3 Ted Talks to help you kick off 2015

Updated on 2 January 2015

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The TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) speaker series was established over thirty years ago and has proved to be popular, with videos getting over 2 million views everyday. Today there are TED talks held across the globe, with Cape Town, Johannesburg and Soweto hosting their own conferences. We've rounded up three of our favourite Ted Talks that we think will help you kick start 2015 with focus and vision. 1. Productivity: 'Why we procrastinate' - Vik Nithy ​In this 10-minute speech, 20-year-old Vik Nithy, who is a founder of three companies, seeks to answer one question: why is it that we can’t bring ourselves to do what we actually want to do? Read more IFrame 2. Innovation: 'How you can maximise the full potential of your side projects' - Dave Duarte In his presentation at the TED Talk World Design Capital in Cape Town, Duarte explains how engaging in small, side projects in this digital age can lead to the creation of new industries and businesses. Read more IFrame 3. Leaning in: 'Why there are not enough women leaders' - Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO and author of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg's TED talk answers the question 'where are the women' in leadership positions? In her talk she encourages this generation of young women to reassess the way they look at their careers. Read more IFrameThe TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) speaker series was established over thirty years ago and has proved to be popular, with videos getting over 2 million views everyday. Today there are TED talks held across the globe, with Cape Town, Johannesburg and Soweto hosting their own conferences.
We’ve rounded up three of our favourite Ted Talks that we think will help you kick start 2015 with focus and vision.

1. Productivity: ‘Why we procrastinate’ – Vik Nithy

In this 10-minute speech, 20-year-old Vik Nithy, who is a founder of three companies, seeks to answer one question: why is it that we can’t bring ourselves to do what we actually want to do? Read more

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2. Innovation: ‘How you can maximise the full potential of your side projects’ – Dave Duarte

In his presentation at the TED Talk World Design Capital in Cape Town, Duarte explains how engaging in small, side projects in this digital age can lead to the creation of new industries and businesses. Read more

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3. Leaning in: ‘Why there are not enough women leaders’ – Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO and author of Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk answers the question ‘where are the women’ in leadership positions? In her talk she encourages this generation of young women to reassess the way they look at their careers. Read more
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