7 TED talks to watch if you want to start your own company

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If you’ve ever watched a TED Talk, you probably remember how touched or empowered you felt afterward. The distinguished speakers definitely know what they’re talking about, and sometimes you just need a third-party perspective to get your own life moving. Ready for some TED Talks that will get you thinking about your aspiring business adventure? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of opening your own bakery or starting a tech company. Whatever the dream, these seven TED Talks will help get you started.

1. The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers — Adam Grant

What it will teach you: To learn how other creative thinkers find their best ideas, and how to break through the bad ideas.

2. Creative Problem-Solving In The Face Of Extreme Limits — Navi Radjou

What it will teach you: To consider a new problem-solving technique called jugaad, which comes from the Hindi word for an “improvised fix,” to help you reach your goals.

3. How To Get Your Ideas To Spread — Seth Godin

What it will teach you: To consider not necessarily whether your idea is the best since “sliced bread,” but whether it has the ability to resonate with a lot of people.

4. 5 Ways To Kill Your Dreams —Bel Pesce

What it will teach you: To recognize the five myths most entrepreneurs tell themselves that have kept them from reaching their true potential, and how to avoid those same pitfalls.

5. Why It’s Time To Forget The Pecking Order At Work — Margaret Heffernan

What it will teach you: To reconsider your definition of success; instead of using your own accomplishments to elevate a company, you need to focus on the success of your team.

6. What It Takes To Be A Great Leader — Roselinde Torres

What it will teach you: How industry experts shaped themselves into great leaders by asking the right questions, and how they took their companies off the ground by becoming models of what truly good leaders are.

7. Dare To Disagree — Margaret Heffernan

True leaders will help move their companies forward by being honest in their differing opinions, even if they oppose a business partner or a crucial employee.

This article first appeared on Swirled