Knowledge is an asset that no one can take away — you don’t lose it when the market plunges; the government can’t confiscate or tax you on it; and thieves can’t deprive you of it. You can acquire it free of charge — moreso and moreso each day — for merely the cost of your precious time. Knowledge is power, even moreso than money can be sometimes.
Time is money, friend!
So if you don’t have money to spend on education or re-skilling, the next best thing you can invest is your time acquiring knowledge. That knowledge can be domain expertise, mental models, people knowledge, market information, metrics and analysis, and so on. Even better, you can spend time creating knowledge — truly offering something of new value to the world.
Free Online learning
- Khan Academy
- Harvard University
- Stanford University
- Udemy Free
- TED Talks
- Youtube Channels and Courses:
- The Royal Institution
- Gresham College
- UCLA Courses
- CrashCourse — bite-sized learning for polymaths
Paid courses and certifications
Coursera, FutureLearn, and Udemy above also offer paid options from individual courses to subscription models and more. The below services are primarily paid options that may have limited amounts of free content available.