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Plan like NASA: The Juno mission shows the keys to a great strategy

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NASA is a wonderful example of an institution that knows how to plan. The seven-year Juno mission isn’t complete yet, but it’s well on its way to a successful conclusion. And yes, NASA scientists had contingency plans that they had fun tearing up publicly as the spacecraft entered orbit. How many long-term strategies have you completed?

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How Meryl Levitz built Visit Philadelphia into a marketing powerhouse and ignited Philly’s tourism

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As the president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, Levitz’s job is to let the world know Philadelphia is much more than Rocky and cheesesteaks (not that there’s anything wrong with Rocky and cheesesteaks). She and her team are behind the development of Visit Philadelphia’s growing online presence, creating memorable and effective marketing campaigns, and launching myriad mutually beneficial partnerships.

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Former POW Ralph Galati helps veterans become entrepreneurs

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In 1972, while serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Ralph Galati was shot down and captured. He spent the next 14 months at the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison — the same place where senator and former presidential candidate John McCain was famously held. This horrible experience didn’t keep Galati from having a successful career at IBM. Today, he runs the St. Joseph's University (SJU) Office of Veterans Services, which encourages military veterans to launch their own businesses.

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A CEO’s take on building a culture with staying power

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In my quest to find leaders who are committed to building authentically positive and profitable company cultures that actively support the administrative staff, I interviewed Don Ochsenreiter, president and CEO of Dollamur Sports Surfaces. A former management consultant for McKinsey, Accenture and others, Don has a strong point of view on company culture and its impact on staff.

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