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Cultivating Entrepreneurship & Antifragility to Thrive in a Fast-Paced World

COVID-19 has ushered in, expedited, and amplified a myriad of healthcare, humanitarian, economic, and societal crises. As the former U.S. National Security Advisor wrote, “COVID-19 has laid bare our domestic divisions, unequal economy, and glaring racial and socio-economic disparities as well as the fragility of our democracy.” This sobering reality has shone a spotlight on challenges both old and new, and has been further exacerbated by today’s institutions proving largely ill-equipped to address our pressing challenges.

However, as John Gardner once said, “What we have before us are some breathtaking opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.” The challenges we face create a transformative moment for purpose-led leaders and organizations (of all types) to seize opportunity amid crises and build a future that is more sustainable and inclusive.

Addressing society’s most intractable challenges will require anti-fragile individuals, teams, and organizations --- those that not only survive in chaotic, stressful, and complex environments, but actually thrive and grow stronger in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

The goal of this course to equip individuals, teams, and organizations (of all types) with actionable lessons and entrepreneurial skills to…

Cultivate a culture of antifragility across teams, organizations, and society to thrive during periods of crises

Design, develop, test, and deploy innovative solutions to help build a future that is more sustainable and inclusive

What you'll learn

  • Cultivate a culture of antifragility across teams, organizations, and society to thrive during periods of crises
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy innovative solutions to help build a future that is more sustainable and inclusive
  • To cultivate a culture of antifragility across teams, organizations, and society
  • Integrate multi-disciplinary skills and perspectives to turn disruption into positive action
  • How to build empathy with stakeholders and beneficiaries
  • To build practical solutions that address real problems iteratively
  • To adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and way of operating that will help you succeed in your future endeavors
  • Jocko Willink: Retired Navy Seal, #1 NYT best-selling author, and podcast host
  • Billy Campbell: Last person off “Miracle on the Hudson” flight, leading business executive
  • Arlan Hamilton: Founder of Backstage Capital – inspiring journey of going from homeless to founding a VC firm
  • Brad Feld: Co-Founder of Techstars and Foundry Group, Entrepreneurship thought leader
  • Kathleen Stetson: CEO of Rational Confidence – entrepreneur coach
  • Laura Dunham: Associate Dean and Chair at the University of St. Thomas’ Schulze School of Entrepreneurship
  • Tom Byers: Faculty Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP)
  • Jon Fjeld: Entrepreneur and Professor of Philosophy at Duke
  • Tina Seeling: Best-selling author, Professor of the Practice at Stanford University, Faculty Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP)
  • David Morris: Improvisation instructor, TEDx speaker, StartMIT instructor
  • James McQuivey: Vice President at Forrester Research, authored “Digital Disruption”
  • Jean Hammond: EdTech thought leader, Founder of LaunchLearn Accelerator
  • Chris Reitermann: CEO of Ogilvy, Asia and Greater China
  • Allen Wang: CEO of Babytree, China’s largest parenting website
  • Scott Stern: MIT Professor of Management, award-winning researcher, co-creator of Startup Cartography Project
  • Emily Canal: write at Inc. Magazine, leads annual Surge Cities Index
  • John Calipari: Head Coach of University of Kentucky men’s basketball, NCAA champion, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Deval Patrick: Former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, leading business executive

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Instructors Bill Aulet, Joshua Creamer
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Language English
Subjects Business
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Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $29
From Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Instructors Bill Aulet, Joshua Creamer
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business & Management

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