Truly, in many ways, my concern was the inverse of normal business pitches. My only concern was whether we could limit Rebecca’s scope of work enough to focus on shorter-term, more tangible problems that could lead to a business before the mission. Luckily Rebecca herself is highly adaptive and was able to rigorously prioritize which problems to solve first. Invariably she would no doubt score very highly on her own assessment tests.
It will be really interesting to see how Imbellus approach this over time, efficacy and assessment in the non-cognitive skills space is by its very nature not the easiest circle to square given the inherent absence of right and wrong answers.
Hiring candidates for how they think and approach problems is clearly the way forward, especially here in the UK where degrees are being devalued year on year.
Taking this from mission to business will definitely be the challenge, EdTech that is transformational takes time to take root, but when it does — watch out world!
I sincerely wish the team at Imbellus — and you — every success.