David Blake

Entrepreneur, Workforce Development, and Education in Austin, Texas

David Blake

Entrepreneur, Workforce Development, and Education in Austin, Texas

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I believe that learning is too important to stay the way it is and I spent my entire career (link to Bio) innovating in higher education and lifelong learning.

Careers are less stable. Inequality is growing. Wage growth is stagnant. Education is a debt sentence. Our teachers are underpaid. Our economic leadership in the world is driven by having a skilled workforce, and we are falling behind.

This is a fixable problem. But these are systemic issues that we cannot solve individually. Our schools, employers, and the government all have new roles they must play if we are going to fix this.

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About Me

David is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Degreed. Prior to Degreed, he consulted on the launch of a competency-based university and was a founding-team member at university-admissions startup Zinch (acquired by Chegg NASDQ: CHGG). David was chosen as one of the top 25 EdTech Entrepreneurs for a lab created by Teach For America and NewSchools Venture Fund and hosted at the Stanford d.School. He is a sought-after expert on the topic of the future of learning and work, speaking at both companies such as Google, Deloitte, and Salesforce and at conferences globally.

Endorsements
Disruption in any industry is a process, not a one-time event. With so much change on the horizon, Kelly and David highlight the imperative firms have to harness learning to stay in the game.
— Clayton Christensen, Kim B Clark Professor of Business Administration, Ha
Brilliant, timely and significant, this book blows the lid off the learning theories of the past!
— Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education
The Expertise Economy is a unicorn among business books. It presents a human and business reason to address the skills gap in a holistic way with suggestions for how universities, companies and individuals can work together to prepare for the future workplace.
— Jeanne Meister, Partner Future Workplace and Co-author The 2020 Workplace
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