“I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me.”


Film / Video


August 21, 2015

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

" When I think about the Mavericks, I don't really think much about baseball. I think about those guys. I think about those characters, and the fact that they enjoyed themselves more than I'd ever seen grown men enjoy themselves. I remember thinking I hope I feel that way when I grow up. And that was as profound a guiding light as I would ever get."

By Todd Field

Film / Video

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

The Battered Bastards of Baseball is one of baseball's last great, unheralded true stories. In 1973, Hollywood veteran Bing Russell (best known for playing Deputy Clem on "Bonanza") created the only independent baseball team in America at the time, the legendary Portland Mavericks. Bing operated without a Major League affiliation while playing in a city that was considered a wasteland for professional baseball.

"Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge - and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope."

By Philippe Petit

Film / Video

Man on Wire

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City’s World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974, what some consider, “the artistic crime of the century.”

" He had this kind of magical quality that all the genuine poets and artists have: to elevate things. To get above the mundane, the prosaic. All the bullshit. All the mediocrity that's everywhere. The artist, the artist is the pioneer."

By Rick Emmerson

Film / Video

Searching for Sugar Man

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.

"We were very poor. My mother worked in a tobacco shop to support my sister and me. I didn't get my first drum kit until I was 16."

By Ginger Baker

Film / Video

Beware of Mr. Baker

Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.

"If you don't do it this year, you'll be 1 year older when you do"

By Shane McConkey

Film / Video


An examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports.

TED Talks

"Now my story has a lot to do with dreaming, although I'm known to make my dreams come true. "

By Philippe Petit

Video / TED Talks

Philippe Petit: The Journey Across the High Wire

Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.

"We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. And it's those who start with "why" that have the ability to inspire those around them or find others who inspire them."

By Simon Sinek

Video / TED Talks

Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

"If you don't have the money, but you're creative and determined, you find the way. This is the ultimate resource.

By Tony Robbins

Video / TED Talks

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that make us do what we do — and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

"And I realized, in this moment of revelation, that what these two men were revealing was the secret of their extraordinary success, each in his own right. "

By Ben Dunlap

Video / TED Talks

Ben Dunlap: The Life-Long Learner

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

"It's actually really important that you succeed at what you're succeeding at, but that isn't going to be the measure of your life."

By Clayton M. Christensen

Video / TED Talks

Clay Christensen: How Will You Measure Your Life?

Too often, we measure success in life against the progress we make in our careers. But how can we ensure we’re not straying from our values as humans along the way? Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and world-renowned innovation guru, examines the daily decisions that define our lives and encourages all of us to...

"My 100 Days of Rejection Therapy has taught me hundreds of things. But if I had to pick just one thing, it was that when bad things happen, if you treat them like good things and fight forward, magic will happen later."

By Jia Jiang

Video / TED Talks

Jia Jiang: Surprising Lessons From 100 Days of Rejection

Chasing your dream requires you put everything out there and deal with the consequences. When aspiring entrepreneur Jia Jiang left corporate life to build his dream company, he had no idea it also meant facing crushing rejection. The best way to recover? 100 Days of Rejection Therapy. Halfway through now, it’s been an astonishing journey,...