Chapter 01: How a Son's Career Can Parallel a Father's

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Chapter 01: How a Son's Career Can Parallel a Father's

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In this chapter, Dr. Balch talks the choices his father made while developing a career as a chemist. He observes that his own career path paralleled his father's track: entrepreneurial, research based, and academic. Dr. Balch keys on the fact that his father's entrepreneurial initiatives involved vision, a key leadership quality. Dr. Balch then talks about the leadership qualities that have been important in his own career. Next, Dr. Balch talks about R. Lee Clark's vision for MD Anderson. He describes how he met Dr. Clark.

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BalchC_01_20181022_C01

Publication Date

10-22-2018

Publisher

The Making Cancer History® Voices Oral History Collection, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Houston, Texas

Topics Covered

The Interview Subject's Story - Personal Background; Leadership; On Leadership; Personal Background; Character, Values, Beliefs, Talents; Personal Background; Inspirations to Practice Science/Medicine; Influences from People and Life Experiences; Institutional Mission and Values; MD Anderson History; MD Anderson Snapshot; Portraits

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