• 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…

  • English Civil War: Crash Course European History #14
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    English Civil War: Crash Course European History #14

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. And as we saw last week, Absolutism was in the air during the seventeenth century, but not just in France. Across the English Channel, King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England after the death of the childless Elizabeth in 1603, and he found himself thinking, “You know, I might not agree with everything those French Catholics believe, but they are onto something when it comes to the Divine Right of kings to have absolute power.” The inhabitants of the British Isles, however, weren’t so sure. In fact, Protestant reformers were imagining a different idea of…

  • How to Define the (Customer) Relationship: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #10
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    How to Define the (Customer) Relationship: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #10

    Like any committed relationship, the relationship between a business and its customers needs nurturing. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise! I mean, we’ve already mentioned customers over 100 times in this series. We need customers to run a successful business, and naturally they’re going to have certain expectations. So we want to make sure we deliver on those expectations and develop those relationships as our business develops. I’m Anna Akana, and this is Crash Course Business: Entrepreneurship. [Theme Music Plays] So the first question we have to ask ourselves is: what kind of relationship do we want with our customers? We daydream about building our perfect partner for me…

  • Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39
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    Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39

    Hi I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. And today we’re going to try and untangle the mess that is the American political campaign. One of the things about the American political system that often confuses people who don’t live in America is the way that our politicians run for office. There are two aspects in particular that stand out about American political campaigns: their length and their expense. We’re going to look at both of these today and see that they’re related but before we do we are going to answer a burning question: why do we need political campaigns anyway? [Theme Music] If you ask…

  • Reinforcement Learning: Crash Course AI#9
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    Reinforcement Learning: Crash Course AI#9

    Hey, I’m Jabril and welcome to Crash Course AI. Say I want to get a cookie from a jar that’s on a tall shelf. There isn’t one “right way” to get the cookies. Maybe I find a ladder, use a lasso, or build a complicated system of pulleys. These could all be brilliant or terrible ideas, but if something works, I get the sweet taste of victory… and I learn that doing that same thing could get me another cookie in the future. We learn lots of things by trial-and-error, and this kind of “learning by doing” to achieve complicated goals is called Reinforcement Learning. INTRO So far, we’ve talked…

  • Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42
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    Interest Groups: Crash Course Government and Politics #42

    Hello, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to talk about something almost every American has an opinion on: interest groups. Now if you’ve been watching these episodes and reading the comments you might be thinking that we’ve been trying to avoid the issue of money in politics and the role of special interests in the U.S. political system. We have. If you are one those people that wants to talk about money in politics, this episode will not disappoint you. I’m kidding, I know that some of you will still be disappointed. But mainly because I’m still not John Green. [Theme Music]…

  • Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36
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    Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today I’m gonna talk about an aspect of American elections that is probably most familiar to you, at least if you’re an American and you sometimes watch TV, or look at the internet, or read a newspaper, or breathe air. I’m talking about elections, which get a lot of attention here in the US, and on Crash Course, possibly because they present a relatively straight forward narrative, and it’s easy for the media to cover. But we’re not going to focus on media coverage today. No, instead, we’re going to look at why we have elections in the…

  • Intolerable Acts & Tea Act – Pre American Revolution Monetary System
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    Intolerable Acts & Tea Act – Pre American Revolution Monetary System

    u.s. monetary history chapter 5 the Intolerable Acts of King George and the Sons of Liberty when we last saw the colonies they just successfully financed the French and Indian War without the use of inflationary monetary policies as shown by the prior chapter not all Fiat paper money was a failure such as the Pennsylvania colonial script we’ll explore how the colonies lost the freedom to print interest-free paper money and the axle would threaten to dry the colonies of their last remaining medium of exchange silver species the refusal of King George to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system which freed the ordinary man from…

  • Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15
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    Bureaucracy Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #15

    Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government & Politics, and today, we’re gonna talk about bureaucracies, just as soon as I finish filling out these forms. Do I really have to initial here, here, and here on all three copies, Stan? Regulations say so? All right. I’m just kidding. I don’t really have to fill out forms in triplicate in order to make an episode of Crash Course, but this kind of stuff is one of the main reasons that people don’t like bureaucracies. Americans tend to associate them with incomprehensible rules and time-wasting procedures and probably most annoying – actual bureaucrats. But bureaucracies are a lot like…