Bringing a Startup Mindset to the Education Industry with Jason Dole
Episode 222nd July 2020 • Innovation and the Digital Enterprise • DragonSpears
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The education industry has long been ruled by gatekeepers which have prevented any meaningful innovation in the digital space. Jason Dole, CTO of World Book, wants to change this.

Jason has spent his career working in the startup space and it’s that spirit of innovation that he believes will help drive meaningful change at such an established brand. He joined Patrick for a discussion that touched upon points such as putting people on teams based on mindset and influencing people in key positions to help with company buy-in. Listen to Jason’s advice.

*Please note this interview was recorded in late 2019 prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • [00:25] - This week: Jason Dole
  • [01:01] - Combining startup innovation with enterprise
  • [03:08] - Creating a fertile ground for innovation at World Book
  • [06:07] - How a CTO becomes the instigator of change
  • [07:07] - Small wins in the window of digital transformation
  • [09:13] - Creating urgency
  • [13:23] - Taking advantage of the new wave of disruption
  • [20:07] - Gamification
  • [24:05] - Will colleges remain relevant?
  • [29:54] - Hiring the right people for the right role
  • [35:57] - How to learn fast
  • [38:02] - Zero to One

Jason Dole is the CTO of World Book Inc. Prior to joining the team, he worked for various companies in the startup space.

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This podcast episode was produced by Dante32.