I recently completed a month-long, intense online workshop called the altMBA. It was created by Seth Godin, one of the thinkers and leaders I most respect.
My intention here is to debrief myself on my experience and share some of the lessons learned from the experience. I’m writing this as much for myself and a reminder to future me as anything else.
I hope that this contributes something to your own journey. Let’s get into it.
Why’d you do it?
I’m the kind of person that is always looking to learn and grow. I love my life now, and I’m obsessed with getting to the next version of myself. I love who I am today, and this version of me better be obsolete compared to who I am and what I’m capable of in a year.
I took the altMBA for three reasons:
- to level up as a leader and creative
- to learn to ship work regularly and overcome my perfectionism / to beat “the resistance“
- to push myself (and be pushed) to get clear about the change I seek to make
In this context, “shipping” means putting work out there for others to engage with.
What does it cover? Is it a “real MBA”?
First off, no, it’s not a “real MBA,” not in the way you mean it if you’re asking the question. There are no degrees and few “right answers” in the altMBA. And, you learn a tremendous amount about business, yourself, and being an effective changemaker and leader.
Does it work?
I got everything I wanted out of it, and much more. [Read more…] about altMBA recap: 84 hours, 105 kindred spirits, and countless lessons