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...... and you thought that you had challenges

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Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 23:15:10 -0400

Honorable Mayor and Council Members:
 
In a very humble way, we may all have something to learn from this
Professor. He has overcome many challenges and faces many more, but in a
thoughtful way, teaches up lessons in life about the importance of innovation and
more.
 
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From Mark Brooks: Today at the Harvard Business School 'Breakthrough
Insights' class we had the pleasure of Professor Clay Christensen teaching us. A
soft-spoken gentleman of a man. He's really been through the wringer. He
divulged to us that he'd had a heart attack 7 years ago that would have
killed him had he not happened to be on the doorstep of a hospital at the time.
Then he got lymphoma cancer, and the chemo left him with no feeling in his
feet, which caused him to be very tentative with his walking style and
require a cane. He's 6 foot 7 and towers over us. He then had a stroke which
hit the part of his brain that controls speech, so he had to re-learn how to
speak, which he explained might lead him grasping for the occasional word.
He did just fine. He was methodical, rigorous and crystal clear in his
teaching today. Now his cancer has returned, is chronic but unlikely to be life
threatening. And he has an imminent heart surgery cued up. My hats off to
him for teaching this class. Professor Christensen casts a shadow, for sure.
In one anecdote he explained how he got a call one day from the Secretary
of Defense and was invited in to address the chiefs of staff. An ominous
occasion, that left him wondering, why was he there? It turns out, they had a
multitude of questions for him about innovation. The new battlegrounds of
terrorism left them grasping for new methods and thinking. They were
fighting on new fronts and essentially their defense-think was being disrupted.
Clay went on to teach us his frameworks and insight on managing disruption
and innovation, with Professor Willy Shih advancing our thinking on
managing culture.
Tomorrow he'll be talking to us about purpose. See this video of Clay at
TEDx Boston,
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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_How Will You Measure Your Life? Clay Christensen at TEDxBoston_
(https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https://youtu.be/tvos4nORf_Y&h=oAQFlSrt-&s=1)
"It's actually really important that you succeed at what you're succeeding
at, but that isn't going to be the measure of your life." Too often, we
measure su...
 
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Received on Sat Jun 06 2015 - 20:15:10 PDT

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