The YouTube Revolution in Knowledge Transfer

Samo Burja
5 min readSep 17, 2019
A woodworking tutorial by YouTuber Matt Estlea

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Growing up as an aspiring javelin thrower in Kenya, the young Julius Yego was unable to find a coach: in a country where runners command the most prestige, mentorship was practically nonexistent. Determined to succeed, he instead watched YouTube recordings of Norwegian Olympic javelin thrower…

Samo Burja

There has never been an immortal society. Figuring out why. I write on history, epistemology and strategy.