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Adam Braun

Invest in Yourself to Create Your Future

One of the men I most admire in the world is back on The School of Greatness.

If you listened to the podcast 3 years ago, way back in its beginner days, you’ll definitely remember Adam Braun‘s first appearance on the show.

At the time, Adam was the CEO of Pencils of Promise, the for-purpose organization I love and am on the advisory board of.

Fast forward three years later and Adam has moved onto a new venture, also involving massive impact through education, but focusing on issues closer to home.

“Asking for permission is asking for denial.”  

He just launched an amazing new alternative to college he is calling MissionU, and I wanted him to come on the podcast to get the word out.

We spent a lot of the episode discussing the major issues with the current higher education system, and then Adam outlined the brilliant solution he has been working on for the past couple of years.

I am so inspired by what Adam has created with this new solution, I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Since I am so passionate about quality, affordable education for everyone on the planet, I am proud to bring you another powerful conversation with Adam Braun in Episode 461.

“Always make the little decisions with your head and the big ones with your heart.”  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why did you shift your focus from supporting education abroad to education here at home? (2:34)
  • Why are kids still going to college when they know it doesn’t guarantee them a job like it used to? (9:47)
  • What are the most important qualifications you are looking for in applicants for MissionU? (12:19)
  • What are all the things that are broken about the higher education system? (17:12)
  • Will you send your kids to traditional college if they want to go? (34:23)
  • Do you think traditional universities will ever go out of business? (37:41)
  • How can people think like problem solvers instead of waiting to be told what to do? (45:54)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why a traditional 4 year college education isn’t a good idea anymore (6:44)
  • How many students actually graduate college in 4 years (8:42)
  • What standardized tests actually tell about someone (15:12)
  • What 91% of college freshman say is their number one reason for going to university (20:06)
  • Why online education by itself is still a challenge for most students (22:09)
  • How becoming a father changes your priorities (30:25)
  • The week by week breakdown of the MissionU one-year college alternative program (41:45)
  • Plus much more…
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