Now is a great time to invest in you! The Great Courses on Kanopy offers you countless options to learn about a new topics and pick up new skills. The following are my top five recommendations that will serve you both in business and in life. I especially liked the Art of Public Speaking because persuasion is a skill that helps in many areas of life, such as interviews. Each course contains a number of episodes that dive deep into the topic. They also include written supplemental materials. If you’re hungry for more Great Courses, there are additional classes available through RBDigital.

1. The Art of Public Speaking

Improve and enhance your public-speaking skills with time-tested techniques and strategies used by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and other great orators. Delivered by the frequent lecturer and distinguished historian, Professor John R. Hale, these 12 engaging and accessible lectures offer helpful insights no matter your audience.

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2. The Art of Investing

Business school professor and portfolio manager John Longo guides you through the life stories of over 30 men and women, including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and George Soros, who all built spectacular fortunes through investing. Each lecture focuses on a single investment approach, such as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds and hedge funds.

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3. The Science of Mindfulness

An astonishing look at the wide-scale adoption of mindfulness techniques into mainstream psychology and healthcare. Study the brain science underlying traditional wisdom practices and experience the extraordinary effects of mindfulness in your own life.

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4. The Economics of Uncertainty

Learn to cope with uncertainty and risk with advice from a master economist. Economic uncertainty is like the weather: you can’t stop storms, but understanding them prepares you. Uncertainty is beyond our control, but when you take the mystery and dread out of it, you can respond much more effectively. The practical and empowering lectures of The Economics of Uncertainty will give you tools to deal with risk.

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5. The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit

According to the latest scientific research, anyone can be creative. You just have to know how to think creatively, which involves taking a more imaginative approach to the challenges we all face. Learn how to wield research-based tools and tap into your creative mind with Professor Puccio’s engaging 24-lecture series. This course will take you step-by-step through the creative-thinking process.

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