CU Reality Check Coverage: Disrupting for Good: Chris Field Challenges CUs to Keep Disrupting and Making a Difference
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - From running for mayor as a teenager to breaking multiple Guinness World Records to helping save over a hundred children from slavery, Chris Field has been disrupting most of his life. He’s a natural born disruptor, but he believes anyone, anywhere can choose to disrupt for good. Including credit unions! During his Wednesday morning presentation titled “Disruption for Good:  Using Passion and Persistence to Create Lasting Change,” Field layed out a “Disruption MAP” for the leaders in the room to follow to be both prepared and inspired to disrupt for good. 

Right out of the gate, Field disrupted the way most think of disrupting. “Disrupting is not destructing,” he pointed out. “Disruptors tear down with the intent to re-build and create a new and better way forward.​” 
He told the inspiring stories of a 14-year-old who invented an affordable prosthetic arm, a nursing home that brought in a daycare to bring some joy to the elderly residents, a 5-year-old who launched a recycling service for her neighborhood, and more. Field then shared his own story as a 19-year-old who ran for mayor. 
Anyone can be a disruptor by following the MAP of disruption: Make a commitment, Action plan, Persist to transformation​. Field broke down these steps into actionable takeaways for all in attendance, providing them with an physical map they can take with them to fill in with their action steps. 
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