Why it happens and tips to celebrate the real-life teams who build great things.
I’m an author, educator, and community builder living in Chicago. In 2012, I designed my own Masters by completing 12 projects in 12 months. I called it The Leap Year Project and my experiences culminated with staging my graduation at a local TEDx and publishing a book of stories focused on the power of learning through risk. I later launched Experience Institute, an organization helping college students and career professionals learn and grow through short-term, real-world experiences. In 2015, I was inducted into Forbes 30 Under 30 in the field of education. And in 2017, I joined the team at Stanford’s School of Engineering as a Lecturer in Design, helping students reimagine their learning through experience.
Posts by Victor Saad
A quick update on The Experience Lab at UC Berkeley
Ei’s Workplace Course Catalog for 2019
Bonus Piece in a Four-Part Mini-Course on How to Navigate Life’s Most Challenging Decisions
Part 4 of 4 in a Mini-Course on How to Navigate Life’s Most Challenging Decisions
Part 3 of 4 in a Mini-Course on How to Navigate Life’s Most Challenging Decisions
Part 2 of 4 in a Mini-Course on How to Navigate Life’s Most Challenging Decisions
Part 1 of 4 in a mini-course on How to Navigate Life’s Most Challenging Decisions
Give an employee a plan, and they will build. Teach an employee to build, and they will think.
Helping people go from 😰 to 🚀
Seven tips to help you navigate pressure-filled seasons
How to build workplace reflection into weekly, monthly, and yearly routines.
A simple tool to design internships that foster meaningful work for both students and companies.
Planning for the future while making small bets along thew way.
If love and relationships seem overly complicated, here’s a new starting point…
Connecting teams and students to tackle complex challenges.
Coming in 2020, a tool to help you navigate transitions by designing small, meaningful projects.
Wins, challenges, and where we’re going next.
How to build interactive, audience-centered workshops and learning experiences.
A simple, helpful process for thinking through growth on a personal or professional level
Last week, the Ei community and I completed a month-long Kickstarter campaign for Leap Kit. The days leading up to the campaign and throughout the month of October were full of twists and turns. This post will be a space to capture and share the lessons learned from leading the kickstarter campaign. Hopefully, it can … Read More
Hey Leapers! It’s been a full two weeks around the Ei shop! Here’s the skinny: SHIPPING SOON We’d hoped to ship the final Leap Kits by today, but after seeing our first batches, we caught a few errors and decided to make a couple of perfectionist tweaks to make sure everything is just right (ie: … Read More
Alright, so after googling State of the Union and watching a few past speeches it seemed like a good idea to write one for Experience Institute. Not because I think of myself as a president. It’s merely an interesting way to frame an honest look at our successes and failures in 2015 while sharing goals for 2016. … Read More
I was one of those kids who thought superheroes were real. Capes. Tights. Feats of wonder. All of it fascinated me. And I’d be lying if I told you I’ve totally moved on from that belief. As I grew older, however, I began looking beyond laser eyes, super strength, or teleportation. Instead, I became fascinated … Read More