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How to Build a Startup by Steve Blank and Stanford Courses on Entrepreneurship

It sure looks like online courses have reached a tipping point and are spreading fast. Top universities are all making courses available online for free, making it more easy for anyone with an internet connection and a good command of the English language to receive training from the best. Thanks to a reader two more great initiatives that make knowledge available to the masses.

Now Steve Blank the highly successful serial entrepreneur, professor at Berkeley and writer of The Startup Owner’s Manual (Read it. Great book!) will teach you live how to build your own startup in an online course at Udacity, an online university.

Stanford has made some great courses available for free through their Venture Lab. Courses:

  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • A Crash Course on Creativity
  • Finance
  • Designing A New Learning Environment
  • Startup Boards: Advanced Entrepreneurship


Free Online Valuation Course by Aswath Damodaran

Aswath Damodaran is one of the key professors teaching valuation. I highly appreciate his approach to knowledge sharing, making his excel spreadsheets, writings and datasets available for free through is resource page at NY Stern University.

Damodaran has now gone a step further making his Valuation Course available online including homework assignments, powerpoints etc. through Symynd.

For people just starting out in valuations or seeking to refresh their memories please consider following this course. For valuation professionals, perhaps tune in later for special topics.


Free online courses from Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley and more…

Always wanted to study at Princeton, Stanford or Berkeley? Now is your chance…and it’s free! Just go to the website and sign up to the courses you want.

About Coursera:

“We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.”


Online Course Value Investing

I came across some very useful investment advices from valueinvestor- Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, John Templeton, Seth Klarman, Charlie Munger, Walter Schloss, Bill Ackman, Bruce Greenwald, Martin Whitman, Whitney Tilson, Irving Kahn, John Bogle, Hersh Cohen, David Winters, Chris Davis, Roger Lowenstein, Irwin Michael, Mohnish Pabrai, Mark Holowesko, David Nadel, Tom Russo.

Thanks to a very informative blog on value investing: