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TED@BCG Talk Collection

Our TED gallery is rife with rich ideas for leaders to improve their organizations and our world. Peruse past titles and learn more about the topics that energize you.

How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground

Public discourse is broken. BCG’s Julia Dhar shares three techniques to reshape how we talk—and disagree with—each other.

How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

BCG’s Rocío Lorenzo is a member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Marketing, Sales & Pricing; and People & Organization practices, as well as leading BCG’s Women’s Initiative in Munich.

How to Fix a Broken Education System—Without Any More Money

Seema Bansal leads The Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact practice in India and is a member of the firm’s People & Organization and Public Sector practices.

Family Businesses Are Here to Stay and Thrive

Vikram Bhalla is the global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s leadership and talent topic and the head of the Leadership and Talent Enablement Center in Singapore. He also coleads the family business topic for BCG globally. He is a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods practice.

The Workforce Crisis of 2030—and How to Start Solving It Now

Rainer Strack is the global leader of the human resources topic at The Boston Consulting Group. He has been the head of BCG's People & Organization practice in Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for ten years, and he leads BCG's Social Impact practice in Germany.

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

Roselinde Torres is a senior leader in the People & Organization practice at The Boston Consulting Group and has served as the first global head of BCG’s leadership topic. Roselinde leads BCG’s CEO advisory in North America and has also served as a member of BCG's North and South America Leadership Team.

What Doctors Can Learn from Each Other

Stefan Larsson is the global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s health care payers and providers sector. He has been a Fellow since 2010.

TED@BCG Toronto—2018

Transformations are altering our lives, changing the way we operate and reach our goals. Industry leaders and innovators show the importance of having a “Reboot” when it comes to life, work, and collaboration.

Ink Made of Air Pollution

Ink Made of Air Pollution

What Are You Willing to Give Up to Change the Way We Work?

How to Break Bad Management Habits Before They Reach the Next Generation of Leaders

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

A Lesson on Looking

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground

Globalization Isn’t Declining—It’s Transforming

A New Model for Microfinance in Africa, and Beyond

How Do We Stop the Massive Inequality Dominating the World Economy?

An Ingenious Solution for Aid in Disaster Zones

What I Learned from Giving Up Everything I Knew as a Leader

How a Long-Forgotten Virus Could Help Us Solve the Antibiotics Crisis

How to Let Go of Being a "Good" Person — And Become a Better Person

How Conscious Investors Can Turn up the Heat and Make Companies Change

TED@BCG Milan—2017

In 2017, more than 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders gathered in Milan to explore the theme "Break the Mold."

Need a New Idea? Start at the Edge of What Is Known

Need a New Idea? Start at the Edge of What Is Known

How China Is Changing the Future of Shopping

"Good" and "Bad" Are Incomplete Stories We Tell Ourselves

How We Can Build AI to Help Humans, Not Hurt Us

The Surprising Ingredient That Makes Businesses Work Better

This Deep-Sea Mystery Is Changing Our Understanding of Life

Fashion Has a Pollution Problem—Can Biology Fix It?

The Global Learning Crisis—and What to Do About It

How Do We Bridge the “Anxiety Gap” at Work?

The 4 Superpowers of Design

How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

How to Develop an Intuitive Understanding of AI for Business

External Innovation Basics from an R&D Expert

Three Thoughtful Ways to Conserve Water

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

TED@BCG Paris—2016

Through art, education, agriculture, and business, these visionaries explore what it means “To Boldly Transform.”

How to Fix a Broken Education System—Without Any More Money

How to Fix a Broken Education System—Without Any More Money

Three Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman

An Imperative to Transform

Don't Shy Away from Ignorance: Use It to Better Yourself

The Dark and Delicate Rumble of Russian Piano Music

Who Says You Can't Play the Piano with Your Foot?

