Lead like a Silicon Valley Jesuit

07/19/2010 | Fast Company online/FC Expert Blog

One of Silicon Valley's top leaders wasn't a dot-com founder or a tech CEO, writes David Gardner -- he was a Jesuit who served as president of Santa Clara University. The Rev. Paul L. Locatelli, who died last week at the age of 71, was an astute executive who oversaw a 300% increase in admissions applications and who increased his school's endowment ninefold; he also showed determination, loyalty and a genuine love for his workers. "If you are an entrepreneur, you would do well to ... apply these leadership attributes in your life," Gardner writes. "If you do, I can assure you people will say unbelievable things about you when your life comes to an end."

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