How To Start a Startup, Stanford University lectures

These are Stanford University lectures videos on how to start a startup business. The lectures are conducted by the people who have been helping start up companies for a decade. Sam Altman, the President of Y Combinator conducts the first two lectures. Full details of the course is available here.

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    • Lecture 2

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    • Lecture 3 - Before the Startup

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    • Lecture 4

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    • Lecture 5

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    • Lecture 6

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    • Lecture 7

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    • Lecture 8

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    • Lecture 9

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    • Lecture 10

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    • Lecture 11

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    • Chapter 12

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    • Lecture 13

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    • Lecture 14

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    • Chapter 15

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    • Chapter 16

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    • Chapter 17

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    • Chapter 18

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    • Chapter 19

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Lecture 1 – How to Start a Startup

The topic of the first two lectures is “Ideas, Products, Teams and Execution”. You can pause at your continence and re-listen to the information that you can’t understand the first time.

Sam Altman, President, Y Combinator
Dustin Moskovitz, Cofounder, Facebook, Cofounder, Asana, Cofounder, Good Ventures
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A Google worker’s daughter earned dad a week-long-vacation

A little girl wrote a letter to Google – and it worked. In the most technologically advanced office in the world, an old fashioned, not-so-neat letter earned her dad a week-long vacation on the July.

The letter reads:

Dear Google worker, can you please make sure when dad goes to work, he gets one day off. Like he can get get a day off on Wednesday. Because daddy only gets a day off on Saturday.

She also added: “P.S. It’s daddy’s birthday. P.P.S. It is summer, you know.”

katie letter to google and google responds

Her daddy’s boss Daniel Shiplacoff responded with a letter to the little Katie. The Blaze called Google spokesperson to confirm the letter was genuine.


A 12 years old cancer victim left quotes behind mirror

A 12-years-old cancer victim, Athena, died last month (on May 28, 2014). Before her death she had written some secret notes to her family, behind her mirror. Her father was heartbroken when he found the secret writing after a few days of her death.

cancer victim girl - quotes behind mirror

After being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Athena only lived a year. The cancer that develops on growing bones is commonly found in teenagers and young adults. 

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RIP Stephen Sutton, mother says she is ‘bursting with pride but breaking with pain’

The teenager, Stephen Sutton, who raised more than £3m for a cancer charity has died four years after being diagnosed with cancer. Paying tribute to her selfless, courageous and inspirational son, his mother, Jane Sutton, released a statement in Facebook page to confirm his death.

Last month, I wrote about Stephen and his charitable effort. At that time, he had raised £1m and the snowball effect took over raising more fund for the charity.

Stephen Sutton

Jane Sutton stated that her “courageous, selfless, inspirational son passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 14th May.”

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25,000 paintings in just 7 years of life, Edmund Thomas Clint

A child prodigy born in 1976 died after 7 years in 1983 because of kidney failure. In that time he drew more than 25,000 paintings in 2522 of life.

Clint started drawing at 2 and secured first place in a competition held for painters under 18-years of age when he was five.

a drawing of rawana by a 4 years old

The drawing above was drawn by Clint when he was 4-years-old.

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7 miracles of life, according to an Indian actress

An Indian actress, Manisha Koirala, raised to the top position in the film industry, Bollywood. She was known to drink a lot, having affair with everybody and having fun all the time. When the age took toll and her film career started taking a downward trend, she got married and divorced within the first year.

7 miracles of life

To make the matter worse, she was diagnosed of cancer at the end of 2012. Surviving ovarian cancer reversed the lifestyle of the actress. Here are some of the insights of the actress:

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High doses of antidepressants on youths found to be more suicidal

In a recent research at Harvard School of Public Health, youths taking high doses of antidepressants have higher risks of suicidal behavior.


The finding was a result of the study of 162,000 people in the USA. The age of the study group ranged from 10 to 64 years. The subjects were suing antidepressants like Prozac and Seroxat. The researchers compared the data on average doge or higher amount from the years 1998 to 2010.

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US health costs, 20-years-old’s outrageous hospital bill goes viral

A 20-years-old man (Nic) was shocked when he received the bill of his appendicitis in October, 2013. Even after paying a majority of the cost through his father’s insurance, the guy had to pay $11,000 towards the cost. The original bill is $55,000 in which, Father’s insurance pays $44,000.

Appendicitis is comparatively a simple surgery and the bill price of $55,000 is outrageous. When the guy shared the hospital bill in internet, it went viral and lot of comments were posted on Reddit about it.

health bill usa 1

In a lot of countries, government pays the medical costs in hospital but, USA is the biggest exception.

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Beezin, a new teen drug, lip balm applied on eyelids

In a latest trend, teenagers are found to use a lip balm on their eye lids to get a high. A lip moisturizer, Burt’s Bees lip balm, is a natural product with beeswax as one of the ingredients. The lip moisturizer creates tingly sensation. When applied to the eye-lids it allegedly simulates the effect of being high.

Called ‘beezin’, the practice is flagged by the doctors saying that it can be a dangerous practice. Medical toxicologists warn that such practice can cause serious risks including allergic reactions and can also spread herpes virus. The virus can even make a person blind and a serious infection can even take life.

purts bees lip balm

If lip balm is used on the cold sore and if it is applied on the eyelid, the herpes virus could be transmitted from the lip balm to a person’s eye.

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