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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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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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 1013 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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  • Mahmood AL-MAYTAH
    Mahmood AL-MAYTAH Jordan Thanks a lot for this useful courses 2016-05-17 08:05:36
  • Justin David Niguidula
    Justin David Niguidula Philippines I've learned alot of new interesting things. Great course! 2016-05-11 11:05:17
  • Amos Masilo
    Amos Masilo United States of America The course has also taught me that as individuals we must learn to think outside the box, we must learn to stretch our imagination and think like travellers who will from time to time come across new and unique way of doing things. We must learn to be very observant and pick new ideas in our environment and continue to become better all the time. The cause has also higlihhted that when you travel to other destinations you trigger your brain power to begin to generate new and unique ideas that help you to succeed. 2016-05-11 09:05:27
  • Amos Masilo
    Amos Masilo United States of America The course has also taught me that I need to explore the things I love and have passion on in my daily activities and be able to captivate them and develop them into formidable products that I can commercialize. The course indicates that as individuals we have different and unique qualities than can help us to succeed in life and the only challenge is to allow ourselves to identify and realize those qualities for the betterment of our lives. 2016-05-11 09:05:59
  • Amos Masilo
    Amos Masilo United States of America The course is very informative and can help us professionals shape our career success. The course has helped me to realise life is about innovating new ideas and products whether personal or business wise and that we must give our ideas the opportunity to be tested, that is experimenting whether the ideas will succeed or not and to constantly review them by making observations and adding new ideas and we travel around the journey of life. 2016-05-11 09:05:28
  • Lucy Linney
    Lucy Linney [[]] A thoroughly engrossing course. Entertaining and full of common sense. 2016-05-10 23:05:13
  • Amos Masilo
    Amos Masilo United States of America In order to achieve personal success, it's very important to take life as an experiment, where as an individual you give yourself an opportunity to try things and learn from the mistakes one made, this is so because even big companies have made big mistakes before they made it big in life. It is also very important to caltivate new knowledge and wisdom by writhing things as you see them, those that make one sad and happy and find out what really will make one happy and exploit it to the individuals advantage. Personal success borders around people having the ability to accept and embrace thier failures or challenges in thier pursuit to excellence. Mistakes are meant to give us a chance to make amends and do things differently from the initial concept. I think it's important to assess things that you love as an individual and be able to develop the things that you do and love to earn a living from them rather than do them for fun. It is also very important to explore opportunities to re-engineer the things you love and package them differently. 2016-05-07 00:05:02
  • Amos Masilo
    Amos Masilo United States of America Personal success is highly influenced by an individual's attitude or personality and in my on view personality plays 80 percent of our ability to succeed as individuals. It is important for individuals to continue to sharpen thier ability to innovate and create new ideas and projects that can be sustainable and profitable to them. Achieving personal success will be also stimulated by people ability to think like travellers because travellers do things differently, like they will be very much observant and see the unique things that can help them to create new ways of doing things and even help them to cultivate new attitudes. As individuals we must also learn the art of observation and observing things critically with a fresh outlook in order to help our minds pick opportunities in our environment. People must also learn to stimulate thier brain thinking activity by promoting what is known as the right brain and the tortoise brain. And I personally believe in the use of the tortoise brain because it's very important for helping us create concepts over night and be able to think about some ideas we can look for solutions when may be we relaxed or asleep because the tortoise brain works very slowy. 2016-05-06 23:05:58
  • Kazi Khadiza
    Kazi Khadiza Bangladesh This course can change our system of thinking, boarden our mind. Its really inspirational. 2016-04-23 20:04:18
  • 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
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