Favorite Ted Talks

Meyvn’s Favorite TED Talks

Below is a list of our favorite TED talks with a brief description of the learning. Enjoy!

1. Keith Barry Does Brain Magic
a. Believing the unbelievable
b. Breaking out of the “normal” way of thinking

2. Michael Shermer on Strange Beliefs
a. The power of perception

3. Mark Bezos A Life Lesson
a. Make a difference in someones life
b. Often about the small things

4. Richard St. Johns 8 Secrets of Success
a. Short list of successful behaviors

5. Tom Wujec Build a Tower Build a Team
a. Great team building activity

6. Neil Pasricha The 3 A’s of Awesome
a. Attitude
b. Awareness
c. Authenticity

7. Malcolm Gladwell: The strange Tale
a. Understand the importance of what you are doing before you do it
b. Question yourself: Is this really what energy should be spent on?

8. Charlie Todd The Shared Experience of Absurdity
a. Having fun is important
b. You can touch someone with a smile by doing creative things that take minimal effort and energy

9. Simon Sinek How Great Leaders Inspire Action
a. Importance of communicating the why

10. Brene Brown The Power Of Vulnerability
a. Why being vulnerable is important
b. Why making people feel worthy of success and connection is crucial in business and life

11. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
a. Perspective dictates stereotypes which boxes us in and prevents us from new ideas and growth

Steven Cohen is cofounder and CEO of Meyvn Global, a contemporary training consultancy with roots in the mining industry. He has logged thousands of hours focused on developing people in an organizational setting. Steve spends most of his free time thinking about the next great training solution, and is constantly building models for improving organizational health.
Working with clients all over the world, Steve has positively influenced organizational performance with his creative mind and infectious energy.

Steve holds an MS in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University, and a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Steve is an ATD published author, speaker, mentor and coach. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, lives an active lifestyle, and takes every opportunity to fly to sunny California to visit with family.