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Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur Course


Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur
Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Learn from the experience, knowledge and wisdom of a successful entrepreneur.


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Course Description

Jeff Hawkins is the co-founder of Palm and Handspring and is the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and the Treo smartphone. In this course he will take you on a journey through his career, how he became an entrepreneur and the importance of believing in your product. He teaches valuable lessons about the importance of experience, following your passions and how to keep a work/life balance. He discusses how to design successful products, the role of market research and the need to continuously test products. In terms of the company workplace, he talks about how a good business culture and a strong human resources policy are vital. You will also learn about the importance and inevitability of portable technology. This course will be of great interest to business professionals who will learn much from the experience, knowledge and wisdom Jeff Hawkins has gained over his career. It will also be of interest to business students setting out on their careers, in particular those who would like to become technology entrepreneurs.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

After studying this course you will learn:
- How entrepreneurship is a means to an end, as opposed to an end in itself;
- Why each entrepreneur is unique in their own way;
- How it helps to have experience under your belt before you start your own business;
- The importance of doing something you believe in;
- Maintaining a work/life balance;
- Defining your company’s culture and creating a good solid culture;
- Dealing with difficult negotiations;
- How to design successful products;
- Understanding the role of market research;
- Examine important subjects that entrepreneurs should be well versed in;
- Why you should test products, product marketing and innovating continuously;
- Learn the importance and inevitability of portability;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 291 votes
Course Title: Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur
Course #: 391
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 9
Content Origin:
Course Description: Jeff Hawkins is the co-founder of Palm and Handspring and is the architect of many computing products such as the PalmPilot and the Treo smartphone. In this course he will take you on a journey through his career, how he became an entrepreneur and the importance of believing in your product. He teaches valuable lessons about the importance of experience, following your passions and how to keep a work/life balance. He discusses how to design successful products, the role of market research and the need to continuously test products. In terms of the company workplace, he talks about how a good business culture and a strong human resources policy are vital. You will also learn about the importance and inevitability of portable technology. This course will be of great interest to business professionals who will learn much from the experience, knowledge and wisdom Jeff Hawkins has gained over his career. It will also be of interest to business students setting out on their careers, in particular those who would like to become technology entrepreneurs.
License: This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 02 April 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 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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  • Celso Quinamot
    Celso Quinamot Philippines I have learned many new things in the Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur Course but the most important points that I have learned which I was not really aware of were: 1. ) Separating myself from my business and my business' failure does not my mean I am a failure. 2.) Business/Entrepreneurship is a means to an end. 3.) That my main goal as an entrepreneur should not be focused on making money but making a difference. 2016-07-23 10:07:55
  • Rita Kotecha
    Rita Kotecha Sweden I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Secondly what was said in 2002 is absolutely true in 2016. 2016-07-12 15:07:09
  • Mitch Blanchard
    Mitch Blanchard Canada Very interesting and makes you think. I enjoyed it. 2016-07-12 00:07:53
  • Judith Nwobi
    Judith Nwobi Nigeria After partaking in this course, I have begun to understand how the mind of an entrepreneur works and basic principles and characteristics that should not be overlooked. Having a desire to start up a business should be backed up with long term oriented goals. Having a good financial, legal and Human resources knowledge is highly beneficial to an entrepreneur. This will help in setting foundations for the future of your company. Having company culture and separating the company from self is very essential. 2016-06-23 03:06:29
  • Quentin Williams
    Quentin Williams United States of America Good course. Picked up some new information and inspiration 2016-05-14 15:05:16
  • Chenika Williams
    Chenika Williams United States of America I definitely believe in order to be a great entrepreneur you must set a specific goal and stick with it. If your team is built up of the right people with the same goals in mind then you are more likely to be very successful in the business world. 2016-05-12 02:05:14
  • Michael Ebeling
    Michael Ebeling United States of America Guy really seems to know what he's talking about. Very valuable insight. 2016-04-27 20:04:53
  • Harold Lloyd
    Harold Lloyd United States of America I thought that it was an interesting course that gave me some new ideas. 2016-03-13 16:03:42
  • Flavio Piloto
    Flavio Piloto [[]] Easy to understand 2016-01-18 22:01:46
  • Muhammad Safdar
    Muhammad Safdar United Kingdom A successfull entrepreneur believe in himself, want to make difference in people life, want to work as team with others. 2016-01-18 22:01:29
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