It lives right next to lifelong learning.
Lifelong learning is the mindset of possibility. It is built on
the idea that we can grow if we simply show up, ready to learn.
Lifelong learning is never finished, and achieving the mindset
isn’t easy, because the existing bias toward competence makes it
socially unattractive. It requires us to acknowledge that we
don’t know enough on our way to learning more.
And lifelong connection? That’s our commitment to engaging
with people who will help us see what’s possible–and that in
return, we’ll support them on their journey.
This is not the easily monetized connection of digital social
networks. Those networks seek to maximize a simple metric (likes,
friends and followers, all three of which should be in air quotes
because the words don’t mean what they appear to mean). It’s
more difficult than that.
We founded the
altMBA (and the other Akimbo
workshops) with a focused commitment on lifelong learning. I
believe that it’s our urgent obligation (and precious
opportunity) to learn more and make things better for those around
What we’ve found, though, is that it’s the lifelong journey
of connection that powers that learning. That surrounding ourselves
with others on the same path is at least as useful as learning
something new. To that end, we’ve spent the last year building an
online community called Forward Link where the more than 10,000
alumni from our workshops are connecting with and challenging each
other on the way forward.
At the end of each seminar, we invite our students to join with
the others who are already part of our growing circle.
Drip by drip, day by day. It’s not dramatic, but that’s how
we get there.
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