David Korten was born in Longview, Washington, in 1937 and is a 1955 graduate of its R. A. Long High School.
He received a master of business administration and Ph.D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
He said: “My early career [after leaving Stanford in 1959] was devoted to setting up business schools in low-income countries—starting with Ethiopia”. He served during the Vietnam War as a captain in the United States Air Force, undertaking U.S.-based teaching and organizational duties; and for five and a half years was a visiting professor in the Harvard Business School.
While at Stanford in the 1950s, he married Frances Fisher Korten, with whom he now lives on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. (SRC)
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