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We often link to Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and today WK offers a handy kit of of essays that address a number of nagging founder-issues including: ownership and change of control; resource management and getting to profitability; common legal sand traps. The package is called […]

We often link to Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and today WK offers a handy kit of of essays that address a number of nagging founder-issues including: ownership and change of control; resource management and getting to profitability; common legal sand traps.

The package is called Sharpening Your Skills: Starting a Business. Sub-links to the essays follow, with additional F|R pieces that address the same topics.

1) Ownership and change of control: Rich or Royal: What Do Founders Want?
See also F|R’s:
Do you Want to be Rich or Be the King?
My Case Against Venture Capital.

2) Striving for profits: Turning High Potential into Real Reward.
See also:
The Margin Manifesto Part I
The Margin Manifesto Part II.

3) Resource management: How Can Start-Ups Grow?

F|R, on bootstrapping and economizing:
Startup Math: 1 + 1 = 1/2
How to Bootstrap Your Startup.

4) Legal sand traps: : Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs.
See also:
Question of the Day: Boiler Plate NDAs and Non-competes
The Dangers of Moonlighting
Patents, Why Bother?
Question of the Day: Self-Patenting.

Do you have suggestions for how to address issues like change of control, profits, legal pitfalls and resource management? If so, share them with us!

By Carleen Hawn

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  1. Great find, thanks Colleen!

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  2. This will come in very useful. Thank you very much.

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  3. [...] Few days back, I read about Harvard Business School’s (Working Knowledge) articles that address a number of nagging founder-issues — ownership and change of control, resource management and getting to profitability, common legal sand traps — via FoundRead’s article on Sharpening Your Startup Skills. [...]

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