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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 256 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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  • Hiba Othman
    Hiba Othman Canada Great 2015-08-21 22:08:13
  • Monica Tembo
    Monica Tembo Zambia It was interesting and encouraging to undergo this course. It is a course that changes ones mind to be proactive and create challenges that would turn out positive and benefit a larger community. It makes one see things in a simpler and profitable version. In short entrepreneurship is to be proactive and see opportunities where others can't. It is time that we take entrepreneurship as a profession and career not just a "by the way" and only get involved when you get stuck and want something to sustain you in the time being. 2015-08-21 09:08:15
  • Willie Miles
    Willie Miles United States of America Great course! 2015-08-17 00:08:33
  • Akashdeep Dogra
    Akashdeep Dogra India This course is very useful for those who want to be make difference and believe in their passion that one day thay must be completed and this course is very useful for young entrepreneurs and those who want to start to make innovative and different things which are very convenient and useful for people. 2015-08-13 07:08:43
  • Arthur Jeffrey Chomba
    Arthur Jeffrey Chomba Zambia It's a great course for start up entrepreneurs as well as well established entrepreneurs. 2015-08-12 01:08:30
  • Tatjyana Elmore
    Tatjyana Elmore United States of America Thanks 2015-08-09 00:08:21
  • Regina Giszpenc
    Regina Giszpenc United States of America I really enjoyed the course...very informative 2015-07-15 15:07:50
  • Marlene Saunders
    Marlene Saunders Jamaica This topic is really interesting and relevant for the business world. 2015-05-30 15:05:36
  • Christopher Ould
    Christopher Ould United Kingdom I enjoyed this and think that its a good starting point for people setting out 2015-05-29 00:05:25
  • Chelsea Young
    Chelsea Young United States of America Great video! 2015-05-26 19:05:57
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