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Investment Banking and Finance: Private Equity Finance

Investment Banking and Finance: Private Equity Finance Masterclass: Fundraising, Valuation, PE Deals from Entry to Exit

Created by John Colley MBA, MA(Cantab) - Investment Banking | Business| Entrepreneurship | Finance


Students: 9312, Price: $99.99

Students: 9312, Price:  Paid

Jan 2021 Update :This course has undergone a transformational update adding over 7 hours of new and exclusive content!

This content is exclusive to Udemy and UFB.


At the core of Investment Banking and Finance Fundamentals is the world of Private Equity Finance

This is how many on Wall Street and CEO's of companies make millions of dollars every year.

If you seeking to master Entrepreneurship Fundamentals or considering a career in Investment Banking or Private Equity, then this is a topic you need to master!

I have been working with Private Equity firms since 1988 and have done dozens of deals raising millions of dollars.  I have been involved in deals where the principles walked away with hundreds of millions of dollars - each!

The objective of this Investment "Banking and Finance: Private Equity Finance" course is to share that insight into what Private Equity is all about!

In this course:

  • Discover the core concepts in Private Equity, a core Investment Banking skill required by any Wall Street analyst

  • Let me explain to you how Private Equity funds work

  • Discover the detailed Glossary of Terms and Definitions to help you master the terminology

  • We cover the Key Characteristics of Private Equity Firms

  • And help you to understand how you can find the right Private Equity Firm for your business

  • Of course, we cover how Private Equity Firms find their own deals too!

  • We discuss the Structuring of Private Equity deals

  • And Deal Value Creation and Key Metrics in Private Equity Finance

  • Understand what is meant by EBITDA and how to calculate it - Finance Fundamentals 

  • Understand the difference between a Leveraged Buyout ( LBO ) and a Management Buyout ( MBO )

  • Understand the Private Equity Deal Process, step by step

  • And we walk through the critical issue of Due Diligence in Private Equity Deals

  • Valuation and Deal Pricing is covered

  • Discover how LBO Models are constructed in our comprehensive section (almost a course in its own right!)

  • We review Risks and Returns in Private Equity

  • The Exit Options for Private Equity Portfolio Companies are discussed

  • Then we dive into Trade Sales and M&A in the context of Private Equity Exits

  • And follow this up with a discussion of Initial Public Offerings or IPOs

  • We discuss the downside risk in Liquidation scenarios

  • And have a detailed discussion about "Why Startups fail?"

  • Finally we discuss how you measure Private Equity Fund Returns

This NINE hour course has over 100 lectures and over 90 downloadable resources

Don't walk into that interview under prepared!  Do you homework on Private Equity first by enrolling and completing this course.  Plus if you have any questions - post them in the course - I always do my best to answer them.

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What makes us qualified to teach you?

This is a Finance course taught by a 30+ year, Managing Director level, Investment Banker - from a practical perspective - I also have an MBA (with Distinction).


Over 101,000 students have enrolled in my Udemy courses, this is what one of them said about this course:

" I like the course and the approach of Sir John Colley. I believe I shall be able to achieve what I want through this course. I am looking forward to deeper and great understanding of the subject as this course will help me to make a career in Credit Analysis" R.R. Five Star


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I have been teaching on Udemy since 2014 and am fully committed to it. If you have any questions about the content or anything related to any topic, you can reach out with your questions at any time and I always do my best to respond promptly

Don't forget that this course (and all my courses) benefit from Udemy's money back guarantee!

Check out my other Finance Courses:

If you are interested in Finance, then you will find these courses will help you further:

  • Company Valuation, Financial Modelling and Analysis

  • Mini MBA - Foundations of Business Strategy Consulting

  • Banking and Finance Accounting Statements Financial Analysis

  • Mini MBA: Business Strategy 2 Business Plan

  • Investment Banking and Finance: Venture Capital Fundraising

  • Mergers & Acquisitions - M&A, Valuation & Selling a Company

  • Investment Banking and Finance: Why Acquisitions Really Fail

A Verifiable Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who undertake this finance course.

