Why Al West switched SEI to an open office. Hint: He was lonely

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Newspaper reporters like me can't generate much excitement over the open plan work spaces that are so prevalent in today's offices -- we've... Read more

Big Short: A travesty (the crisis, not the movie), says SEI CEO Al West

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Variety magazine predicts that the Academy Award's best picture prize will go to "The Big Short," Hollywood's treatment of the flawed mortgage... Read more

On the frontline of Comcast's service issues

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Lots of people like Comcast's service, but plenty of other people like to complain about it, witness the results of J.D. Power's annual customer... Read more

Forget passion. Put your nose to the grindstone and work

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Maybe it's because Craig White, 59, Philadelphia Gas Works' CEO and president, rose through the ranks at PGW, starting in the accounting department... Read more

How to get along with a union

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Yes, they mix it up at the bargaining table, but Craig E. White, the chief executive of Philadelphia Gas Works, and Keith Holmes, who leads... Read more

From investor to CEO: It blew his mind

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Some CEOs rise through the ranks. Not Ted Karkus, who runs ProPhase Labs Inc. A Wall Street investor who happened to be a major investor in... Read more

Plenty of talent here, says insurance exec

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Lots of people gripe about skills gaps, so it's interesting to hear Philly-area executives talk about whether they can find the people they... Read more

Do high heels matter? Another exec weighs in

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Are high heels important to women who want to advance in their careers? As someone who didn't even wear high heels on her wedding day, I keep... Read more