Great article. Reputation is overrated. As soon as I realized that character is the only thing I have control over, I released the obsession over what everyone might be thinking or saying about me, which liberated me to move forward and create once again. What you’re advocating is even better and reminds me of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s concept of “Antifragility.” When I’m working with a physician who’s suffered a disruptive career event, my advice now is to take that tarnished reputation and blow it up, focusing instead on character development. Becoming notorious is another way of transforming disruption into gold, of becoming stronger because of disruption.