No matter how successful you are, there are always setbacks. Success in life demands the ability to bounce back.
—DAVID POTTRUCK, FORMER CEO, CHARLES SCHWAB & COMPANY
DAVID POTTRUCK A PORTRAIT IN CANDOR
Growing up in the 1950s in a lower-middle-class neighborhood on Long Island, David Pottruck never knew a business person. All along the street where he lived as a young child were people who worked in factories or in gas stations and bus drivers and policemen. The only college graduate was a man on the corner who was a teacher. Even without a role model, Pottruck, the oldest of four sons in the family, dreamed big—beyond anything he knew or saw.
As Pottruck soon learned, aspirations alone could not take him where he wanted to go. ...