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Unit 1

Mind maps:



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 Creativity in Business – a preparation for Unit 3, which is fully focussing on your business creativity

Unit 2

Interesting videos

Links to TEDTalks related to this topic

Links to articles, blogs, and websites

Unit 3



Other Resources

Unit 4

Business Makeover:

Business Persona:



Unit 5
Unit 6

Positive Psychology:


Relaxation – we all get stressed or overwhelmed sometimes, especially when running our own business. We therefore decided to add some tips & tricks that can help you keep the nerves at bay.

Learn more about entrepreneurial competencies

Watch interesting videos to develop your entrepreneurial competencies


Creative thinking – how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza at TEDxRoma

Description: To be creative, you need to practice out-of-the-box thinking. Be aware of your assumptions. Unfounded assumptions prevent you from thinking creatively.

The Nature of Creativity and The Courage to Create

Description: The video explores the nature of creativity, the idea that creative insights emerge from the unconscious mind, and look at ways to stimulate creativity.

The power of creative constraints – Brandon Rodriguez

Description: Brandon Rodriguez explains how creative constraints actually help drive discovery and innovation.

Critical Thinking

Episode 1.1: What is Critical Thinking?

Description: Critical thinking is about to reach the conclusion by thinking logically, considering all facts, eliminating the bias.

5 tips to improve your critical thinking – Samantha Agoos

Description: Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it is impossible to make a perfect choice every time. However, there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems.

Jordan Peterson – The Best Way To Learn Critical Thinking

Description: Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson says that the best way to teach people critical thinking is to teach them to write.

CRITICAL THINKING – Fundamentals: Introduction to Critical Thinking

Description: This video is about, what critical thinking is, what an argument is, and what the difference between a deductive and an ampliative argument is.

Problem Solving

How to Solve a Problem in Four Steps

Description: A highly sought after skill, learn a simple yet effective four step problem solving process using the concept IDEA to identify the problem, develop solutions, execute a plan and then assess your results

The 5 WHYS Problem Solving Technique

Description: A method of determining the root cause of simple problems, developed by Sakichi Toyoda, founder of Toyota Industries. This technique implores the user to stop treating the symptoms of the problem but rather to ask the question “Why?” multiple times until the true cause of the problem is unearthed.

The Psychology of Problem-Solving

Description: A short educational video about what psychology tells us about how people solve problems.

Working backward to solve problems – Maurice Ashley

Description: Retrograde analysis is a style of problem solving where you work backwards from the endgame you want. It can help you win at chess — or solve a problem in real life.

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Made Easy

Description: A simple animated guide showing how to develop risk assessments and implement a hierarchy of controls.

How to do a Risk Assessment

Description: This video says the 5 simple steps to complete a risk assessment.

Risk Assessment – CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 – 5.3

Description: What risks can affect your organization, and what kind of impact will they have? In this video, you will learn about the importance of risk assessment.

Hazard, Risk & Safety – Understanding Risk Assessment, Management and Perception

Description:  It says hazard and risk are not always aligned as the risk depends on the exposure to the hazard; similarly, risk, safety and perception of risk are not always aligned; this can make political decisions regarding safety levels difficult to make, in these cases, it is especially important to base them on facts rather than on subjective perceptions.

Confidence and Resilience

How to Build Resilience: Quarters of Encouragement

Description: The secret to success, especially for those of us with ADHD, seems to be resilience. It does not matter how many times we fail, as long as we get back up.

Confidence and Resilience Overview

Description: Here is an overview of how we can work with you to increase confidence and resilience-important strengths in a changing landscape!

Building Resilience: 5 Ways to a Better Life

Description: How do you move forward in such a complex and confusing world? Dr. Stephen Marmer offers 5 tips for coping with life’s unwelcome surprises.

How To Be Confident

Description:  The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one’s dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is – of course – an idiot. We all are.

Negotiation Skills

Getting to Yes – Negotiation Skills

Description:  Negotiations can be difficult. As salespeople we want to please the customer, but at this stage of the sale we may need to play ‘hard-ball’. How far can you push? Is Win Win realistic?


How to Negotiate Better – Project Management Training

Description:  An aspect of leading a project includes negotiations, and gives you these pointers on improving your negotiating skills.


Negotiating Skills

Description:  At some time or another everyone has to negotiate. Negotiation is a process in which two or more parties make offers, counteroffers, and concessions in order to reach an agreement.


Soft Skills – Business Negotiation Skills

Description:  Explain the meaning and importance of negotiation; identify the basics of negotiation and tips for to be a better negotiator.

Global Mindset

The importance of cultivating a global mindset | Nia Lyte | TEDxKyoto

Description:  Nia Lyte talks about the importance of developing a global citizen mindset and letting go of cultural stereotypes as a means to create a peaceful world by interacting with different cultures, accepting each other’s differences, and developing compassion and passion for humanity. She asserts that the unbroken threads of the invisible souls are what bind us all together as one.

Global Mindset : Mindsetmax

Description:  A global mindset helps you and everyone around you to surpass the cultural differences between countries, establishing bridges among nations and people from the four corners of the world. This step would be the beginning of a true global community, something we have been trying to achieve for a long time now without real success.

Public Engagement

Build don’t break relationships with communication – connect the dots | Amy Scott | TEDxQueenstown

Description:  Passionate about improving communication of people, families, businesses, organizations, teams, workplaces and communities everywhere – Amy Scott (former lawyer) says “It’s not rocket science – it is simply learning how not to rub people up the wrong way!”

