Pearson and the Big Winner

In a recent interview, Pearson CEO John Fallon said:

“Education like every other sector and sphere of life is going through this digital transformation. There is going to be a big winner in the transformation in education. We are absolutely determined to make Pearson that winner.”

This is perhaps the clearest statement I’ve ever read of the fundamentally wrongheaded view of the traditional publishers. The only way to survive “this digital transformation” is to be absolutely determined to make learners the big winners. Only the organizations that make this commitment a core value will remain standing when all is said and done.

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  • Great observation. It is how you understand the motivations behind almost any tech company today — how often they mention their end-user, and focus on their needs over their company and partners.