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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


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

TED@BCG - Vittorio Loreto - Need a New Idea? Start at the Edge of What Is Known

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

TED@BCG - Angela Wang - How China Is Changing the Future of Shopping

How China Is Changing the Future of Shopping

TED@BCG - Heather Lanier - "Good" and "Bad" Are Incomplete Stories We Tell Ourselves

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

TED@BCG - Margaret Mitchell - How we can build AI to help humans, not hurt us

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

Erica Joy Baker - How Do We Bridge the “Anxiety Gap” at Work?

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

The 4 Superpowers of Design

How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

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

Vittorio Loreto

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

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

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

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

Leila Hoteit - Three Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman

Three Lessons on Success from an Arab Businesswoman

Lars Fæste - An Imperative to Transform

An Imperative to Transform

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

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

Naufal Mukumi - The Dark and Delicate Rumble of Russian Piano Music

The Dark and Delicate Rumble of Russian Piano Music

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

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

Mike Schwartz - The Potential of Blockchain

The Potential of Blockchain

Sandra Rey - Pollution-Free Lights, Powered by Microbes

Pollution-Free Lights, Powered by Microbes

Lisa Dyson - A Forgotten Space Age Technology Could Change How We Grow Food

A Forgotten Space Age Technology Could Change How We Grow Food

Min Zhu - Interconnectivity: The New Structure of the World Economy

Interconnectivity: The New Structure of the World Economy

Shubhendu Sharma - How to Grow a Forest in Your Backyard

How to Grow a Forest in Your Backyard

Blaise Agüera y Arcas - How Computers Are Learning to Be Creative

How Computers Are Learning to Be Creative

Martin Reeves - How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

How to Build a Business That Lasts 100 Years

Olivier Scalabre - The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here

The Next Manufacturing Revolution Is Here

Neha Narula - The Future of Money

The Future of Money

Dr. Sebastian Kraves - The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here

The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here

Oded Shoseyov - How We're Harnessing Nature's Hidden Superpowers

How We're Harnessing Nature's Hidden Superpowers

Jim Hemerling - Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Seema Bansal

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

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

Family Businesses Are Here to Stay and Thrive

You Can Grow New Brain Cells. Here's How

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

What Brands Can Learn From Online Dating

What Brands Can Learn From Online Dating

We Need to Turn Our Response to Crisis Inside Out

We Need to Turn Our Response to Crisis Inside Out

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

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

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

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

Imagining a New Future for Health Systems in Africa

Imagining a New Future for Health Systems in Africa

Reinventing Creative Thinking

Reinventing Creative Thinking

An Alternative to GDP That Encompasses Our Well-Being

An Alternative to GDP That Encompasses Our Well-Being

Industry 4.0: How Intelligent Machines Will Transform Everything We Know

Industry 4.0: How Intelligent Machines Will Transform Everything We Know

Finding Your Personal Mission in Life

Finding Your Personal Mission in Life

A Solution for Building a Generation of Inventors

A Solution for Building a Generation of Inventors

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

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

Two Reasons Companies Fail—and How to Avoid Them

Two Reasons Companies Fail—and How to Avoid Them

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

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

How an Entrepreneurial Potter Helped Save Beauty in a Dying City

How an Entrepreneurial Potter Helped Save Beauty in a Dying City

Family Businesses Are Here to Stay and Thrive

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

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

Graphene: From a Layer of Atoms to Applications

Graphene: From a Layer of Atoms to Applications

The Complex Relationship Between Data and Design in UX

The Complex Relationship Between Data and Design in UX

From Beethoven to Kinect: Linking Music to Our Bodies

From Beethoven to Kinect: Linking Music to Our Bodies

Travel and Transportation in the Not-So-Distant Future

Travel and Transportation in the Not-So-Distant Future

Virtualizing Employment in Saudi Arabia

Virtualizing Employment in Saudi Arabia

Happy Maps

Happy Maps

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

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

Will Health Care Embrace Digital or Will We Die Waiting?

