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How Mummer's kid rose to run Dell Computer

Stephen J. Felice on leaving Bell Atlantic and how college grads are different today from when he grew up in Mayfair

How Mummer's kid rose to run Dell Computer

Steve Felice, president and chief commercial officer at Dell Computer, visited his native Philadelphia and helped run a young entrepreneurs' forum at Comcast Center a few days before founder Michael Dell announced plans to take the company private amid flattening PC sales. 

Felice talked about how a freshman job at the former Bell Atlantic in Philadelphia, back when boss Raymond Smith's aggressive young managers were setting up Verizon Corp. and the "IT solutions" industry, put him on the road that led to a corner office. Read more in my profile in today's Inquirer here and my recent column here, and in my initial philly.com/phillydeals note here.

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DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn, taught writing at St. Joe's, and has written the book Comcasted, more than a thousand columns, and thousands of articles, and raised six children with his wife, who is a saint.

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