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Leading for Impact: Sal Khan

Creative Confidence Podcast

Sal Khan reflects on the past, present, and future of Khan Academy, and shares his vision for the evolution of education. If you hope to have greater impact in the world or you’re working up the courage to take a chance on a business idea, look to Sal’s journey for inspiration. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.


8 Jun 2021

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Sal Khan, Founder Of Khan Academy

Art of Power

Sal Khan challenged the education model we’ve been using for centuries. In so doing, he created the largest school in existence.He explains how he wanted Khan Academy to offer a world class education — like a Harvard or an Oxford — except online and free for everyone.He succeeded. And in this episode, we make him explain how he had the confidence to be a revolutionary.


20 May 2021

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Sal Khan: Emotional Stress, Standardized Tests, & A New Approach to Education

Mayim Bialik's Breakdown

Salman “Sal” Khan, acclaimed educator and philanthropist describes his journey through the educational system and his plans to change it for the better. Originally an analyst at a hedge fund, Sal decided to leave his cushioned career in order to focus on his true passion, education. This is when https://www.khanacademy.org/ was born. Mayim and Sal discuss his vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to receive individualized, compassionate education without the fear, stress, and anxiety of standardized tests and ranking systems. Mayim shares about her own experiences in the education system as a student and as a teacher to her children. Sal and Mayim discuss the “natural curiosity” of all human beings and comment on how the traditional education system has failed many students in many ways. 

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22 Apr 2021

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22. Sal Khan: “If It Works for 15 Cousins, It Could Work for a Billion People.”

People I (Mostly) Admire

Khan Academy grew out of Sal Khan’s online math tutorials for his extended family. It’s now a platform used by more than 115 million people in 190 countries. So what does Khan want to do next? How about reinventing in-school learning, too? Find out why Steve nearly moved to Silicon Valley to be part of Khan's latest venture. 


3 Apr 2021

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Sal Khan: The World's Teacher

What It Takes

Khan Academy may be the most revolutionary tool created for learning since the advent of pencil and paper. It is a critical educational equalizer - providing  1,000's of free online lessons in math, science, reading, economics and more, accessible to anyone, anywhere. During the pandemic school closures, it has become even more of a lifeline for millions of kids and teachers across the globe. Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, talks here about growing up in Louisiana as a first-generation American and the son of a struggling single mom. He tells the inspiring story of how he sought out academic excellence for himself, and eventually for the world.  And he describes how the idea for Khan Academy was unlocked when he began tutoring his younger cousins in math, long distance, but eventually landed him in a meeting with Bill Gates.   


29 Mar 2021

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Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan

Facing Forward

Even if you’re not a parent, getting students back into classrooms is key to reviving the economy. After the nation’s pandemic-induced experiment in remote learning proved a bust — Sal Khan — a pioneer in the field talks with Margaret Brennan about why it failed — and the role digital learning can play in getting America’s students caught up.


26 Feb 2021

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Decoder: The future of remote learning with Sal Khan of Khan Academy

The Vergecast

For the next few Tuesday's, we'll be sharing Nilay Patel's new podcast Decoder, an interview show that puts a spotlight on how innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology are navigating an ever-changing landscape.On this week’s episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for students in kindergarten through high school. Khan Academy is an organization that exists because of technology. What started with Sal tutoring his niece in math over video using off the shelf cameras and software, has grown into an organization with nearly 20 million users per month, available in 46 languages and used in more than 190 countries. And online learning has gotten even more vital with the pandemic.In this conversation, Nilay and Sal discuss the future of learning, what online education is good at and where it struggles, how Khan Academy is growing, and how Sal’s thinking about handling trickier subjects like history and social studies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


17 Nov 2020

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DEC Exclusive Discussion with Sal Khan

Detroit Economic Club's Podcast

The DEC hosted Sal Khan, Founder & CEO of Khan Academy, on Thursday, October 15 in an exclusive discussion for DEC members. The conversation was moderated by DEC President & CEO Steve Grigorian and included questions from the audience. Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners for supporting the DEC: http://www.econclub.org/sponsors-partners/ #econclub


