• How to Tell Customers You Exist: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #11
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    How to Tell Customers You Exist: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #11

    Here’s a cold, hard truth: no business, no matter how innovative and amazing it is, will survive if people haven’t heard of it. If people don’t know something exists, they’ll never be able to purchase it. Beyonce might drop a surprise album, but then she promotes the heck out of it. The hype she gets from the surprise is part of her entrepreneurial strategy! Ever since we’ve had products and services, we’ve needed channels to create awareness and communicate with our customers. And as our culture has evolved, so have our channels — from simple posters in the 1800s, to the launch of Pinterest (and the heyday of DIY wedding…

  • Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7
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    Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

    Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to get down and dirty wallowing in the mud that is Congress. Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair, but the workings of Congress are kind of arcane or byzantine or maybe let’s just say extremely complex and confusing, like me, or Game of Thrones without the nudity. Some of the nudity, maybe. However, Congress is the most important branch, so it would probably behoove most Americans to know how it works. I’m going to try to explain. Be prepared to be behooved. [Theme Music] Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are divided up…

  • What’s new with Crash Course
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    What’s new with Crash Course

    Hi, I’m Hank green. And I’m John Green. It’s been a while since we last checked in with you all, so we wanted to give you an update on what’s new with Crash Course. First, we’ve made some changes to our Patreon! Head to patreon.com/crashcourse to check out the sweet benefits we’re currently offering. When you become a member, you immediately get access to every post we’ve ever made that’s available at that tier, which at this point is quite a lot. Seriously, there are over a thousand patron-only posts you could potentially unlock, including livestreams, outtakes, digital calendars, and much more. By becoming a member, you’re joining a community…

  • How to Argue – Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3
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    How to Argue – Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3

    Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: Share your passion with the world. How do you know that aspirin will take care of your headache? Why do you really want to see the new Marvel movie, even though you haven’t heard anything about it, good or bad? Your ability to do things like predict how a medication will affect you, or what movie you might like, or even things like what the perfect gift might be for your best friend, or what’s the fastest way to get to campus –- all of this stuff, you know through induction. Deductive arguments are great because they give us certain…

  • AI Playing Games: Crash Course AI #12
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    AI Playing Games: Crash Course AI #12

    Jabril: D7 John-Green-bot: Miss. John-Green-bot: I-9 Jabril: NOOOOOOOOOO Hey, I’m Jabril and welcome to Crash Course AI! John-Green-bot might struggle with some things like natural language processing and moving through the real world, but using AI he’s pretty good at board games. AI researchers spend a LOT of time trying to teach AI how to beat humans at games, & this isn’t just because games are fun. Games provide constrained scenarios for testing new AI algorithms and approaches. In a game, it’s easy to know whether the AI is winning or losing, because there’s usually a score or some objective measure of “winning.” This is great because AI learns from…

  • Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41
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    Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41

    Hello, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. And today we’re gonna talk about, well, mostly history. Wait Stan, this isn’t Crash Course History. This must be some kind of exception, like the Mongols. [Mongoltage] Apparently we’re not stepping on anybody’s toes by talking about the history of American political parties, as long as we stay away from history in general. Thank goodness, we wouldn’t want to start a Crash Course interdisciplinary feud. Just kidding, I’m totally feuding with that Phil guy over at Astronomy. [Theme Music] Political historians like to divide America into eras according to which parties were active at the time. These are called…

  • The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1
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    The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

    Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to call this whole show “U.S. History” but inevitably it is going to involve other parts of the world and also, not to brag, a small part of the moon. Sorry, we can be a little bit self-aggrandizing sometimes, here in America. So to begin U.S. history, we’re not going to talk about the United states…

  • How to Sell Anything: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #12
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    How to Sell Anything: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #12

    Once upon a time, there was a woman with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who was ready to transform her side hustle into a magnificent full-time business. She identified a problem and crafted a solution, and now she needs to make her voice heard by the people. But how? This story might sound familiar. Any entrepreneur’s path is full of critical sales, elevator pitches, and persuasion. We want people to buy our product or service, but we also want them to believe in our ideas and seek our expertise. It can be hard to strike the right tone or know what’s going to appeal to someone, but there are tricks. We…

  • The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
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    The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say, England. You probably work in agriculture. When you walk to town, you’re either pulling your own cart, or if you’re lucky you have a horse. You have no running water or electricity. When you wash your few items of clothing, you do so by hand. You cook over a fire. You think of time not…