A new year means new inspiring TED Talks. But why not start the year with a short look back on the past year’s most inspiring talks? These 3 inspiring TED Talks held during 2015 will talk about: How to create a productive workspace? What is the number one reason that makes startups succeed? And what will our world look like when everyone can download and print their own closet right away?

#1. Margaret Heffernan: Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work

Business leader Margaret Heffernan is talking about how to create productive teams and working environments. Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results.

One example is companies banning their workers to drink coffee at their working desk, in order to make them meet their colleagues next to the coffee machine. Another good example is the Swedish “fika”. Because as Heffernan points out: “Companies don’t have ideas. Only people do.”

 

#2. Bill Gross: The single biggest reason why startups succeed

With many startups behind him, Bill Gross is one the worlds super entrepreneurs. Gross got curious about why some startups succeed and others failed, so he started to collect data to identify five key factors to success. One of the factors that seems to be surprisingly more important than the others was timing.

 

#3. Danit Peleg: Forget shopping – soon you’ll download your new clothes

“Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you.“ 3D-printers are not new anymore. But the limitations of what one can do with the 3D-printers available for home use, are still quite many.

Fashion designer Danit Peleg made her own collection with 3D-printers that everyone already today can buy for their own use. What will our world look like when everyone can download and print their own closet right away?