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Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

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

Publisher: Stanford
This free online entrepreneurial success course will take you on a journey through the career of Jeff Hawkins, the co-founder of Palm and Handspring. Hawkins is also the architect of many successful computing products such as the Palm Pilot and the Treo smartphone. In this course you will learn valuable lessons about the importance of experience, following your passions, keeping a balance between work and life, and more.
Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur
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    1.5-3 Hours
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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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