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E319: Building On Your Expertise With David Blake

By Marc Guberti

David Blake is cofounder of Degreed, and coauthor of The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed with Kelly Palmer. He has spent his career innovating higher education and lifelong learning. Prior to Degreed, he helped launch a competency-based, accredited university and was a founding team member at Zinch (acquired by Chegg). He was selected as a Top EdTech Entrepreneur by the Stanford d.School EdTech Lab, sponsored by Teach For America and NewSchools Venture Fund. He has been published in the Harvard Technology Review, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Huffington Post. He has spoken around the world on the topic of the future of learning, including the ASU Education Innovation Summit, EdTech Europe, and TEDx.   Quotes To Remember: "Read everything you can get your hands on in a specific topic for two years." "Microsoft wants to be an organization of learners not knowers." "Raise your hand if you have a goal for your personal learning." "Be deliberate in the development of your skill." "Information is abundant." "How do we help our people upgrade themselves."  What You'll Learn: Becoming an expert Training your team Showcasing your expertise Setting goals for your personal learning What Microsoft's CEO looks for in an organization   Key Links From The Episode:  Degreed David's LinkedIn Recommended Books: Content Marketing Secrets by Marc Guberti Podcast Domination by Marc Guberti The Expertise Economy by David Blake and Kelly Palmer Algorithms To Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith   Learn how you can booked on the spot from dozens of media outlets at the National Publicity Summit

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