The renowned TED Talks is arguably one of the most innovative ideas of the 21st Century. Each TED talk discussion provides the viewers with an excellent resource to increase their knowledge on any subject imaginable.TED hosts thousands of visionaries and some of the greatest minds in the world, and the best stock brokers and financial experts are not left behind.
In this article, we compile a list of 9 TED Talks that anyone working in stockbroking should watch.These talks will challenge your worldview and offer valuable insights and techniques.
1. Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape Our World
In this funny and compelling talk, Kevin Slavin shows how we are living in a world that is heavily controlled by algorithms. He states that algorithms are increasingly changing our world.From researchers who use algorithms to predict behaviors, to the people at Wall Street, who create algorithm trading, algorithms are transforming and controlling our lives. Slavin gives examples of the Wall Street Crash as an example of the unexpected impact of algorithms.
2. Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier
Sheena Iyengar is a Professor of Business who is famed for her research on choice and innovation.In this TED Talk, she presents a study of CEOs that shows that they make up to 70 decisions each day.Sheena explains the consequences of making too many decisions and the techniques that can be used to avoid choice overload.
3. Tobias Preis: Can Google Predict the Stock Market?
Tobias Preis is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Warwick Business School. His research on how to exploit the volumes of data generated by our interactions with technology can be very vital to anyone working in the stockbroking industry. With his keen interest in future predictions, Tobias Preis offers great advice on the stock market.
4. Geoff Mulgan: Post-Crash, Investing in a Better World
In his lecture, Geoff Mulgan talks about rebooting the world’s economy after the Stock Market Crash of 2008.Mulgan presents the idea of giving the huge government bailout packages to entrepreneurs, healthcare, green technology, and other socially responsible companies instead of the doomed old companies.This TED talk is a must watch as it focuses on the future of capitalism and the positive impacts of social innovation.
5. Marco Vangelisti: Investing for the World We Want
A fascinating story that introduces the concept of “regenerative investing.” Marco Vangelisti is a great speaker with exceptional knowledge of traditional finance.Being a former financial advisor, Marco has a lot of experience in investing and the stockbroking industry.He talks about a new way of investing that is based on direct relationships and aligned with good values.
6. Eddie Obeng: Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World
Eddie Obeng, a business educator, notes that the world is changing faster than most people have realized.In his inspiring and entertaining talk, Eddie highlights the three crucial changes that we should all understand to boost productivity. He calls out for the culture of what he terms as the “smart failure.” It is time for everyone in the stockbroking industry to take steps towards understanding where we are, and where we want to go.
7. Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow
Even as the systems for preparation for retirement continue to improve over the past decades, the national savings have continued to decline. The economist Shlomo Benartzi talks of the great ways to improve money management. He gives an excellent introduction to behavioral economics and tries to understand the money mistakes that people make.Schlomo provides great solutions and tools for saving more tomorrow and how everyone can apply them.
8. Jihan Bowes-Little: Trading as a Way of Life
The California-born trader turned writer, Bowes-Little, learned plenty of lessons while he was trading.In his TED Talk presentation, he offers three valuable trading tips that helped in through the years financially as well as discover his passion. He believes that many traders have the wrong mentality which makes them no longer capable of proper control of risks.
9. Mellody Hobson: Financial Literacy
The value investor Mellody Hobson simply has it all.She is one of the top women in the investment world and a strong supporter of financial literacy, value investing and the power of diversity. Hobson talks about the importance of working through tough economic times and being able to ‘stand on your feet.’ The thought provoking and energetic talk will help anyone working in stockbroking to determine their financial destiny.
Just watching these incredible TED Talks will provide the much-needed insight to anyone working in stockbroking.As companies continue to evolve, ensure that you grow with them.