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Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur


Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Learn from the experience, knowledge and wisdom of a successful entrepreneur.


Students: 10,750
Course Description

Jeff Hawkins is the co-founder of Palm and Handspring and is the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and the Treo smartphone. In this course he will take you on a journey through his career, how he became an entrepreneur and the importance of believing in your product.
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He teaches valuable lessons about the importance of experience, following your passions and how to keep a work/life balance. He discusses how to design successful products, the role of market research and the need to continuously test products. In terms of the company workplace, he talks about how a good business culture and a strong human resources policy are vital. You will also learn about the importance and inevitability of portable technology. This course will be of great interest to business professionals who will learn much from the experience, knowledge and wisdom Jeff Hawkins has gained over his career. It will also be of interest to business students setting out on their careers, in particular those who would like to become technology entrepreneurs.

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Learning Outcomes

After studying this course you will learn: - How entrepreneurship is a means to an end, as opposed to an end in itself; - Why each entrepreneur is unique in their own way; - How it helps to have experience under your belt before you start your own business; - The importance of doing something you believe in; - Maintaining a work/life balance; - Defining your company’s culture and creating a good solid culture; - Dealing with difficult negotiations; - How to design successful products; - Understanding the role of market research; - Examine important subjects that entrepreneurs should be well versed in; - Why you should test products, product marketing and innovating continuously; - Learn the importance and inevitability of portability;


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Module Title
Module 1: Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur
Module 2: Entrepreneurship Assessment

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Course Title Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur
Course # 391
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 9
Content Origin
Course Description  Jeff Hawkins is the co-founder of Palm and Handspring and is the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and the Treo smartphone. In this course he will take you on a journey through his career, how he became an entrepreneur and the importance of believing in your product. He teaches valuable lessons about the importance of experience, following your passions and how to keep a work/life balance. He discusses how to design successful products, the role of market research and the need to continuously test products. In terms of the company workplace, he talks about how a good business culture and a strong human resources policy are vital. You will also learn about the importance and inevitability of portable technology. This course will be of great interest to business professionals who will learn much from the experience, knowledge and wisdom Jeff Hawkins has gained over his career. It will also be of interest to business students setting out on their careers, in particular those who would like to become technology entrepreneurs.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 02 April 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Arethia Kessler United States of America It was very helpful I learned a lot 2015-01-28 17:01:41
  • King Agha Pakistan It is great to know 2015-01-23 14:01:33
  • luthando siyeni United Kingdom It is very helpful and informative. Easy to access and also to work through it. Even though the lesson where from as back as 2002 and we are in a developing world but I still found them to be relevant. 2015-01-08 00:01:03
  • luthando siyeni United Kingdom It is a very informative course and a great help to entrepreneurs. Most of the time we think that its all about having an idea or just a product but this course helps with ideas of market research also some of the struggles you face as an entrepreneur. 2015-01-08 00:01:18
  • Kevina Warner Saint Vincent Im blessed to finished this courses thank you god it was a fun experience 2015-01-07 04:01:16
  • Jermaine Tucker United States of America I actually learned something! 2015-01-07 03:01:59
  • Robby Mumba Zambia This course is very beneficial to a prospective entrepreneur like me, as it will assist me make right choices and decisions before venturing in starting any form of enterprise. For example l have learn't the need to have some basic knowledge in accounts, legal affairs and human resources if l have to run a successful business. Furthermore this course has taught me on the importance of having experience in management and the need to have mentors to look to, the importance of research and to learn to appreciate and look at our competitors products. In a nutshell this course is a must do by all prospective entrepreneurs who opt to run successful enterprises. Thank you for this knowledge, that l have acquired without a cost. 2014-12-28 21:12:14
  • Brian Fakir Sweden Really good, informative and interesting 2014-12-27 14:12:20
  • Christopher Patiño United States of America Well his prediction wasn't far from the truth for smart phones, coming up next we'll get a sneak peek at the future of smart watches 2014-12-25 21:12:36
  • Ronald Reed United States of America This training was very successful and helpful. 2014-12-24 19:12:51
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