Ted Talks are indisputable great resources of knowledge in almost any category there is. We spent hours going through Ted talks to compile ten of the best Ted Talks for both individuals and companies who want to be a better at being a leader, business man or someone who wants to improve their financial status.

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By Richard Suttie

What you will learn:

  • Financial Stability is a byproduct of a proper lifestyle
  • Know what you are worth, or else you’ll get what they think you’re worth
  • Understand that your choices for right now may not benefit you in the future
  • As a leader you should support your employees and they will do the same
  • Be educated to avoid financial fraud

Ted Talks

Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Carroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.


Favourite Quote:

“How in the world were members of society going to help incarcerated individuals back into society if they couldn’t manage they own stuff? We screwed.”

– Curtis Carroll

Your boss probably isn’t paying you what you’re worth — instead, they’re paying you what they think you’re worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.

Favourite Quote:

“No one will ever pay you what you’re worth. They’ll only ever pay you what they think you’re worth. And you control their thinking…like this: clearly defining and communicating your value are essential to being paid well for your excellence.”

Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. (Can I skip flossing just this one time?) Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for Future Us.

Favourite Quote:

“Well resisting temptation is hard… If you set goals for yourself and you’re like a lot of other people, you probably realize it’s not that your goals are physically impossible that’s keeping you from achieving them, it’s that you lack the self-discipline to stick to them.”

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

Favourite Quote:

“Great leaders would never sacrifice the people to save the numbers. They would sooner sacrifice the numbers to save the people.”

William Black is a former bank regulator who’s seen firsthand how banking systems can be used to commit fraud — and how “liar’s loans” and other tricky tactics led to the 2008 US banking crisis that threatened the international economy. In this engaging talk, Black, now an academic, reveals the best way to rob a bank — from the inside.

Favourite Quote:

“That’s why we need to learn what the bankers have learned: the recipe for the best way to rob a bank, so that we can stop that recipe,because our legislators, who are dependent on political contributions, will not do it on their own.”


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