Tags > Business

Stories for "Business"

Live from TED2014

Great company, great goals, great parties: Social entrepreneurs talk at TED2014Great company, great goals, great parties: Social entrepreneurs talk at TED2014

Posted By Emily McManus

This afternoon, over a cup of coffee at the #TOMSRoastingCo Cafe at TED2014, the TED Blog listened in on a fascinating coffee-hour chat among three social entrepreneurs: Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and the moderator of the conversation; Ben Goldhirsh, founder of GOOD. the online magazine and community; and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Wait — Zappos? But as the […]

Business

What happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreetWhat happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreet

Posted By Kate Welsh

“What corporate management team doesn’t say that they’re open to innovation?” says Michael Metcalfe, the senior managing director of State Street, the financial institution based in Boston. In November, Metcalfe saw his company do something concrete about building a culture of openness among employees and sharing ideas across the organization. He found himself onstage in […]

Q&A

An approach to global aid where all are treated as equalsAn approach to global aid where all are treated as equals

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Lisa Katayama In a developed country where the dialogue around human rights is very charity-minded, it’s rare to find young people with visions of engaging rural farmers in developing countries as equals. That’s why Tokyo native Doga Makiura stands out. When Doga was 13, he left his home in Japan and enrolled himself in […]

Since the Talk

Robin Chase’s new ideas? The Zipcar founder on how drivers could generate wifi and why we need more sharing platformsRobin Chase’s new ideas? The Zipcar founder on how drivers could generate wifi and why we need more sharing platforms

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Is sharing the solution to our global challenges? Twice, Robin Chase has stood on the TED stage and offered powerful visions for a green, and shared, transportation future. At TED2007, the Zipcar founder suggested that car sharing could be the solution to global warming, while also helping drivers without cars. She also posited an even […]

Business

7 TED Talks on the need to encourage entrepreneurship7 TED Talks on the need to encourage entrepreneurship

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Could unemployment be a factor that leads to terrorism? In today’s talk, peace strategist Mohamed Ali (not to be confused with the boxer) introduces us to the youth of Mogadishu, Somalia — 70 percent of whom are unable to find jobs. In this talk, Ali highlights just how appealing the messages of terrorist organizations and […]

Business

Cartels as businesses, terrorism as a brand, gang violence as an epidemic: 4 talks for rethinking how to stop violenceCartels as businesses, terrorism as a brand, gang violence as an epidemic: 4 talks for rethinking how to stop violence

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Rodrigo Canales begins today’s talk by bringing us to a very confusing peace march. After a battle between Mexican law enforcement and the drug cartel La Familia Michoacana turned the city of Apatzingán into a battlefield for two days in 2010, the mayor of the town decided to hold a march for peace. Thousands of […]

Business

Cherish the employees who bring you bad news, says Margaret HeffernanCherish the employees who bring you bad news, says Margaret Heffernan

Posted By TED Guest Author

Margaret Heffernan thinks deeply about what makes businesses work, and her answers are often surprising. At TEDGlobal 2012, she shared why disagreement is vital for innovation. In today’s talk, given at TEDxDanubia, Heffernan turns her eye to willful blindness — the fact that people are primed to ignore evidence that something is amiss in their […]

Business

10 alternative currencies, from Bitcoin to BerkShares to sweat to laundry detergent10 alternative currencies, from Bitcoin to BerkShares to sweat to laundry detergent

Posted By Jessica Gross

“Is there a reason for governments to be in charge of money?” asks Paul Kemp-Robertson in today’s talk. Judging by the new raft of alternative currencies—from digital coins to point systems that reward customers of a certain brand—the answer might someday be “no.” Again. As Kemp-Robertson suggests, many people seem to trust brands more than […]

Global Issues

Turbulent times ahead: Q&A with economist Didier SornetteTurbulent times ahead: Q&A with economist Didier Sornette

Posted By David Webber

Forecasting the stock market has a storied past of unfruitful predictions. But in today’s TED Talk, Didier Sornette shares how he and his research team have successfully identified unstable market bubbles and even predicted when they’ll pop. His findings, if accepted, could quite literally change the way we do business, by shifting how banks, traders […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Got social problems? Business can help: Michael Porter at TEDGlobal 2013Got social problems? Business can help: Michael Porter at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter is here to make the case that business can help tackle social problems. Issues such as healthcare, access to water and climate change are bread-and-butter concerns for TEDsters in the room, who clearly agree with his early statement that we’re all very aware that these problems exist. Many of them also […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

A marriage of private and public investments for social good: Toby Eccles at TEDGlobal 2013A marriage of private and public investments for social good: Toby Eccles at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Toby Eccles doesn’t believe that the private and public sectors have to operate separately for social change. And he and his colleagues at Social Finance have been working since 2010 to prove it — with a new financial instrument known as social impact bonds. They are, as Eccles says, “not a new intervention, therapy or […]