Born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 24, 1983, and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Alexis launched his first business soon after completing degrees in commerce and history at the University of Virginia. Ditching his plan to become a lawyer, he partnered with a friend, Steve Huffman, and pitched a mobile food-delivery app to the American startup accelerator Y Combinator in 2005.
YC rejected the concept but accepted Alexis and Huffman, agreeing to back their idea for a user-driven online media aggregator and discussion forum called Reddit; the following year, it was sold to publishing conglomerate Condé Nast for a sum that, according to a 2020 tweet from Alexis’s personal account, exceeded his parents’ lifetime earnings.
From styling stars like Justin Bieber and Tracee Ellis Ross to creating her own clothing line, Karla Welch has spent almost 20 years honing her creative process while pushing the boundaries of fashion. Now she’s teaching you how to let your individuality shine through your wardrobe.
Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski is the winningest coach in men’s college basketball history. During the four-plus decades he was head coach of the men’s basketball team at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski built one of American college basketball’s most storied dynasties. He led his team to five National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships and 13 Final Four appearances (the tournament’s semifinals). He also served as head coach of Team USA’s men’s Olympic basketball team during six gold-medal-winning runs.
In her masterclass, American businesswoman & CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance,Rosalind “Roz” Brewer uses her challenges and triumphs to guide executives, entrepreneurs, and employees alike through the process of leadership via innovation.
Fortune 500 CEO Rosalind Brewer has led iconic companies like Walgreens, Starbucks, and Walmart. But her career has been more than a rise to the top—it’s been an enduring quest to innovate while maintaining deep integrity. In her class, Rosalind is teaching CEO-level strategies for team leaders of all types. Learn how to promote innovation, gain buy-in on big ideas, and stand out as the leader you know yourself to be.
Talking Shop is a weekly episodic MasterClass Originals series featuring modern icons such as Gloria Steinem, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Smith, and more, as they go deep into their greatest influences. Meet your hero’s hero. Neil Gaiman on Tolkien. Gloria Steinem on Bella Abzug. Kevin Smith on Stan Lee. Dr. Cornel West on Muhammad Ali.
In this masterclass session, crypto experts and skeptics delve into the world of Blockchain, crypto, and other emerging technologies. Experts featured include Emilie Choi, Chris Dixon, Paul Krugman, and Changpeng “CZ” Zhao.
I have three D’s that I always say in my head: determination, dedication, and drive. Never let anyone change the way you feel about yourself. – Naomi Campbell
Global iconNaomi Campbellhas appeared on more than 500 magazine covers and countless runways. Now she’s sharing the lessons she’s learned from decades of successfully navigating the fashion industry, all while staying true to who she is.
Scouted at age 15, and now she is a pillar of the modelling profession. She is a cultural icon whose work ranges from fashion to film to philanthropy.
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For more than 30 years, award-winning journalist Michael Pollan has explored the intersection of humans and nature—including groundbreaking probes of the food we eat. The NYT bestselling author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” teaches how to ditch fad diets and eat with more intentionally.
Food is personal: What people eat reflects their cultures, relationships, and, often, their relative societal privileges.
As chief of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, John Douglas conducted groundbreaking interviews with notorious criminals such as Charles Manson and Ed Kemper, changing interrogative tactics forever. Netflix’s “Mindhunter” was inspired by the FBI’s first criminal profiler, John Douglas.
Indra Nooyi is one of my favourite people in the world, I admire her aura and tenacity. I connected deeply with her story as narrated in her 2021 autobiography: My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future. Her autobiography is one of my favourite reads of 2022 as I enjoyed reading it.
In her Masterclass, former CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi and Fortune’s List of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, shares her approach to making purpose-driven corporate change. Learn to make a meaningful impact within your company and find professional fulfillment.
Indra Nooyi is the first woman of color and the first immigrant to lead a Fortune 50 company.
For more than three decades, Belgian-born psychotherapist, author, speaker, and podcast host Esther Perel has worked with couples and families and made substantial contributions to the field of modern sexuality.
Both of her parents were survivors of Nazi concentration camps. After World War II, they settled in Belgium, where Esther was born in 1958. Growing up, she watched her parents embrace life even in the wake of unthinkable trauma.
Born John Roger Stephens on December 28, 1978, to Phyllis, a seamstress, and Ronald, a factory worker, John showed his potential and ambition early on.
In 1994, he was named the local winner of the McDonald’s Black History Makers of Tomorrow essay competition, facilitated by the famous fast-food chain. Written when he was just fifteen years old and published in a local paper, the essay stunningly predicted the life John would live.