Dad wouldn't give him money, so teen started his own business

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As a teenager, Michael Rouse found himself in a terrible jam. He needed $3,200 to attend a national tennis competition, one that might lead... Read more

How Jack Welch mentors Philly CEO

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Michael Rouse, co-founder and leader of ESF Inc., the Bryn-Mawr based company that runs 63 camps for thousands of campers in six states, counts... Read more

How one Philly CEO cultivated the mentors that built his career

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It isn't a Bible, but there's plenty of wisdom in the notebook Michael J. Rouse keeps on his desk. There's even more wisdom in the stacks of... Read more

A reporter remembers Al Boscov

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Look at the picture. It's quintessential Albert Boscov, the founder of Boscov's chain of department stores. Maybe I shouldn't write any more... Read more

Philly nonprofit exec is frustrated: Here's why

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Diane Cornman-Levy worked in nonprofits almost her entire career and led a bunch of them. Now she's the new executive director of Women's Way... Read more

Warblers, water, women (in science): A few of Academy CEO's favorite things

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"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens," are among movie actress Julie Andrews' favorite things in the "Sound of Music." But if Academy... Read more

What Brian Roberts taught him about leadership

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The chief executive of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leader himself, but he learned his biggest lessons in leadership... Read more

When soul mate business partners bring in a third

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What happens if you meet a guy over coffee (in France, mais oui), fall in love in a soul-mate kind of way and start a roasting business? That's... Read more