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It’s been a little more than a year since the passing of Dr. J. Robert Beyster. While he may have left this world, his legacy continues in many ways. Notably, on December 21, 2015, UCSD announced the donation of the papers of Dr. Beyster to the UC San Diego Library. According to the announcement, “Beyster’s papers, which reflect his passion for entrepreneurship […]

Dr. J. Robert Beyster 1924-2014

Dr. J. Robert “Bob” Beyster was many things to many people—gifted scientist, successful entrepreneur and business leader, philanthropist, avid yachtsman, friend, loving father and husband—but above all, he was a remarkable man who changed the world for the better. Born in Detroit on July 26, 1924, and raised in Grosse Ile—an island community on the […]

Happy New Year

I hope you are all looking forward to the New Year like I am. It has been quite a year for me, but I still have much to do. I am very pleased with the progress we made in 2013 on a variety of different projects and initiatives. It gives me hope that there still […]

Last week, the FED hosted the fifth annual Beyster summer symposium for scholars researching employee ownership and participation, and who have been selected as fellows through a competitive fellowship program, administered by Rutgers University. There are now more than 80 fellows from across the country, including 24 Beyster Fellows, who are conducting interdisciplinary research about the impacts […]

On Monday I had the opportunity to attend a private screening of the FED’s new film “We the Owners” at the Rady School at UCSD. The film is now complete and I am very pleased with it. My daughter Mary Ann Beyster and her team did a great job showing how employee ownership has benefitted […]

This week the Foundation for Enterprise Development had its annual end-of-year Christmas party on Wednesday. Unfortunately, I missed it due to a mix up with my schedule. However, I did hear from several sources that the party was a good one, and I’m sorry I missed it. Many of my old friends and colleagues from […]


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  • Jeannine Menger: I just learned of Bob’s passing almost 2 years ago. Working directly for him was the highlight...
  • Jay Bernhardt: What a legacy. Entrepreneural leader for the ages !
  • Bonnie Nicholls: I was so honored to be a part of this project. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know Dr. B...
  • Neil Gerardo: Dr. J. Robert Beyster lives on in our hearts and minds as an enduring and driving force, forever...
  • Dr. Martin Fricke: Bob was and will always be my hero.