This week on the Wicked Thoughts Podcast, it's S4E4 and I'm talking to Javier Lorenzana, co-founder, and CEO of Up Next, a platform that offers cohort-based programs to help accelerate professionals for the digital age. To begin, Javier shares how Up Next came to be -- how it was born out of a hunger for community and a need to learn beyond the four walls of a classroom. Today, Up Next stands at the forefront of modern education infrastructure in South East Asia, where connection and community are of the utmost importance. And of course... Is an episode even complete without me geeking out with a guest about social media? We discuss planning vs. over-planning, the importance of a strong strategy, and balancing that with the ability to rethink and adjust. But in the end, we come full circle with a Wicked Thought that brought us here, to begin with: the value of community.