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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 274 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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  • 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
  • Ziad Altaf
    Ziad Altaf United Kingdom Very clear, concise and easy to follow and understand 2016-01-11 03:01:34
  • Ziad Altaf
    Ziad Altaf United Kingdom Thoroughly enjoyable and valuable 2016-01-11 03:01:06
  • Matthew Roby
    Matthew Roby United States of America It was a really good course emphasizing passion and integrity in the development of businesses. 2016-01-09 23:01:39
  • Orestis Papapetro
    Orestis Papapetro Cyprus You should add lecture on how employee should work together, employee-boss relatonship and past failures of big names. 2016-01-09 17:01:21
  • George Hoss
    George Hoss Venezuela Excellent, thanks it helped a lot! It was exactly all I needed. It was motivational, instructive, with a lot of histories that really help to understand about entrepreneurship. 2015-12-24 05:12:38
  • Carlos Simms
    Carlos Simms United States of America Very informative and gives a great understanding of the tools you need to be successful. 2015-12-22 12:12:20
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