Saturday, February 6, 2016

Maguire's billion backs St. Joe's, Philly schools

James J. Maguire's unusually candid CEO self-appraisal is called "Just Show Up Every Day"

Maguire's billion backs St. Joe's, Philly schools

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Fifty years after he went into the insurance business, James J. Maguire - marathon runner, father of eight - sold his publicly-traded speciality insurer, Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp., to Tokyo Marine in 2008. The price: $6.7 billion. The Maguire family's stake: $1 billion.

Maguire, at 79, is now one of the region's top philanthropists, backing causes like his alma mater, St. Joseph's University, which once sent him packing but gave him a second chance, as well as Philadelphia public, private and parochial schools.

His autobiography, Just Show Up Every Day, is an unusually candid self-appraisal of a CEO's choices in life, for good and bad. And he still runs four miles, four days a week. More in my story in today's Philadelphia Inquirer here.

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PhillyDeals posts interviews, drafts and updates that Joseph N. DiStefano writes alongside his Sunday and Monday columns and ongoing articles about Philadelphia-area business.

DiStefano studied economics, history and a little engineering at Penn. He taught writing and research at St. Joe’s. He has written for the Inquirer since 1989, except when he left a few times to work at Bloomberg and elsewhere. He wrote the book Comcasted, and raised six kids with his wife, who is a saint.

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