Seeing The World Through A Different Lens

He's the founder and CEO of a $1 billion company, but Chuck Schwab leaves virtually all the day-to-day details to others. "Chuck is very Big Picture," says the company's president, David S. Pottruck, who adds that Schwab isn't even a "McKinsey-type strategic guy. He works more instinctively." It is his knack for picking patterns out of marketplace chaos and his feel for the wants and needs of individual investors that account for his success, say those who know him best.

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