Investing in Education, ISAs, and Bootcamps with Ruben Harris and David Phillips


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Ruben Harris (@rubenharris), founder of Career Karma (, and David Phillips (@davj), founder of Hackbright Academy and BloomJoy, join Erik on this episode.
They discuss:
- The history and evolution of bootcamps, including how and where they got their start.
- Why Ruben thinks that in the long term the cost of education goes to zero.
- Whether bootcamps for non-technical skills can become as big as those for technical skills.
- Why there haven’t been bigger exits in the space.
- Their requests for startups.
- Why big companies like Microsoft or Google haven’t yet created their own bootcamps.
- Their predictions for how the landscape will have changed in the next ten years.
For more on ISAs, check out this report from Career Karma:
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