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Short-Term Demands Vs. Long-Term Responsibilities

One Corporate Ceo's Search For Balance

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be speaking here at the Economic Club of Chicago. And thanks to you Mellody Hobson and President Grace Barry for inviting me.

Before I share some of my thoughts, I want to say a big thank you to each and every one here for giving up an evening to attend this event. For someone like me, who fresh out of business school started here in Chicago 30 years ago, it is incredible to be addressing the leaders of this great city. It has a dream-like quality. I stand here as an example of the "meritocracy" that exists in the United States something that I am grateful for. Something we should all cherish and further. I know I will do my part.

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