Rahm Emanuel said, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste." The same thing holds for serious health events. Such events are opportunities to change habits. Michael Gorham`s near-death heart attack saved his life. He lost 50 pounds, got off of all meds, and felt 20 years younger.
Michael Gorham is Industry Professor at IIT Stuart School of Business and Director of the Center for Financial Innovation. He serves on boards or committees of the CBOE Futures Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the GARP Risk Review, Futures Industry Magazine, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He is co-author of two books; India's Financial Markets: An Insider's Guide and Electronic Exchanges: The Global Transformation from Pits to Bits. He was director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Market Oversight, economist at the Fed and VP of Research and of International Marketing at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
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