Wisdom at the Top

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Our 1st Ground Breaking Book


Scott Rosen’s book, Wisdom at the Top, features exclusive interviews with 35 of the Greater Philadelphia area’s elite CEOs. Through candid conversations, they share inspiring stories of how they achieved success while overcoming personal and professional challenges. Readers will gain invaluable knowledge and wisdom from seasoned professionals who have made it to the top. Yet these stories also offer lessons on life and leadership that transcend the business world.
Wisdom at the Top will resonate with all who aspire to leadership positions and want to make important contributions to our economy, as well as the greater good.

Table of Contents

Chapter Name Title Company
Introduction Scott Rosen President and CEO The Rosen Group
Attitude is Everything Joel Adams President Devon Consulting
A Family Business Flourishes Marc Brownstein President and CEO Brownstein Group
Little Things Matter Rick A. Epley Former CEO A.C. Moore
Transforming Lives Through Art Jane Golden Heriza Executive Director The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
The Client Comes First Ted Peters Chairman and CEO Bryn Mawr Trust Company
The Calculated Risk Harold T. Epps President and CEO PRWT Services, Inc.
Respecting the Employee Dave Griffith President and CEO Modern Group Ltd.
Stay on Goal Mark Baiada President and Founder Bayada Nurses
Keeping an Eye on the Big Picture Richard P. Miller President and CEO Virtua
Leading By Example Dave Yost President and CEO AmerisourceBergen
The Chance to Fail Robert J. Ciaruffoli CEO ParenteBeard LLC
Working for Lasting Social Change Jill M. Michal President and CEO United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transparency and Caring Tim Andrews President and CEO Advertising Specialty Institute
Perpetuating a Work Ethic Mike Pearson President Contemporary Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Preserving Jobs in a Global Economy Dr. Jeffrey Graves CEO C&D Technologies
Securing the Ship Michael Barry Chairman, CEO and President Quaker Chemical Corp.
Making the Right Bets David J. Adelman President and CEO Campus Apartments, Inc.
Finding Opportunity in Crisis Cristobal Conde President and CEO SunGard
Helping the Forgotten Daniel L. Lombardo CEO Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc.
From the Ground Up Kevin S. Kan President and CEO American Auto Wash, Inc.
Outside the Box Peter J. Boni President and CEO Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Making Time to Dream Rudy  Karsan CEO Kenexa
Every Business is a People Business David Binswanger President and CEO Binswanger
Money is the Reward, Not the Reason Ed Snider Chairman Comcast- Spectacor
Nurturing a Culture of Values Howard B. Stoeckel President and CEO Wawa, Inc.
Finding a Niche Irvin E. Richter Chairman and CEO Hill International, Inc.
A Business with a Heart Jay Spector CEO JEVS Human Services
Own What You Do Joseph Coradino President Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)
The Power of One Les Cohen Executive Director Katz Jewish Community Center of Southern New Jersey (JCC)
Putting Egos Aside Joseph S. Zuritsky Chairman and CEO Parkway Corporation
Providing a Service We Take for Granted Don Correll President and CEO American Water
Keeping It in Perspective Joseph Frick President and CEO Independence Blue Cross
The Personal Touch Robert Soper President and CEO Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
A Question of Balance Mary Strengel Austen President and CEO Tierney Group
Always More Than a Transaction Bill McDermott Co-CEO, Member Executive Board SAP AG
A Final Word
About the Author
About The Rosen Group
The CEOs and their Companies


“Between his own experience as a CEO and his gift for bringing out candor in others, Scott Rosen has written an insightful and useful book on leadership.”
Liz Dow, President, Leadership Inc.

“Scott Rosen puts a human face on the CEO suite by showing us the experiences that shaped our most influential business leaders. He shows what it takes to become a business leader and what we can learn about how to get there ourselves.”

Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management Director
Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

“At a tumultuous time when business leaders have been painted with a broad brush as being self-centered, greedy, and detached, Scott Rosen has done something very special which contradicts this perceived wisdom of the moment. While the book’s focus is local, the lessons are universal. These stories are timely reminder that talented CEOs who genuinely drive business growth through honest and fair competition remain essential to our nation’s economic prosperity.”
Mitch Wienick, President/CEO of Kelleher Associates and formerly President/CEO of CDI Corporation

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