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Marie Schacht on Building AltMBA

Marie Schacht joins Will Mannon and me on the Future of Education club to discuss her experience building and scaling AltMBA. We discuss the strategies that AltMBA employs to teach its students critical business and leadership skills in a completely remote environment.

Julia Saxena on Building Her First Cohort-based Course

Julia Saxena and I chat about her participation in various cohort-based courses and how that helped kickstart her journey to building her own program, Minimum Viable Video.

Ryan Craig & Michael B. Horn on Job Reskilling in The Digital Age

This is a rebroadcast of a live Twitter Spaces conversation that Will Mannon and I hosted last week on the Future of Education club. We sat down with Ryan Craig and Michael B. Horn to chat about bootcamps, ISAs, and the future of job reskilling.

Ali Abdaal on Lessons from Building Part-Time YouTube Academy

Ali Abdaal is a renowned YouTuber (1.5M+ subscribers), junior doctoring working in the UK, and an online educator. In this rebroadcast of a "Future of Education" clubhouse session, Will Mannon and I sit down with Ali Abdaal and Angus Parker, his course manager, to discuss lessons from launching their most recent cohort-based course, Part-time YouTuber Academy which brought is $294,000 revenue within the first cohort.

A Legitimate Second Chance w/ Jason Wang (FreeWorld)

Jason Wang (Founder & CEO of FreeWorld) and I discuss his journey from leaving prison to founding a bootcamp unlike any other. Free World is an online school that trains individuals who have served time to land stable, well-paying jobs within the trucking industry.

Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad) and Tiago Forte (Forte Labs) on Starting Your Second Brain

This conversation is a rebroadcast of a Clubhouse session that Will Mannon and I hosted on April 12, 2021. This discussion with Sahil Lavingia (CEO of Gumroad) and Tiago Forte (Founder of Forte Labs) is about starting your second brain. Building a Second Brain is a flagship online course that teaches you to organize the information in your life in order to boost your creativity as well as get more done.

Building a Platform for Cohort-based Learning w/ Nathan Esquenazi (Codepath.org)

Nathan Esquenazi, the Co-founder and CTO of CodePath, and I discuss how his team unlocked the power of cohort-based learning and leveraged that insight to build the CodePath platform.

Building a Completely Online High School w/ Garrett Smiley (Co-Founder Sora School)

Garrett Smiley and I discuss how Sora Schools, an innovative online high school, is completely rethinking the high school experience and helping students learn the fundamentals while also exploring career paths.

Building a New K-12 Education System w/ Brian Tobal (Co-founder & CEO of SchoolHouse)

Brian Tobal and I discuss the journey to founding SchoolHouse, learning pods, and how SchoolHouse is building a new category of education when it comes to K-12.

How Colleges Are Failing Us w/ Ryan Craig (Author of College Disrupted & A New U)

Ryan Craig is a partner at Achieved Partners (formerly University Ventures) and the author of College Disrupted and A New U. In this conversation, we discuss all the ways in which colleges are failing students today and what the rise of alternative education and COVID could mean for the next generation of students and job-seekers.

Creating Live, Cohort-based Online Courses w/ Andrew Barry (Program Director at On Deck Course Creator)

Andrew Barry and I chat about the transformation that is happening in the online course industry including a shift to live, cohort-based courses and an increased emphasis on community. Andrew is the founder of Curious Lion where he coaches course creators on how to drive true transformation for their students. He also recently became the program director for On Deck Course Creator where he'll be working with top course creators to develop their live cohort-based courses.

The Unbundling of Higher Education and the Threat that Bootcamps Pose w/ Michael B. Horn

Michael B. Horn and I chat about the unbundling of higher education, the existential threat that grad schools face, and whether college curriculums can stay relevant to industry needs.

The Rise of Cohort-based Courses w/ Billy Broas (Keystone Accelerator)

Billy Broas and I discuss his journey to building Keystone Accelerator, the rise of cohort-based courses, and the changing landscape of higher education.

Creating Live, Engaging Online Experiences for Kids w/ Ana Fabrega and Chrisman Frank (Synthesis School)

Chrisman Frank (CEO of Synthesis), Ana Lorena Fabrega (Chief Evangelist of Synthesis) and I discuss how they founded Synthesis school, a program that creates live, engaging experiences for kids. We talk about the founding story of Synthesis (that starts with an encounter with Elon Musk) and then dive deep into how Synthesis is reimaging K-12 education through their one-of-a-kind online program.

Scaling a Coding Bootcamp & Cohort-based Learning w/ David Yang (Co-founder & CEO Fullstack Academy)

David Yang (CEO of Fullstack Academy) talks about the full journey of Fullstack Academy from founding to acquisition. We talk about what it takes to scale a coding bootcamp as well as the four C's of learning when it comes to designing a powerful and lasting educational experience.

