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New videos per week

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Daniel Goleman
Psychologist

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Bryan Cranston
Actor

COMMUNICATION

Chris Hadfield
Retired Astronaut

CREATIVITY

John Cleese
Comedian, Writer, Actor

CRITICAL THINKING

Liv Boeree
International Poker Player

DIGITAL FLUENCY

Tristan Harris
Director, Center for Humane Technology

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Arianna Huffington
Founder, The Huffington Post

LEADERSHIP

Elon Musk
Technology Entrepreneur

LIFELONG LEARNING

Barbara Oakley
Professor of Engineering, Oakland University

PROBLEM SOLVING

Bill Nye
The Science Guy

MANAGEMENT

Linda Hill
Professor, Harvard Business School

SELF-MOTIVATION

Shane Battier
Former NBA Champion

EMOTIONAL
INTELLIGENCE

Daniel Goleman
Psychologist

CAREER
DEVELOPMENT

Bryan Cranston
Actor

COMMUNICATION

Chris Hadfield
Retired Astronaut

CREATIVITY

John Cleese
Comedian, Writer, Actor

CRITICAL
THINKING

Liv Boeree
International Poker Player

DIGITAL
FLUENCY

Tristan Harris
Director, Center for Humane Technology

HEALTH &
WELLNESS

Arianna Huffington
Founder, The Huffington Post
Elon Musk
Technology Entrepreneur

LEADERSHIP

Barbara Oakley
Professor of Engineering, Oakland University

LIFELONG
LEARNING

Bill Nye
The Science Guy

PROBLEM
SOLVING

Linda Hill
Professor, Harvard Business School

MANAGEMENT

Shane Battier
Former NBA Champion

SELF-MOTIVATION

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is far more important than IQ in determining personal and professional success. Master the four domains—Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management—through deliberate study and practice.
Practice Servant Leadership: Let Your Audience Know They’re Not Alone

Lisa Lampanelli Comedian

Explore Emotional Intelligence
The Key Distinguisher Between Average and Outstanding Performers
Daniel Goleman
Psychologist & Author
Win with Red Teaming
A Case Study in Strategic Empathy from Inside the CIA
Amaryllis Fox
Former CIA Clandestine Operative
The Art and Science of Relating: A Case Study in Communicating with Empathy
Alan Alda
Actor & Author
Imagine it Forward: Don’t Let Introversion Hold You Back
Beth Comstock
Former Vice Chair, GE, & Author
Explore More Experts
Bryan Cranston
Actor
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
CRITICAL THINKING
Richard Dawkins
Retired Canadian Astronaut, & Author
COMMUNICATION
Sara Blakely
Founder, Spanx
PROBLEM SOLVING
Career Development
Plan for the future, prioritize your professional goals, and evaluate yourself realistically. Learn how to present your unique combination of talent and skills throughout the employment process.
Find Career Success: The Cranston Assessment of Projects System (CAPS)

Bryan Cranston Actor, Director, Producer, & Writer

Stand Out From the Pack
Baratunde Thurston
Comedian, Author & Former Director of Digital for The Onion
Mastering The Confidence Code: Confidence 101
Claire Shipman
Journalist
Rethink Your Salary Negotiation Strategy
Chris Voss
Former Kidnapping Negotiator, FBI, & Author, “Never Split the Difference”
Understand Gen Z
Manage Expectations to Make Life Easier in Your Workplace
Jonathan Haidt
Social Psychologist & Author, “The Coddling of the American Mind”
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David Goggins
Former Navy SEAL
SELF-MOTIVATION
Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, The Huffington Post & Author, “Thrive”
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Bill Nye
Mechanical Engineer & TV Personality
PROBLEM SOLVING
John Cleese
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
CREATIVITY
Communication
Harness all means of effective communication, including written, spoken, interpersonal and digital presentation skills. Learn how to articulate, codify, record, and share your thinking with others.
Constructing Powerful Arguments: Get on the Same Page to Have Meaningful Conversations

Reza Aslan Religious Scholar & Author

Houston, Do You Copy?: An Astronaut’s Guide to Deliberate Listening
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut, and Author, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
Reconciling Differences: An Introduction to Relational Intelligence
Angie McArthur
CEO, Professional Thinking Partners & Co-Author, Collaborative Intelligence”
Dealing with High-Conflict People: Use the C.A.R.S. Method to Mitigate High-Conflict Behavior
Bill Eddy
Lawyer, Therapist, and Mediator; Author, “5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life” and “Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths”
What to Do When Words Aren’t Enough: A Physician’s 8-Step Process for Communicating Difficult News
BJ Miller, MD
Explore More Experts
Sara Blakely
Founder and CEO, Spanx, and Author, “The Belly Art Project”
PROBLEM SOLVING
Daniel Goleman
Psychologist and Author
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Elon Musk
Founder/CEO, Space Exploration Industries
LEADERSHIP
Linda Hill
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
MANAGEMENT
Creativity
Use your cognitive abilities to find creative solutions and opportunities. Explore independent and collaborative ideation methods, pursue your curiosity, and harness the power of play.
Understand the Creative Process
Get Your Team in Touch with Their Best Hunches

