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Achieving Personal Success
Achieving Personal Success

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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 1006 votes
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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  • Lizet Pimentel
    Lizet Pimentel United States of America This course was very interesting. I learned not to procrastinate and to be open minded. 2016-04-18 21:04:42
  • sufia kapadia
    sufia kapadia India Great course. Really enjoyed learning new ideas. 2016-04-15 11:04:54
  • Charles Mc Shane
    Charles Mc Shane United Kingdom I found the course refreshing 2016-03-24 13:03:23
  • Marybeth Neal
    Marybeth Neal United States of America Nice easy to digest soundbites, common knowledge but of the sort that is useful to be reminded about upon occasion, 2016-03-11 17:03:58
  • Jeff Gribben
    Jeff Gribben United States of America This has some great anecdotes that will help one persevere for success and learn to accept that success isn't overnight. I think it is a good workshop in positive reinforcement. 2016-03-09 17:03:50
  • Sophoeun Puttra
    Sophoeun Puttra Vietnam It is good because the lesson about Innovation Made Personal explained us that human's potential is unique. Every person has different potentials. Ideally, thinking like traveler is practical because without traveling we are like a frog in a pond. Further, I really appreciated the lesson about Treat life as an experiment because not many people are able to stand strong after their failure. However, it is helpful once they have learnt this lesson. I believe there's a lot more this course has equipped me. Thanks! 2016-03-08 09:03:07
  • Rose Pennicooke
    Rose Pennicooke Jamaica The lecture was very clear and to the point. Each subsection while explaining the point in question very clearly manages to shed some light on previous topics.Therefore making the whole picture (lecture) precise and comprehensible. The idea of achieving personal success through observing,experimenting, documenting by way of note taking or mental awareness seem a natural way to harness one's experiences.This is a great eye opener to not only see things as they are...be constantly aware of what's happening but to use the knowledge and experience aquired to develop wisdom. Self knowledge is very important to discovering one's true ability and calling. 2016-03-03 19:03:24
  • Kim Richards
    Kim Richards United States of America I found the material to be well presented. I believe everything stems from self discipline and putting things into action. 2016-02-09 01:02:04
  • alaa elsakka
    alaa elsakka Saudi Arabia Its very successful 2016-02-04 23:02:53
  • Chenube Bailey
    Chenube Bailey [[]] I found this course very inspiring and I hifhly look forward to applying everything that was said to my own life and watching good things come out of it. 2016-01-31 10:01:57
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