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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The Power of Purpose in Business

What is a company's purpose? How is purpose different from mission or vision? Ashley M. Grice, CEO of BCG Brighthouse, explores how the power of purpose pushes boundaries of innovation and brings clarity to every aspect of an organization.

Three Ways to Make Flying More Climate-Friendly

Piloting us into a future of green aviation, BCG Innovations senior director Ryah Whalen shares three ways to lower the industry's carbon footprint through smarter designs, eco-friendly fuel and new technology.

Got Millet? How Marketing Could Improve the Lives of African Farmers

From "got milk?" to "avocados from Mexico," marketing influences what you eat. Since farmers in Africa are more likely to receive funding for seed and fertilizer than advertising, BCG partner Zoë Karl-Waithaka outlines three ways we can help African farmers improve their livelihoods—and positively impact society, the economy, and the environment.

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.

Our Digital Future

Why People and AI Are Good Business Partners

What happens when the data-driven capabilities of AI are combined with human creativity? Exploring this futuristic collaboration, Shervin Khodabandeh, BCG managing director and senior partner, shares how to redesign companies so that people and machines can learn from each other.

How Innovation and Technology Can Fight Global Hunger

BCG alum Bernhard Kowatsch, head of the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, shares real-life examples of how a business approach focused on accelerating tech can help make true impact on some of our biggest problems.

Alexa, Siri, Google... What Comes Next?

What will the next generation of digital helpers look and sound like? BCG managing director and partner Karen Lellouche Tordjman breaks down the two critical challenges engineers need to crack before they can usher in a new age of smart voice assistants.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

How Play Can Spark New Ideas for Your Business

To thrive in today's competitive economy, you need to constantly reimagine your business. Utilizing a series of imagination games, Martin Reeves, chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, makes a pitch for embracing play to spark innovative ideas.

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.)

The Power of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We Need Leaders Who Boldly Champion Inclusion

We know diversity, equity and inclusion boosts creativity and profits, but progress has been slow: today, nearly 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs are white males. Diversity leader June Sarpong presents examples of successful DEI efforts, calling for leaders at the top to step up and make the first move.

How to Tackle the Stigma of Living with HIV

Former pro rugby player Gareth Thomas shares his mission to demystify and redefine what it means to live with HIV -- and shares how each of us can normalize conversations around all misunderstood conditions.

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 and 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.

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