Hello world

Hello everybody!

I am writing this post by way of introducing myself to the Connected Courses Community (how’s that for alliteration?).

Education and digital technology have been core themes for me over the past 25 years along with other eclectic pursuits (producing films and theater, 14 years at Harvard Business School, playing jazz piano, doing startups).

Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship have been core themes along with excursions into the areas of design thinking, character studies and storytelling.

Right now, I’m running an initiative called EdgeMakers whose mission is to empower young people everywhere to innovate and make a difference.


I’ve had the pleasure of intellectual jam sessions with Howard Rheingold in the past and am looking forward to connecting with the creators of this experience along with colleagues of every description.

Best wishes,

John Kao


  1. Hey John! Great to see you jumping into #ccourses. The jam session just got richer!


    • Am really excited about the course. As you can see, I’m continuing to plow the fields of learning in my own way. Look forward to catching up,


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