John Cleese Actor, Screenwriter, Producer

Overcome Obstacles
Edward Norton
Actor & Co-Founder, Crowdrise”
Master Your Craft: How to Get Over Yourself and Get to Work
Malcolm Gladwell
Bestselling Author and Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Empower Your People: Conversational Moves for Engaging Your Team in Creative Collaboration
Diane Paulus
Tony Award-Winning Director
Lead Vibrant One-on-Ones: A Podcaster’s Techniques for Opening Up Dialogue with Reluctant People
Pete Holmes
Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, and Author, “Comedy Sex God”
Explore More Experts
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut, and Author, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
COMMUNICATION
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
CRITICAL THINKING
Nick Offerman
Actor, Writer, and Woodworker
LIFELONG LEARNING
Richard Dawkins
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
MANAGEMENT
Critical Thinking
Improve your judgment by skillfully analyzing and evaluating information. Learn how to guide your beliefs, arguments, and actions with informed decision-making.
Dealing with the Cards You’re Dealt: How to Project Confidence by Expressing Uncertainty

Annie Duke Retired Professional Poker Player & Author, “Thinking in Bets”

Beat the Competition: Analyze Performance Data
Shane Battier
Former NBA Player
Adopt the Scientist’s Mindset: Take a Rational Approach to Seeking and Finding Truth
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist
Use Intuition as a Last Resort: A Case Study in Decision-Making from a Poker Champion
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
Become the Smartest Person in the Room: Develop Superpowers by Investigating What Others Won’t
Tim Ferriss
Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur
Explore More Experts
John Cleese
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
CREATIVITY
Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, The Huffington Post & Author, “Thrive”
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Bryan Cranston
Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Tristan Harris
Author, “Zucked”
DIGITAL FLUENCY
Digital Fluency
Learn to thrive in our hyper-fast, digitally connected world. Transfer existing skills from one digital technology to another, evaluate online information sources, make sound decisions around technology use, and protect your data and mental health.
Design for Good
How to Provide Products that Align with Consumer Goals—and Transform the Attention Economy

Tristan Harris Former Design Ethicist, Google, & Co-Director, Time Well Spent

Stand Out From the Pack
Baratunde Thurston
Comedian, Author and Former Director of Digital for The Onion
Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems: The 6 Ds of Exponential Organizations
Peter Diamandis
Chairman and CEO, X Prize Foundation
Pursue Passion to Increase Potential: Lessons from a Massive Multi-player Online Video Game
John Seely Brown
Computer Scientist and Innovation Expert
Serve Your Purpose: Redefining Leadership as Service
Tony Coles
Former CEO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals
Explore More Experts
Annie Duke
Retired Professional Poker Player and Author, “Thinking in Bets”
Critical Thinking
Robert Sapolsky
Neuroscientist and Author, “Behave”
Health & Wellness
David Goggins
Former Navy SEAL
Self-Motivation
Elon Musk
Founder/CEO, Space Exploration Industries
Leadership
Health and Wellness
Learn to thrive in our hyper-fast, digitally connected world. Transfer existing skills from one digital technology to another, evaluate online information sources, make sound decisions around technology use, and protect your data and mental health.
Making Healthy Choices: The Path to Personal Fulfillment

Deepak Chopra Co-author, “Super Genes”

Learning How to Thrive: Redefining Success
Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, The Huffington Post and Author, “Thrive”
Transform Your Relationship with Money: The Four Levels of Money
Vicki Robin
Author, Activist, Social Innovator
Why Do You Check Your Phone 150 Times a Day?
Tristan Harris
Author, “Zucked”
Understand the Neurobiology of Age: Get to Know Why 20- and 60-Year-Old Brains are Remarkably Different
Robert Sapolsky
Neuroscientist and Author, “Behave”
Explore More Experts
Nick Offerman
Actor, Writer, and Woodworker
Lifelong Learning
Sara Blakely
Founder and CEO, Spanx, and Author, “The Belly Art Project”
Problem Solving
Bryan Cranston
Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer –
Career Development
David Goggins
Former Navy SEAL
Self-Motivation
Leadership
Without great leadership, organizations drift. Learn how to change minds, resolve conflict, rally teams, engage customers, and inspire others to action.
Becoming a Fluent Leader: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Jane Hyun Founder and President, Hyun & Associates

