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  1. Open Source Funding Documents
    Cooley, one of the top startup law firms, has open sourced the legal documents required to do a Series Seed or Convertible Note financing.

  2. Support Your Managers with These re:Work Tools
    There’s no question that managers matter to your organization: research shows that managers can significantly impact business outcomes and the employee experience. Develop and support your managers with these tools from Google's re:Work blog, including:

    • Manager feedback survey [Google Forms survey]
    • New manager training course materials [slides, facilitator guide, and student workbook]
    • Career conversation worksheet [document]
    • “One Simple Thing” worksheet [document]
    • 1:1 meeting agenda template
    [ Read more ]

  3. All the Public Startup Pitch Decks in One Place
    Andy Sparks and Joshua Levy have assembled a list of reference pitch decks for founders to view when building their own. Some notable inclusions: YouTube, LinkedIn, Mint, BuzzFeed, AirBnB, Tinder, Foursquare, Moz, and Buffer.

  4. Autopsy
    Autopsy is a collection of lessons from failed startups. Reading through some of them will probably be of value for any entrepreneur.

  5. speaking.io
    Public speaking is a huge fear for many people. Speaking.io teaches you the basics for free, with simple do’s and don’ts to ease your mind and craft an engaging speech. Developer and startup advisor Zach Holman designed the site as a crash course in the art of public speaking. There are five basic sections:

    1. How to plan your task
    2. Design and build your slides
    3. Prep or the big
    [ Read more ]

Most Popular Online Resources

  1. Knowledge@Wharton
    a bi-weekly resource offering the latest business insights, information and research from a variety of sources; focused on knowledge as a source of competitive advantage

  2. Guide to Case Analysis
    This excellent guide from Otterbein College provides an overview of the case method. It begins with a discussion of the role that cases play in the teaching/learning process. This is followed by a series of guidelines for case analysis. After carefully reading this material, you should be prepared to tackle your first case analysis. Even if you have had previous experience with cases, this guide … [ Read more ]

  3. Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management
    An independently managed web site of the Wharton School dedicated to building basic and practical understanding of leadership and change

  4. Financial Management Training Center
    This excellent site offers 10 (and counting) free, online courses on financial mgmt. Each lesson -- on topics incl. Evaluating Financial Performance, Capital Budgeting Analysis, Managing Cash Flow & Risk, and Strategic Planning -- is available for download in three formats: .pdf, Word, or as a self-extracting file and should take about two hours to complete. Users may also choose to receive training through one … [ Read more ]

  5. Management Tools & Techniques
    In 1993 Bain & Company launched a multi-year research project into the usage and satisfaction levels of management tools and techniques. This site provides selected results from that study and offers a concise introduction & explanation of the various tools, incl. a description, related topics, methodology, common uses and reference materials. Items covered include: - Activity-Based Management - Balanced Scorecard - Benchmarking - Core … [ Read more ]

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