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Critical Skills for Entrepreneurs

Learn the critical skills needed by successful entrepreneurs from renowned entrepreneur and innovator Jerry Kaplan.

Business
Free Course
This free online Entrepreneurial course features Jerry Kaplan, widely known in the computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, executive, technical innovator, and author. This course will teach you about the most important qualities of serial entrepreneurs, the five biggest mistakes that beginner entrepreneurs make, and the five most critical skills that entrepreneurs need. Kaplan will also discuss the importance of sales skills, and more!
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Stanford
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course begins by discussing the five critical skills needed to be an entrepreneur which are leadership, communication, decision-making, being a team player, and the ability to telescope. You will also learn that companies have personalities that take after the personality of their founders as well as the fact that you don't need to have all the skills to be able to run a business successfully, you just have to find people who have the skills you need.

You will then learn that timing is important when starting a business and that the same idea can have different fates. You will then look into technical risk, market risk, and financial risk. With this course, you will learn that the best time to start a company is when nobody thinks it's possible. It will also discuss the importance of establishing your company's culture and values early on which will shape your company's personality.

Jerry Kaplan admires and respects business leaders such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Upon the completion of this course, you will learn more about the qualities that they possess as successful business leaders. You will also learn how roles change within a company when there is a transition away from R&D and that technology is always about the future. Check out this course and gain a better understanding of the critical skills needed by entrepreneurs to create successful businesses. 

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