altMBA: It's not a MOOC

The web has transformed the way we work, play, live, and communicate. And I believe it will transform the way we learn, too. Over the past few months, I've had the pleasure of working with Seth Godin and Willie Jackson to help bring a new business school-type experience to life.

Yesterday we launched altMBA, an intense 31 day sprint, with 100 curated students per session, online, by application only.

The goal is to help leaders create change more effectively, to amplify impact, to fight through the discomfort that often comes with true learning.

Traditional online education and MOOCs tend to feel optional. Optional homework, optional projects, optional deadlines. And because you don't have to do any of the work, many times we opt out because no one is watching.

altMBA is the opposite: everything about it is about making big promises and keeping them. We're about group work, hands-on projects, and producing a body of work that you'd be proud of by the end of the course.

And most importantly, doing it with a community of ruckusmakers who are here to challenge ourselves, and one another, to grow.

I hope you'll check it out and consider joining us.

UncategorizedWes Kao