15 Oct 2020

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Sal Khan: Innovative Educator and Founder of Khan Academy

Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People

While working at a successful hedge fund Sal Khan began tutoring his cousin when he learned she was struggling with math. After realizing that the social aspect of learning can add pressure, he started creating video lessons. His cousins loved learning by video and could rewind challenging sections. He started writing code to help track student progress and keep track of their goals. Sal democratized education by scaling what he learned about tutoring to create Khan Academy which is currently serving 30 million students a month during the pandemic. Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Very smart insights about the SATS, virtual learning, and how children are learning today. His non-profit is helping students all over the world keep up on their studies at a time when traditional educational opportunities are limited and stretched thin by challenges from the pandemic. This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at remarkable.comI hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I might read your review on my next episode!Sign up for Guy's weekly email at http://eepurl.com/gL7pvDConnect with Guy on social media:Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasakiInstagram: instagram.com/guykawasakiFacebook: facebook.com/guyLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.


7 Oct 2020

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186 Purpose Driven with Sal Khan (Khan Academy) & Navin Chaddha (Mayfield)

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™

We have another super special episode for you today. Recently, Christopher was lucky enough to get an opportunity to start a new podcast with Navin Chaddha, who leads Mayfield, one of the top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. What you're about to listen to is a recent episode of the brand new podcast called Conscious VC. It's with an extraordinary man named Sal Khan.In this episode of Conscious VC, Naveen and Christopher have a riveting conversation with Sal, he takes you into why his mission is free education for everyone in the world. He unveils some of his biggest learnings in building an incredible education nonprofit, the Khan Academy, and his key learnings for entrepreneurs.Free World Class EducationNavin, Sal, and Christopher discuss Sal’s professional and personal achievements, as well as, Khan Academy, its mission and what it stands for. Sal goes into detail about Khan Academy’s mission not being about profit, but rather establishing free world class education for anyone anywhere. He hopes that this platform can lead to various opportunities for the children. Whether that be through college admissions, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.“You know, I think these days, it's very easy to beat up on public education. There's a lot of things that are imperfect, a lot of things that need to be fixed. We're trying to work in partnership with school districts and teachers to help address some of that. I think it is worth it. Giving credit for how much the world has transformed because of this very aspirational public education.” - Sal KhanBe Authentic and HonestSal and Navin dive deeper into the factors that have contributed to Khan Academy and Mayfield’s success. Sal shares his key learnings and advice for entrepreneurs who plan to follow in his footsteps. It all starts with the vision, mission, and key insight. These all bring back to the question of how one can make the world a better place. He continues to discuss how content should be based on what you’re excited about and what you truly believe in. Sal hopes Khan Academy can fulfill this potential and create a legacy that can help shape the world.“My role is to make sure that Khan Academy can really stay true to the vision. Now, while hopefully I'm alive for many decades. I want to retain it, that focus on a mission, which historically, nonprofits can be reasonably good at. At the same time, I want to stay nimble. There's one fear that Khan Academy disappears, and it's not able to fulfill its potential. There's another fear that it fulfills its potential, but then it becomes the legacy, it becomes the entrenched interest.” - Sal KhanCreating Pathways to LearningNavin and Sal share more about Mayfield and Khan Academy as well as the programs they offer to help expand the students opportunities for learning and growth. He discusses his fascination on these innovative models and how they have paved a way to the hybrid online world. Sal then goes on to talk about how these programs are truly a fast track opportunity for the students. In addition, he shares the struggles that they have been facing combining both the platforms of education in the midst of the pandemic.“I think from my perspective, we need more people like what Sal has done with his life. People who are helping build businesses, for better and are making a positive impact in the world. I hope many people and entrepreneurs who don't need to do this, including VCs like me, use our time, money, ideas and access. We can even start with 1%. And that's what Mayfield has started with the pledge 1%. And my belief is, each smaller drop in the bucket fills buckets that can fill in a pond, and then sky's the limit. So we have to just get started and have role models like Sal and others who are showing us the way. I think we have endless possibilities.” - Navin ChaddhaTo know more about the mission and vision of Khan Academy and Mayfield, download and listen to this episode. Bio:


2 Oct 2020