The Recipe for Great Communication

Description:  If we look at our communication as if we are preparing a meal, we will find 5 ingredients present in every meal we prepare: Clarity, Brevity, Context, Impact, and Value. However, how much of each ingredient do we need?

What is public engagement?

Description:  A brief look at how the City of Edmonton is approaching public engagement.


Leadership : Execution and Teamwork

Description:  It is funny with a lesson.

Leadership + Teamwork: 5 Signs of Dysfunction

Description:  It tells about leadership and teamwork relations.


Description:  For Leaders, the research found there are four key processes they will need to pass through in order to navigate the support a significant organizational change.

Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

Description:  Project Management explained in a very simple way.

Project Planning for Beginners – Project Management Training

Description:  If you are new to project management, then one of the first things you need to learn is the importance of project planning.

Project Management Basics for Beginners: 13 Simple Project Management Tips

Description:  New to project management? Watch Project Management For Beginners and get 13 tips.

What is Project Management? Project Management Definition and Fundamentals | AIMS Lecture

Description: Define a project may simple as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.

Customer Oriented Approach



What does it take to be customer-oriented?–wc

Description: Most organisations design their marketing around products. However, you could do better by listening more to your customers. Though not as easy as it sounds, Regan will show you what it takes to be customer-oriented in this video!


Ralph Waldo Emerson and The Psychology of Self-Reliance

Description: In this video, drawing from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s classic essay, examines what it means to be self-reliant.

Trust Yourself – The Art Of Self Reliance

Description: American writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, were the central figures behind the transcendentalist movement of the 1830’s. They believe that society and its institutions—particularly organized religion and political parties—corrupt the purity of the individual. They have faith that people are at their best when truly self-reliant and independent. 

The Power of Perseverance | Michelle Neujahr | TEDxSMCC

Description:  Michelle Neujahr had no idea how much she would need the motivational tapes she grew up listening to. Her story of overcoming numerous difficulties and the negative voices in her head that threatened to keep her down will inspire you. Her message teaches us to not give up as she shares her story of perseverance.

Tolerance for Ambiguity

Tolerance for Ambiguity

Description:  It describes tolerance for ambiguity.

Dealing With Ambiguity
Description: “The secret to happiness is a high tolerance for ambiguity.” Described by Sam Buser, Ph.D.

Self-Awreness, Self-Respect

How self-awareness solves problems

Description:  Self-awareness is a term that is thrown around a lot these days. Gary Vaynerchuck points to it often as one of the most important attributes an ambitious person can possess. What does that actually mean — to possess self-awareness? Why will that help me in solving my problems? This video will show you a great way to think about it.

How To Be More Self Aware — 5 Powerful Ways to Increase Self-Awareness

Description:  “How can increase my self-awareness?” One of the secrets to personal growth to be more self-aware. In this video, it details five proven strategies that help with your personal development efforts. It covers topics like mindfulness, journaling, meditation, taking personality tests (like the Myers-Brigg), and getting feedback from the important people in your life

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Self Esteem
Description:  How to know if you have high or low self-esteem? A person with adequate self-esteem isn’t someone who thinks he or she’s not good enough or, on the contrary, better than the rest. It’s someone who knows their merits and flaws. When you’re self-confident, you believe in your abilities. It fuels success! Low self-esteem can impede it. You should have self-respect if you wanna be happy. Bright Side will help you understand which kind of self-esteem you have.

Commitment, Entrepreneurship

Commitment – Motivational Video

Description:  Commit to your dream and do not give up. Support your family and friends in the future financially, spread love and positivity around you and never give up, that is commitment!

Best Entrepreneur Advice For Beginners

Description:  This video shares the best entrepreneur advice for beginners. At the beginning of an entrepreneurial journey it can feel like a roller coaster ride, filled with highs and lows. If you want to succeed in the startup world, you need to learn how to navigate this bumpy terrain so that you come out on top.

What is Entrepreneurship Commitment?

Description:  Starting that venture will not happen overnight. However, it will often feel like you stayed up all night in order to fulfill the dream of getting to launch. There may even be times when it feels like it is taking too much time from your life. Many will feel this is their life. Nevertheless, for those who keep going, the rewards are hard to describe.


Why is NETWORKING so important?

Description:  The video sheds light to the basic benefits of networking.


Networking tips from one of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs

Description: A very hands on video that can make you network with others


Five Networking Tips for Women Professionals

Description: Five useful and practical hands-on tips for networking.

Skill needed in entrepreneurship
Interesting links
  1. The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Bill Roche | TEDxLangleyED


  1. From refugee to entrepreneur | Anna Nooshin | TEDxAmsterdamWomen


  1. Entrepreneurship for Migrants | Betty Encinales | TEDxSOAS


  1. Empowering Women Benefits Everyone | Jane Sojka | TEDxUCincinnati


  1. What it takes to be a migrant entrepreneur | Rafael dos Santos | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells


  1. 5 Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets To Success | Refinery29


  1. Interview with world’s most successful female entrepreneur, Kay Koplovitz


  1. Power of Women Entrepreneurship | K Ratna Prabha IAS | TEDxDSCE


  1. The real reason female entrepreneurs get less funding | Dana Kanze

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