Will Health Care Embrace Digital or Will We Die Waiting?

Let’s Build Better Digital Tools for Our Cities!

Let’s Build Better Digital Tools for Our Cities!

Too Big to Live

Too Big to Live

Cognitive Systems and the Future of Expertise

Cognitive Systems and the Future of Expertise

Dream Bigger: A Vision for Truly Secure and Seamless Transactions

Dream Bigger: A Vision for Truly Secure and Seamless Transactions

Bringing Power to Millions

Bringing Power to Millions

Finally, Tech Solutions to Economic Development

Finally, Tech Solutions to Economic Development

Where Are Our Digital Ads Really Going?

Where Are Our Digital Ads Really Going?

Business Model Innovation: Beating Yourself at Your Own Game

Business Model Innovation: Beating Yourself at Your Own Game

Megatrends: The Art and Science of Tracking Trends

Megatrends: The Art and Science of Tracking Trends

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

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

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

Rainer Strack

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

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.

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

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

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

Wendy Woods - Collective Cooperation in the Social Sector

Collective Cooperation in the Social Sector

Philip Evans - How Data Will Transform Business

How Data Will Transform Business

Alan Iny - Reigniting Creativity in Business

Reigniting Creativity in Business

Yves Morieux - As Work Gets More Complex, Six Rules to Simplify

As Work Gets More Complex, Six Rules to Simplify

Ryan Holladay - To Hear This Music You Have to Be There. Literally

To Hear This Music You Have to Be There. Literally

Leslie Perlow - Thriving in an Overconnected World

Thriving in an Overconnected World

Vishal Sikka - The Beauty and Power of Algorithms

The Beauty and Power of Algorithms

James Curleigh - How to Enhance and Expand a Global Brand

How to Enhance and Expand a Global Brand

Roselinde Torres - What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

Michael Silverstein - The Future of Food

The Future of Food

Del Harvey - Protecting Privacy at Twitter

Protecting Privacy at Twitter

Marco Annunziata - Welcome to the Age of the Industrial Internet

Welcome to the Age of the Industrial Internet

Joe Davis - Passing the Super Bowl

Passing the Super Bowl

Anne Milgram - Why Smart Statistics Are the Key to Fighting Crime

Why Smart Statistics Are the Key to Fighting Crime

Dan Berkenstock

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

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.

How Capitalism and Philanthropy Can Collaborate to Solve Big Problems

Durreen Shahnaz - How Capitalism and Philanthropy Can Collaborate to Solve Big Problems

How Capitalism and Philanthropy Can Collaborate to Solve Big Problems

Yong Kwek Pingz - The Challenge of Due Diligence in China

The Challenge of Due Diligence in China

Tjun Tang - How to Reinvent the Funding of New Ventures in China

How to Reinvent the Funding of New Ventures in China

Tan Su Shan - The Evolving Nature of Banking

The Evolving Nature of Banking

David Michael - How to Connect with the Emerging Chinese Middle Class

How to Connect with the Emerging Chinese Middle Class

Stefan Larsson - What Doctors Can Learn from Each Other

What Doctors Can Learn from Each Other

Janmejaya Sinha - What's Really Happening in Emerging Markets

What's Really Happening in Emerging Markets

Takashi Mitachi - Three Lessons That Businesses Can Learn from Natural Disasters

Three Lessons That Businesses Can Learn from Natural Disasters

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

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

Rose George - Inside the Secret Shipping Industry

Inside the Secret Shipping Industry

Vincent Chin - Exploring More Effective Ways to Measure a Nation's Success

Exploring More Effective Ways to Measure a Nation's Success

Harish Manwani - Profit's Not Always the Point

Profit's Not Always the Point

Durreen Shahnaz

How Capitalism and Philanthropy Can Collaborate to Solve Big Problems

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