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Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Big
Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Big

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Course Description

Donna Novitsky has many years of experience as both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. She is CEO of Big Tent Design and was formerly venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Her motto is “Go big or don’t go!” and this has driven her work as both entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In this course, you can listen to Donna Novitsky as she explains why entrepreneurs should think big when they are investing so much of their time, energy and passion into creating a business. She also explains how to differentiate between the roles of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in areas such as business strategy and execution, technology and team building, business diversity and singular focus. You will also learn about the importance of teamwork as nobody can do it all alone, and she also has advice and guidance in terms of naming a company and marketing start-up companies. This course will be of great interest to business professionals who are starting their own businesses, particularly high-potential start-ups in the technology space, and would like to benefit from Donna’s advice and guidance on thinking big and achieving extraordinary personal success in business.

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Learning Outcomes:
- Learn how to differentiate the roles of venture capitalist and entrepreneur;
- Learn the difference between strategy and execution;
- Learn the difference between technology and team building;
- Learn the difference between diversity and singular focus;
- Learn about naming a company;
- Learn about marketing a company;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 22 votes
Course Title: Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Big
Course #: 419
Course Publisher: Stanford
Course Category: 9
Content Origin:
Course Description: Donna Novitsky has many years of experience as both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. She is CEO of Big Tent Design and was formerly venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Her motto is “Go big or don’t go!” and this has driven her work as both entrepreneur and venture capitalist. In this course, you can listen to Donna Novitsky as she explains why entrepreneurs should think big when they are investing so much of their time, energy and passion into creating a business. She also explains how to differentiate between the roles of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in areas such as business strategy and execution, technology and team building, business diversity and singular focus. You will also learn about the importance of teamwork as nobody can do it all alone, and she also has advice and guidance in terms of naming a company and marketing start-up companies. This course will be of great interest to business professionals who are starting their own businesses, particularly high-potential start-ups in the technology space, and would like to benefit from Donna’s advice and guidance on thinking big and achieving extraordinary personal success in business.
License: This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 07 November 2012
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 0-1 Hour
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
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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  • Ram Mohan
    Ram Mohan India Awesome Content Explained in "WHY ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD THINK BIG" 2016-05-27 14:05:08
  • Maria Nicolus
    Maria Nicolus Tanzania I gained a lot about entrepreneurship and thinking big 2016-05-18 13:05:55
  • Sandra Payne
    Sandra Payne Mexico These modules were quick and to the point. 2016-05-17 21:05:31
  • Grant Banda
    Grant Banda Malawi It helps to have clear picture on how the business in run. 2016-05-17 11:05:51
  • Kennedy Uadiale
    Kennedy Uadiale Nigeria This was inspiring for me. 2016-05-16 14:05:25
  • Ercan Caner
    Ercan Caner Turkey Very concise and satisfactory. Thanks for sharing. 2016-05-16 04:05:39
  • Rishabh Khanna
    Rishabh Khanna India This course is very informative and we can gain knowledge about how to approach as an entrepreneur . It also educates us about the differences between a venture capitalist and an entrepreneur and how to give a right track to your start-up (Naming techniques and Marketing a Start-Up). This course is initiated and lecture by Donna Novitsky, CEO, BigTent. 2016-04-12 08:04:40
  • Daniel Wright
    Daniel Wright United States of America Quick course, which I love and very informative! 2015-09-09 19:09:14
  • Javier P. Tome
    Javier P. Tome Spain Thank you, awesome course, very easy to understand. 2015-04-18 04:04:53
  • Marc David Toledo
    Marc David Toledo United Arab Emirates Thinking big will not always be present in every individual but as an Entrepreneur who has strong critical skills this is A-NO-QUESTION. For the business to grow, it is essential for the owner to be the first person in the company who has positive views and a firm motivation to achieve the vision by executing the company's mission with all team efforts. 2015-03-02 14:03:51
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