MWE Short: Lisa Dunsky – Hit By A Brick: How Setbacks Shape Your Career

“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs, at the commencement speech at Stanford in 2005.

It’s sometimes hard to see what challenges and setbacks will do for your career, but in this very personal and articulate presentation, Lisa Dunsky, general counsel of the Gelber Group, LLC and former senior compliance officer at OCC, describes how tragic events can transform your skill set and your career. Speaking at the MarketsWiki Education World Of Opportunity event in Chicago in 2016, Dunsky tells the story of the October 2005 Refco meltdown, the publicly traded brokerage firm that went bankrupt after its CEO, Phil Bennett, covered up $430 million in customer losses and debt. 

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