Richard Shell

Dr. G. Richard Shell is the Thomas Gerrity Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics, and Management at the Wharton School of Business. He has been Chair of its Department of Legal Studies and most recently led a 2-year, comprehensive review and redesign initiative that resulted in a transformation of the Wharton MBA program and curriculum. Dr. Shell helps students, including top executives sent by their companies, through his popular "Success" class, to understand what the word success means to each of them. He is the author of Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success. Find out more at, where another interactive success exercise from the book can also be found.


The Legacy Exercise: To Find the Courage to Succeed, Reflect on Your Role Models

Although it can be lonely running your own business, you must always remember that you are never alone. Take time periodically to remember and honor those who have made it possible for you to have this amazing opportunity.