Stanford eCornerOver the past several decades Stanford University has emerged as a global hub for entrepreneurial philosophies and practices, setting the tone for developments in Silicon Valley, global tech, and business more generally. The Stanford eCorner features thousands of videos, podcasts, and articles ostensibly dedicated to cultivating what the site calls an "entrepreneurial mindset." However, the range of resources is wide. For example, one excellent video features prize-winning neuroscientist turned entrepreneur Richard Scheller as he speaks about ethical issues in drug development. Another video, featuring 37Signals innovator David Heinemeier Hansson makes the case that "Great Ideas Derive from Well-Rested Minds." Readers may use the excellent search feature to scout the site, or may also explore the categories of Videos, Podcasts, and Articles for excellent content related to all things entrepreneurial.
The Importance of Generally Accepted Accounting PrinciplesFinancial reporting, in the form of balance sheets, profit and loss statements, financial notes, and disclosures, is an essential means of communicating information about the financial condition of a company or other organization. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), in turn, are the guidelines that help accountants with that communication. This site, from the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), helps readers understand the ins and outs of GAAP. Readers not familiar with the field may like to begin with About GAAP, before moving on to tabs dedicated to GAAP & Private Companies and GAAP & Not-For-Profits. Other interesting sections include GAAP & Public Companies, GAAP & State and Local Governments, and Simplifying and Improving GAAP. There is also a section dedicated to videos that explain basic GAAP principles.