Last fall we spoke to Michael Horn (@MichaelBHorn) about his new book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life. His 2020 pandemic postlude is, “Take gap or discovery year. It’s not year off but a year on, learning how to contribute, and opportunity to forge your character and leadership.”
Horn spent the last 5 years leading strategy for Entangled Group, a venture studio and consulting shop. They were an early investor in Guild Education, a venture-backed Denver startup leading the ‘education as a benefit’ movement.
Guild was founded in 2015 by Rachel Romer Carlson. By building a bundle of online learning programs and marketed the benefit of continuing education to big employers, Carlson created a company worth more than $1 billion. Guild is one of about a dozen female-founded and led unicorns.