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In 2013, Upworthy made a 22-minute video of a teen musician, Zach Sobiech, losing his battle to a rare form of cancer go viral— but this video wasn’t supposed to go viral. … More Case Study: Upworthy’s Most Viral Video Of All-Time
In 2009, I was in grad school at The University of Pennsylvania, studying non-profit leadership in the School of Social Policy. My academic advisor, Dr. Kenwyn Smith, was a short, fiesty, grey-haired, brilliant, Australian who had a propensity towards sweater vests. He also had a propensity for leading classes that combined (mostly male) Wharton business students with (mostly female) School of Social Policy students. … More The Little Sentence That Changed My Life