2018 has been a year of change. Technology changes the way we work and play. Popular lifestyles change the way we dress and eat. Every day, something about how we interact with and think about the world us changes. We’ve selected three TED Talks that hone in on keeping the brain creative and healthy in a world that’s constantly in flux. If you like what you hear, contact us to learn more about how to book keynote speakers on this topic or others for your corporate event.
It’s not easy to come up with original ideas. Original ideas are different from their predecessors, which makes them frightening. People don’t want to suggest ideas when they might fail, or be laughed at, or even be flat-out ignored. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses what it takes to be “an Original” and what exactly that means.
Boredom. It’s not the most attractive feeling, and if we were being honest with ourselves, it’s something we probably avoid when we can. But tech podcaster Manoush Zomorodi suggests that boredom might be something that, rather than avoiding, we should be making time for. Zomorodi’s project, “Bored and Brilliant,” led to some startling insights into what it means to let yourself be bored in today’s busy world, and what that might change about the way you think.
In most circumstances, the moment when you realize that you’re going to fail or have already failed (as we sometimes do) is not the same moment that you feel like you’ve done something worthwhile. But research suggests that failure is much more important to the process of coming up with worthwhile ideas than some of us might think. Entrepreneur Astro Teller explains why failure is important, and what we might gain if only we looked at the concept of failure from a different angle.
Whether you’re looking to improve your team’s creativity or seeking to lessen the stress of failure in your personal life, these speakers have something to teach us. If you have a request for future topics, reach out to us through our Contact Us page and let us know. In the meantime, happy thinking!