Fortune Favors the Brave: Ancient Lessons for Modern Success
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Fortune Favors the Brave: Ancient Lessons for Modern Success

An exploration of ancient stories about success with practical applications for finding success in today's world.
4.5 (34 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,537 students enrolled
Created by Keith Massey
Last updated 3/2015
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course, you will know a number of ancient success stories and have the opportunity to reflect on how you can apply wisdom from the past to achieve success in the present day.
Requirements
  • No course requirements except a desire to learn ancient lessons for modern success.
Description

 In this course, you'll learn the lives and lessons of numerous ancient persons whose examples can both instruct and inspire you to achieve modern success. The course is comprised of videos which present the content in a combination of instruction from Dr. Massey and images paired with the narrative. 

In addition to the video lessons, Dr. Massey gives you exercises to help you reflect upon what you have learned, as well as quizzes to reinforce your learning of these important ancient lives.

No matter your walk of life--be it business, sales, research, education, or something else entirely--this course will help you focus your creative energies toward the achievement of whatever you define as success.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is intended for anyone with an interest in motivation and productivity.
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 02:08:40
+ Fortune Favors the Brave: Definitions and Lessons
6 lectures 27:26
In this lecture Dr. Massey provides an overview of the course.
Preview 01:51
Dr. Massey presents a detailed lesson on the meaning of Fortuna/Fortune.
Preview 05:13
Dr. Massey discusses what it means that Fortune "Favors" the Brave.
Adiuat - Favors
05:49
In this lesson, Dr. Massey explores the different ways in which someone can be "brave" and "daring."
Fortes - The Brave
06:39
Dr. Massey here shares his thoughts on how ancient lessons are still relevant today.
Eternal Ideas
04:06
In this lesson, Dr. Massey discusses the various ways ancient anecdotes can inform and inspire.
Genius and Inspiration
03:48
+ Lives Well Lived: Ingenuity, Perseverance, and Integrity
12 lectures 49:48
Dr. Massey presents an overview of "Lives Well Lived", a collection of short biographies of ancient success.
Preview 04:34
In this lesson, we learn about how Alexander the Great tamed a horse with an important observation.
Preview 06:57
In this lesson, Alexander the Great faces an ancient and previously unsolved challenge.
Alexander the Great: the Gordian Knot
03:59
Archimedes shouted "Eureka" when he solved the unsolvable. Here's the story of exactly what he did.
Archimedes: The Eureka Moment
03:20
The Roman patrician Cincinnatus twice served as dictator, but never really wanted the hold power. He instead lived a life of integrity.
Cincinnatus: A Life of Integrity
04:40
Crassus was the richest man in Rome. Maybe the richest man ever. Find out the ingenious way he earned his great wealth.
Crassus: Richest Man in Rome
04:10
In this lesson, we learn how Queen Dido of Carthage bought land to found a new kingdom, through a clever trick.
Dido, Queen of Carthage
02:13
In this lesson we learn how an ancient scientist who never left Egypt measured the size of the Earth for the first time.
Erathosthenes Measures the Earth
03:35
Hannibal of Carthage took an army complete with a hundred elephants from Spain to attack Italy. Here's the story of his persistence and a unique solution to a problem.
Hannibal of Carthage
04:27
King Leonidas of Sparta stopped a Persian army thousands of times the size of his few hundred soldiers. Here's how he did this amazing feat.
King Leonidas of Sparta
03:55
Xenophon and ten thousand other Greeks persevered through enemy territory to survive an incredible challenge. Here's the story of what they did.
March of the Ten Thousand
03:26
Queen Zenobia fought through personal tragedy on more than one occasion. Here's her remarkable story.
Zenobia, Queen of the Palmyrene Empire
04:32
+ Three Moons: an Ancient Program for Modern Productivity
7 lectures 32:26
Dr. Massey presents an overview of "Three Moons: an Ancient Program for Modern Productivity."
Preview 01:36
In this lesson Dr. Massey discusses the most productive three months of his life--a mission to Iraq.
Preview 06:34
In this lesson, Dr. Massey shares how he learned that ancient peoples knew about three month productivity plans.
Preview 10:19
In this lesson, Dr. Massey describes how he got the chance to repeat the Three Month experiment.
Preview 09:48
In this lesson, Dr. Massey discusses practical ways you can apply the Three Month Productivity Plan of the Ancients to your own life.
Preview 02:55
+ Fortune Favors the Brave: Additional Resources
3 lectures 00:00
This document provides learners with more detailed information about the ancient people discussed in this course.
Characters in Fortune Favors the Brave
5 pages
This document provides learners with a collection of Motivational and Productivity Quotes from the ancient world.
Ancient Motivational and Productivity Quotes
4 pages
This document allows learners to journal on the points of the course and reflect on ways to introduce ancient lessons to their own modern success.
Reflection Points for the Course
7 pages
This quiz gives you a chance to demonstrate your knowledge of the people studied in the course Fortune Favors the Brave.
How Well Do You Know the Ancients?
16 questions