Watch the 20 most popular TED Talks of all time right here


Watching TED Talks can be one of the most inspiring and entertaining ways to spend your down time. Now with more than 1600 talks, TED are releasing the 20 most watched presentations of all time. The short, succinct talks are packed full of amazing facts by people who lead their industries of science, business, technology, art and much much more. Please take some time to watch any of the Top 20 you haven’t seen yet, particularly number 15 from Steve Jobs. As we start a new year, this serves as fantastic motivation to make your life count.

1. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 23,510,221 views

2. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 14,343,197

3. Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 14,228,854

4. Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 12,703,623

5. Amy Cuddy on how your body language shapes who you are (2012): 12,682,694

6. Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 12,068,105

7. Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do (2006): 10,425,014

8. David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 10,266,221

9. Mary Roach on 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 9,435,954

10. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 9.176,053

11. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense (2009): 8, 363,339

12. Dan Gilbert asks: Why are we happy? (2004): 7,788,151

13. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen (2006): 7,685,726

14. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing your creative genius (2009): 7,593,076

15. Steve Jobs on how to live before you die (2005): 7,223,258

16. Susan Cain shares the power of introverts (2012): 6,807,240

17. Keith Barry does brain magic (2004): 6,371,778

18. David Blaine reveals how he held his breath for 17 minutes (2010): 6,359,084

19. Pamela Meyer on how to spot a liar (2010): 6,256,589

20. Arthur Benjamin does mathemagic (2005): 4,951,918

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