Struggling to come up with the next great idea? Wanting to launch a new business, product or service line but are afraid of failing? In honor of TED’s fifth year in Vancouver, B.C., Northwest Meetings + Events found three TED talks that might just help:

“How Boredom Can Lead to Your Most Brilliant Ideas”
by Manoush Zomorodi

Sample nugget of wisdom: “I learned that in the default mode, that is when we connect disparate ideas, we solve some of our most nagging problems.”

“The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers”
by Adam Grant

Sample nugget of wisdom: “Procrastinating is a vice when it comes to productivity, but it can be a virtue for creativity.” 

“What I Learned from 100 Days of Rejection”
by Jia Jiang

Sample nugget of wisdom: “I can build a better company. I can build a better team or better product, but one thing’s for sure: I've got to be a better leader. I've got to be a better person.”

View these and other inspiring talks at TED.com

The 2018 Cascadia Educational Conference was held in Reno, Nevada, this past March and Northwest Meetings + Events was proud to be a sponsor. Held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, the conference schedule was filled to the brim with networking, entertaining speakers, smart ideas and, of course, poker!

 

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