452: How GLG Is Building The Future of Professional Learning
GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) is on a mission to transform the way top professionals share expertise and learn. They curate custom learning experiences with professionals and thought leaders around the world. The company organizes conversations, small group meetings, mentorships, surveys, and other interactions with a membership of more than 500,000 experts and thought leaders.
Essentially, GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning. With clients ranging from GE and Cisco to stealth companies and startups. The army of on-demand experts are able to discuss anything ranging from telecommunications to quantum physics, to healthcare. In the past when you needed an expert-level question answered, you would google it and search the internet. Now, when you need expertise, you use GLG and get on the phone with the right expert within 24 hours.
After hearing how GLG serves users at more than 1,400 client companies in 40 countries. I invited their CEO Alexander Saint-Amand onto the show to learn more about how they are using technology to transform the way top professionals share expertise and learn.
Alexander joined the company soon after graduating from the University of Virginia in 1998. In its early stages, GLG was a publishing company which produced sector-specific reports for investors with insights from industry experts, including academics, scientists, and physicians. As one of the earliest employees, Alexander attended industry conferences on behalf of clients and developed relationships with the world’s leading physicians, turning to them for insights on the latest medical breakthroughs. These contacts became their initial membership.
Over the years, GLG developed the know-how and technical infrastructure to connect client requests with relevant members at scale, while pursuing regional and industry expansion (opening offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia), and developing client practices across the entire S&P index.
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