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The blind men and the elephant

When we think about entrepreneurship, we commonly conjure the image of an individual setting up a new business or venture, taking risks and hoping for financial reward. It is certainly …

Getting the most out of your learning

As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University and Deakin University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience. …

Measuring entrepreneurial traits

At the end of Week 1 you took the GET2 test, which gave you your entrepreneurial profile. In this step we will examine in more detail what the GET2 test …

How entrepreneurial are you?

The psychological perspective puts the capability and personality of the person at the centre of entrepreneurship. It extends this view with the theory that if the personality traits of the …

Is wealth the only measure of success?

Having explored how being entrepreneurial can result in a huge range of different outcomes, by a variety of different entrepreneurial ‘types’, we are now going to think about how we …

Social value creation as a measure of success

As we have discovered, entrepreneurship does not just mean starting a business, and therefore how we measure success needs to account for this variety in how people behave entrepreneurially. Watch …

Challenging the stereotype: intrapreneurs

Despite the common stereotype that entrepreneurs must be business owners or work for themselves, there are many scenarios when people might apply entrepreneurial skills within a business owned by someone …

What tribe are you?

Now that you have investigated the tribes in more detail, we’d like you to reflect on how your own skills, experience and traits fit into these entrepreneurial archetypes. Your task …

How are you entrepreneurial?

You now know what the GET2 Test is measuring but what does your result say about you? Does it (or can it) tell you that you are an entrepreneur? Watch …

Review of the course

We hope you have enjoyed this course and found the learning materials will support you to apply your entrepreneurial strengths within your own context. Our courses are led by passionate …

Theoretical roots of entrepreneurship: Cantillon

Having looked at the broad discipline perspectives that have influenced entrepreneurship theory, we will now take a brief look at some of the key influencers from within those disciplines. Whichever …

Focus on innovation: Bentham and Schumpeter

Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) © Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0. Who was he? Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher, social reformer and radical. He believed that entrepreneurship could drive social reform …

What’s on for next week?

Our aim during this week has been to challenge your understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur. This is quite a tall order given how complex and multi-dimensional …