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Career Assessments in Private Equity

Career tests and assessments for Private Equity professionals.

Created by Vasco Patrício - The Executive Kingmaker (MIT-Backed Entrepreneur & Coach)


Students: 7541, Price: $79.99

Students: 7541, Price:  Paid

Have you ever wished to know more about what drives you professionally? Have you ever wondered why you get along with some Private Equity professionals and not others? Have you found yourself wondering if the lifestyle of sourcing, investing and monitoring deals is really for you, and you specifically like about it? Have you found yourself trying to plan your long-term career but without a clear idea?

This course will provide a set of assessments that will help you uncover your career goals and drivers. Both in general terms, but also the consequences these have in terms of the Private Equity profession.

We'll touch on assessments related to:
- The values you most seek (and want to move away from) in a company's culture;
- What actual dimensions and components of work you are most aligned with;
- Your ultimate career drivers and motivators;
- And others;

By the end of it, you will be able to effectively tell under which conditions you perform best, what you preferred promotion and reward system is, what your specific language and goals are, among other assessments.

By the end of this course, you will be more prepared to apply to new positions - or craft your current one - to better match your needs. You will now more about what drives you, and how you can be fulfilled by your work.

Fundamentals of Private Equity

The fundamentals of private equity funds, investment process, activities and more.

Created by Vasco Patrício - The Executive Kingmaker (MIT-Backed Entrepreneur & Coach)


Students: 7166, Price: $94.99

Students: 7166, Price:  Paid


The PE industry is one of the most lucrative ones.

It's also complex to understand, if you don't have the right guide.

A lot of techniques, knowledge and hands-on tips are not usually shared.

Usually, what would find would be generic courses with theoretical materials in terms of valuations or general job descriptions, not going into the details of fund operations, the job, or other elements.

That is, until this course appeared.


Unlike other courses, this course is extremely comprehensive and covers all main areas of the Private Equity profession. Not just valuation. Not just the job activities. Not just fundraising and fund marketing.

ALL of them.

This is due to my experience in terms of coaching both associates and partners in PE firms, from doing performance coaching for their everyday role, to strategic persuasion and negotiation coaching for fundraising.

This course is the result of that experience.

This extremely comprehensive course is divided into four main modules:

  • The Fundamentals, where we cover the basics of PE. What PE actually does, how it compares to other industries, how companies are run, how funds and firms work;

  • Valuation and Models, where we cover the most frequent valuation methodologies and models, including multiples-based and DCFs, as well as when to use each and traps to avoid;

  • The different Investment Categories, from VC to Growth Capital, LBOs and Special Situations, each with unique investment profiles and dynamics;

  • How Fund Creation and Fund Management actually work, from raising capital from institutional allocators (from fund marketing to selling and negotiating) to actually running a fund (who does what at the end of the day);


This course is targeted, naturally, at anyone who wants to master the fundamentals of the private equity industry.

More specifically, the ideal student for this course is someone who:

  • Wants to know more about the different types of Private Equity investments;

  • Wants to learn more about how PE funds are created, raised and negotiated;

  • Wants to know how PE valuations and modeling are usually performed;

  • Wants to know all about the different activities at different stages of a fund;

  • Wants to know all the possible provisions that can be negotiated when an investment is made in a fund;


Some people - including me - love to know what they're getting in a package.

And by this, I mean, EVERYTHING that is in the package.

