First Video Lecture 9/23:
After Peter Thiel’s infamous CS183 class on startups, Stanford has planned a follow up course this fall; CS183B. The 20-session course will be taught at Stanford and feature tons of major names lecturing on how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, sales and marketing. but all videos, reading materials, and assignments will be posted online on Sam Altman’s website,
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From Kimye’s OBGYN to Morgan Freeman’s ‘medical guru’ Dr. Soram Khalsa to Steve Tisch’s favorite neurosurgeon, The Hollywood Reporter details nearly 500 doctors used by entertainment executives and actors. If posting requests for referrals on Facebook has gotten you nowhere, this may be the read for you. Alongside the list are related topics ranging from a rating of L.A.’s Emergency Rooms (our vote goes to UCLA) to why L.A. schoolkids are getting sick to a couple ways to beat death altogether. #TruffleNotes: It’s not totally uncommon to house a cryogenic machine these days, at least in LA.
Leonardo diCaprio, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ben Stiller caricatures at The Palm in West Hollywood
What Celebrities have their face on the Palm’s Walls in West Hollywood?? Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ben Stiller, Rob Lowe, Christian Slater, the Cast of Mad Men, Kirk and Spock, Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, and even Yogi Bear. About a year ago, we heard the Palm was considering a move to Canon Drive. Our immediate question was — how are they going to handle all those caricatures of regulars and celebrities layered all over the walls and ceilings — many dating back to the very, very old days.
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Microsoft is powering this years Social Media Week in LA, and will host panels throughout the week. Want to know which LA-based companies have been the most creative — and the most successful while doing it? Tumblr will host a storytelling panel, Postmates will discuss building local markets, Thillist’s Adam Rich will discuss commerce and community, Microsoft and DreamWorks will discuss how they are using big data, The Hollywood Reporter‘s VP of Digital Content will explain why viral is a result and not a strategy. And … if you want to hear how easy access to capital is disrupting traditional finance, — well, there’s a panel for that too.
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