John Seely Brown Commencement Speech at Singapore Management University, 2013

John Seely Brown talks about the need for organizations to create scalable learning in this recent commencement address at Singapore Management University.

Singapore Management University Commencement 2013

John Seely Brown receives an honorary degree from Singapore Management University.

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