A Most Sagacious Animal:
'Either you willingly stoop to knowledge or it'll knock down.'
Programmes of Study
See below curated, alternative sources of education, fellowships and institutions that accelerate innovation, minus the Fordism.
Look out !
$100,000 of funding, a vision or idea at play or in the works, intensive mentoring and accelerated resource allocation. One condition: drop out of college / university.
Marginal Revolution University
From economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrock, well...a series of courses on economics. But that's just the beginning. For now let's sum it up as smart people doing good work.
The Great Courses Plus
Bringing a new meaning to a 'smart' tv, an intellectual buffet with over 700 teachers sharing their knowledge, served up as an app, that should come in ahead of your Netflix one.
Rogue Film School
Werner Herzog's inner world could furnish the world over several millennia. For now he's working in the 21st century, bringing grizzlies and meteorites into our collective, catastrophic consciousness. The school is on pause but the reading and watching list is a beginning and end in itself.
From storied colleges and universities, to elementary building blocks, these are some of the leading providers of MOOC (mass open online courses).
Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution University, enters the scene here again but this time as Faculty Director of the Mercatus Centre - an institution meshing together classical liberal values with public policy. Emergent Ventures is a fellowship and grant program from the Center, for those with bold 0-1 ideas.