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Achieving Personal Success


Achieving Personal Success
Achieving Personal Success

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Achieving Personal Success Course
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Course Description

Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity.

In ALISON's free online course about achieving personal success, Kelley starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. Kelley advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realize that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain.

This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organizations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.

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Learning Outcomes

After studying this personal success course you will learn: - Why you should resist the forces that chip away at creative energy and make an effort toward innovation to remain young at heart; - Why it is ok to be an artist, an innovator and a design thinker; - Explain why fostering lifelong creativity depends on instituting good, healthy mental habits; - How it is important to field observations with fresh eyes in order to spot new opportunities; - Why you should treat life as an experiment, take risks and be prepared for ideas not to work out; - How you can cultivate an attitude of wisdom and keep learning more at all times; - Examine a case study in which Best Buy were overly confident in their knowledge of the market and failed to spot Napster; - Why you should use your whole brain and the importance of using your tortoise mind; - Why you should follow you passionate career path and do what you love.


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 935 reviews
Course Title: Achieving Personal Success
Course #: 401
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 6
Content Origin:
Course Description: Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity.

In ALISON's free online course about achieving personal success, Kelley starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental habits. The course explains how you should treat life as an experiment, how you should be willing to fail and learn from your mistakes. Kelley advises that you should have confidence in what you know well, but realize that you have a lot more to learn and that you must keep yourself learning at all times. You will also learn about using your whole brain and how you should make the most of opportunities to use the right side of the brain.

This course will appeal to all working professionals in businesses and organizations, and students who want to gain greater knowledge and understanding about achieving personal success.
License: This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 05 April 2012
Content  
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • paul chika
    paul chika Indonesia This is a rich and enlightening programme, that has increased my capacity, and my yearning for personal success both inwardly and outward... 2015-07-23 22:07:33
  • Valentine Nwosu
    Valentine Nwosu Nigeria What a wonderful course 2015-07-09 10:07:32
  • Martin De la Rose
    Martin De la Rose United Kingdom This is a great course :) 2015-07-07 22:07:07
  • Natalie Colbert
    Natalie Colbert United States of America Excellent course. Tom Kelley gets to the meat of the subject area in a concise way yet very informative. Great principles to apply. 2015-07-07 16:07:46
  • Asante Dominic
    Asante Dominic [[]] Before this course I had some personal issues with me that doesn't really makes me anything big, people use to tell me what I should do and the trend to follow. Within me I feel that's the life I want for myself but I forsee it as nothing to increase riches. But why I forsake it and follow the one I think is money fetching, nothing do I use the money for. When I try to do what I love to do, even though I fetch little from there I see myself as happy and greater than anything. So I've realized that achieving success is not about what you do but what you're good and passionate at. 2015-06-22 05:06:01
  • Korie Shankulie
    Korie Shankulie Ethiopia I am also happy with my achievement. 88.9! 2015-06-17 15:06:28
  • Korie Shankulie
    Korie Shankulie Ethiopia it is wonderful lecture and/or course. I'm delighted to listen to it all the way through. Anecdotal presentations are also attractive and full of human life. Thank you! 2015-06-17 15:06:36
  • MELODY HERMANS
    MELODY HERMANS United States of America Thanks to ALISON and Tom Kelly for an enjoyable and enlightening Achieving Personal Success Course. I totally agree that our experiences can seem to conspire to steal our ability to stay young at heart. Thanks for the reminder that it's OK to be an artist, or a ornithologist, or a chef... what is most important is to do what makes you happy, and do what gets you in the flow. I believe an appropriate version of this course should be required before entry to middle school and high school, and so forth. It would also be wise to retake this course if looking for a job or thinking about a career change. 2015-06-05 19:06:25
  • Pax Callender
    Pax Callender Canada I believe everyone has the capacity to achieve success and to then extend the tools for their success into their wider community 2015-06-02 18:06:31
  • Dylan Powys
    Dylan Powys South Africa This was a very good course on how to achieve personal success 2015-05-29 18:05:45
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