Ted and TEDx talks
TED and TEDx Talks Motivate You Personally and Professionally

TED Talks were born when a media organization, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), began holding conferences in the mid-1980s. TED events are held all over the world, and the talks address a variety of topics concerning science and culture. Speakers from Jane Goodall and Al Gore to Bono and Bill Gates have given TED Talks. From these emerged TEDx Talks, organized by volunteers from local communities.

Many insightful lessons and stories have been shared via TED and TEDx Talks, so it’s no surprise that many of our authors have participated and shared their own stories—stories that inspire people in business and in their personal lives.

Take a look at some of our authors’ TED and TEDx Talks, then listen to their audiobooks for more insight.


Simon Sinek, author of Find Your Why and Start with Why

Start with Why
Author: Simon Sinek
Read By: Simon Sinek

Start with Why shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way—and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Listen to a clip of Start with Why: Start with Why


Brené Brown, author of Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness

This book challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture. Listen to a clip of Braving the Wilderness.Braving the Wilderness


Tommy Caldwell, author of The Push

The Push

A dramatic and inspiring memoir by a legendary rock climber, this is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation. Overcome fear and doubt to cultivate perseverance, and turn failure into growth. Listen to a clip of The Push.The Push

Bernadette Jiwa, author of Hunch


Harness the power of your intuition so you can recognize opportunities that others miss and create the breakthrough idea the world is waiting for. Listen to a clip of Hunch.Hunch

Leila Janah, author of Give Work

Give Work
Author: Leila Janah
Read By: Leila Janah

Leila Janah offers a much-needed solution to poverty: incentivize everyone from entrepreneurs to big companies to give dignified, steady, fair-wage work to low-income people. Listen to a clip of Give Work. Give Work

Tasha Eurich, author of Insight

Author: Tasha Eurich
Read By: Tasha Eurich

Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better, and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life? Listen to a clip. Insight

Anthony Tjan, author of Good People

Good People

Choosing and working well with good people is the only leadership decision that truly matters. Author Anthony Tjan is leading a movement to change the way we think about goodness, so we can become better judges of people and create more goodness in ourselves, in others, and in our organizations. Listen to a clip.Good People

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