Looking for inspiration from those that have made it? With Christmas coming there are plenty of ‘I did it this way’ type books hitting the shelves along side traditional winners, but they all cost money.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization have linked with online learning resource site Alison.com to create a free online course entitled Stone Soup – based on the book of the same name by serial entrepreneur’s Bill Liao’s.

The course launched this week includes sections on:

• what it takes to become an entrepreneur
• how to start an enterprise
• effective team development
• adapting as your organisation grows

Australian Liao is a member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization – an invitation only body with 7,500 business owner members in 38 countries – and founder of Xing.com a social networking site for business professionals and neo.org designed to empower global thinking and action on climate change and making the world a better place.

The book’s sub-title is ‘The secret recipe for making something from nothing’ which seems even more pertinent given the current global financial position and the fact that the course is being offered for free.

We’ve not had time to test the course properly but from the opening modules that we have tried it does appear to have a novel holistic-type approach to business. Well worth a try for free.

Have you tried the course or read the book? What are your opinions?

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  • James

    Wonderful course. Clear, concise and thoroughly entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone with even the smallest interest in business and entrepreneurship

    November 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm