Videos I’ve Watched

There’s a wealth of knowledge on YouTube for the one who wants to learn.  

Learning to Learn – Richard Hamming

Richard Hamming was a mathematician, computer scientist, and a member of the Manhattan Project. This video has nothing technical. It’s all about learning, knowledge, science vs engineering, and humans vs machines.

If you are interested in this topic, you can also check my article Learning How to Learn: The Foundation for Lifelong Learners.

The Mindset of a Winner – Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant had definitely a great work ethic. This video inspired me to write On Developing The Love For Our Best Work.

The Millennial Question – Simon Sinek

If you belong to the millennial generation, you’ll love this video. This is the explanation you’ve been waiting for on why you’re messed up 😊

How To Always Increase Your Confidence – Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan has observed the following: when entrepreneurs experience any kind of breakthrough in results, they’ve gone through a four-step process. It allows them to avoid paralysis and take action before feeling confident. 

This video is a must for anyone who’s about to tackle a new and scary project.

Islam Is A Peaceful Reigion – Mehdi Hasan

Even if you’re convinced that Islam is a peaceful religion and that you need no further argument, you’ll still appreciate the performance of Mehdi Hasan!

Wasting Time and Opportunities – Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson has many great Youtube videos online, but this one is the first that comes to my mind. As I wasted plenty of time in the past, this video resonated more with me.

Dreamwalkers by Idries Shah

A classic BBC documentary aired in 1970. The sound is choppy at the beginning. But if you’re patient, you’ll learn some gems about human thought (irrationality, problem-solving, confined thinking…). Bonus: it has some great stories full of wisdom.

In Need of Wisdom by Nouman Ali Khan

I discovered Nouman Ali Khan in my thirties when my English started getting better. He speaks clearly and simply. I first listened to his long talks like the Story Night series. Then I joined Bayyinah Tv where he explains the entire Quran.

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund. He’s also known for his bestseller PrinciplesSo he definitely knows something about the economy. After this video, you’ll understand why economic crises happen every here and then.

Jim Rohn Seminar (4 hours) 

This is one of the best videos on personal growth you’ll find out there. Jim Rohn was a powerful speaker and one of Tony Robbins’ mentors. I remember taking so many notes from this video. It’s totally worth the time! If you don’t have 4 hours, start with this 4-minutes video on reading.

There’s No Clash 

They did one season about some of the scientific facts in the Quran. It’s great when good content is presented well. Here’s the first episode: “The Qur’an: A Very Serious Book for Those Who Have Knowledge”. 

Brian Jonhson is doing a great job extracting the biggest ideas from books. Probably, he’s done videos about every book that helps you live an optimal life. It’s not a substitute for reading books. But it can give a taste of what’s in them.