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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 983 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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  • alaa elsakka
    alaa elsakka Saudi Arabia Its very successful 2016-02-04 23:02:53
  • Amany Salah
    Amany Salah Egypt This is a great course which provided me with a lot of effective amazing applicable strategies to change my entire life to better. 2016-01-29 08:01:01
  • Patrick Ojide
    Patrick Ojide Germany The course is very interesting and equipping. I have understood better what it means to do something I love doing and something I am good at. 2016-01-10 16:01:00
  • Moses Kasirye
    Moses Kasirye Uganda I like this course so much because I have just been trying to some notes on How to Achieve Success in Life. Therefore, this course will help me understand how to achieve personal success, implement them and even train other people around me. 2015-12-11 12:12:21
  • Diana Harrison
    Diana Harrison United States of America Excellent! Learned a lot. 2015-11-05 03:11:11
  • Lisa Kozar
    Lisa Kozar United States of America Enjoyable and informative course. 2015-11-03 21:11:46
  • Vida Maria McLaughlin
    Vida Maria McLaughlin Jamaica I think everybody was born for a purpose on this earth. To die without achieving greatness or personal success in relation to your purpose on earth is equal to failure. There is no way we can realize success if there is no standard for measuring hence the importance of doing this course. I believe in a well lived, purpose driven and successful life. 2015-10-26 18:10:30
  • Jonathan Donohoe
    Jonathan Donohoe United Kingdom The course is about teaching us to open our mind and use what we already have. Look, listen, feel. Think and don't take anything for granted. 2015-10-26 14:10:24
  • Imogen Hull
    Imogen Hull United Kingdom Really loved this short course. The lecturer is engaging and kept me attentive the whole way through. Wish I could do more with this guy. 2015-10-07 16:10:35
  • Kathleen Maclean
    Kathleen Maclean United States of America This my first course with Alison Courses and I am very pleased by the thorough professionalism and broad area of study on the subject presented. Mr. Kelley certainly knows how to keep the audience engaged at all times and I found his choice of subjects, to make his points, were easily recollected. I admit that I was fully entertained and at the same time learned completely different methods of learning and collecting information to shed new light on projects. I am from the "old school" of business and it was so refreshing to learn from a completely different perspective. Thank you Alison 2015-10-02 04:10:37
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