Innovation Tip: Flipping the Meeting

suit on clockWhat does it take to create sustainable cultures of innovation? Let’s start by Flipping the Meeting.

Ten years ago, Sal Khan started tutoring his niece using homemade online video tutorials. Fast forward to the present, and the Khan Academy is widely recognized as one of the most innovative forces in classroom education in nearly half a century. Khan Academy’s initiatives and ideas are sparking lively debate and experiments in blended learning and classroom engagement in schools across the world. What was behind this fundamental shift?

Beyond using technology to develop and scale content, Khan Academy sent powerful ripple effects through the world of education when it called out the cultural need to “flip the classroom” – essentially, to use the extremely limited, yet valuable in-class time with teachers for collaborative and personalized problem solving, and save content consumption for students’ afternoons and weekends at home, where they can digest information at their own speed.

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Lisa Solomon

Lisa Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon is the founder of Innovation Studio and teaches innovation at the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco's California College of the Arts. She is coauthor of Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change (Simon & Schuster, 2014), a book that offers a simple creative process to help leaders and teams tackle their most challenging issues. Learn more about Lisa and her work at

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