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Study at Stanford, MIT and Harvard with out being admitted

Updated on May 16, 2012
John Paul DeJoria at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
John Paul DeJoria at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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A couple of months ago I was searching for articles about electronics on the Internet and accidentally found something that I was not looking for but very useful (and by the way I found my answer too).

I found complete lectures on video ranging from 45 minutes to 3 hours. After watching one of those lectures I began to search for other similar topics. I found out that there is a vast range of subjects covered. I wonder what would happen if I watch one these lectures every day.

I found lectures ranging from business entrepreneurship to advanced physics, one from Stanford University, other from MIT and also from Harvard. I guess few people could have imagined that one day this might be possible. I know many won’t be admitted at these prestigious institutions.

It is my belief that besides the benefits of getting a diploma, like the prestige graduating from them would give us, there is the knowledge. It is very clear that we should encourage our people to go to Universities and get a diploma, or more. But for those who never make it, there are many other options.

The people who are in those circumstances should take advantage of the knowledge that is available through other ways. I decided to publish this article so more people can take advantage of these videos. If you watch them you will be able to learn from the people who teach and lecture in the most prestigious institutions of the world. Those people are the best in their fields.

If you happen to be one of the people who never make it to those institutions you still have the possibility to learn from them. In my opinion diplomas are very good because they open many doors but the knowledge is ultimately what really matters in most cases.

All that you will need is access to the Internet and time to watch those lectures on the topic of your preference. Go to YouTube, and make a search with the key words that relate to the subject in which you are interested.

You will see that almost every subject is covered there, except that you won´t have the possibility of getting a diploma. My suggestion is that you type: Stanford lectures, MIT lectures or Harvard lectures in the search field of YouTube's page to see what I´m talking about. Hopefully you´ll find something in your field.

From my personal experience I can tell you that just from two of these lectures I´ve learned things that I could hardly find elsewhere. Specifically one of those lectures was from the founder and CEO of Paul Mitchell Systems and founder of The Patron Spirit Company that took place at the Stanford Graduate School of Business: John Paul DeJoria at the 2011 Conference on Entrepreneurship.

Just follow the link in the previous paragraph. In addition to his presentation you´ll find many other available videos from different institutions. There is also a great number of free courses via Internet offered by many universities, all you need is not to lose hope. Remember that there is always a way if you are willing to not give up.


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    • stark lichterman profile imageAUTHOR

      stark lichterman 

      6 years ago

      That is very true. That is precise what I meant to say thanks for reminding !

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      6 years ago from canada

      Dude all the power in life ,starts with knowledge and ends with it ...certificates and diplomas mean very little in the Times to come


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