#1 Leonard Lane

A conversation with Dr. Leonard Lane about how and why they built Fung Academy. Leonard serves a member of the board at Fung Academy and advisor to the group chairman at Li&Fung. He is also a professor at the Paul Merage school of business at the University of California Irvine where he teaches Competitive Strategy, Global Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, and Strategic Innovation.

When a company decides to build its own academy it sends a message to stakeholders - clients, partners, and most importantly, employees - that it is an organization that's committed to growth through learning and development. Dr. Leonard Lane is not your typical learning and development (LD) guy. Leonard is a practitioner that believes in learning by doing. So, when Victor Fung, Chairman of the Fung Group, approached Leonard with the idea of starting Fung Academy, he knew that this is an opportunity innovate, to rethink what a corporate academy is and does, and to build one that is grounded in both learning and business.

In this episode, Leonard walks me through the reasons that led to the launch of Fung Academy, the process of building the Academy, and the challenges of running it.

About Leonard
Fung Academy - https://www.fungacademy.com/people/leonard-lane/
Paul Merage School of Business - https://merage.uci.edu/research-faculty/faculty-directory/Leonard-Lane.html
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonard-lane-3490061/

Music: On the Verge by Joseph McDade https://josephmcdade.com/

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