Here is the program overview for the 2021-2022 year. The sessions and details may change for our 2022-2023 program, but this is intended to give you an idea of what will be covered.
You will develop the knowledge, skills, and mindset to make an impact in the world over 100 hours of live sessions, workshops, and activities. No two TKS sessions are the same.
- Introduction to TKS and how the program works.
- Build relationships and meet the cohorts.
- Understand the TKS mindset
- Align on success in TKS
- Skills: LinkedIn, Medium, Google Calendar, Calendly, Newsletters.
- Skills: Building Friendships
- Mindset: Unconventional thinking
- Understand how blockchain can be used to solve global problems.
- Skill: Applying technology to solve problems.
- Mindset: Bias Towards Action
- Understanding how to increase our lifespan.
- Debate the implications of extending human life.
- Skills: How to have good conversations.Mindset: Appreciation.
- Explore the philosophical and ethical implications around BCIs.
- Skills: How to learn quickly.
- Mindset: Boss Mentality.
- Network with the TKS Global community, launch mentorship, team building.
- Skill: Building meaningful relationships.
- Mindset: Authenticity
- The ethical implications of genetically modifying life.
- Thoughtful discussions around ethical scenarios.
- Skill: How to read technical articles.
- Mindset: Seek Understanding.
- Explore the possibilities that quantum computing unlocks.
- Skill: One-Pagers
- Mindset: Stoicism.
- Develop new applications for nanotechnology & crowdsource knowledge.
- Understanding how to research complex topics quickly.
- Skills: How to learn.
- Mindset: Antifragility.
Before the program starts, you will receive access to Slack and TKS.life, our online learning platform. The program is scheduled to kick off mid-September 2022.
TKS kicks off! At the kickoff, you'll have an introduction to TKS and how the program works, build relationships with students in your cohort, and understand the TKS mindset.
At TKS, we believe the best way to create the future is to predict it. You'll learn how to make jaw dropping presentation decks, and what it means to set high standards in life and your career.
Heading into October we dive into our first technology: Artificial Intelligence. Before the session, you'll be provided with a primer on AI so you can come prepared to discuss the implications of AI in various industries. We'll explore content creation, and show you how to develop a mindset of curiosity.
Another tech session is coming atcha! This week, we'll be exploring blockchain and cryptocurrency. You'll explore how blockchain can be used to solve global problems. You'll learn how to apply technology to solve real world problems. And we'll train you to develop a bias towards action (that means get things done!).
How much time have you spent creating your own definition of success? In this session, we'll explore the optimal paths to pursue to help you reach your goals. You'll learn how to set ambitious goals, and the courage to take an unconventional path.
Understanding how to increase our lifespan. Debate the implications of extending human life. Skills: How to have good conversations. Mindset: Appreciation.
Explore the philosophical and ethical implications of BCIs. Skills: How to learn quickly. Mindset: Boss Mentality
Solve a big problem using knowledge from the explore topics. Skills: Ideation + Brainstorming. Mindset: Done > Perfect All-cohort session. Extended time.
Introduction to focus framework and goal alignment. Clarity on what focuses are and feel motivated to build. Skill: Writing Mindset: Figure it out.
Network with the TKS Global community, launch mentorship, team building. Skill: Building meaningful relationships. Mindset: Authenticity.
Predict the implications of genetically modifying life. Understand the companies leading the industry. Skill: How to get mentors. Mindset: Celebrate Others.
The ethical implications of genetically modifying life. Thoughtful discussions around ethical scenarios. Skill: How to read technical articles. Mindset: Seek Understanding.
Explore the possibilities that quantum computing unlocks. Skill: One-Pagers.. Mindset: Stoicism.
Solving real-world problems. Understand the implications of business decisions. Feedback on recommendations. Skill: MECE + Financial Analysis Mindset: Be Intentional.
Solving real-world problems through a Harvard business school (MBA) case study. Understand how to add value to organizations. Skills: Data analysis + Prioritization. Mindset: Compounding.
Solve a big problem using knowledge from your Focus. Brainstorming and ideation. Skills: Articulating Complex Topics. Mindset: Activator All-cohort session. Extended time.
Solving real-world problems for a real company. Skill: How to ask good questions + Creating MVP’s & POC’s. Mindset: Perspective.
Solving real-world problems. Skill: Applying mental models. Mindset: Do things that make sense.
Solving real-world problems. Identify holes in logic. Skill: Giving good feedback. Mindset: Self-Discipline
Build relationships with students outside your traditional cohorts. Internalize learnings from the challenge. Skills: Post Mortems. Mindset: Helpfulness.
Introduce moonshot thinking. Understand expectations and deliverables. Skills: Presentations. Mindset: Think 10X.
Understand major problems in the world. Creation of ideas through the lens of eliminating suffering or creating an exciting future. Skills: WBP Framework Mindset: Problem-Focused
Understand the importance of having a compelling story to communicate your vision. Skills: Storytelling + Vision Mindset: Long Term Thinking + Embrace Failure.
Identify the technical gaps in your solutions. Skills: Technical Depth. Mindset: Tackle The Monkey + Get Validation Early.
Present your Moonshot to a panel of industry experts, investors & executives. Skill: Pitches
Analyze the root causes of one of the world’s biggest problems. Use frameworks to understand problems. Skills: Root Cause Analysis. Mindset: Unconventional Thinking.
Use frameworks to create a potential solution for one of the world’s biggest problems. Skills: Creating Thoughtful Solutions. Mindset: Exceed Expectations.
Showcase your projects to CEOs, executives, founders, investors, parents, and more. Open event to community.
Identify insecurities. Discuss best-worst case scenarios. Skills: Creating Unfair Advantages. Mindset: Self-Awareness.