The internet is an amazing place, a collective brain with all the information in the world and cat pictures. Having said that, these top 5 services are jewels which i visit regularly. Some of these services have an amazing app, which makes it digestible on the road.
LibriVox publishes audiobooks recorded by volunteers. The goal of LibriVox is to make all books available as free audiobooks on the web. These are mostly classics, and I recommend downloading an app for your phone that rates the recordings.
Lynda.com(linkedin.com today) is one of my favorite websites. They have hundreds of high-quality courses and, each week, a dozen more. Before I start a project, I use it to see how other companies handle it and to download templates. It’s a great starting place to see examples and a place to touch up your extensive knowledge. You can get lost forever, and on every topic concerning each department. You can find courses on tools, career development, HR, legal, branding, IT, Sales, Soft skills, you name it. The only con is that they only accept credit cards. Maybe I should make a course on paying options and subscriptions and send it to them.
getAbstract summarizes new business books. Although quite pricey for 100 Euro a month, you’ll get the latest business news and book summaries in all formats(PDF, audio, or in-app reader). When you want to learn more about a topic, you download 3 to 5 outlines to get the general thoughts in the industry and pick a book to read. Big time saver to get you up to speed quickly.
Marketing for SMB’s
SCORE.org contains everything you need to know about SMB (small to medium-size business). Although it’s mainly the US focussed, most things are universal. Like TED and LibriVox, built by skillful volunteers. Again, you can get lost here, forever, never to return.
TED is a free source of inspiration for entrepreneurs and people with a background in business and science. Probably the most known amongst students and business people. However, it does deserve a place in this list because these videos are like catnip to me. Check out this video list. Kickstart your creativity to get started. Also, check out ted-ed to make your talk. Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video