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Archive: September, 2013

Leadership Agenda: Teresa Bryce Bazemore on mortgage insurance

Monday, September 30, 2013, 4:25 AM
Insurance is a business that's all about hedging bets. Not surprisingly, Teresa Bryce Bazemore, president of Radian Guaranty Inc., one of the nation's largest insurers of mortgages, thinks her company's product is a good hedge -- not just for banks, but for the nation, as she explained in my Leadership... Read more

Teresa Bazemore: You lose if you don't schmooze

Monday, September 30, 2013, 4:20 AM
What helps a young person in business rise through leadership ranks? Teresa Bryce Bazemore, president of Radian Guaranty Inc., says the key to success is building relationships outside the company. "One of the things I suggest to a lot of people is to get involved in the industry organization of... Read more

Parkinson's hidden symptoms

Friday, September 27, 2013, 4:50 AM
On Thursday, the Michael J. Fox Show debuted on NBC. The story of a news anchor with Parkinson's Disease, the show relies a lot on physical comedy based on Michael Fox's struggles with Parkinson's. Whether the show will address Parkinson's unseen symptoms remains to be seen. On Tuesday, I wrote a... Read more

City law asks about women execs, board members

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 3:50 AM
Women -- most dressed in business suits -- filled nearly every seat in the mayor's reception room Wednesday, there to watch Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter sign into law legislation that will require companies doing business with the city of Philadelphia to provide information about the gender, race... Read more

Pedro Ramos: First, seek to serve

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 4:00 AM
"First seek to serve," said Pedro A. Ramos, chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, and a partner with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in Center City Philadelphia, when I asked him for his advice on leadership for Monday's Leadership Agenda story. Secondly, "work hard and be... Read more

Leadership Agenda: Pedro A. Ramos says local leaders are living in the past

Monday, September 23, 2013, 4:10 AM
Lawyer Pedro A. Ramos, chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, wishes he could get beyond the crisis headlines that dog his daily work life. "Most people," he said, during my Leadership Agenda interview, "ignore the many good things that students and teachers in the school district... Read more

Lots of action on minimum wages in Philadelphia, elsewhere

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:45 AM
Expect a big crowd, or at least a loud one, in City Hall when airport workers show up at a hearing Wednesday to testify in favor of wage increases for baggage handlers and skycaps. In 2005, the city passed a law requiring that companies doing business with the city to pay 150 percent of minimum wage... Read more

Leadership agenda: Fitzpatrick on a six-cylinder economy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:05 AM
Maybe it's because it was getting close to lunch because my Leadership Agenda interview with Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, Citizens Bank president for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, was turning to restaurants. That's when Fitzpatrick, who is also chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce... Read more

Leadership Agenda: Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 AM
In my Leadership Agenda interview with Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Bank for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, we talked about management. Take comfort. Even guys at the very top struggle with how to best perform their jobs. "It's crazy," Fitzpatrick said. "My biggest challenge... Read more

A cranky question about STEM salaries

Friday, September 13, 2013, 3:55 AM
I have a cranky question. On the one hand, we have a constant drum roll of people saying that we need more employees who are proficient in STEM (science technology engineering and math). If that's the case, then why are recent college graduates majoring in science and math seeing the smallest year-over-year... Read more
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