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John Hennessy

President of Stanford University

It was a risk, and I think leaving the university for the 18 months or so that I left was a big risk. We could have published our papers. They would have been completely accepted and this technology may have just sat on the shelf for years. But I think because we were willing to take that risk, not only did we have a much larger impact much sooner than we would have otherwise had, but I think actually the understanding of the technology and our understanding of what the problems were -- we gained a tremendous amount in that period of commercializing the technology, of filling the glass the rest of the way, and that was a wonderful learning experience for me as well.
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