23 Jan January 23, 2023 – Thriving in the Storm Bill Murphy and Prototype Master Scott Witthoft
Bill Murphy – Mortgage Industry Star and Author of Thriving in the Storm: Nine Principles to Help You Overcome Any Adversity
When people have adversity, the easiest way to transition
that thought process from negativity to positivity is to
give thanks, to be grateful.
Bill Murphy is a nationally recognized mortgage originator who has been a top producer for over 25 years. Since 2017, he has served as a business coach for the Fairway Ignite program. From 1993 to 1998, he worked as a juvenile counselor for the Worcester Department of Youth Services. He is a marathoner, ultramarathoner, and Ironman finisher and has a second-degree black belt in Krav Maga. He has raised over $500,000 for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, and actively supports several charities, including Fairway Cares, The American Warrior Initiative, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is the founder of the nonprofit Thrive Foundation. Murphy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Worcester State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University.
Scott Witthoft – Designer and Author of This Is A Prototype? The Curious Craft of Exploring New Ideas
Instead of what I make having to be the solution, why don’t
I try something to learn about what I could do next?
Scott Witthoft works as an educator, designer, and author. (see longer bio below) His work has been featured in The Design Museum and publications such as Fast Company, Architecture and Urbanism, and Metropolis. In his latest book This Is A Prototype? The Curious Craft of Exploring New Ideas (via Stanford University’s d.school and Ten Speed Press), Scott translates the wisdom of product design and its nuanced process into a layered guide that would be invaluable for launching anything from a new service, business model, or office environment to an art studio, recipe, or creative endeavor. He is also the co-author of Make Space, a tool for creating collaborative environments. His work has been featured in The Design Museum and publications such as Fast Company, Architecture and Urbanism, and Metropolis. The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, known as the d.school, was founded at Stanford University in 2005. Each year, students from all disciplines attend classes and programs to learn how the thinking behind design can enrich their own work and creativity.