Disrupt an Industry
Elon Musk
Founder/CEO, Space Exploration Industries
Embody Executive Presence: Gravitas
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Economist and Author, Executive Presence
Building a Winning Global Business: Sweat the Small Stuff
David Stern
Commissioner Emeritus, National Basketball Association
Understand What Drives People
Dan Ariely
Organizational Psychologist and Author, “Predictably Irrational”
Explore More Experts
Tim Ferriss
Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur
Critical Thinking
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
Critical Thinking
Linda Hill
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Management
John Cleese
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Creativity
Lifelong Learning
Embrace your greatest challenges with a growth mindset. Learn how to develop multiple dimensions of expertise and emerge from failure with an action plan for success.
Pursue Betterment, Not Perfection
Advice for Tackling Any Discipline from the Real-Life Ron Swanson

Nick Offerman Actor, Writer, & Woodworker

Disrupt an Industry
Barbara Oakley
Founder/CEO, Space Exploration Industries
Embody Executive Presence: Gravitas
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Economist and Author, Executive Presence
Building a Winning Global Business: Sweat the Small Stuff
David Stern
Commissioner Emeritus, National Basketball Association
Understand What Drives People
Dan Ariely
Organizational Psychologist and Author, “Predictably Irrational”
Explore More Experts
Pete Holmes
Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, and Author, “Comedy Sex God”
Management
Simon Sinek
Ethnographer and Author, “Start With Why”
Self-Motivation
Annie Duke
Retired Professional Poker Player and Author, “Thinking in Bets”
Critical Thinking
Elon Musk
Founder/CEO, Space Exploration Industries
Leadership
Problem Solving
The success or failure of any initiative depends on the strategic thinking behind it. Explore a powerful set of tools for considering problems, brainstorming solutions and understanding their implications.
Be the Consumer
Identify a Need in the Marketplace

Sara Blakely Founder and CEO, Spanx, & Author, “The Belly Art Project”

Begin at the Beginning: The Upside Down Pyramid of Design
Bill Nye
The Science Guy, Mechanical Engineer and TV Personality
Understand the Creative Process: Get Your Team in Touch with Their Best Hunches
John Cleese
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Make Room for Innovation: “Killer Queries”
Lisa Bodell
Founder and CEO, Futurethink
Make Progress with Elastic Thinking: Solve Difficult Problems by Looking at Them Differently
Leonard Mlodinow
Theoretical Physicist, and Author, “Elastic Thinking”
Explore More Experts
David Goggins
Former Navy SEAL
Self-Motivation
Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, The Huffington Post and Author, “Thrive”
Health & Wellness
Sara Blakely
Founder and CEO, Spanx, and Author, “The Belly Art Project”
Problem Solving
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut, and Author, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
Communication
Management
Great managers create empowered, collaborative teams. Learn how to plan and execute projects—from basic budgeting to motivating talent and defining work.
Influencing Others: Manage Your Network

Linda Hill Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

The Science of Productivity: Create Psychological Safety
Charles Duhigg
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter, The New York Times, and Author, “Smarter Faster Better”
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Start a Meeting Revolution
Carson Tate
Author, “Work Simply”
The Astronaut’s Guide to Risk Mitigation: Predict the Consequence and Probability of Events
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut, and Author, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
Lead Vibrant One-on-Ones: A Podcaster’s Techniques for Opening Up Dialogue with Reluctant People
Pete Holmes
Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, and Author, “Comedy Sex God”
Explore More Experts
Bill Nye
The Science Guy, Mechanical Engineer and TV Personality
Problem Solving
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist
Critical Thinking
Barbara Oakley
Professor of Engineering, Oakland University, and Author “Mindshift”
Lifelong Learning
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
Critical Thinking
Self-Motivation
Passion. Purpose. Productivity. Persistence. Discover new meaning in your efforts to change yourself from within and to effect change in the world.
Push Past Negative Self-Talk
Give Yourself the Proper Fuel to Attack the World

David Goggins Former Navy SEAL

Command Your Career: An Emmy Award-Winning Actor’s Advice to Millennials
Bryan Cranston
Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer
Breaking Through Learning Obstacles: Pursue Second-Skilling to Promote Career Resiliency
Barbara Oakley
Professor of Engineering, Oakland University, and Author “Mindshift”
Starting with Why: Be Happy at Work
Simon Sinek
Ethnographer and Author, “Start With Why”
Mastering The Confidence Code: When in Doubt, Act
Claire Shipman
Journalist and Co-author, “The Confidence Code”
Explore More Experts
Shane Battier
Former NBA player
Critical Thinking
Tim Ferriss
Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur
Critical Thinking
Linda Hill
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Management
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut, and Author, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
Communication
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