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Presentation: The Wealthfront Equity Plan: A Plan that Works for Employers & Employees | First Round Review

 Andy Rachleff is President and CEO of Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor. Prior to Wealthfront, Rachleff co-founded and was general partner of Benchmark Capital. He also teaches courses on technology entrepreneurship at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Follow him on Twitter @arachleff. The equity culture among young technology companies is …

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VIDEO: Creativity Inc: Spark Creativity with These Tips from Pixar’s President | First Round Review | Stanford

Ed Catmull, president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, shares some of his formative career experiences and offers a glimpse inside the working culture of Disney and Pixar. In conversation with Stanford Professor Bob Sutton, Catmull offers additional insights from his book, Creativity, Inc., including lessons learned from his …

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Speed as a Habit: All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win | First Round Review | Upstart

This article is by Dave Girouard, CEO of personal finance startup Upstart, and former President of Google Enterprise Apps. He’s well known for building Google’s enterprise apps division into a $1B+ global business. Here he shares his tips for making speed fundamental to your company. I’ve long believed that speed is …

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Scripts for Sales Success: Emails, Calls and Demos That Close Deals | First Round Review | TalentBin

This article is by Peter Kazanjy, co-founder of TalentBin, which was acquired by Monster last year. This article is excerpted from a chapter in his forthcoming book, Founding Sales,  which tackles everything founders and first-time sales staff need to know about acquiring early customers, building and scaling winning sales teams. …

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VIDEOS & Interviews: The digital era: How companies are using big data and analytics | McKinsey

The digital era. It’s the biggest technology transition in history, according to Cisco’s executive chairman—and requires a proportional response from companies. This digital era will dwarf what’s occurred in the information era and the value of the Internet today. As leaders, if you don’t transform and use this technology differently—if …

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