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Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur


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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Module Title
Module 1: Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur
Module 2: Entrepreneurship Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 251 reviews
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
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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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    Chelsea Young United States of America Great video! 2015-05-26 19:05:57
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    nadia carrillo United States of America The ideas presented are applicable in small business ventures as well. This is a good foundation and eye opener for those seeking to become an entrepreneur. 2015-04-17 17:04:09
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    Eric Horne United States of America Very informative with a great deal of belief and visionary. 2015-03-13 14:03:48
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    Prakruthi Sonny Babu India It was highly informative. 2015-03-09 14:03:04
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    Arfan Ahmed Pakistan Good insight into Entrepreneurship........good class room setting.....would have loved some slides to make the course easier to remember without taking some notes.... 2015-03-08 23:03:52
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    Khalil Ahmad Afghanistan I want to learn fast 2015-03-04 08:03:27
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    Khalil Ahmad Afghanistan I want to improve my language and I want to fast speaking 2015-03-04 08:03:01
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    Marc David Toledo United Arab Emirates In my opinion, it is imperative for managers and especially to future businessmen in taking this course as it would pepper them with knowledge to be successful not only as entrepreneur as well as a person. I may say that the core character I learned was to believe what you have to believe and accept that in business you may not win all the time but it does not mean you lose forever. Stand, keep trying and always take your downs as an opportunity. 2015-02-28 12:02:47
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    Julian Sinyangwe Zambia The characteristic of of a successful entrepreneur course is the study of how individuals plan their business and work out a profit after successfully implementing their plans. The development of business must grow and expand and be defined by the profit in form of all the acquired assets and the money in the bank. 2015-02-27 23:02:16
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    yan nainglinn Myanmar It is good 2015-02-26 00:02:48
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