So, here is a list of everything that this course covers:

  • How the Private Equity industry positions itself vis-a-vis other such as Venture Capital (which it includes), Hedge Funds and Investment Banking;

  • What are the types of activities with a PE fund throughout the stages of sourcing, investing in and monitoring opportunities;

  • How PE funds actually work, from fundraising from allocators to deploying capital, as well as how operations are financed, and the provisions negotiated with investors;

  • The two main value drivers in PE investments (namely LBOs or leveraged buy-outs), which are financial engineering and value creation, and which each consists of;

  • How PE-owned companies, namely leveraged buy-out companies behave differently from public ones, in terms of their strategic focus (quarterly shareholder value focus versus "full potential"), how the business is restructured and OPEX (operational expenditures) minimised, as well as how talent is incentivized for performance;

  • The usual approaches to valuation (both two multiples-based approaches - trading comparables and transaction comparables, as well as the DCF - or Discounted Cash Flows - methods), as well as when each of these make sense;

  • How to perform a trading comparables analysis, researching a company and its key value drivers, defining the universe of comparable companies, corroborating that information, spreading their key financials, and finally determining their multiples, and a valuation range for the target company;

  • How to perform a transaction comparables analysis, finding transactions on companies similar to the target one, corroborating these with financial/deal information, de-biasing the price for premiums paid and/or synergies, spreading the key transaction information, determining their multiples and a valuation range for the target company;

  • How the DCF, of Discounted Cash Flows method works, by calculating the FCF or Free Cash Flow of the company for a stabilization period, with the goal of calculating its TV or Terminal Value. Then, normalizing that TV based on the capital structure of the company (debt/equity), using the WACC or Weighted Average Cost of Capital, and finally, using a discount factor to discount those cash flows based on the present value of money;

  • How the Venture Capital asset type works, using a "spray-and-pray" model for startups focused on exponential growth (J-Curve growth or "hockey stick" growth), as well as the relationship between the board member (usually a fund GP) and the startup founding team, which is frequently demoted or replaced with growth;

  • How Growth Capital or Growth Equity works - investing in companies that are at the intersection of late-stage VC and early-stage "traditional" Private Equity, consisting of minority stake investments in companies that just need small cash injections - low-risk and low-reward;

  • How Leveraged Buy-Outs work, from determining the attractiveness of an investment (robust cash flow, large asset base, operational "fat that can be trimmed"), as well as how operations are run (restructurings and divestitures to achieve "full potential" within 4-5 years, with a set of 4-5 key initiatives, and talent incentives for performance, either with actual equity or "phantom equity", as well as the monthly focus on OPEX reduction to pay off debt interest);

  • How Special Situations investments work, both Distressed Debt and Turnaround Capital, focusing on helping ailing companies and profiting from their recovery, and why regulatory/legal issues prevent "mainstream" expansion of these investments;

  • The institutional fundraising process, from fund marketing, to information providing in data rooms, to due diligence and allocation;

  • The context of fund marketing, including myths such as that keeping funds hidden will not attract regulator attention or will make the fund manager have "mystique" and exclusiveness, to actual regulatory roadblocks to fund marketing;

  • The usual fund marketing channels and materials, from simplified versions of fund offering documents, interviews/features with the fund management team and CEOs, periodic updates and others;

  • How to actually sell a fund to an allocator using the PPP model (performance, processes and persuasion). Focusing on performance, on the sophistication of processes (ideally, institutional-quality), but also leveraging my unique persuasion tools to better convince investors;

  • What type of standard and bespoke provisions investors usually request, from changes in fees (management fees, performance fees, co-investment fees, many others), to complex clauses related to investment restrictions, secondaries sales, transparency requirements, fund financing restrictions, GP commit and devotion, GP removal rights, among others;

  • How to negotiate provisions with allocators, from strategic tactics such as reducing allocation size or breaking up syndicated groups of investors, to "in-the-room" tactics such as Implementation Intention or empathy to disarm the other side and make them more receptive;

  • The role of the key players in a fund, from associates, to VPs and principals, to GPs, as well as the tasks that each performs in a fund;

  • The tasks at different stages of a fund's lifetime, from sourcing opportunities (first round of vetting, meeting with intermediaries, initial risk/reward projections, indicative offers) to investing (complete due diligence, deal modeling and financing, deal consideration, negotiations), to post-investment monitoring (preparing exits, supporting companies as a board member) to fund-end activities (fund extensions, fund restructurings, rushed sales including possible sponsor-to-sponsor transactions, and more);

  • Stage-independent activities in a fund that are always necessary, including reporting (internal and external), or helping with possible LP secondaries sales;


Remember that you always have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so there is no risk for you.

