Gambling on the flu vaccine: Playing chicken

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Chief executive Paul Perreault and the crew at CSL Ltd. have a stomach for gambling. Besides pursuing years of research for treatments that... Read more

CSL: Gambling on small pharma

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Unless you're selling bread to a starving man with a couple of bucks in his pocket, all business is risky, but not too much matches the kind... Read more

Trend: Construction by assembly and what it means for unions

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The latest trend in construction has real implications for the building trades. Instead of swarms of workers growing a building from the ground... Read more

When respect means disagreeing

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Men need respect and women need love, said Stephen W. Pouppirt, who leads a $100 million construction company, Clemens Construction Corp. It... Read more

High heels make the look, says Childrens-Hospital-CEO Madeline Bell

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Heels or not? Are they must for executive women? Madeline Bell, chief executive at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says she wears... Read more

Kiss or shake: Business woman's dilemma

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Kiss or shake? Business women, answer this question: When you are greeted by a male business acquaintance at a social or business function... Read more

At SEI, succession, growth, and how it works

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Alfred P. West Jr., the founder, chairman and chief executive of SEI Investments Co. is 73 years old. That sentence and the phrase "succession... Read more

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