Best Business MOOCs For November


Lean Principles For Social Impact


School: Acumen

Platform: NovoEd

Registration Link: Lean Principles for Social Impact

Start Date: November 12, 2015

Workload: Not Available

Instructors: Sasha Dichter and Bob Dorf

Credentials: Dichter is the Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen and author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs. He has been recognized by Say 100 Media as one of the Top 10 Business Bloggers. Dorf has worked closely with customer guru Steve Blank in writing the best-selling The Startup Owner’s Manual. A serial entrepreneur, Dorf also teaches at Columbia Business School.

Graded: Not available.

Description: Inspired by Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad, which trains aspiring social entrepreneurs to “fail fast” so they can quickly learn what works and what matters. Designed to lessen wasted motion (and resources), the course focuses on how “validated learning, experimentation, and iterative product releases [can help founders] shorten product development cycles, measure progress, and gain valuable customer feedback” more quickly. Overall, the course is designed to apply this “lean mindset” to the corporate, public and NGO sectors. As part of the course, students will establish teams and develop business models to tackle poverty.

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Additional Note: Novoed is also offering “Scaling Smart: Developing Repeatable Models to Grow Your Impact” in November. To register for the class, click here.

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