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Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that—whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation. Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you'll get a mini-lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life. Because business evolves every day, and our ideas about it should, too.

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    • 4.0 • 993 Ratings

Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that—whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation. Every Monday, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you'll get a mini-lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life. Because business evolves every day, and our ideas about it should, too.

    The TED Interview: How to turn grit into a lifelong habit | Angela Duckworth

    The TED Interview: How to turn grit into a lifelong habit | Angela Duckworth

    We’re taking a few weeks off while we prepare the next season. So in the meantime, we’re sharing another episode from the TED Audio Collective that we thought you, of all people, might enjoy. It’s from The TED Interview, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson.

    What does it take to persevere and succeed, not just in our careers but in all aspects of our lives? For psychologist Angela Duckworth, the answer can be summed up in one concept: grit. She explains the ingredients in grit and the experiences that make one person persist where another gives up—and offers concrete steps to instill grit early in life and sustain it.

    If you like what you hear, check out the full season of The TED Interview wherever you’re listening to this.

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    Healthier relationships...at work Pt. 2 | Katie Hood

    Healthier relationships...at work Pt. 2 | Katie Hood

    We all know relationships are hard to manage. And our work relationships—tangled with power, status and interdependence—are no exception. Last week, we heard a talk from Katie Hood. Katie is the CEO of One Love, an organization that teaches students around the world about the signs of healthy and unhealthy love. She also has a long background in business. So in this episode, Katie and Modupe dig deep into what it takes to build healthier relationships at work.

    • 24 min
    Zigzag | 6. The Timeline

    Zigzag | 6. The Timeline

    On the final episode of The ZigZag Project, activist Stacey Abrams explains her short-term strategies for sticking to her long-term goals and Manoush shares data from surveying thousands of listeners about making a big career change. The project wraps up with one last assignment and Manoush’s favorite messages from listeners. It’s a tear jerker.

    The ZigZag Project is six steps (and episodes) to help you map out a path that aligns your personal values with your professional ambitions. Think of it as a RESET for your career or business.

    For more ZigZag, find and follow the podcast wherever you're listening to this. For the assignments, survey, newsletter and more, head to ZigZagPod.com

    • 27 min
    Healthier relationships...at work Pt. 1 | Katie Hood

    Healthier relationships...at work Pt. 1 | Katie Hood

    Friends, family, and yes, colleagues. We all know relationships are hard to manage, and our work relationships – tangled with power, status and interdependence – are no exception. In this two-part episode, we’ll hear a talk from Katie Hood. Katie is the CEO of One Love, an organization that teaches students around the world about the signs of healthy and unhealthy love. She also has a long background in business, and went to business school with Modupe back in the day. So this week and next, they’ll dig deep into what it takes to build healthier relationships, personal and professional.

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    The case for reverse mentorship | Patrice Gordon

    The case for reverse mentorship | Patrice Gordon

    We typically think of mentoring as the older generation passing down wisdom to the young, but there are benefits to flipping this around. There’s even a term for it: reverse mentorship. In this episode, we hear from Patrice Gordon about her experience reverse mentoring not just anyone, but the CEO of Virgin Atlantic. After the talk, Modupe identifies what anyone can do to help build a culture that allows knowledge to flow up in addition to down.

    • 9 min
    Zigzag | 5. The Paths

    Zigzag | 5. The Paths

    Today, another episode from ZigZag, hosted by Manoush Zomorodi. This is Step 5 of The ZigZag Project, a six-step process to get you from wanting to make a big change in your life and work...to actually making a change, in a responsible and mindful way.

    And, as the project moves from ideation into action, we're getting coaching from none other than TED Business host Modupe Akinola. Modupe explains why rethinking the scary feelings that come with all big life transitions is crucial as you decide, with the help of this episode’s assignment, which of your ideas—your paths—to actively pursue.

    For more ZigZag, find and follow the podcast wherever you're listening to this. For the assignments, survey, newsletter and more, head to ZigZagPod.com

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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993 Ratings

993 Ratings

FinestFotos ,

Interesting Perspective!!!

So we have approx. 11 Million distractions at any given moment of the day! Wow!!
I was distracted to do something else during this Ted Talk, yet stopped myself; maybe I was being that "Good-ish" type of person! :)

modamover ,

Gets political

I enjoyed the show, however, the host often got political. This podcast expressed itself as a business talk show, but belittles people with aliasing view points

mkici ,

Rich and Knowledgeable Content

“The Foundation of Confidence” is exactly what I needed to start my week. Thank you Professor Akinola!

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