Sunday, January 15, 2012

Investing in Yourself

I’ve always been a big believer in the fact that the most important investment you can make is the investment in yourself by constantly trying to learn new things.

This year, I will be much more focused on this idea of investing in myself and I’d like to share a few helpful resources that I’ve discovered in order to go about this new goal:

A Dozen Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free: provides several great resources online to learn more about everything from Science and Health, Business and Money, History and World Culture, Law, Computer Science and Engineering, Math, English and Communications, etc.

SkillShare: Join classes online on just about any topic you can think of

50 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do: Learn to be self-reliant with these key lessons Keep track of all your short-term and long-term goals – you also have the option to make them public to keep you more motivated

 MentorMob: Organizing the How-To’s of the web to allow you to learn anything for free

Stanford Technology Ventures Program: Great videos, guest speakers and courses on entrepreneurship

Stanford Engineering Everywhere:  Sign up for free Stanford engineering and computer science classes online

MBA Mondays: Comprehensive list of topics for entrepreneurs, VCs and startups

Codeacademy: Learn to code for free online and sign up for Code Year as your New Year’s Resolution

Open Yale Courses: Get access to Yale courses ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Art History

Cornell Prendismo: video clips from business experts

SmartBriefs: Industry newsletters emailed to you daily on over 100+ topics Free online courses on just about any topic that are emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis

Quora:  Find answers to everyone’s questions. The question of how to go about investing in yourself was also posted on Quora a while back and there were a few good responses that I recommend checking out:

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