Article courtesy of the University of St. Thomas
Christophe Beck, CEO of Ecolab, joined Dean Don Weinkauf of the St. Thomas School of Engineering on Feb. 5 for the First Friday Speaker Series to discuss advancing the common good, the importance of curiosity, COVID-19 and how diversity, equity and inclusion drives success.
Here are five observations from the conversation.
In the toughest moments, we grow the most
Recalling his academic years, Beck shared that he failed his very first exam and disappointed his parents throughout college. Rebounding from the failure, by the end of graduate school, the engineering major was nearly top of his class.
“It was a very good experience for me. [A]ll those moments ultimately made me grow [and] made me better. This is true for an organization as well,” he said.
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