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.

Newest Release from TED@BCG 2020


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.

How to Lead

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.

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

There are many leadership programs available today, from one-day workshops to corporate training programs. But chances are, these won't really help. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres, former senior partner, describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work and shares the three simple but crucial questions that would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.

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.

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

Elizabeth Lyle describes how organizations are evolving rapidly, and they're counting on their future leaders to lead with more speed, trust, and cooperation than they do today.

Protecting the Planet

Fashion Has a Pollution Problem—Can Biology Fix It?

At most companies, high fashion comes at a high price: both for consumers and for the earth. Fabric dyes create water waste and chemical runoff—but not if Natsai Audrey Chieza can help it. Learn about her mission to reduce pollution in fashion.

How We're Harnessing Nature's Hidden Superpowers

What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Superperforming materials that will transform everything. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and the creative ways his team is harnessing them, from sports shoes to medical implants.

The Evolving World of Work

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

According to BCG’s Martin Danoesastro, successfully changing the workplace takes employees adopting new strategies and leaving old philosophies behind.

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

In this data-filled talk, Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to first change the culture in their businesses.

Total Societal Impact

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

Seema Bansal is forging a path to public education reform for 15,000 schools in Haryana, India, with an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80% of children should have grade-level knowledge. She's looking to meet this goal by seeking creative, straightforward reforms that will work in every school without additional resources.

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

Vinay Shandal explains how conscious investors can change their approaches to create more value. He argues that, when done right, conscious investing can solve contemporary issues and help companies improve our society.

How Motivation Can Fix Public Systems

BCG's Abhishek Gopalka takes the TED@BCG stage to share his insight on sparking people's competitive spirit to fix broken-public systems.

Our Digital Future

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.

Will Health Care Embrace Digital or Will We Die Waiting?

Using a mobile app to check glucose levels, sending selfies to facilitate diagnoses, and receiving text reminders to take pills. Is this the future of health care? Karalee Close believes it should be, considering that medical mistakes are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. She argues that a closer marriage of technology, big data, and health care can improve today’s system.

The Power of Diversity & Inclusion

How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

Rocío Lorenzo confirms what we have long suspected: diversity builds competitive advantage. Her research reveals the ways in which diverse teams produce fresher, more creative ideas.

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.

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