Growing up on a poultry and dairy farm on the prairies of Minnesota, John Stumpf, one of 11 children, learned a lot about hard work, competition and sacrifice. He shared a bed with two brothers. “I never got to sleep alone until I got married,” he joked with the Associated Press.
Life in that packed house also taught him a lot about teamwork.
“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.Read More »from Wells Fargo’s John Stumpf: I Never Set Out to Be CEO