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Welcome to the French-Speaking World
Episode 1 of Learning French
Bonjour! Begin your voyage with a global look at the French language and French-speaking countries around the world. Learning a new language is an active process, and language is deeply connected to the cultures where it is spoken. To begin,…
Investing Skill, Strategy, and Temperament
Episode 1 of The Art of Investing
Welcome to a boot camp on investing! Discover the influences that led Professor Longo to a career in finance. Then meet some of the major figures you will study in the course. Survey the key principles and strategies that built…
The Creative Person - Practice and Passion
Episode 1 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
What, exactly, is creativity? Take a closer look at what makes a creative person in this introductory lecture that explores ancient ideas about creativity (including the muses of the ancient Greeks); debunks common myths about the sources of creativity; and…
Warren Buffett: Investing Forever
Episode 3 of The Art of Investing
Explore the celebrated career of Warren Buffett, one of the world's richest people thanks to his disciplined approach to buying and selling companies. Learn how Buffett modified the strategy of his mentor, Ben Graham, by searching out high-quality companies with…
Benjamin Graham and Value Investing
Episode 2 of The Art of Investing
Many of the most successful investors of the 20th and early 21st centuries were hugely influenced by the work of Ben Graham, the pioneer of value investing. Study the underpinnings of his proven philosophy, including the contrasting strategies of the…
Strategy Is Making Choices
Episode 1 of Critical Business Skills for Success
What do we mean when we talk about business strategy? Start thinking more smartly about strategy with this introductory lecture that covers four key facts about competition and the two drivers of profitability: industry structure and competitive advantage.
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - With Robert Sapolsky
Tackling the serious topic of stress in his famously entertaining manner, Professor Sapolsky sets the stage on a Kenyan savannah, with a hungry lion in hot pursuit of a terrified zebra. As he explains, the zebra's fight-or-flight response channels essential…
The Man Who Discovered Capitalism - The Life and Ideas of Influential Economist Joseph Schumpeter
Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) coined the term "creative destruction" and generations of economists have adopted it as a shorthand description of the free market's messy way of delivering progress. Schumpeter believed capitalism would be destroyed by its successes and would spawn…
The Power of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Call it persuading, negotiating or convincing. Ethical influence is the foundation of successful leadership, management, sales, and customer service. Robert Cialdini has spent his career systematically studying the psychology of influence. In this program he reveals what lies at the…
Accounting and Finance—Decision-Making Tools
Episode 25 of Critical Business Skills for Success
This introductory lecture unpacks some key concepts in accounting and finance; dispels some common myths about accounting; and gives you a helpful overview of three essential statements companies routinely prepare to communicate critical financial data to shareholders and owners.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Investing
Episode 1 of Understanding Investments
In this introduction to investing, learn some of investing's fundamental ideas and the basic impediments that can interfere with sound investment decisions. Also, learn that there are ways to protect yourself, and that the path to becoming a sound investor…
Understanding Your Financial Brain
Episode 1 of Money Management Skills
Begin with an examination of the brain to explore the tension between conscious decision-making and the automatic emotional response of our limbic systems. This tension affects many of our approaches to financial management, including our innate aversion to loss, our…
What Trader Joe’s Doesn’t Do
Episode 4 of Critical Business Skills for Success
Passionate customers, tremendous profits, happy employees--the Trader Joe's grocery chain is a powerful business success story. Discover how their secret for success lies in their use of trade-offs to make it hard for imitators and to mitigate the negative effects…
The Art of Effective Communications
Episode 40 of Critical Business Skills for Success
Cultivate stronger communication skills with this engaging lecture that covers three burning communication needs in an organization and introduces you to six critically important lessons every effective communicator should follow.
The Sturgeon Queens - Four Generations of a Jewish Family Business in New York
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with…
Mindset, Motivation and Leadership - With Carol Dweck
People are fairly evenly divided between those with either a growth or a fixed mindset about intelligence and talent. And leaders' mindsets, Professor Dweck shows, influence their ability to grow on the job and to develop successful teams. Leaders with…
How to Segment a Market
Episode 50 of Critical Business Skills for Success
The first question in developing a strong marketing strategy is figuring out who your customer is. That's where the tools of market segmentation come in. In this lecture, learn the basic principles that underlie solid segmentation analysis--whether you're working with…
Fisher and Price: The Growth-Stock Investors
Episode 4 of The Art of Investing
Turn to the fathers of growth investing, Philip Fisher and T. Rowe Price, Jr.. Discover how to tell growth stocks from value stocks. Then learn to spot signs that a stock is worth holding over the very long term, which…
Lateral Thinking Is a Survival Skill
Episode 2 of The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
First, investigate the evolutionary history of creativity in human beings and the fascinating paradox of conformity and creativity - both essential to the survival and development of our species. Then, learn about how modern education approaches creativity in our youth,…
John Bogle, Index Mutual Fund Pioneer
Episode 6 of The Art of Investing
See the index fund phenomenon from the inside through the career of John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group. Consider evidence for and against the Efficient Market Hypothesis, on which index investing is based. Also look into pitfalls to avoid…