12 Sep September 12, 2016 – The Wicked Dr. John Camillus & Back from the Dead Jeff Ryan
Dr. John Camillus – Professor at University of Pittsburgh and Author of Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors
Dr. John C. Camillus, author of “Wicked Strategies®”, earned his doctorate in business administration at Harvard University. He was a gold medalist in the MBA program at the Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad, and received a bachelor of technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has held the Donald R. Beall Endowed Chair in Strategic Management at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh since 1991. Previously, he served as Professor of Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has served as a consultant to the top management of over 100 organizations on four continents, including several Fortune 500 companies, professional firms, and nonprofit organizations. He has also served on several boards of directors/trustees. John has received numerous awards for teaching including, most notably, the University of Pittsburgh’s “Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award” and the “Best Teacher Award” at the Indian Institute of Management. He has received the University of Pittsburgh’s “Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award,” the “Inaugural Diversity and Global Leadership Award” at the Katz School, and the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from IIMA.
Jeff Ryan is a great example of finding his purpose and overcoming obstacles after facing a near death experience. In 2008, Jeff was working at a construction site, no different than any other day. His company installed luxury swimming pools in Australia. They were pouring concrete on the 7 floor of a building and then he heard a boom and his life was changed forever. His body lay beside the pool battered and covered in shrapnel wounds. His co-workers thought he was dead. It was about 10 minutes before Jeff showed any signs of life. He wasn’t done doing what he wanted to do and needed to do. Jeff spent 10 days in the burn unit and tried to go back to work. After the accident, he lost part of his frontal lobe of the brain. His goal is to help people around the world reach their full potential. Jeff wants to help people to inspire, instruct and empower and help people find their true calling.