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Innovate or die: Why innovation is the key to business success

Innovate or die: Why innovation is the key to business success

Readers of a certain age may remember a particular blue and yellow branded video store –the centre of every weekend during the 90s and 2000s. These stores were home to countless late-night discussions surrounding which movie to get, and whether the popcorn at the front of the counter was worth a few extra dollars.  …
Want to be the best in business?

Want to be the best in business?

We’re 19 years into the 21st century. That’s 19 years since we faced the millennium bug, 19 years since Sony launched the Playstation 2, and 19 years since Nokia released their infamous mobile handset, the 3310.  It’s safe to say that, these days, the world of business and technology is almost unrecognisable compared to the…
Get ahead with soft skills

Get ahead with soft skills

This week is learning at work week in the UK. But making sure you have the right professional skills is important wherever you’re based. So how good are your soft skills? These aren’t the specialist skills required in your role that you might already have (for example coding or writing) these are skills that are…
Unlimited for business

Unlimited for business

We’re 19 years into the 21st century. That’s 19 years since we faced the millennium bug, 19 years since Sony launched the Playstation 2, and 19 years since Nokia released their infamous mobile handset, the 3310.  It’s safe to say that, these days, the world of business and technology is almost unrecognisable compared to the…
Trending Business Skills

Trending Business Skills

From AI to the cloud, technology is changing the future of business. To help you explore how these technologies and more can transform the way you work, we’ve rounded up some of the newest business Specializations and courses from top universities and companies on Coursera. See how blockchain is impacting the world of business from…
Our favourite social enterprises

Our favourite social enterprises

Ahead of our course on social enterprise, we decided to share some of our favourite companies that are making a difference, not just making a profit. In the UK alone there are estimated to be 70,000 social enterprises – each working for social good or environmental good, or both, and reinvesting the money they make…
What will the future of business look like?

What will the future of business look like?

In this post we imagine what the future might hold for business, from robots to a faster-paced world. In future business will use automation Automation – a word that brings fear to many and excitement to some. Should we be scared of shiny metal workers who never tire or need time off? Perhaps if you…
Coursera for Business Expands into the Middle East

Coursera for Business Expands into the Middle East

The future of learning and the future of work are converging. At a time when globalization, technological advancements, and social networks are reshaping our lives, they are also causing a rate of change that is outpacing human adaptability. This is what inspired us to launch Coursera for Business in 2016 –  to partner with governments…
Become a leader

Become a leader

The Basics Here’s a short summary of what a leader is and does. A leader is someone who leads a team of people. They typically offer instructions, advice and encouragement to their team. Leadership abilities are highly valued and leaders can be found in almost all industries and job sectors. Step by step Taking on any new role…
Entrepreneurs we admire

Entrepreneurs we admire

Shaun Pulfrey, Inventor of the Tangle Teezer Hair colourist Shaun Pulfrey was mocked by senior business figures when he appeared on British TV show ‘Dragon’s Den’ with an unusual looking hairbrush designed to detangle hair painlessly. Each of the business leaders on the show turned down his request for investment. Unfortunately for them, almost a…

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