Suggestion 74: Today’s freebie from edx.org

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
  • Prototyping
  • Iteration

Lesson 3: COLLABORATION/PRESENTATION

  • Understanding your Customer
  • Building a Team
  • Developing your Brand
  • Presenting

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

I hope this helps.

Let me know what else you would like me
to dig up for you.