Also, I suggest you make use of the free preview videos to make sure the course really is a fit. I don't want you to waste your money.

If you think this course is a fit and can take your knowledge of PE to the next level... it would be a pleasure to have you as a student.

See on the other side!

Private Equity: Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)

Learn LBOs Value Drivers: Growth in EBITDA, Multiple Arbitrage, & Leverage. Also the Adjusted Present Value (APV) Method

Created by Carlos Martínez, PhD - Ph.D. in Management | MBA | MsC. in Finance | Industrial Eng


Students: 6907, Price: $89.99

Students: 6907, Price:  Paid

*** You will have full access to the spreadsheets used in the videos ***

Welcome to the Private Equity course, where you will learn to evaluate leveraged buyout transactions. My name is Carlos Martínez, I have a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St. Gallen. During my doctoral studies, I delved into access to entrepreneurial financing in contexts with institutional voids, research that I presented at some of the most prestigious academic conferences and doctoral colloquiums held at the University of Tel-Aviv (Israel), Politecnico di Milano ( Italy), University of Halmstad (Sweden) and MIT (USA), and which was also partially published as a chapter of the book "New Frontiers in Entrepreneurial Finance Research," co-edited by established Professors in the Entrepreneurial Finance literature.

Upon completion of this course, you will learn about the investment process used by general partners of private equity firms. Furthermore, you will be able to evaluate leveraged buyout transactions using the adjusted present value method. These skills will be useful if you are a university student or young professional interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, corporate finance, or consulting.

This is a very comprehensive course, including presentations, tutorials, and assessments. The course has a practical approach and uses the teaching case method, so you will have to evaluate a private equity transaction from two perspectives: on the one hand, from that of a Corporation evaluating selling one of its division and on the other hand, from that of a private equity firm evaluating acquiring such division.

We will start the course with a theoretical introduction to private equity and its investment process. Then, we will present the teaching case based on the leveraged buyout of DuPont´s Coatings Division and will first make a qualitative analysis of the investment, illustrating the different value drivers in this type of transaction, namely the growth in EBITDA, multiple arbitrage, and financial leverage. After that, we will elaborate an Excel model with different valuation scenarios, to which you will have full access.

Leveraged Buyouts in Private Equity is a topic generally covered in the corporate finance course at the undergraduate level and the finance for entrepreneurs course at the graduate level. The ideal participants of this course are university students and young professionals related to business, finance, accounting, law, and even from other academic areas interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, corporate finance, and financial consulting. This is an intermediate level course, requiring a basic understanding of free cash flows and the net present value method.

Feel free to take a look at the course description and I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tesla Company Analysis: Strategy, Marketing, Financials

Acquire the #1 Skill Needed For Investment banking, Private equity, and Consulting - Company analysis

Created by 365 Careers - Creating opportunities for Business & Finance students


Students: 4290, Price: $124.99

Students: 4290, Price:  Paid

** Please be aware that this course is not an investment recommendation of any sort**

What is the best way to learn financial modelling, valuation, corporate strategy, marketing fundamentals, and financial statement analysis?

Go through a complete, real life case study.

And which is arguably the hottest company in the business world today?

Tesla Inc.

This is the first online course attempting to teach several disciplines by combining them in a coherent and holistic case study of a company.

In this course, we will touch on several important topics about Tesla:

  • Business strategy

  • Marketing

  • Financial statement analysis

  • Financial planning and forecasting

  • Valuation

Each topic we discuss is a natural continuation of what you have learned from the previous one. This will allow you to understand Tesla’s business very well.

