SAP founder gives $35 million for Stanford D-School

Bruce Nussbaum

Corporations on the hunt for more innovative, creative managers and employees should check this out--Hasso Plattner, co-founder of the business process software giant SAP, is donating $35 million to fund a new design school at Stanford. It will be housed in the Stanford School of Engineering and be called--what else?--the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. This is a big step in the evolution of design from form and style toward thinking and strategy. Plattner deserves tremendous credit.

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