First Videos Showcase Expertise Available through Its Learning Platform; Include Huntsman on China, Huffington on Sleep, Bierut on Design, Kindler on Drug Costs
New York, New York; October 15, 2015 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) launched its online video series Expertise at GLG, featuring GLG experts sharing their expert perspective and insight. The series launched with videos featuring, among others, former ambassador, governor, and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman; author, editor, and businesswoman Arianna Huffington; leading graphic designer Michael Bierut; and former Pfizer CEO and McDonalds executive Jeff Kindler. The videos are on GLG’s website at GLG.it/videos with more added every week.
“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn and we’re excited to leverage the power of video in that effort,” said GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “Our unparalleled learning community has engaged in over a million teaching and learning conversations and now we’re sharing some of that teaching with the world. These videos represent an accessible digital introduction to the emerging professional learning paradigm.”
The series, Expertise at GLG, now includes more than 30 videos. They include Huntsman sharing his perspective on China’s future, Huffington explaining what she’s learned about burnout and how to avoid it, Bierut describing the significance of brand design, and Kindler addressing the cost of drug discovery – among many others.
GLG commissioned documentary filmmaker Jessica Chermayeff to produce and direct the series. Chermayeff’s work includes producing the award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and associate producing Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky documentary series. Chermayeff said of her work at GLG, “My goal is for each video to offer a glimpse into the brilliance and expertise available at GLG on a daily basis. The series offers a taste of the incredible value of a one-on-one conversation and showcases the breadth and depth of GLG’s membership.”
GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective they couldn’t find in one-size-fits-all industry reports, courses, or conferences. Today GLG facilitates thousands of connections a week between the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups – and a teaching membership of 425,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, professional leaders, and other subject matter experts.
About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group
GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 425,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s approximately 1,000 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries. For more information visit GLG.it.