3 TED Talks To Help CPA Exam Students

What are the top 3 TED  Talks that can actually help CPA exam students pass the exam?

I’ve curated the top 3 TED Talks that will take you about an hour to get through. I do not recommend that you watch these Talks when you should be studying. I am suggesting it more as a replacement for binge watching Game of Thrones until 3 a.m!

These are useful talks that can help CPA exam students dealing with memory issues, procrastination and unproductive time.

 Josh Kaufman – The First 20 Hours

Kaufman is a knowledge hacker similar to Tim Ferriss.  His theory is that the first 20 hours that you allocate to learning something is the most crucial.


Even with the CPA exam changes, memory is still an important part of the MCQ’s. How can you remember the exact wording of an audit task statement?

Memory is rarely taught. We assume that some people either have good memories or bad memories. Most people think memory is like sketching – you are born with it?

However, memory is a learned skill. There are tricks (usually visualization) that can hack your memory. You can learn some of these hacks in this speech.

How to Become a Memory Master: Idriz Zogaj

 You need a little comedic relief. Make fun of your own study procrastination. Realize that we are all in the same boat. You think that your competition is getting up at 4:30 and studying 10 hours a day. The truth is everyone is procrastinating.
Inside the Mind of A Master Procrastinator: Tim Urban
Urban will make you feel better when you’ve had an especially unproductive day of CPA studying.