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Brown and Schwab talk business, leadership

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03/10/2009

Former
Mayor Willie Brown and Charles Schwab, founder and Chief Executive
Officer of Charles Schwab Corporation, discussed leadership, business
and the economy during the "Willie Talks to Chuck" event at the
Downtown Campus on March 4.

A photograph of Charles Schwab and Willie Brown talking.

A
capacity crowd listened as the pair discussed the birth of Schwab's
company from a small office on San Francisco's Montgomery Street to one
of the world's largest discount brokers. Schwab noted during the
conversation that good leaders delegate to those who have strengths in
areas different from their own. Schwab also offered a theory as to why
his company has been able to weather the turbulent economy. "We decided
that you shouldn't lend money to people who can't pay you back," he
said. The event was sponsored by the College of Business and the Willie
L. Brown Jr. Leadership Center. Photo by Peter Prato. View the event photo gallery on Facebook.


-- Michael Bruntz


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