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Welcome to The Learning Hack, a podcast about the people and technologies that are shaping the future of learning.

Mar 23, 2020

John Helmer talks to Paul McElvaney, CEO of Learning Pool, one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in the learning technologies market. From its origins as an elearning business for local government organisations, formed around Paul’s kitchen table, Learning Pool has grown to employ more than 200 people on seven sites and is now moving into the US. The company has won a dazzling array of awards and completed a slew of acquisitions, including last year’s purchase of innovation leader HT2.
01:24 Where did it all begin?
05:57 Key turning points for the business 
09:53 Enter private capital
12:14 What has this experience shown him about the market?
13:57 Suites v specialists
16:02 Current state of the market
20:49 LXP
24:28 Innovation at Learning Pool
28:30 Outputs from Learning Pool Labs
31:52 Preserving the culture through growth
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