How to Start a Start-Up: A Free Course from Y Combinator Taught at Stanford

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If you have any entrepreneurial aspirations, you’ve likely heard of Y Combinator (YC), an accelerator based in Silicon Valley that’s been called “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator” (Fast Company) or “a spawning ground for emerging tech giants” (Fortune).

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David Lynch Despises Product Placement & Watching Movies on iPhones (NSFW)

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When one first encounters the surreal sensibilities of David Lynch on film, it’s hard to know what to expect of the man behind them.

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Sell & Spin: The History of Advertising, Narrated by Dick Cavett (1999)

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“According to a study published Monday by researchers at Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, humans experience the most intense feelings of happiness when pressing the ‘skip ad’ button before watching a video on the internet.” That comes from The Onion, whose satirical reporting hits the mark as usual.

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How the Sound Effects on 1930s Radio Shows Were Made: An Inside Look

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“Jam” Handy (1886–1983) was known for two things: 1.) participating in the 1904 and 1924 Olympics (quite a feat if you think about the gap in time), and 2.) making thousands of educational training films for American corporations, schools and the US armed forces.

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Download Marc Andreessen’s Influential Blog (“Pmarca”) as a Free eBook

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For years Marc Andreessen–the entrepreneur best known for launching Mosaic and later Netscape–ran a popular blog called “Pmarca” (apparently short for “Private Marc Andreessen”) where he dispensed wisdom on startups, business, investing and beyond.

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John Cleese on The Importance of Making and Embracing Mistakes

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In his essay “The Relativity of Wrong,” Isaac Asimov argues persuasively against the common belief that “’right’ and ‘wrong’ are absolute; that everything that isn’t perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong.

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Harlan Ellison’s Wonderful Rant on Why Writers Should Always Get Paid

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In a perfect world, I could write this post for free. Alas, the rigors of the modern economy demand that I pay regular and sometimes high prices for food, shelter, books, and the other necessities of life.

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Fantastic Mr. Fox Meets The Shining in an Animated, Cautionary Tale About Consumerism

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In this short stop-motion film, Alexandra Lemay draws some creative inspiration from Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick and leaves us with a “cautionary tale of what happens when we don’t think enough about what we buy.

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Donald Deconstructs Citizen Kane

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If there is any contemporary figure out there that resembles Charles Foster Kane, it is that real estate mogul and unlikely GOP front runner, Donald Trump. Like Kane, Trump was educated in, and thrown out of, some of the most elite private schools out there.

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