Best of Great Courses
Published on 09 May 2020
In recent decades, science has confirmed that meditation, when correctly practiced, offers lasting benefits for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Gain a clear understanding of the essence of meditation--and how best to practice it--in 24 lessons filled with guided exercises, principles and techniques, and more.
Become a more thoughtful consumer, save money, and reduce your ecological footprint with this course that teaches you how integrate sustainable practices into your everyday life. By learning specific knowledge and techniques on how to work more efficiently with the energy, water, and food you consume, you can live a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle that also positively impacts the world around you.
Discover how to finally manage and minimize the stress in your life with these inspiring lectures. Packed with scientifically-backed behavior modifications and cognitive exercises, popular Great Courses instructor Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura's course helps you build a personal stress management toolkit so you can better manage your stress response.
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 uncertainty, you can respond much more effectively. The practical and empowering lectures of The Economics of Uncertainty give you tools to deal with risk.
Money management can be intimidating. Fortunately, most of us only need to learn a few basic principles to make good financial decisions. Get a comprehensive overview of what everyday people need to know. Whether you're just getting started in life or contemplating retirement, this course offers an excellent primer with all the information you need to build a financial plan to achieve your goals.
Learn how to invest with skill and confidence so you can achieve your financial goals. Economist and Professor Connel Fullenkamp explains the fundamentals of investing to those new to the subject while broadening and deepening the knowledge of more experienced investors. Understanding Investments just may be the smartest investment you make.
Business school professor and portfolio manager John Longo conducts you through the life stories of over 30 men and women including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, and George Soros, who have built spectacular fortunes through investing. Each lecture focuses on a single approach, such as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds, and hedge funds.
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 the same research-based tools that today's creative people use and tap into your inner creative thinker with Professor Puccio's engaging 24-lecture series that takes you step-by-step through the creative-thinking process.
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 frequent lecturer and distinguished historian Professor John R. Hale, these 12 engaging and accessible lectures offer you helpful insights no matter who your audience is.
Any time you present yourself before others, your way of interacting with your listeners is equally as important as what you say. In 24 dynamic sessions, you'll learn how to present yourself successfully, practice exercises to develop physical and vocal freedom, and grasp how to keep your audience's attention. With the skills you'll develop, you can confidently offer your best self to the world.
What does it take to succeed in business? Critical Business Skills for Success is a comprehensive guide to the five disciplines--strategy, operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing--that everyone needs to master in today's marketplace. Bringing the MBA experience to you, this authoritative course demystifies the secrets of business and provides insights to help you achieve your goals.
Programming is an eminently learnable skill that gives you unrivalled problem-solving power you can apply in all areas of life. It's also a fun, creative activity that provides insight into how we control the devices that influence virtually every aspect of our lives. The 24 engaging and information-rich lessons of How to Program teach you one of the world's most accessible and powerful computer languages, Python.