It is a fascinating firm that has already made huge steps towards achieving its mission: accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. The entire auto industry is focused on electric vehicles, in large part because of how successful Tesla has been in the last few years.

Tesla is a more expensive company than well-established traditional auto industry players like BMW and Daimler.

And yet it sells 20x-30x fewer cars compared to these companies.

According to investment banking analysts “Tesla has a brand following that is second only to Apple’s”

However, many analysts are uncertain whether the company has sufficient cash to sustain its growth and win a bigger portion of the market?

Tesla has established itself as the main innovator in the EV field.

But its CEO, Elon Musk, decided to open-source all of the company’s patents.

This is but one reason why Mr Musk is seen as the most exciting entrepreneur of this generation.

While many feel he can do no wrong, he also runs multiple multibillion-dollar businesses and it is unclear how much time he is able to spend on Tesla.

On our journey, we will encounter and analyse many contradictions surrounding Musk and Tesla. This is precisely what makes Tesla a perfect case study. Our goal with this course was to create a holistic, 360 degrees experience, that studies multiple facets of the company.

We are not simply going to study financial statements. We will do that, but we will explore the company from multiple perspectives.


  • How does Tesla intend to compete in the EV market?

  • What are the company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats?

  • Why is Tesla regarded as the ‘new Apple’?

  • Which are the competitive advantages and traits that make the two companies similar?

  • How is Tesla’s partnership with SpaceX going to help the company in the long-run?

  • What is Tesla’s mission and vision?

  • How does Tesla’s business look from a strategic perspective after performing the 5-forces analysis?

  • What was the rationale behind Tesla’s merger with Solar City, the renewable energy company?

  • How does renewable energy align with the electric vehicles business of the company?


  • Who is in Tesla’s target market?

  • How could we describe the firm’s ideal customer?

  • What kind of segmentation problems could Tesla run into in the future?

  • Is the company’s pricing coherent with the competitive strategy it has chosen?

  • How does Elon Musk leverage personal branding?

  • Why will this help Tesla in the long run?

Financial Statement Analysis:

  • What do the company’s financial ratios show about historical performance?

  • Is Tesla a growing business?

  • How profitable is Tesla?

  • How much working capital investment does the company need?

  • How likely is it that Tesla will have liquidity difficulties in the near future?

  • Are there any issues from a solvency perspective?

Financial Modeling and Valuation:

  • How to forecast vehicle deliveries over the next 10 years.

  • How to forecast average selling price of the types of vehicles to be delivered over the next 10 years.

  • What portion of revenues would expenses like Cogs and Opex account for?

  • How to forecast fixed asset investments and working capital needs.

  • How much is Tesla’s weighted average cost of capital?

  • Is Tesla’s DCF valuation in line with its current market price?

This course is perfect for aspiring financial analysts, investment bankers, business analysts, consultants, or corporate executives. The skills you will acquire are the perfect blend of soft and technical skills that will give you an edge in interviews.

This course comes with Udemy's 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee. So, you have nothing to lose! Subscribe to the course and give it a try!

Click the 'Take this course' button now! This will be one of the best decisions of your professional career!






How To Land a Job In Private Equity Real Estate

How To Break Into Private Equity Real Estate, Land Your Dream Job, and Invest In Deals

Created by Justin Kivel - Real Estate Investing & Financial Modeling


Students: 2422, Price: $89.99

Students: 2422, Price:  Paid

Interested in breaking into private equity real estate? When I first got started in commercial real estate investing, there was no guidebook that showed me how to break into the big firms and really propel my career forward. I had so many questions. 

What kind of skills did I need to know? Everyone says "Excel", but do I really need to know how to write Macros and create stochastic modeling simulations? 

Everyone tells me to "network," but how do I actually go about doing that? I don't have unlimited time (or money) to take people to coffee and lunch, and networking is pretty uncomfortable as it is.

