E924: Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig on early days innovating in internet publishing, journey from executive to entrepreneur, insights on IPO experience, dangers of information abuse, the changing college landscape, & how prioritizing students & optimizing tech creates affordable, accessible education

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Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig on early days innovating in internet publishing, journey from executive to entrepreneur, insights on IPO experience, dangers of information abuse, the changing college landscape, & how prioritizing students & optimizing tech creates affordable, accessible education

Show notes:

 

0:42 – Jason introduces Dan Rosensweig. The two talk about the evolution of magazines and journalism.

 

14:52 – Jason thanks sponsor LinkedIn. Claim a $50 credit toward your first job posting: linkedin.com/twist.

 

17:07 – What was Chegg when it first started and how has it evolved?

 

25:57 – Jason thanks sponsor Segment. To see if you or a startup you know qualifies, check out segment.com/twist.

 

28:10 – Dan and Jason share experiences from their first few jobs and being introduced to the tech industry.

 

38:55 – Dan talks about what he thinks college will look like in 10-20 years, the current college debt problem, and increased job eliminations.

 

48:39 – Jason thanks sponsor Squarespace. Visit squarespace.com and enter offer code: “twist” to save 10% on your first purchase of a website or domain.

 

50:35 – Thoughts on the US college admission scandals, why skills deserve more importance, and how far Chegg has come.

 

59:26 – Dan shares a story about offering $1bil to Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of Yahoo, what Facebook got wrong, and good intentions with unintended consequences.

 

1:12:04 – The two talk about Dave Goldberg’s legacy and share their memories of him.

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