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Perfect Pitch: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop was appointed music director in 2006 and conducted her inaugural concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007, becoming the first woman to head a major American orchestra. Even before taking the podium officially, she began to formulate her vision for the BSO: a world-class organization that truly ignites and harnesses the passion of its employees.

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How Pep Boys pulled off a legendary turnaround

Over the past three years, Mike Odell has proven himself to be precisely the kind of leader Pep Boys needs today, as it goes about the slow and sometimes painstaking work of fundamentally changing the way it serves a radically changed American automotive marketplace.

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The future is bright for the National Aquarium in Baltimore

The National Aquarium in Baltimore’s renewed focus on conservation connects visitors with real places and real issues. With spectacular new exhibits, sweeping conservation initiatives and a master plan dubbed “Blueprint,” the National Aquarium is focused on inspiring the masses to save the planet.

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Swashbuckler: The wild, wild world of Pat Croce

Pat Croce

Within two minutes of meeting Pat Croce, I found myself staring into his mouth, trying to get a good look at one of his molars. The molar in question has a crown with an image of a sunglasses-adorned skeleton head wearing a red pirate do-rag. It’s a fitting love-of-life quirk for Philadelphia’s top doer.

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In the Mix: How Duff Goldman is shaking up L.A. with his next big hit

Charm City Cakes

Fun is the key ingredient in all of Duff Goldman's business endeavors, as well as “creating something yummy to put in your mouth.” But there’s one other ingredient Goldman is careful to consider as he constructs his empire, something he says he’s noticed from watching Under Armour’s stratospheric growth: the importance of capturing coolness.

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Michael Chasen and Blackboard: agents of change

Michael Chasen Blackboard

As CEO of Blackboard, Chasen led this startup company through a thicket of naysayers, over the hills of initial financing, into unknown terrain, through an initial public offering and the bold purchase of its closest rival. Now Blackboard stands as a hugely successful public company that is considered a leader and pioneer in online education with a promising future.

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