A free auditable course named Creativity and Entrepreneurship.
Here is the blurb: “Learn skills and listen to examples from world-renown entrepreneurs and innovators as they discuss the parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys — and why entrepreneurship, much like music or creativity, is something we all possess.”
“The course approaches entrepreneurship as a creative process, a fundamental human instinct that we all possess and can unlock. Creativity & Entrepreneurship applies concepts from the creative and musical creation process, such as observing, prototyping, iterating and embracing failure, as a means of guiding you through the concept of thinking like a startup. You will develop the basic mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial career, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any field.”
Signing up is free at edx.org.
Note: I’m not sure their parallels between entrepreneurs and musicians will connect with all those who sign up, but it’s worth a shot.
Who has time to take a course?
Let’s think…how can you get some value from an online course when you’re so busy with other list items?
A few ideas:
- Run the lectures in the background while working on other tasks or exercising at home.
- Pick and choose from the syllabus below.
- Run ten minutes of the course while having your morning coffee.
Here is the syllabus:
Lesson 1: INSPIRATION: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
- What is Entrepreneurship after all?
- Why musicians are natural entrepreneurs
- 5 Skills of Successful Innovators
- Seeing What Others Don’t/Learn to Observe
Lesson 2: CREATION: Team Building and Product Development
- Connecting with your Intentions
- Process of Reduction
- Falling in love with a Problem
Lesson 3: COLLABORATION/PRESENTATION
- Understanding your Customer
- Building a Team
- Developing your Brand
Lesson 4: REJUVINATION: The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship
- Coping with Failure
- The Art of Relationship Building/Developing a Network
- Learn to Replenish
- Panos’ This much I know is True