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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — By typical measures of success, Bill George had it all. There he was, in an executive job at Honeywell and sitting atop a short list of people being considered to become the U.S.-based international conglomerate’s next CEO. However, during that period back in the late 1980s he was miserable, [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — United and Continental Airlines merged last year to form the world’s largest carrier, an aviation colossus with $30 billion in revenue that ferries 144 million passengers to 371 cities in 59 countries annually, oversees a fleet of 1,200 aircraft, and employs 87,000 highly unionized workers. Now flying under the [...]

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John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods Market chain, has loftier goals than getting Americans to eat healthy foods, one of the missions of his grocery empire. He is out to change American business as well, putting it on the path to higher consciousness. STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS —”A Whole Foods store, in some [...]

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Success in the business world is less about brains and more about developing people, Richard Kovacevich, MBA ’67, chairman of Wells Fargo, told a Stanford Business School audience. STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS — Wells Fargo Chairman Richard Kovacevich recalls that one of the most crucial business lessons he learned at Stanford came on the [...]

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