One Last Thing

Two decades after its founding, WaterFire yearly brings 1 million visitors to downtown Providence in an experience that re-establishes real connections by attendees to the city's natural and built environment, and to one another, says founder Barnaby Evans. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Be bold to re-create cities

WaterFire's mission is to inspire the entire city of Providence and to motivate our visitors to transform the urban experience by stepping forward and...
After working for two marketing firms for nearly eight years, Blair Fish founded his own firm seven-and-a-half years ago, during which time he has gained nearly a dozen local, regional and national clients. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Unbridled fervor matters most

Steve Jobs once commented, "If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do...
Dale K. Klatzker has been a leader in behavioral health care for more than 35 years. In addition to being TPC's president, Klatzker is the senior vice president of Ambulatory Behavioral Health at Care New England. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tough times? Make it real

These are challenging times for behavioral health care organizations. Enterprises like ours are considered fiscally healthy if they break even. But most of our...
From his roots as a pharmacist, Larry J. Merlo headed CVS Health Corp.'s retail business for years before taking the reins of the parent company in 2011 that is now among the top 10 largest U.S. companies by revenue.

Success is never final

One of the most important lessons I have learned in my career is that success is never final. In fact, success is a never-ending...
Portsmouth-based A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. helps the U.S. military keep track of 30 million physical assets. Using bar codes and digital technology, A2B Tracking says its efforts save the government $3 billion to $5 billion per year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stand for something greater

A2B Tracking was going through a significant growth phase about five years ago. But without stated company values at that time, creating a cohesive...
Dr. Jonathan Elion founded ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. in 2009 after selling his previous successful venture, Heartlab Inc. One key to success with ChartWise is the fact that he hired a number of his former Heartlab team members. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Build stable skill foundation

Much of the success of ChartWise can be traced to the strength and stability of the "three-legged stool" provided by my combined backgrounds in...
CARE NEW ENGLAND President and CEO Dennis Keefe said CNE joining Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts "is a "tremendous opportunity for both organizations to further advance their commitment to high-quality health care." / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Taking on big goals, one at a time

Today, at Care New England, we are exploring new models of care, such as improving the transition from neonatal intensive-care unit to home for...
This year, Kurt Noyce celebrated his 25th anniversary with Embrace Home Loans, the last 17 as president. In that time, it has grown from fewer than 100 workers to more than 800, and from annual revenue of $20 million to exceeding $150 million. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Good for people, good for business

Certainly Embrace Home Loans' growth through its history has been significant. But maybe more impressive than the growth has been our impact. Embrace has...
Carousel Industries co-founder and CEO Jeff Gardner has guided the Exeter-based IT-services company through 23 consecutive years of profitable growth. Much of that growth came through strategic purchases, the latest of which is the acquisition of Atrion. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Communicate, communicate, communicate

To get your team to deliver maximum impact, you must set people moving in the same direction. Think of your enterprise as a sports...
Donald J. Farish became president of Roger Williams University following a 13-year term as president of Rowan University in New Jersey. He has held academic and administrative positions in three other institutions, including the University of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Evolve or die

As a biologist, I know that populations of organisms, faced with a changing environment, adapt or go extinct. That's a useful lesson for social...
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