Dick Fosbury won an Olympic Gold Medal for the United States in the high jump at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games using an unorthodox method of jumping that has become known as the “Fosbury Flop”. His innovative technique earned him new US and Olympic records at the games and led to a worldwide shift in high jump technique. Flash forward over four decades, and the “Fosbury Flop” is the only way to high jump, and the technique that everyone uses.
Fosbury’s innovation led to a revolution in a long standing sport, and gained him worldwide recognition for his ability to think outside the box to achieve a desired result. This is something that LiveRez.com, an industry lead in cloud-based software for professional rental managers, wants their employees to know about and practice. So, they tapped Fosbury to be the keynote speaker at their inaugural partner conference on September 9, 2014 in Boise, Idaho.
“Dick Fosbury is a shining example of American innovation,” said LiveRez CEO Tracy Lotz. “I can’t think of a better person to talk to our partners about the value of finding innovative ways to take their businesses to new levels.”
Over the past four decades, Fosbury has dedicated ambassador for his sport and an advocate of achieving peace through athletics. In 2014, Fosbury is running as a Democrat for a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives, and hopes to join the ranks of America’s representatives in Washington, D.C. in November.
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Watch Dick Fosbury Speaking about his Olympic Career: