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October 29, 1986
Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, elected John (Jack) Grundhofer, currently senior Southern California executive and head of the company's wholesale banking units, as a vice chairman. Also named vice chairmen are: Robert Joss, who oversees the funding, private banking, international banking and investment advisory units; David Petrone, who supervises Wells Fargo's non-bank subsidiaries and the real estate units, and William Zuendt, head of retail branches and consumer services.
April 16, 1999 | Reuters
Robert Joss, former chief executive and managing director of Australia's Westpac Banking Corp. and a former Treasury Department official, was named the new dean Wednesday of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Joss, who received both an MBA and PhD from Stanford, succeeds Michael Spence, who announced last year he would leave his post this August. Joss stepped down last month from Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank.
August 2, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Philip H. Knight, founder and chairman of Nike Inc., has pledged $105 million to help build a new campus for Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. It is the largest single donation to a U.S. business school, according to an accreditation agency. The eight-building, 340,000-square-foot complex will be called the Knight Management Center, Stanford said in a statement. Knight's gift will finance $100 million of the project's $275-million cost.
Acknowledging a historic shift in economic and business power to California, the University of Pennsylvania will open a "Wharton West" MBA program in San Francisco next fall to cultivate its share of talent in the high-tech, media and entertainment industries. The Wharton School, the nation's oldest business school and one of the most prestigious, plans to offer continuing education courses next spring to students and business leaders.
June 28, 1989 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
Wells Fargo is teaming up with Nikko Securities to form a high-tech investment management firm that will attempt to crack the huge Japanese capital markets. Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the San Francisco banking company will receive $125 million from Nikko to provide the partnership with the computer-based expertise that has made Wells Fargo the largest U.S. money manager. Nikko, one of Japan's four big securities houses, will provide Wells Fargo with access to Japanese clients along with the up-front money.
December 19, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Harold J. Leavitt, a former Stanford University professor and pioneering author whose books helped shape the way organizational behavior is taught in business schools and its theories are implemented in the workplace, died Dec. 8 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 85. "He was very, very insightful and talked about issues way ahead of his time," said Homa Bahrami of the Haas School of Business at the UC Berkeley.
January 28, 1990 | LAURIE OCHOA
In 1968, Doris Day made her last film, "With Six You Get Eggroll," a movie whose title reflected the popular notion that Chinese food was bargain food. Take the kids for Chinese, order the special No. 2 dinner and get out of the evening for less than $15. This is what you were likely to eat: Egg fu yung. Chop suey. Moo goo gai pan. Egg flower soup. Twenty-two years later, your neighborhood Chinese restaurant is different. You might munch on kung pao shrimp. Sichuan beef.
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