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Donald J. Weiss
Donald J. Weiss ’67, president and chief executive officer of White Storage and Retrieval Systems, Inc.
Donald Weiss is the owner of White Home Products, Inc., a manufacturer in residential moveable storage products; and Self Storage Depot, an operator of mini-storage warehouses. He is also chairman of Altura, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty packaging products. From 1970 to 1996, he owned White Systems, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer of automated retrieval systems for the storage of small parts and documents. White Systems, selected in 1989 by the Business Journal of New Jersey as “One of the 10 Best Companies to Work for in New Jersey,” has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on National Public Radio and ABC-TV’s Business World. Before joining White Systems in 1970, Weiss spent four years as assistant to the president of Hezeltine Corp., now a division of Emerson Electric. Besides his MBA from Columbia University, he holds a BS from Cornell.
Research Insights on Leadership and Ethics
Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics
"Banks in India...the accounts are not well used...This may be because they have to walk the 3km to the bank; or it may be due to other obstacles, such as procrastination.”
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Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business
"The industry has developed general principles on which portfolio risk should be decomposed but actually determining the risk contributions can be difficult in complex portfolios.”
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Senior Vice Dean and Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics
"Those in a homogeneous group put much less effort into the task at hand in part because they were more interested in avoiding conflict. Diverse environments allowed people to focus on the task instead of their social relationship."
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Professor of Finance
“What makes countries rich is how productively they use their resources…Once a (more productive) technology is introduced, do people use it? Why aren’t people using the most improved technologies to begin with?”