Season 1 Online Workshop

After 3 years of dragging my feet, I've finally gotten my act together to put together the online, recorded version of the Season 1 Breaking Smart workshop, on how software is eating the world. The course is now live on Teachable, and the first of the four core recorded video lectures is online. The remaining 3 will be published over the next 3 weeks, and should all be online by Feb 15, at which point I will launch the course formally and publicize more broadly.

For the next week (until midnight next Friday, Feb 1), you can sign up at the pre-launch price of $125, or 50% off the launch list price, by using the discount code **EARLYBIRD. **

For those who came in late, this is the online version of the in-person workshop I conducted 7 times during 2015-16, based on the original Season 1 essays. In this version, I have adapted the material for online, self-paced consumption, and more importantly, updated the lecture contents to reflect the world of 2019. We have now seen the software-eating-the-world phenomenon evolve a complete cycle, from the sunny and optimistic cultural springtime of 2011, when Marc Andreessen coined the phrase, to the dark and gloomy winter time of 2019. In preparing this version, I've tried to capture the full-cycle character of a revolution that will likely last as long as the industrial revolution, and evolve through many more such cycles in our lifetimes.

Currently, the slides and supporting material (including the Season 1 essays in ebook form, session summaries, and a workbook) for all 4 core sessions, as well as an introduction video, and the video lecture for the first session, are live on the course site. As I add the videos for the remaining 3 core sessions over the next 3 weeks, the discount will drop to zero.

I also plan to add a few special topics and Q&A videos in the future, and as/when I do that, the list price will go up in proportion. This is a course I hope to keep adding to and improving over the next few years, both to keep it current, and to increase the breadth and depth of relevance. So rather appropriately for a course on software eating the world, it will be in perpetual beta. Season 1 may have launched in 2015, but obviously, it only really ends once software stops eating the world, or I personally lose the plot.

If you are interested in group access pricing for your workgroup, company, or a class at an educational institution, please get in touch. Depending on your needs, I may be able to create a customized version of the course for your organization or industry, or supplement the recorded course with a live, interactive session with your group. Having done the in-person workshop for audiences in banking, investment, entrepreneurship, government, and the arts, I have a good sense of how to customize/supplement the core material for those audiences. For other audiences, I'll need to put in a bit more extra prep.

So, here's the link again, and looking forward to seeing you in the workshop.

PS: I'll get to the second half of the AMA next week, and yeah yeah, Season 2 is still in the works, and on the cards for this year.

The Season 1 workshop!

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