A Way for You to Learn from the Best

Anders Isbrand
3 min readNov 7, 2022
MasterClass is a great alternative to go from couch-dwelling Netflix consumer to learning from the best in bite-sized video lessons (I have no affiliation with them).

Most people watch Netflix for entertainment and that’s totally fine. However, if you want to upgrade the quality of your time in front of the TV a little bit, I recommend trying out a Masterclass. With a Masterclass subscription, you get lessons and insights from truly remarkable people in their field. (I am in no way affiliated with Masterclass, I just enjoy the content).

My Recommendations for You

Personally, I find Masterclass to be immensely enjoyable — especially the following lessons:​

Science of Better Sleep by English sleep expert and professor of neuroscience and psychology Matthew Walker

Scientific Thinking and Communication by American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Modern Italian Cooking by Italian chef Massimo Bottura, who reinvented Italian cooking

Self-Made Entrepreneurship by American businesswoman and philanthropist Sarah Blakely

Writing by Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell

Chess by Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, one of the absolute best chess players in history

The Art of Negotiation by American businessman, author, and academic Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator

​Other masterclasses I plan to watch are by film director David Lynch, actress Natalie Portman, and former president Bill Clinton.

Subscribing is even risk-free for you, as a 30-day free trial subscription is offered. Should you choose to keep the subscription, you have to pay a year in advance, 180 dollars. This is 15 dollars a month, actually, I think it’s quite cheap, as the price is in the range of a common Netflix subscription, which costs between 10 and 20 dollars per month.

My impression of why the teachers are passionate about giving these masterclasses is because it lets them pass on their lessons in their field while being the best version of themselves. I watched the masterclasses on my TV on my Apple TV, mostly because it is a great mix between entertainment, inspiration, and learning. You can also use any other device, such as your computer, or your phone.

A Growing Trend

Anders Isbrand

Lifelong learner. Avid reader. Viking descendant (maybe). Twin. Finnish-wilderness-cross-country-skiing-aficionado.