About the speaker
Born in 1923, Dr. William Murphy Jr. grew up the son of a Nobel prize winner and the first licensed female dentist in Massachusetts. His sister was the first licensed female aviatrix of large aircraft at the age of 15. At the age of 13, he invented the snowblower. He built his first car as a teen. A few decades later he invented the physiologic cardiac pacemaker!
A highly successful entrepreneur and inventor, the owner of 17 patents, a distinguished speaker and published author, Dr. Murphy founded Small Parts, Inc., Cordis Johnson & Johnson, served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion, Inc., and serves as Chairman of the Board of Bioheart, a cell technologies company.
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Keep an open mind and learn as much as you can. — Dr. William Murphy Jr.
I wanted to know how the baker baked bread. I wanted to know the automobile mechanic fixed automobiles. I wanted to know anything. — Dr. William Murphy Jr.
Be responsible for yourself. — Dr. William Murphy Jr.