How do I actually find solid job opportunities? It feels like all of the career sites out there are resume black holes, and are only showing me residential real estate agent jobs or crappy commissioned sales gigs.

And what kind of money will I actually make (and why does everyone act like this is such a big secret)? This is important, but no one can seem to give me a straight answer.

If you have any of these questions, this course has the answers.

This course is perfect for:

  • Current college students or recent graduates looking to break into the real estate private equity industry

  • Current real estate professionals looking to advance their careers and increase their compensation by moving into private equity real estate finance

  • Professionals from other fields who are looking to make a career switch into private equity real estate

Commercial real estate investing can be an extremely lucrative business, with 2020 median total compensation figures for an acquisitions associate in retail, office/industrial, and multifamily coming in at $137K, $143K, and $121K, respectively, according to CEL & Associates.

If you want to invest in real estate on your own, but want to get paid to learn from the best in the business, working in private equity real estate is the best of both worlds. Many companies will allow you to make great money, learn real estate investing, and invest in big deals along the way. But the competition is fierce for these roles, and you need to know how to go about your job search in order to stand out from the competition. This course was created to give you the leg up you need to land your resume at the top of the stack.

Here's what some of our students have had to say:

★★★★★ "Really good insight into the whole CRE job process, from start to finish. I like how comprehensive this course was, from learning how to adequately use LinkedIn, to negotiate your offer, and what to do next. I've taken a number of courses from Justin, and every time there is something new to learn, even for somebody that's already in the RE arena."

★★★★★ "Another high quality course from Justin. [...] Wish I knew about this a couple years ago. Very actionable networking and resume advice. Super helpful checklists and templates to systematize efforts. Lots of smart insights into how CRE people think and will view certain wording when sending networking emails/messages."

★★★★★"I truly enjoyed Justin's course of How to Land a Job in Private Equity Real Estate, and I am looking forward to starting a couple of his other course in the near future. I found this course to be very beneficial for someone just starting out or for a career switcher, like myself, because it provides a clear path of how to start and the skills needed to break in."

★★★★★ "Justin is very talented when it comes down to providing clarity and simplifying things. I've taken previous courses with him and I've always left with more clarity and confidence to apply what I've learned."

Enroll today to get started building your career in real estate investing so you can make great money, invest in deals, build passive income, and build a track record to launch your career in any direction you choose.

Looking forward to having you in the course!

Persuasion in Hedge Funds/Private Equity/Investment Banking

Influence weapons to use raising from allocators when managing hedge funds or private equity - or in investment banking.

Created by Vasco Patrício - The Executive Kingmaker (MIT-Backed Entrepreneur & Coach)


Students: 2401, Price: $89.99

Students: 2401, Price:  Paid


Learn 56 state-of-the-art elite persuasion and influence techniques from my 5 years of influence and performance coaching of top hedge fund managers, private equity and venture capital GPs, other asset managers and investment banking professionals in all different types of institutional sales and investor relations situations. I'm a 2x MIT-backed entrepreneur turned persuasion psychology coach who has worked with (and made better negotiators of) different profiles, and this course is for you if you're seeking to improve your influencing, for professional selling or just know more about how to win friends and influence people.


  • Billion-dollar AuM managers of hedge funds trying to raise capital from allocators;

  • Fund managers trying to lead their team better (convince analysts and PMs to do things they don't want to);

  • Investment banking professionals trying to pitch hot deals to corporate or PE buyers (or manage their talent);

  • Any investment professional that aims to become a fund manager in the future, manage investment and research teams, and manage institutional capital;

Throughout my experience in persuasion psychology coaching and training for influencing, I've compiled a framework with my most elite persuasion and influence techniques to use for influence, and I'll share all of them with you on this course. Besides just pure influence and technique, there are multiple bonuses included to help consolidate these influence lessons.

