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Adam Brimo — How an app could be better than traditional universities

33 minutes

Darren Winterford — Making learning easy with 35k lessons taught A DAY
Canna Campbell — Everything you need to know for healthy finance

Are traditional universities outdated?

There are a lot of misconceptions about online learning - but our next guest has no time for them.

Adam Brimo is the CEO and Founder of OpenLearning, the online social learning platform which is changing education, forever. OpenLearning currently supports over 1.5 million students across 5,000 courses and has been adopted with huge success by leading institutions and government bodies around the world.

Watch this episode to hear from Adam what it's like to build an international business, how you can expect a CEO/Founder's role to change over time as a business grows, and the future of the tertiary and online education space.

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"Institutions and students need more flexible forms of education that are delivering more on the outcomes they need to get a job in the future."

— Adam Brimo

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:22 - How Adam was able to get 60% of Malaysian universities to use OpenLearning
  • 3:43 - The core components in OpenLearning that help build quality education courses
  • 5:29 - Managing a company across multiple countries
  • 9:13 - The tools used to help the OpenLearning team stay connected to the company across different countries
  • 11:13 - The type of people OpenLearning look for in their hiring process
  • 11:40 - Why we are nowhere near full digitisation and modernisation of the education experience despite being a lot of disruption already
  • 15:28 - The key principles for making education more compelling
  • 21:05 - Adam’s experience of running the business as it’s changed
  • 28:38 - Future rounds of raising capital for OpenLearning
  • 31:38 - Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

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This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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