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Achieving Personal Success


Achieving Personal Success
Achieving Personal Success

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Course Description

Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity. In this free online course he starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. He advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realise that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain. This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organisations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - Why you should resist the forces that chip away at creative energy and make an effort toward innovation to remain young at heart; - Why it is ok to be an artist, an innovator and a design thinker; - Explain why fostering lifelong creativity depends on instituting good, healthy mental habits; - How it is important to field observations with fresh eyes in order to spot new opportunities; - Why you should treat life as an experiment, take risks and be prepared for ideas not to work out; - How you can cultivate an attitude of wisdom and keep learning more at all times; - Examine a case study in which Best Buy were overly confident in their knowledge of the market and failed to spot Napster; - Why you should use your whole brain and the importance of using your tortoise mind; - Why you should follow you passionate career path and do what you love;


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Module 1: Achieving Personal Success
Module 2: Achieving Personal Success Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 873 reviews
Course Title: Achieving Personal Success
Course #: 401
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 6
Content Origin:
Course Description: Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity. In this free online course he starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. He advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realise that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain. This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organisations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.
License: This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 05 April 2012
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    SHARON EARLE United States of America I found this course to be helpful educational and informative. 2015-04-27 19:04:52
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    Robin Basnet Nepal It is really very good for everyone. I loved it. This course helps everyone to be creative and know about own self. The way of success is within us and we have to explore ourself first to get rid of every obstacles. Also we have to run our creative and curious mind actively as per the surrounding demands. 2015-03-26 07:03:09
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    Md Zahirul Islam Bangladesh ALISON is showing excellency to provide such a free course like this. It will help anyone as well as me to develop my own way of path of success. 2015-03-23 06:03:36
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    Shaista Siddiqui United States of America I am very much impressed with the course, its shows all basic things how a person get start to think what they have want to do and how to do, use all their abilities to achieve the goals. 2015-03-17 16:03:37
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    Claire Ketton United Kingdom The course is very easy to do, you watch short video clips that are very powerful. You then take an assessment at the end of them to back up what you have learnt. I find this a very good way to learn. 2015-03-17 15:03:46
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    Sonya Conley United States of America PS is doing something you love that will bring values to others & you are able to make a great profit from it. Although, you don't need to make a profit to be successful, but it is welcomed and encouraged. 2015-03-14 07:03:26
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    Daacad Yare Kenya Really it is great pleasure for me to get this opportunity and I will put my best effort as to complete this course. 2015-03-13 19:03:16
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    Crissy Martinez United States of America This course was great. 2015-03-13 04:03:49
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    Lamont Brown United States of America Alison.com courses are fast, enjoyable, and full of educational information from different perspectives. I also liked how he discussed people radiating ideas. 2015-03-09 16:03:22
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    Vanessa Williams United States of America The Achieving Personal Success Course is a very interesting concept. I am learning that I have the gifts and qualifications to do whatever I set my mind to do. I am an innovator and I need to think like a traveler. I can also treat life like an experiment. I know that I will fail at some point. Nurturing an attitude of wisdom is great to know. I didn't know that my right side of my brain is my tortoise side and my left side is analytical. I need to use my right side of the brain more often. Also know my true calling. What am I good at. This is a good advice. 2015-02-25 17:02:22
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