The majority of entrepreneurs are highly motivated people. They have ideas and they work hard to turn those ideas into reality. What happens when an entrepreneur loses their motivation though? Without motivation, many entrepreneurs will struggle to get their ideas off of the ground. An excellent way for an entrepreneur to regain their motivation is to watch a few TED Talks. There are many great TED Talks out there that aim to inspire their watchers to go out there and try new things and solve problems, and many of them are geared towards entrepreneurs. Here are a few of the best TED Talks that entrepreneurs should check out in 2022.
Success, Failure, And The Drive To Keep Creating – Elizabeth Gilbert
In her TED Talk, Elizabeth Gilbert discusses the idea that both failure and great success are often viewed as the same in our minds, and this can lead us to a feeling of discomfort. Gilbert believes the answer to this problem is to find what our “home” is, or the thing that we’re so passionate about that the outcomes don’t matter due to how much we love it. This will allow them to avoid getting lost in the endless loop of success and failure. According to Gilbert, finding the thing that you love is the most important thing that you can do to get back on track.
The Single Biggest Reason Why Start-Ups Succeed – Bill Gross
Bill Gross founded Idealab, a startup incubator that has helped numerous companies get off the ground. According to Gross, the most important factor that a startup has to consider when it comes to succeeding is timing. He claims that this factor has a 42% difference between failure and success in the startups that Idealab helped launch. In his talk, Gross discusses how in 1999, Idealab supported a startup called Z.com, which was a video streaming service. At the time, it was a great idea, but it was still hard to watch videos online. In 2003, Z.com went out of business, and in 2005, YouTube was born. YouTube was created due to the availability of video software such as Adobe Flash. This is just one great example Gross uses to discuss how integral timing is to a startup.
Why The Best Hire Might Not Have The Perfect Resume – Regina Hartley
According to Regina Hartley, a human resource expert, a candidate’s resume doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the ideal candidate for the job. Hartley uses Steve Jobs as an example, and how he struggled with dyslexia, never finished college, job hopped plenty of times, and so much more. Regardless of what was on his resume, he went on to become the head of Apple, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. In her talk, Hartley discusses her research and experience comparing the “silver spoon candidate” versus the “scrapper”, and how things like post-traumatic growth can push the scrapper to do better work. Regardless of what’s on someone’s resume, by giving them the opportunity they may be able to surprise you due to their passion.