Grant Aldrich – “Know Thyself” – Opt Out

Grant Aldrich – “Know Thyself”

3 years ago · 52:39

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Today’s podcast guest is Grant Aldrich, the CEO and Founder of

After graduating with honors from the University of California Irvine in Economics, and overwhelmed with debt, Grant went on a mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable for everyone – that’s when was founded. This for-profit company allows people to take courses and earn degrees from over a thousand participating universities, all for free.

Grant has spent his entire career working in startups with nearly 15 years of experience and 2 prior exits to a publicly traded company. He has also been a board member and donor to several non-profits, an advisor to many publicly traded companies, and a guest speaker at seminars and graduate school courses across the US.

In this episode, we talk about how he got to where he’s at, his opt out approach to education, and how he manages to run a business with close to 30,000 paying clients.


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