Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner

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February 6, 2012 Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner 1 Comment

It’s good to see that finally someone appreciates our president. -WRMIV “It’s Halftime in America”

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The “Black Philadelphia” That I Know

January 5, 2012 Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner Leave a comment

As a lifelong African-American resident of Philadelphia I, too, am concerned about violence, but I have never once felt under siege in any of the communities I have lived in by the lawless elements perceived in Signe Wilkinson’s “Occupying Black Philadelphia” cartoon (pictured below). I know that some areas are worse than others in terms [...]

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December 13, 2011 Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner 2 Comments


On October 31, 2011 I had my left knee replaced. As of today, 12/13/11, I am still in recovery. This is a slow and often painful process. Given my already challenging health condition, with numerous other maladies, I have had more time than I want to reflect on my life and the lives of those [...]

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Will New Council Members Bring New Thinking?

November 16, 2011 Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner Leave a comment

City Hall

With 27 percent of Philadelphia below the poverty level and nearly forty percent in the African-American community, who will emerge as the leader in city council for economic development in order to decrease this poverty rate? With new city council members, council president and a second-term mayor with no pressures of re-election, how will the [...]

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Let’s March

September 27, 2011 Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner 4 Comments


First and foremost, let me say that I unequivocally support President Obama’s re-election. However, as an African-American business owner in a city that has the highest poverty rate of any large city in the United States (27%), I take issue with his comment to the Black Caucus this past weekend, “stop complaining.” As I  watch [...]

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In Search of Innovative Leadership

July 20, 2011 Bill I Am: The CEO’s Corner Leave a comment


In January 2009, my first staff meeting of the year, I introduced D.I.E: Discipline, Innovation and Education. I urged my staff to embrace the acronym; if we discipline ourselves to find innovative ways of doing the work we do by increasing our knowledge, innovation would be the salvation of our organization, without which, our company [...]

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