Leveraging ISAs and Creating an Exceptional Remote Classroom Experience w/ Ayush Jaiswal (Pesto)

Ayush Jaiswal (CEO of Pesto) shares his experience founding Pesto, leveraging Income Share Agreements, and what it takes to create an exceptional remote classroom experience.

Building Class for Zoom w/ Michael Chasen (CEO of ClassEdu and Founder of Blackboard)

Michael Chasen (Founder & CEO of ClassEdu; formerly Founder & CEO of Blackboard) and I discuss the journey to starting Class for Zoom, a layer on top of Zoom for educators. We discuss Michael's journey to founding Blackboard which he scaled to 3,000 employees, $300M+ in annual revenue, and the lessons that translated to starting his latest venture, ClassEdu. This new company is building a product called "Class for Zoom" which aims to solve the issues that schools are facing teaching online.

The Rise of Micro-institution w/ Alan Stein (Kadima)

Alan Stein and I discuss his journey to building Kadim, a career accelerator that helps diverse talent break into tech. We talk about his approach to building a next-generation online school and the challenges of managing virtual cohorts.

Learning through Practice w/ Megan Underwood

Megan Underwood and I discuss her experience going through the legendary AltMBA program and why project-based learning is so important.

Building a Coding Bootcamp from Scratch w/ Victor Rivera (Avion School)

Victor Rivera and I chat about his experience building Avion School, a coding bootcamp for those based in the Philippines. We discuss the bottlenecks of running a fully remote education company especially in an under-developed region like South East Asia.

Building and Scaling Live Online Courses w/ Will Mannon (Forte Labs)

Will Mannon and I discuss his experience building and scaling live online courses at Forte Academy, most known for "Building a Second Brain." We talk about what's wrong with existing courses and online education programs and how Forte Academy is innovating in the space. We also dive into trends the implications that live online course are having on higher education as a whole thanks to the power of Zoom.

Career Discovery and Exploration w/ Ashley Artrip (Co-founder of Mission Collaborative)

Ashley Artrip and I discuss her journey to founding Mission Collaborative, a DC-based startup, that helps people find jobs that they find fulfilling through their 30-day online fellowship program.

Modern Day Apprenticeships w/ Moe Abbas (CEO of Acadium)

Moe Abbas and I discuss project-based learning in the modern era and how Acadium is creating a new way for companies to hire and for workers to gain valuable experience.

Social Capital and Income Share Agreements w/ Wes Wagner (CEO of Pactero)

Wes Wagner and I discuss his journey going from growth at Microverse to starting Pactero, a platform for issuing Income Share Agreements. In addition, we dive deep into our experiences with higher education and how institutions are failing to properly align incentives between their programs and their students.

The Rise of Alternative Education w/ Rutledge Long (Parachute Bridge)

Rutledge Long and I discuss how colleges are no longer preparing students with the tools that they need to thrive in the industry. Instead, many of the individuals who are most equipped to provide relevant job training actually live outside of the traditional higher education system and are starting their own schools and programs. One example of these programs is Parachute Bridge, a non-profit dedicated to helping college students transition to the workforce through an immersive two-week online program.

Going Through the First Remote Batch of YCombinator w/ Michael Ioffe (Founder) of Arist

Michael Ioffe and I discuss SMS-based courses, the short-comings of current online education, and what it was like for both of us to go through the very first remote batch of YCombinator.

Mid Career Education & Job Retraining w/ Ray Batra (Founder of Shift_Up)

A few weeks ago, Ray Batra and I got together and discussed the idea of learning gyms and a huge gap in the market when it comes to mid-career education and job re-training.

The Return to the Apprenticeship Model & Project-Based Learning w/ Ryan Laverty (COO of Arist)

Ryan Laverty and I discuss the founding story of Arist, an SMS-based learning platform, and the shift happening in higher education due to COVID-19. Specifically, a return to the apprenticeship model and project-based learning. Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

Building an ISA Marketplace w/ Edouard Harris (CEO of Sharpest Minds)

Edouard Harris, the CEO of Sharpest Minds, and I discuss the founding of Sharpest Minds, the current state of post-graduate education, and the implications of ISA's on the future of higher education. Sharpest Minds: https://www.sharpestminds.com/ Virtually: https://tryvirtually.com/ Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

The Role of Community in Learning Online w/ Alberto Arenaza (Co-founder of Transcend Network)

Recently, Alberto Arenaza and I had an in-depth conversation about the transformation we're seeing in higher education and remote learning. A big focus for the conversation was about the role of community in online learning environments. Transcend Network: https://www.transcend-network.com/ Virtually: https://tryvirtually.com/ Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders