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Planted 02020-07-28

This is my working document on the idea of degreeless.

What is a degree? A degree is a grade or rank to which scholars are admitted by a college or university, in recognition of their attainments.

Schools fail because they fail to meaningfully engage students. — Note from April 14, 2019 at 2:30 AM

What do I want degreeless to be?

  1. A community of students, learners, and doers.
  2. An online learning resource.

To help students explore future paths.

To help businesses hire.

To provide the opportunity to learn alongside doing.

Growing up, I longed to explore future paths. Introverted and shy, exploration needed to be in a low-barrier way. Asking people in-person or online never felt “safe” to me.

Inspired by Marketing Tools by Saijo George, I’ve been curating resources to explore design, development, and marketing.

There are even resources I came across years ago from exploring online. by Tregg Frank inspired the idea of degreeless.

I believe in a future where the intersection between businesses and students is a place that provides both direction and connection to learn and get hired.

The current way things are isn’t perfect, and neither is how I believe they should be. I don’t assume to have all of the answers. I’m just trying to build my own things that other people can use.

Community first. Creating a tribe.

  • Khan Academy: For every student, every classroom. Real results.
  • Traffic Think Tank: Learn, connect, and level up with the best.
  • Akimbo Workshops: Online communities that help you learn to see.

A way to connect people who want to learn to people who want to teach.

A way to connect people who want to make assertions to people who want a way forward.


  1. Academy (Self-guided learning)
  2. Mastermind (Scenius/communal genius)
  3. Workshops (Do better work)

The Academy provides internal and external resources to learn at your own pace. See Khan Academy.

The Mastermind provides a space to make smart connections. See Traffic Think Tank.

The Workshop provides a hyper-focused space to guide you through projects. See Akimbo Workshops.

Ideally a blend of these three can provide space for proper levels of engagement, pricing for longevity, and enough to become the third-place.