7 Best TED Talks About Purpose

Advantages Advantages Oct 01, 2017 · 3 mins read
7 Best TED Talks About Purpose
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Two of our favorite things, Purpose and TED Talks, combined! If you are passionate about purpose and how it can transform your life and your business, these 7 TED talks are must-sees.

1. Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action

This is the TED Talk that inspired millions. It inspired us at Advantages to uncover our company Why, and lead from it. Many of you have already seen this, but if you haven’t , go watch it and see how your perspective about life and work changes with just one simple principle - Start with Why.

2. Dan Pink - The Puzzle of Motivation

When it comes to our work life, it seems like we are searching for a motivation in all the wrong places- money, status, prestige, security. Dan Pink shakes up these beliefs with his hypothesis that motivation in the workplace (and arguably, anywhere else) mainly comes from the sense of Purpose.

3. Harish Manwani - Profit’s Not Always the Point

When we talk about purpose and its value for business, people often want to see proof of ROI. Here’s a story that provides that proof - a successful global company that instilled purpose into its business and improved the bottom line.

4. Richard St. John - 8 Secrets of Success

8 success secrets in 3 minutes - simple as that. There are several key principles, life-values if you will, that are pillars of any success, as expressed by super-successful people such as Rupert Murdoch, Goldie Hawn, Bill Gates, and Freeman Thomas. Richard St. John, marketer and success analyst, compiled them all into this short but powerful presentation.

5. Seth Godin - The Tribes We Lead

To be successful today is to be a leader. It sounds like a big task, or something that is reserved for a very few. But the truth is, everyone can be a leader if they find something they are passionate about, and then connect with like-minded people. Everyone can start a tribe, and Seth Godin argues that everyone should.

6. Simon Sinek - Why Leaders Make You Feel Safe

If you ever wondered what kind of leadership you should embrace in your organization, know that true leaders do not run their companies with authority, fear, or even charisma. Successful leaders make their people safe in the first place, and Simon Sinek proves that with several real-life examples.

7. Tony Robbins - Why You Do What You Do

Tony Robbins, in his charismatic, energetic way, talks about invisible forces that motivate us to do what we do. No matter what you do, these forces, these motives, are there - it is up to us to decide how we use use them.

Grab your popcorn and get a full dose of Purpose. Heck, binge watch them all. You’ll thank us later.

Written by Advantages
Advantages is a Why-driven branding and marketing agency that helps companies get noticed. We specialize in branding, web design, printing, and packaging design while offering strategic marketing support.