Streetwise: What American business leader do you admire most?


As friends, colleagues and Apple users have come together to mourn the death of Founder Steve Jobs, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton began to consider the power of influential leaders. This week, Wharton went to various Danville coffee shops to ask residents What American business leader do you admire most?


Like this comment
Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Oct 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

Dear Editor,

There are many that do not make the admired list and some unknown that should be recognized. Whoever leads Ross Stores should be recognized for stock performance and it is a local company. Certainly, Charles and Helen Schwab deserve recognition for their many contributions in our bay area.

H-P's board continues its poor choices of leadership for a very important company started in another garage by Dave and Bill. Solyndra brought back much of the old silicon valley with questionable technology and uses of investors' funding.

The leaders at Intel Capital, KP Ventures and Chevron Technology Ventures continue to invest in technology development and start-ups in our region and deserve recognition.

Thus, Stan's question is the basis of a great story about how our bay area grows its own future and it is yours to tell.

Like this comment
Posted by Cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Oct 12, 2011 at 8:44 am

The Buffetts -- Warren AND Jimmy.

Like this comment
Posted by G-Munny
a resident of Blackhawk
on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

Fitty Cent, nookuhz!

Like this comment
Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Many. Both in large corporations and small businesses. All work hard and build their business through creativity, imagination, cooperation, respect, and dedication.

I do not know any business leader who is not positive about the future. I am also the owner of two businesses.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

GE's re-organization reaches San Ramon digital headquarters
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 1,969 views

Sound and Fury over Vile and Slur-ry
By Tom Cushing | 77 comments | 1,181 views

Jazz and Abstraction
By John A. Barry and Bill Carmel | 0 comments | 194 views