Entrepreneurship & design to tie society together, instead of breaking it apart

The internet and markets have a bias towards individuality and meaninglessness. Our 5 week values bootcamp and subsequent design course teaches a new entrepreneurship. One that focuses on meaning and togetherness.

Next Batch: August 8

Current Students

Adam Morris

Adam Morris

A PhD researcher at Harvard, working on new formats for scientific collaboration.

Louise Tiernan

Louise Tiernan

Interaction design at Google, focused on creating a thriving information ecology.

Chet Corcos

Chet Corcos

Alternative organizations for making software. Previously, first hire at Notion.

Tyler Alterman

Tyler Alterman

Co-founder of EA Global, now building location-based creative communities.

Stephany Zoo

Stephany Zoo

A repeat founder and executive, working on new ways to integrate death in support groups and medical insitutions.

More current students will be listed soon.

How it Works

The School for Social Design offers a five week values bootcamp, followed by a 2-month, online design coaching program.


textbook

The textbook is free and online.

Meaning Articulacy Intensive

$700
5 weeks @ 5h/week
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What Do Students Say?

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Our Team

Joe EdelmanJoe Edelman
founder
Joe is the entrepreneur behind the School for Social Design, and wrote most of the textbook. He coined the term “Time Well Spent” which was adopted as a guiding light in metrics by teams at Facebook, Google, and Apple, and has led to many product and ranking changes.
Ben GabbaiBen Gabbai
guide
Ben is a scholar of Talmud and Jewish Thought. He is hands-on about education, holding a B. Ed., teaching 4th grade and homeschooling with his wife. He enjoys reading other old books too, especially about philosophy.
Anne SelkeAnne Selke
mentor
Anne has a background in organizational psychology, creative writing, game design, and design thinking. She specializes in tracing people's hard-earned wisdom and how they grow, and in tracking what practices work in what contexts.
Nathan VanderpoolNathan Vanderpool
mentor
Nathan has a PhD in Sociology and a speciality in redesigning faith-based and wisdom-based organizations, org processes, and rituals.

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Meaning Articulacy Intensive

$700
5 weeks @ 5h/week
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