The Anti-Resume: Redefining Success

“At Penn, people are so successful in high school and aren’t used to experiencing failure or bouncing back from it,” said Olivia O'Dwyer in a recent article about the Anti-Resume Project. Olivia is a sophomore at Penn and a co-leader on the project. I spoke to Olivia and her co-leader Sophia Ye (a junior) about the Anti-Failure project.

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Nancy Giles: From Shy Kid to Finding Her Voice

Nancy Giles is an actress, and a commentator, she was on CBS News Sunday Morning for more than a decade and acted in a number of well-known movies and TV shows, most notably: the TV series, China Beach; and the movies Big and Working Girl.  But before she found success she was a painfully shy kid. Find out how she found her voice.

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Arabian Prince: Life After N.W.A

Arabian Prince is a founding member in N.W.A., one of the earliest and most significant gangster rap groups. However, he left the group after their debut studio album, “Straight Outta Compton,” which was a critical and commercial success. Here, Arabian talks about that decision, his musical influences, and what he is doing now with tech.

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Kevin Allison: The State, RISK!, and Terrible Jobs

Kevin Allison has one of the most successful live storytelling series and podcasts out there, RISK!, which encourages participants to tell raw, unfiltered stories. But between being on MTV’s hit comedy series “The State” and the podcast, Kevin garnered more than a decade of bad luck and bad jobs.

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Strauss Zelnick: Meditation & Grand Theft Auto

Strauss Zelnick is the man behind many blockbusters, everything from Grand Theft Auto to Dirty Dancing. Find out what Zelnick was like before he was a media mogul.

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William Wegman: Aging, Art and Baseball

What does William Wegman know about failure? Wegman's staged photos and videos of his dogs have made him him an icon in the art world. The truth is, everyone has experienced failure, all you have to do is ask.

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