4 TED Talks that Inspire Social Entrepreneurship

Mark Horoszowski

Mark is the Co-founder of MovingWorlds.org, a global platform connecting people who want to volunteer their expertise with social impact organizations.

Whether you are a social entrepreneur looking to grow a for-benefit business, or if you’re trying to drive social responsibility within your existing company, these 4 moving talks from TED.com will help

1. Jacqueline Novagratz: Inspiring a Life of Immersion

In this talk “Novogratz introduces us to people she’s met in her work — people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.

2. Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

An inspiring organization is a better organization. Companies that have a “why” (like Apple) build better products, provide better services, and are desirable places to work. And people who have a “why” accomplish the most amazing things, like the Wright Brothers and Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Hans Rosling: New Insights on Poverty

In this talk, Hans bring global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. “And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus

4. William Kamkwamba: “How I Harnessed the Wind

William is a 14 year old boy who built his own wind-will to provide electricity for his family from spare parts, scrap metal, and ingeniousness.

 

What other TED talks should have made this list?

  • Lonestar49

    Thanks this looks great. I look forward to watching.

  • Steven

    Here is another good one – from a designer’s perspective.

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