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Creating An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success


Creating An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success

Creating An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success

Learn about an entrepreneur's checklist for success.


Students: 2,988
Course Description

Steve Blank is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in high technology companies and management. He is also a Consulting Professor at Stanford in the Graduate School of Engineering.
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In this free online course he goes through a checklist of questions and answers that will be helpful to any new business leader. He offers insights and case studies from industry and new technology companies. He focuses on important areas for business start-ups including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. You will learn why sometimes being the first and only company in a particular market can actually be a disadvantage. He discusses the difference between vertical markets and horizontal markets, and you will also learn why market and technical risks are of great importance for an entrepreneurial venture. This course will be of interest to business people, entrepreneurs and anyone who would like to hear key insights and knowledge gained by a very successful entrepreneur with years of experience in business start-ups and management.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - What should you focus on during an emerging start-up; - Why is it a bad idea to be the first and only player in the market; - Understand the difference between vertical and horizontal markets; - Why market risk and technology risk both have the potential to cause a young business to suffer; - How to balance family life with the demands of a start-up;


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Module Title
Module 1: An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success
Module 2: Entrepreneur's Checklist Assessment

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Course Title Creating An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success
Course # 406
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 9
Content Origin
Course Description  Steve Blank is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in high technology companies and management. He is also a Consulting Professor at Stanford in the Graduate School of Engineering. In this free online course he goes through a checklist of questions and answers that will be helpful to any new business leader. He offers insights and case studies from industry and new technology companies. He focuses on important areas for business start-ups including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. You will learn why sometimes being the first and only company in a particular market can actually be a disadvantage. He discusses the difference between vertical markets and horizontal markets, and you will also learn why market and technical risks are of great importance for an entrepreneurial venture. This course will be of interest to business people, entrepreneurs and anyone who would like to hear key insights and knowledge gained by a very successful entrepreneur with years of experience in business start-ups and management.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 13 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 Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Dennis Kleppe United States of America Watching Steve was very informative as he covered many different aspects in a short time. I was surprised when he talked about family. You normally hear about the start-up entrepreneur who abandons all for the sake of the company. Steve made it clear that there has to be limits set or you could lose both. The need to be first was debunked for the risk of blazing the new trail can come as a high price. Better to let the explorers blaze the trail and be the first to settle right behind them. 2014-11-29 12:11:19
  • Kathleen Chaffin Philippines Enlightening. 2014-11-20 21:11:18
  • Emanuel Townsend United States of America Very informative. A must read before thiniking of starting a new business adventure. 2014-09-12 21:09:21
  • Wael Itani United Arab Emirates great course ! 2014-08-21 10:08:43
  • Monica Titus United States of America enjoyed. easy to follow 2014-08-20 23:08:50
  • LILIAN OMWONO United States of America Informative . 2014-08-08 04:08:57
  • Jethro Stokes Australia it was great course and it tells you a lot, one of my favourite course so far. 2014-06-11 06:06:59
  • Heather-Angela Heywood United Kingdom Very educational course. Gave me some very valuable insights, cautions and ideas, as I am currently trying to start my own business. Very straightforward to complete. 2014-06-04 14:06:23
  • Diane MacKay United States of America Course Module: Module 2: Entrepreneur's Checklist Assessment
    Course Topic: An Entrepreneurs Checklist Assessment
    Comment: Extremely interesting...I did learn about the difference between vertical and horizontal markets and what to consider. I like the idea of being “a fast first follower.” This was a very good lesson and glad that I completed it. The speaker Jack Blind is a very good speaker with excellent clarity. He is very easy to understand. 2012-06-24 11:06:52
  • Edmond Gega Albania Course Module: Module 1: An Entrepreneur's Checklist for Success
    Course Topic: Lessons from Previous Talks
    Comment: Very good lesson. Makes the mind race. 2012-05-06 07:05:02
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