When we run a new session of the altMBA, we ask each student to write a short bio and submit a picture.
A week later, we share the nicely laid out PDF with the extraordinary class that has been assembled and then give people a week to update their bio for mistakes, etc.
Inevitably, the bios (and the photos) get better. A lot better.
It's not because people didn't try the first time. It's because being surrounded by people on the same journey as you causes you to level up.
Your path forward is pretty simple: Decide on your journey and find some people who will cause you to level up.
There are only two sessions left in 2016 for the altMBA, then we're done for the year. Check out the new application here.
If you're curious as to what we teach, here is some feedback from our alumni:
altMBA helped remind me that you are never too busy to do work that truly matters. Clarissa Finks, altMBA3, Burton Snowboards
The altMBA taught me that there is no limit on empathy, or its positive and powerful application in business. Matt Hill, altMBA3, National Parks at Night
Before the altMBA, I thought I was alone and that I needed other people’s help to succeed. After the altMBA, I know that I am not alone and that the right people will succeed with me. Thejus Chakravarthy, altMBA4, Korin
The altMBA taught me that it is my turn to speak up about things that matter, that changing the world can start with me. Heatherlee Nguyen, altMBA3, Optum (UnitedHealth Group)
The altMBA taught me that fear is not an excuse, and helped me learn how to silence my lizard brain. I am more confident, lighter, and confident in my ability to create the change in the world that I want to see. I was a dreamer, now I am a doer. Alexa Rohn, AltMBA4, alexarohn.com
altMBA taught me that every decision, be it to ship, to sell, to connect or to understand another is rooted in emotion. The more you understand those emotions the better your product, pitch, friendship and leadership will resonate. Alicia Johnson, altMBA4, City of San Francisco Emergency Management
The altMBA taught me that opportunity is a decision and it’s mine to make. Derek W. Martin, altMBA1, tuba
altMBA taught me the value of real and thought-out feedback. Cory Boehs, altMBA1, Kool Foam