Top 5 TED Talks to Inspire Your Supplier Innovation Programme

In my opinion TED is the best website in the world. Here are my top 5 TED Talks to inspire you and your organisation to put your Supplier Innovation programme on steroids. My personal favourite is Eddie Obeng presentation on Smart failure for a fast-changing world – if you only have time to watch one video watch this one.

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

ED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. Follow Chris Anderson on Twitter



Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation

In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn’t just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can’t. Follow Charles on twitter.



Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Follow Steve on twitter.



Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone

“The path to truly new, never-been-done-before things always has failure along the way.” (Regina Dugan)

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects — a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet — that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail.

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng — and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure.” Follow Eddie on Twitter.

Mark Perera

CEO and Founder at Old St Labs

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