These techniques use similar psychological principles leveraged by persuasion scientists and master salesmen. You will see many techniques similar to Robert Cialdini's, Chris Voss's and/or Grant Cardone's, for example, but these will be the deeper, more general psychological persuasion elements (don't be scared by the "general" - we will apply them and explore very specific applications of these, for example raising capital from allocators as a hedge fund manager, negotiating a side letter provision as a private equity GP, or pitching a hot deal as an investment banker). Field-tested and proven in the most extreme situations.


Some people - including me - love to know what they're getting in a package.

And by this, I mean, EVERYTHING that is in the package.

So, here is a list of everything that this course covers:

  • How making something seem more exclusive makes it more persuasive, limiting access to it or creating more scarcity;

  • How limited access and scarcity work, by making people fight for something due to not having enough time or openings, by pressuring them into making a decision, or by seeming to be associated with exclusive or elite people or entities;

  • How the psychological effect of "removing licenses" work, by cutting of someone's exit before they even think about it;

  • How artificial scarcity can be created by using "rolling limitations" - periods of scarcity combined with periods of non-scarcity;

  • How specialization makes something seem more targeted and "just for you", even if the thing is, in fact, generic;

  • How reducing the number of tasks that you do and the people you do them for (using, for example, the 80/20 rule) can help you become more specialized;

  • How the "advanced effect" works - people always prefer the "advanced" material, even if they are newbies;

  • How secrecy works, by having non-public or confidential steps to a formula - or its variations of mystique - having an aura of secrecy around yourself, and not your work - or vanguard knowledge, being the first person to reveal something;

  • How the technique of "the diagnostic" works, obtaining information and seeming an authority while maintaining a "trusted advisor" frame;

  • How non-attachment works, by signaling abundance, and the extreme technique of "costly signaling" - hurting yourself on purpose just to show that you can do it);

  • How adverse transparency works - being honest even about things that go against you, which makes you more of an authority, and specific variations (small flaws,  other opportunities, or  the opportunity cost of going with you);

  • Advanced applications of adverse transparency, including being more self-demanding, blaming yourself for mistakes you make, or unsatisfactory backtracking (going back to correct something incorrect you said in the past);

  • How displayed authority works - by having an object or another person sing your praises instead of you yourself, you make it seem less biased;

  • The different forms of displayed authority, including introductions by other people, objects such as trophies/diplomas, associations with people or institutions of high value, your image itself, and your behavior in terms of status;

  • The manipulative tactic of "weaving" - picking a group of experts, for example for an interview series, and then inserting your opinion together with theirs to try and seem like you are in the same league or group;

  • The concept of "theaters", including security theaters - situations where nothing may be actually done, but the appearance of something is everything;

  • How naming and labeling fallacies work - attributing specific labels to reduce a person or thing to that label, and how the presence or absence of a name has an effect in terms of personalizing or depersonalizing someone or something;

  • (30 technique descriptions ommitted due to Udemy text length constraints);

  • How to use streamlining to make something seem less effortful, by using words (such as "simple", "quick", "fast", "just 2 steps", "instant access"), by bringing structure ("It's 3 easy steps") or by preempting issues and removing them ("If you don't know how to pay, visit ABC page");

  • How the principle of implementation intention forces a person to visualize how to do something, which makes them more likely to do it because it's less mental effort;

  • How to illustrate progress and loss to change the mental effort of something (both illustrating all the progress done so far, triggering sunk cost biases, or illustrating loss to trigger loss aversion);

  • How removing exits works, by removing the person's licenses to do something;

  • How to use framing to change the apparent value of something (is a barebones application a "basic" one, or one where you can "focus" and "do a few things very well"?);

  • How to use context to change the relative value of something (Something that's $1000 seems expensive. But if it's $2000 at 50% discount, it's suddenly very valuable);

  • The role of perceptual contrast in making something seem valuable;

  • How to use extreme anchoring to strengthen your framing (Instead of mentioning a $10k price, mentioning a $30k price that is lowered to $10k just for the person. The price is the same, but they will value it much more);

