TED Talk Collection

Check out our TED video gallery for exciting ideas on leadership, organizations, and society. For inspiration, browse our curated selection of videos and find our full library of more than 100 TED Talks, categorized by key topics, at the bottom of the page.

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How to Fix Broken Supply Chains

In the face of disruptions, from natural disasters to pandemics, how do we make sure supply chains can keep up? Dustin Burke, BCG managing director and partner, offers a combination of solutions to help create a more resilient, efficient tomorrow.

How Biochar Removes CO2 from the Air—and Helps Farmers Thrive

Biochar, a charcoal that removes CO2 from the atmosphere, is an exciting new climate change fighter. Axel Reinaud, co-founder & CEO of NetZero and BCG alum, outlines three ways to make this material more accessible to farmers—so that our food system, energy grid, and climate can all reap the rewards.

A More Accurate Way to Calculate Emissions

Artificial intelligence has become a powerful tool in the quest toward carbon neutrality. Charlotte Degot, a BCG & BCG GAMMA managing director and partner, explains how AI makes it possible for corporations to set meaningful climate targets, track progress, and reduce pollution.

How We Can Curb Climate Change by Spending 2% More on Everything

BCG Partner & Associate Director Jens Burchardt maps out the costs and considerations of producing planet-friendly products, and explains why curbing climate change does not have to break the bank.

How to Lead

The Value of Kindness at Work

Kindness can go a long way when it comes to reshaping a business. James Rhee, former CEO of Ashley Stewart, shares the value of investing in a culture of compassion, demonstrating why we should all lead with our hearts.

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered on putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.

A Guide to Collaborative Leadership

What is the difference between a hero and a leader? Lorna Davis explores how idolizing heroes holds us back from solving big problems—and why "radical interdependence" is necessary for real change.

Management Lessons from Chinese Business and Philosophy

Fang Ruan shares that business management in China is changing and Chinese entrepreneurs are exploring the Taoist philosophy for a new leadership style.

Our Evolving World of Work

What Makes a Job “Good”—and the Case for Investing in People

In this perspective-shifting talk, social impact investor Warren Valdmanis explores the essential ingredients of a "good" job—and shares why they are key to building great companies.

Three Tips for Leaders to Get the Future of Work Right

With the cultural shift sparked by the pandemic, BCG managing director & senior partner Debbie Lovich gives three essential tips so leaders can reinforce autonomy, let go of rigid corporate bureaucracy, and reshape work to better fit the lives of all employees.

As Work Gets More Complex, Six Rules to Simplify

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex—and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Yves offers six rules for "smart simplicity." (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)

Reigniting Creativity in Business

It’s a paradox: creativity has never been more essential to competitiveness in the business world, but the critical approach to practical creativity in organizations is often lacking. Alan Iny offers a key to the well-meaning exhortation to “think outside the box”: apply doubt to the very models and philosophies that make up the box itself.

The Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Program to Empower Black Teachers in the US

Black men currently make up less than three percent of all teachers in the United States. Using a holistic, people centered approach to provide pathways to careers in education, Larry Irvin, TED Fellow & CEO of Brothers Empowered to Teach, envisions a world where every child can see themselves reflected in their teachers.

How to Reduce the Wealth Gap between Black and White Americans

White families in the United States have a median wealth nearly 10 times greater than that of Black families. BCG Managing Director & Partner Kedra Newsom explores this racial wealth inequality, and outlines how financial institutions can support Black Americans.

Why Gender-Based Marketing Is Bad for Business

BCG's Gaby Barrios explains that to build better brands, companies must look beyond gender-based marketing.

Three Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman

Professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts, and they face more cultural rigidity than Western women. What can their success teach us about tenacity, competition, priorities, and progress? Tracing her career as an engineer, advocate, and mother in Abu Dhabi, Leila Hoteit shares three lessons for thriving in the modern world.

The Digital Future

7 Tools for Building a Business People Trust

BCG managing director & senior partner Marcos Aguiar offers advice to help leaders run their business ecosystems on a foundation of trust--the key to achieving long-term success.

How Humans and AI Can Work Together to Create Better Businesses

Companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence to make critical decisions, but are they inadvertently making themselves less efficient? Business technologist Sylvain Duranton advocates for implementing AI systems alongside human judgement.

Why You Should Treat the Tech You Use at Work Like a Colleague

A company hires a bright new employee on a multimillion-dollar contract. She sets up time to meet her new team members, but most of her appointments are postponed or ignored. This employee is technology, and it's a scenario playing out in companies around the globe says Nadjia Yousif.

The Promise of Quantum Computers

What if microparticles could help us solve the world's biggest problems in a matter of minutes? Matt Langione, a partner at BCG, shares why industries should prepare now for the new leap in quantum computing.

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