Andy Friere, Co-founder and CEO of Axialent, discusses the three things that he believes build culture: 1) Behavior, 2) Symbols and 3) Processes. To elaborate, Friere suggests that behavior--what firms actually do despite what they say they do--defines what individuals in the organization come to believe. Furthermore, the symbols in an organization, primarily how time and money is spent to reward people, also shapes culture. Finally, the processes an organization has for measuring and compensating performance influences culture.
One of the world's leading universities, Stanford was founded in 1885 in what is now Stanford, California. It is comprised of seven schools, four of which are devoted exclusively to graduate education. Stanford's most renowned programs include the Graduate School of Business, Law School, School of Engineering, and School of Medicine. Notable alumni include author John Steinbeck, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.