Are you teaching the OODA Loop?

 Photo by  Jesse Collins  on  Unsplash

Photo by Jesse Collins on Unsplash


Are you practicing the OODA Loop?

Do you teach your students to perform the OODA Loop?

Do you know what an OODA Loop is?

I confess that I heard the term for the first time a few weeks ago while listening to Reid Hoffman's Masters of Scale.


 Reid Hoffman talks about the OODA Loop in this piece from Entrepreneur.com

Reid Hoffman talks about the OODA Loop in this piece from Entrepreneur.com


I encountered the OODA Loop for only the second time when I recently watched "What Successful Entrepreneurs Know," a video by Amy Wilkinson produced for Stanford Business School's Insights.

In an age of exponential change--when "nobody really knows what is going to happen next," to quote Hoffman--schools that thrive will form students who:

  • learn how to ask the timeless questions (e.g., "Who am I? Who do I want to be? What do I believe in? What is my purpose?" etc.)
  • practice entrepreneurial skillsets and mindsets (e.g., "What kind of problem is this? What strengths do I bring to this problem, and how can I complement my skills with those of my team? Who will do what, by when?" etc.)

Are your teachers ready to observe the signs of exponential change; orient themselves to this new reality; decide what and how to teach differently; and then act accordingly?

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Christian Talbot