In learning to be a freelancer in this course, you will first and foremost learn to embrace your passionate side. At first glance, this may seem like something you shouldn’t need a course for. After all, aren’t your multitude of ideas the easy part?
Stephen HIcks, Professor of Philosophy, Rockford University
Entrepreneurship is a value-intensive commitment. We love making money and want the freedom, power, and security it brings. Innovative products make us say—Cool! We want to play with our ideas and make dreams a reality. We don’t like being bossed around or being bored or passive—we want autonomy, challenge, and to get stuff done.
Randall Auxier, Professor, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
People often disagree about is how closely associated various future possibilities are. How do we make sure we are exploring what’s really there in our future, rather than what only appears to be there?
Billy McFarland, founder of the infamous Fyre Festival, was unable to objectively evaluate his ability to deliver on his promises. This course will explore many of these cases, analyze reasons and experiences, and develop techniques to defend against our own, potentially destructive biases.