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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…
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…
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…
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…
Good Boss, Bad Boss - How to Master the Art of Leadership by Robert Sutton
The best are those who understand their people's opinions of them and what it's like to work for them. This is no easy task. People in power tend to focus on their own needs over the needs of others. They…
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…
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…
Strategy Is Making Choices
Episode 1 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
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.
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…
Creativity - The Pixar Process
Program Highlights What you do when the baby is ugly, and why early versions of the best films actually tend to "suck." Why your goal is not to avoid errors, but to remain in the dynamic middle of the "dumb…
Accounting and Finance—Decision-Making Tools
Episode 25 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
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.
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…
Harry Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory
Episode 5 of The Art of Investing
Study what two Nobel Prize-winning economists have to say about risk. Harry Markowitz put risk on an equal footing with return. Delve into his Modern Portfolio Theory and its implications for investors. Also investigate the insights of William Sharpe's Capital…
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,…
Leadership Lessons Learned the Hard Way
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger shares his perspective on effective leadership, based on his own personal experience and lessons he has learned over the course of his 35-year career in the technology industry. Reasons to discount the HIPPO--the highest-paid person's opinion.…
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…
How to Segment a Market
Episode 50 of Critical Business Skills for Success Series
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…
Managing Change In Organizations
PART 1 Introduction Change in business is nothing new - it's the pace of change. The digital revolution has destroyed old businesses and created vast new empires. To survive, organizations must be quick to adapt - but people, generally, don't…