Reigniting my aspirations: Doing the altMBA

It’s going to be hectic! Yes, the next few weeks are going to be crazy! Besides all the stuff I’m involved in, I’ll be doing Seth Godin‘s altMBA over the next few weeks. It’s a fantastic new program designed to teach, inspire and motivate people by coalescing them into a group that works on 13 projects across 4 weeks. I’ve seen a number of people try to define what the altMBA is all about, but the most elegant one I have seen is by Wes Kao, who directs this initiative. In a post about why altMBA is not a MOOC she says:

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.

So yeah, it’s going to be hectic, but it’s going to be so much fun!!!

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