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In today’s episode of Category Visionaries, we speak with Tom Griffiths, CEO of Hone, a live learning platform that’s raised over $50 Million in funding, about why he feels that’s it’s about time the corporate education sector moved on from the 1980s, and how Hone’s high-impact learning system is ready to disrupt this stagnant industry. Combining people-orientated classes conducted via zoom with a consumer-grade monitoring and evaluation platform to give clients more insight into that all important ROI, Hone is determined to become the go-to provider for comprehensive corporate education services, including everything from management and conflict resolution to sales strategy and even specialist technical skills.
We also spoke about Tom’s time at Fanduel and the lessons he brought with him when founding Hone, why corporate education is a much more fulfilling sector for him to work in and how Hone clearly differentiate themselves from the competition, and why combining the human experience of direct learning with the power of digital scalability might just change the way we all relate to education in the future.

Topics Discussed:

  • Tom’s time at Fanduel and how scaling such a successful company provided critical insights for him to implement at Hone
  • What it was that drew Tom to the corporate education space, and why he feels it’s such a fulfilling sector to work in
  • How corporate education got stuck in the 80s, and why Hone’s innovative approach to live learning promises a major disruption for the ‘flip-chart class’ crowd
  • Why, for Hone, the pandemic came at just the right time, and why more companies being comfortable with remote work is a major boost to their business
  • Why category creation can be fun, but why it’s better not to stray too far from what your potential clients understand
  • How Hone’s feedback channel is a great way to keep up morale, and remind everyone of the impact they’re trying to generate

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