1) Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
“When external resources are scarce, you have to go within yourself to tap the most abundant resource, human ingenuity…”
In this talk, innovation strategist Navi Radjou traces his scrappiness skills to a concept called jugaad, which comes from the Hindi word for an “improvised fix.” Tune in to learn how you can use the jugaad mindset to find solutions no matter what life throws your way.
2) Why work doesn’t happen at work
“You don’t have a work day anymore. You have work moments.”
Software entrepreneur Jason Fried discusses how to give your office a productivity makeover so your team can feel more focused and creative. One way to do this, says Fried, is to institute “No Talk Thursdays,” so employees can have laser-sharp focus on the things they have to accomplish.
3) The single biggest reason why startups succeed
“We thought the idea was so great, but actually, the timing was probably maybe more important.”
According to Idealab founder Bill Gross, if people are ready for your service, that factor alone matters more than anything. In this video, you’ll learn why timing can be such a strong indicator of success, and how companies can up their odds that they’ll be around for the long haul.
4) How great leaders inspire action
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it, and what you do simply serves as the proof of what you believe.”
Tune in to this talk to hear ethnographer Simon Sinek uncover the top characteristics between some of the world’s best visionaries. You’ll learn about Sinek’s concept of the Golden Circle, and how it contains one simple question that has inspired leaders since the dawn of time.
5) Got a meeting? Take a walk
“ … there’s this amazing thing about actually getting out of the box that leads to out-of-the-box thinking.”
This talk offers a seemingly obvious fix for improving meetings: taking a walk. Entrepreneur Nilofer Merchant says that walking while meeting not only gives you a breath of fresh air, it can also help freshen up your thinking.