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September 4, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
A corporate chairman accused of making illegal campaign contributions fires the board member who calls him out, inspiring a directors' revolt. An executive who promotes women in the corporate ranks is forced to reconsider when his wife starts acting jealous. A brilliant idea man passed over for a promotion because of his physical deformity hatches a spectacular embezzlement scheme … and gets away with it. These figures have the individuality and plausibility of characters drawn from real life, but they're fictional characters in a new business text by Simon Ramo.
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September 4, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
A corporate chairman accused of making illegal campaign contributions fires the board member who calls him out, inspiring a directors' revolt. An executive who promotes women in the corporate ranks is forced to reconsider when his wife starts acting jealous. A brilliant idea man passed over for a promotion because of his physical deformity hatches a spectacular embezzlement scheme … and gets away with it. These figures have the individuality and plausibility of characters drawn from real life, but they're fictional characters in a new business text by Simon Ramo.
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BUSINESS
June 16, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
One doesn't have to know that Simon Ramo recently celebrated his 97th birthday to know that he might well retire the handle of "Renaissance man." It would be enough to know that he was friends with Jascha Heifetz, had taken a seminar from J. Robert Oppenheimer, and worked for Howard Hughes. All that is plenty for one man to experience in a long life; it only scratches the surface of Si Ramo's accomplishments. The honors bestowed by presidents and professional peers on Ramo, the R in the name of the pioneering Southern California aerospace company TRW Corp.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
One doesn't have to know that Simon Ramo recently celebrated his 97th birthday to know that he might well retire the handle of "Renaissance man." It would be enough to know that he was friends with Jascha Heifetz, had taken a seminar from J. Robert Oppenheimer, and worked for Howard Hughes. All that is plenty for one man to experience in a long life; it only scratches the surface of Si Ramo's accomplishments. The honors bestowed by presidents and professional peers on Ramo, the R in the name of the pioneering Southern California aerospace company TRW Corp.
NEWS
April 28, 1985 | MARSHALL BERGES, Times Staff Writer
"Strategy," Simon Ramo says, "is a route to achieving your objectives." One of his current objectives is to win more often at tennis, and he has developed a strategy toward that end. Only the unwary would dismiss this news lightly, for Ramo has an impressive record of achieving his goals. Quick and intense, with a hint of ready laughter in his piercing dark eyes, Ramo at 72 is a world-renowned scientist and engineer.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2009 | Peter Pae
In between running a $34-billion business with operations in 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman Corp. Chief Executive Ronald Sugar recently penned a business book with longtime mentor Simon Ramo, co-founder of and the "R" in TRW Corp., now part of Northrop. The book, "Strategic Business Forecasting," is Sugar's first but Ramo's 16th. Despite its rather technical title, it can be a helpful read not just for corporate strategists but for almost anyone looking ahead.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2005
In 1960, my grandfather, Dr. George Kozmetsky, co-founded Teledyne. My husband asked him once whether he knew Simon Ramo ("Aerospace Legend Looks Back at the Time He Wasted -- in Meetings," Nov. 6). "Oh, Si taught me how to dance," he replied. Apparently they shared an office when they both worked for Howard Hughes, and at some point, Simon Ramo gave my grandfather dance lessons. My grandfather passed on two years ago, but before he did, he was able to dance with me at my wedding.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Ending months of speculation and nearly a year of negotiations, Chevron Corp. on Wednesday said it has agreed to sell its GA Technologies subsidiary to a group led by a Denver-based energy and land company for more than $50 million. No management changes are planned at the high technology company, based here, officials said, although a "board of overseers" will advise management on nuclear and defense-related issues. The purchasing group recently named itself General Atomic Technologies Inc.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2002 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TRW Inc. is a company that makes things most people are barely aware of--everything from air bags and anti-lock brake systems in vehicles to spy satellites floating silently in orbit that intercept radio communications from potential adversaries. Indeed, most people know of TRW from the Orange County-based consumer credit reporting service it sold six years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Virginia Ramo, a patron of the arts and education who took special interest in her alma mater, USC, which named a music building after her, died Wednesday. She was 93. Ramo, who was the wife of aerospace pioneer Simon Ramo -- the "R" in TRW -- died of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center, her family said. Rob Cutietta, dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, called her "a major philanthropist who would just make it happen." "She was such a wonderful person. She gave money, and she cared ," he said.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2009 | Peter Pae
In between running a $34-billion business with operations in 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman Corp. Chief Executive Ronald Sugar recently penned a business book with longtime mentor Simon Ramo, co-founder of and the "R" in TRW Corp., now part of Northrop. The book, "Strategic Business Forecasting," is Sugar's first but Ramo's 16th. Despite its rather technical title, it can be a helpful read not just for corporate strategists but for almost anyone looking ahead.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
It was the weapon of the century, a rocket that could deliver a nuclear warhead 6,000 miles away in 30 minutes and destroy a city, undeterred by any defensive system. It fundamentally altered war planning and the worldview of two generations, who learned to live with Cold War brinkmanship and the petrifying symmetry of "mutually assured destruction."
BUSINESS
November 27, 2005
In 1960, my grandfather, Dr. George Kozmetsky, co-founded Teledyne. My husband asked him once whether he knew Simon Ramo ("Aerospace Legend Looks Back at the Time He Wasted -- in Meetings," Nov. 6). "Oh, Si taught me how to dance," he replied. Apparently they shared an office when they both worked for Howard Hughes, and at some point, Simon Ramo gave my grandfather dance lessons. My grandfather passed on two years ago, but before he did, he was able to dance with me at my wedding.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2005 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
During his 69 years in the aerospace industry, Simon Ramo figures he's attended more than 40,000 meetings -- an average of two or three per workday. About 30,000 of those meetings could have been shorter or not held at all, he laments. Ramo, the 92-year-old co-founder of TRW Inc.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2002 | JERRY HIRSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TRW Inc. is a company that makes things most people are barely aware of--everything from air bags and anti-lock brake systems in vehicles to spy satellites floating silently in orbit that intercept radio communications from potential adversaries. Indeed, most people know of TRW from the Orange County-based consumer credit reporting service it sold six years ago.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2007 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
It was the weapon of the century, a rocket that could deliver a nuclear warhead 6,000 miles away in 30 minutes and destroy a city, undeterred by any defensive system. It fundamentally altered war planning and the worldview of two generations, who learned to live with Cold War brinkmanship and the petrifying symmetry of "mutually assured destruction."
BUSINESS
November 6, 2005 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
During his 69 years in the aerospace industry, Simon Ramo figures he's attended more than 40,000 meetings -- an average of two or three per workday. About 30,000 of those meetings could have been shorter or not held at all, he laments. Ramo, the 92-year-old co-founder of TRW Inc.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Ending months of speculation and nearly a year of negotiations, Chevron Corp. on Wednesday said it has agreed to sell its GA Technologies subsidiary to a group led by a Denver-based energy and land company for more than $50 million. No management changes are planned at the high technology company, based here, officials said, although a "board of overseers" will advise management on nuclear and defense-related issues. The purchasing group recently named itself General Atomic Technologies Inc.
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