The Potential of Blockchain

Pollution-Free Lights, Powered by Microbes

A Forgotten Space Age Technology Could Change How We Grow Food

Interconnectivity: The New Structure of the World Economy

How to Grow a Forest in Your Backyard

How Computers Are Learning to Be Creative

How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here

The Future of Money

The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here

How We're Harnessing Nature's Hidden Superpowers

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

TED@BCG London—2015

The constant push to learn, improve, and develop further is at the core of what it means to be human. Innovators in fields from invention to pottery examine what it takes to move “Onwards and Upwards” on the perilous quest for growth.

Family Businesses Are Here to Stay and Thrive

Family Businesses Are Here to Stay and Thrive

You Can Grow New Brain Cells. Here's How.

What Brands Can Learn From Online Dating

We Need to Turn Our Response to Crisis Inside Out

How Too Many Rules at Work Keep You from Getting Things Done

Lessons from a Silicon Valley Maverick: New Ways of Working and Collaborating

Imagining a New Future for Health Systems in Africa

Reinventing Creative Thinking

An Alternative to GDP That Encompasses Our Well-Being

Industry 4.0: How Intelligent Machines Will Transform Everything We Know

Finding Your Personal Mission in Life

A Solution for Building a Generation of Inventors

Why We Need to Treat Our Employees as Thoughtfully as Our Customers

Two Reasons Companies Fail—and How to Avoid Them

Alzheimer's Is Not Normal Aging—and We Can Cure It

How an Entrepreneurial Potter Helped Save Beauty in a Dying City

TED@BCG Berlin—2014

When tracking trends, addressing crises, and setting impenetrable strategies, how can business leaders remain “Ahead of the Curve”? And how can technology help?

The Workforce Crisis of 2030—and How to Start Solving It Now

The Workforce Crisis of 2030—and How to Start Solving It Now

Graphene: From a Layer of Atoms to Applications

The Complex Relationship Between Data and Design in UX

From Beethoven to Kinect: Linking Music to Our Bodies

Travel and Transportation in the Not-So-Distant Future

Virtualizing Employment in Saudi Arabia

Happy Maps

The Sky Is Not the Limit: Why Investing in Space Still Matters

Will Health Care Embrace Digital or Will We Die Waiting?

Let’s Build Better Digital Tools for Our Cities!

Too Big to Live

Cognitive Systems and the Future of Expertise

Dream Bigger: A Vision for Truly Secure and Seamless Transactions

Bringing Power to Millions

Finally, Tech Solutions to Economic Development

Where Are Our Digital Ads Really Going?

Business Model Innovation: Beating Yourself at Your Own Game

Megatrends: The Art and Science of Tracking Trends

Technology Disruption Meets the Change Monster... Who Wins?

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

TED@BCG San Francisco—2013

Radical transformation is everywhere, and it is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Learn how our TED@BCG speakers are “Reinventing the Rules” in every sector as a response to this constant change.

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

The World Is One Big Dataset. Now, How to Photograph It…

Collective Cooperation in the Social Sector

How Data Will Transform Business

Reigniting Creativity in Business

As Work Gets More Complex, Six Rules to Simplify

To Hear This Music You Have to Be There. Literally

Thriving in an Overconnected World

The Beauty and Power of Algorithms

How to Enhance and Expand a Global Brand

The Future of Food

Protecting Privacy at Twitter

Welcome to the Age of the Industrial Internet

Passing the Super Bowl

Why Smart Statistics Are the Key to Fighting Crime

TED@BCG Singapore—2013

Change takes many shapes, in many categories, at many scales. The speakers at this event explore what “The Shape of Change” truly is—in society, business, and talent.

What Doctors Can Learn from Each Other

What Doctors Can Learn from Each Other

How Capitalism and Philanthropy Can Collaborate to Solve Big Problems

The Challenge of Due Diligence in China

How to Reinvent the Funding of New Ventures in China

The Evolving Nature of Banking

How to Connect with the Emerging Chinese Middle Class

What's Really Happening in Emerging Markets

Three Lessons That Businesses Can Learn from Natural Disasters

Business Not As Usual: The Key to Success for Korean Global Leaders

Inside the Secret Shipping Industry

Exploring More Effective Ways to Measure a Nation's Success

Profit's Not Always the Point