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Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Learn from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of a successful entrepreneur with this online course.

Entrepreneurship
Free Course
This free online entrepreneur course in the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur will take you on a journey through the career of Jeff Hawkins who is the co-founder of Palm and Handspring. He is also the architect of many computing products such as the Palm Pilot and the Treo smartphone. You will learn valuable lessons about the importance of experience, following your passions, keeping a work/life balance, and more.

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Description

This course begins with an overview of entrepreneurship where you will learn why it is considered as a means to an end, as opposed to an end in itself. It will discuss the history of Palm phone and its acquisition, the US Robotics, and 3Com. You will look into how Handspring envisioned the future and how Redwood Neuroscience Institute was started. You will also look into the profiles of entrepreneurs and learn why experience plays a major role in one's success.

Being passionate about something helps one achieve success. With this course, you learn the importance of doing something you believe in and maintaining a work/life balance. You will look into how to define and create your company’s culture, deal with difficult negotiations, and design successful products. You will also study the role of market research, the important subjects that entrepreneurs should be well versed in, the importance and inevitability of portability, and more!

Jeff Hawkins is dubbed as a serial entrepreneur and upon the completion of this course that focuses on his entrepreneurial journey, you will understand the value of having experience under your belt before you start your own business. You will learn that you have to hold on to your passions and maintain a work/life balance. You will also learn why there is a need to continuously test your products and conduct market research. Sign up for this course and learn from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of Jeff Hawkins. 

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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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

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