  • How changing the option set changes the value of something (Compare a $20 book to $10 books - expensive. Compare it to technical manuals worth $70 - very cheap);

  • How the middle option effect works - people usually pick the middle option in a group - so the options can be manipulated to guide the person, using "decoy options";

  • How to change the option set to strengthen your positioning in terms of the best/the first/the only (You may be "one of the best" workers in your department, but you may be "the best" 40-year-old-plus worker in your department);

  • The role of salience in something's value - the more it stands out, the more people remember it. Using bold propositions, bold names, supranatural stimuli or the bizzareness effect;

  • How salience works in presentations through the peak-end effect (people remember the highlight and the end) or the recency-primacy effect (people remember the beginning and end);

  • The role of intent labeling in closing (forcing a person to state what they are going to do, either actively, or by using active choice - "I will do this" instead of just replying "Yes");

  • The effect of future lock-in, which results from time discounting bias. Giving a person a small advantage in the present in return for them being locked for the future;

  • How justifications make something more persuasive - ideally, tailored justifications, but how even simple justifications - "I need this just because" always persuade more;

  • Considerations in persuading both emotional and logical people (focusing on improving the "basket" of things offered, regardless of their value, versus improving logical elements of the offer such as the price);

  • How eliciting multiple reasons or examples work, by making someone like something more or less;

Private equity: Concept for financing like Hedge funds

Learn how to evaluate and value assets including stocks in the financial market

Created by Vincent Osemu - Business intelligence analyst


Students: 1515, Price: $34.99

Students: 1515, Price:  Paid

In this course you will be learning valuable financial market concepts, rules and ways to find the value of a variety of Asset and financial securities.

You will learn how to calculate the future value of an asset, understand the concept of compounding, IRR rule and the Gordon growth model, also you will learn how to find the value of a stock before investing in it.

The Essentials of Private Equity – What You Need to Know!

A time-efficient way to learn the must-knows of private equity in 2021!

Created by Michael Ng - Global Private Equity Investor & Investment Banker


Students: 938, Price: $24.99

Students: 938, Price:  Paid

The Essentials of Private Equity course is designed to provide you with a time-efficient way to learn the most important concepts within private equity.

We are not going to cover every single thing about private equity...but we will cover the essential, need-to-know concepts to make sure you can hit the ground running! The 100% free preview lectures and course outline will give you a feel for the style and level of content that will be covered.

I have worked with some of the leading private equity funds across three continents, having also previously advised numerous private equity funds within investment banking at leading firms such as J.P. Morgan and Citigroup. You should feel confident that you are in good hands!

Course Outline:

  1. Core Principles of Private Equity - discover the absolute essentials of what you need to know to speak confidently about private equity

  2. Sourcing Deals - dive into how private equity funds source deals for both proprietary and process-driven deals

  3. Executing Investments - learn about the full investment process for new deals at private equity funds

  4. Portfolio Management - understand how private equity funds create value within their portfolio

  5. Exiting Investments - use practical examples to understand how private equity funds sell investments and realise profits

  6. Private Equity Fund Considerations - understand the core concepts of how funds are operated and benchmarked

  7. How to Break into Private Equity - learn about the proven ways to maximise your chances of breaking into private equity

If you have absolutely any questions once you get started, do not hesitate to use the embedded Q&A function and we will get back to you shortly to continue your learning journey.

Whether you're brand new to the private equity world or are wanting to just learn more, this is the course for you!

We can't wait to see you inside the course!

Private Equity and Venture Capital with a Witch

Comprehensive Overview

Created by Pierre-Olivier Baudot - Investment Manager and Citizen of the World


Students: 377, Price: $24.99

Students: 377, Price:  Paid

This course aims at demystifying the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry for a wide audience.

I have the pleasure to share my industry expertise with you today: over a decade of selecting the best managers in private equity and venture capital as well as successful entrepreneurs, who represent the other side of the story.