Finding an Idea in the Mail: Renaud Laplanche was opening his mail when the idea for Lending Club came to him. He tells the story of seeing the opportunity and creating the online Lending Club to fill the gap in the financial industries market. Laplache’s competitive nature extends to one-man sailboat racing and he compares the… Read more »
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Background and introduction to the United States Declaration of Independence: In this video, Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks to Sal about the background to the Declaration of Independence.
Discovery of magnetism: Our ancestors noticed that certain rocks were attracted to each other. They also noticed that this force could be transferred onto certain metallic objects!
Art and context: Monet's Cliff Walk at Pourville and Malevich's White on White: Art & Context: Monet’s Cliff Walk at Pourville & Malevich’s Suprematist Composition: White on White A conversation with Sal Khan, Steven Zucker & Beth Harris
6th graders learn to build a Spider robot: Vicki Lombardi’s 6th grade students at Santa Rita Elementary in Los Altos School district learn how to build a Spider robot. Read more at: http://lasdilearn.blogspot.com/2013/02/third-graders-building-robots-mission.html
Introduction to nouns | The parts of speech | Grammar: Meet the most common English part of speech: the noun.
Introduction to economics: Basic introduction to what microeconomics and macroeconomics study. A bit on Adam Smith.
What does it feel like to invent math?: An exploration of infinite sums, from convergent to divergent, including a brief introduction to the 2-adic metric, all themed on that cycle between discovery and invention in math. Music: Legions (Reverie) by Zoe Keatin
Reid Hoffman - Founder of LinkedIn:
Empires before World War I: Austria-Hungary. Ottoman empire. British, German, French and Russian empires.