Tad Taube – Advice to the Young Generation

 

About Tad Taube

Bay Area businessman Tad Taube is the chairman of Taube Philanthropies and board president emeritus of the Koret Foundation in San Francisco. He is chairman and founder of the Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization.

At his alma mater, Stanford University, Mr. Taube is founder and advisory board chair of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, established in 1986. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution and serves on its Executive Committee, and was founder and past chairman of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). In addition, Mr. Taube is past chair of the Stanford Athletic Board. His involvement in Stanford Athletics includes his family’s principal gift to Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium and his significant support of Stanford’s new football stadium, built in 2006. He has served as trustee of the University of Notre Dame de Namur, the University of San Francisco, and as governor of The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and was chairman and CEO of Koracorp Industries (successor to Koret of California) from 1973 until its merger with Levi Strauss in 1979.

Born in Kraków, Poland, in 1931 and immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of World War II, Tad Taube established a philanthropic program in 2003 – the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland – which supports the revitalization of Jewish culture in post-communist Poland. In 2007, the Republic of Poland named Mr. Taube Honorary Consul for the San Francisco peninsula region. In June 2015, In 2004, the President of the Republic of Poland awarded him Poland’s highest medal for a foreign civilian – the Commander’s Cross with the Knight’s Star.

Mr. Taube holds BS and MS degrees from Stanford University and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

 

Interview Transcript

Tad
Kids that graduate from college, or maybe they don’t go to college, they just graduated from high school, the entering the workforce, they are generally somewhat somewhat here paranoid, or if not paranoid, insecure about their future, you know, they really don’t know that other than graduating maybe from law school or from medical school, where they are from, you know, the business school where their career path is fairly well defined. All the other fields, leave a fairly undefined career path. And people struggle with that. And my advice there is, stop worrying. Just get into the get into the flow. But at all times, keep your antennas finely tuned for something that’s going on for anything that’s going on around you. Because the world has a very strange way of generating opportunities if you’re tuned and receptive to it, and I’m giving myself as an example here, because I’ve had nine separate careers in my life. And not one of those careers was selected except for the very first one when I was working for Ampex Corporation in conjunction with an honors program that Ampex had arranged with Stanford University where they would share in my tuition if I worked for Ampex, you know, 20 hours a week or something. After that it was all antennas.

 

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Tad Taube

Bay Area businessman Tad Taube is the chairman of Taube Philanthropies and board president emeritus of the Koret Foundation in San Francisco. He is chairman and founder of the Woodmont Companies, a diversified real estate investment and management organization.

At his alma mater, Stanford University, Mr. Taube is founder and advisory board chair of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, established in 1986. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution and serves on its Executive Committee, and was founder and past chairman of the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). In addition, Mr. Taube is past chair of the Stanford Athletic Board. His involvement in Stanford Athletics includes his family’s principal gift to Stanford’s Taube Family Tennis Stadium and his significant support of Stanford’s new football stadium, built in 2006. He has served as trustee of the University of Notre Dame de Namur, the University of San Francisco, and as governor of The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and was chairman and CEO of Koracorp Industries (successor to Koret of California) from 1973 until its merger with Levi Strauss in 1979.

Born in Kraków, Poland, in 1931, Tad Taube immigrated to the United States in the summer of 1939, just months before the outbreak of World War II. In 2003, Mr. Taube established a philanthropic program – the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland (JHIP) – which supports the revitalization of Jewish culture in now-democratic Poland. In 2007, the Republic of Poland named Mr. Taube Honorary Consul for the San Francisco Bay Area. In June 2015, then President of the Republic of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski awarded Taube the Commander’s Cross of the Star of the Order of Merit, Poland’s highest level official state distinction for a foreign civilian, which Taube adds to his Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, received in 2004.

Mr. Taube holds BS and MS degrees from Stanford University and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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