Growing up on a poultry and dairy farm on the prairies of Minnesota, John Stumpf learned a lot about competition and teamwork from his 10 siblings.
“Even though we were very poor financially we learned the value of plural pronouns – we and ours…there wasn’t a lot of time for I, me and my,” he told Forbes.
Those early lessons he learned while surviving those harsh winters have stayed with him and he employs them now as Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo.
“We call our employees team members, and we think of them as our assets. We believe in plural pronouns, us, we and ours.”Read More »from Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf: I Never Set Out to Be CEO