This interview with Bernard L. Schwartz, an investor who is the former chairman and C.E.O. of the Loral Corporation, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
Q. What were some early leadership lessons for you?
A. My father was an entrepreneur — a sign maker, and he had about 20 employees — and often he’d take me to business meetings, and I would listen to him talk with his workers and customers. We would also talk a lot about business over dinner. The thing my brothers and I learned is that businesses are organizations of people, and it’s about treating them as individuals and trusting them.
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