YouTube channels to follow for your dose of inspiration and knowledgeSanchit Khera
YouTube is the third-largest search engine in the world. There is no question you should use it as a tool to enhance your own learning and inspire yourself daily with some of the greatest content creators online. These folks are masters at their crafts and offer free advice, motivation, and insights in exchange for a simple like, share, and comment. Subscribe to these YouTubers today, and enhance your own learning while you grow your own startup:
Tech and coding channels
There are multiple coding channels on YouTube that offer great insights and build-alongs for free. They are a community within themselves and create great value that is derived from expertise. They are great tools to pick up some tech skills if you’re a non-techie as well. Channels Brackey’s have some of the highest-quality content produced on YouTube, teaching you how to build games, learn C++ and Python to build your next platform, and more.
Eli the computer guy is another great content creator from the hardware perspective. His videos reach over 2 million views regularly, and offer great advice if you’re in the IOT, tech, and hardware space.
Culture and entertainment channels
There are many times when you need to understand where culture is heading in general. To create solutions, you often need to understand the psyche of consumers and the content they consume.
PewDiePie is the largest content producer on YouTube catering to the 18-23 demographic. He makes commentary videos and has been the subject of many mainstream websites’ ire. His recent war with WSJ was an epic saga with over 100 million impressions across the internet. If you want to understand what’s shaping the next generation, look no further.
For insights from the 8-16 year-old demographic, we have Jake Paul, who repeatedly gets over 250 million views every month on YouTube by creating content targeted towards kids and young teens. His messages and videos shape minds, with every video reaching over 4 million views regularly. BB Ki Vines is another great channel if you want to understand the 18-23-year-old generation in India. Bhuvan Bam can pack a whole auditorium with crowds chanting his every dialogue, and regularly gets 5-10M+ views per video.
Mind and overall learning channels
We’ve all heard of Ted Talks, but have you heard about Ink Talks? How about Big Think? Both these YouTube channels feature inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who have changed the game with deep innovation. Big Think showcases stories from psychology, neuroscience, and personal development, whereas Ink Talks is a more homegrown property. There are also channels like VSauce, Veritasium, and The Royal Institution that are doing great things as well in this space.
Every Ivy League school has their own e-learning courses available for free on YouTube, with greater emphasis on crowd-shared experiences rather than a diffused innovation focused approach. Stanford’s YouTube presence has been phenomenal, as has that of Ted-Ed. Both channels create great content that is useful for becoming a more multifaceted individual who desires to learn beyond what’s provided in front of him/her.
Motivation and craft related channels
These are dominated by Casey Neistat, Tony Robbins, Mel Robbins, etc. globally and Sandeep Maheshwari in India. These content creators create the best motivational, enhancement, and empowerment videos that give you the will to push even stronger in the entrepreneurship game. Most of these channels produce inspirational and innovative content and they are a blast to watch through, especially on a Monday morning.
Business related channels
Sometimes you want to get into the nitty-gritty of things and figure out things on the business side. A great channel for just that is l2inc, which is a channel started by a consulting firm in the US. Another classic example is Gary Vaynerchuk, who owns an 800+ member worldwide marketing company. Some of the best insights and commentary come from Business Insider’s channel as well, where they keep you informed of the latest in tech, business, and culture.