 min)

3 Rules To Spark Learning– Ramsy Musallam

The Game That Can Give You 10 Extra Years Of Life – Jane McGonigal

TED Talk Compilation: A Better You (11 talks)

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Most Shared Ted Talks (Google spreadsheet)

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Bill Gates 13 Favorite TED Talks

CPC Strategy’s TED Talk Tuesdays

Weekly inspiration regarding business strategy, marketing, and just cool life-hacks that will make you a more efficient business owner or employee. We go in-depth and deliver key takeaways so you can start off your week the right way.


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