A compilation of recent, high-quality business insights from our family of businesses that brings together some of the best ideas and stories on strategy, execution, leadership, reputation and talent.


Jason Meil, SSA & Company’s Managing Director of New Products and Innovation, was quoted in an article titled, “High-Tech Investing: 7 Sectors to Watch.” In the piece, syndicated in both US News & World Report and Yahoo! Tech, Jason comments on the future of high tech investing–that there is massive potential for new technologies and that he expects a long-term impact for businesses and consumers. “Big data has been READ MORE>>

Regenia Sanders, SSA & Company’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Business Technology, was quoted in a US News article on the state of the shipping industry. Regenia commented about how the use of technology, data, and IoT could help improve operations and efficiency. Regenia adds that partnerships and alliances with other shipping carriers can help shipping companies ensure that shipping isn’t such an isolated part of READ MORE>>

The “Startup Yoda” of Silicon Valley That characterization comes from The New Yorker‘s fascinating portrait of Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, whose alumni companies fetch a total valuation of more than $80 billion. The comprehensive profile contains a delightful succession story that highlights what makes YC unique – a discerning eye for talent and relentless focus on strategic growth. An excerpt: [Sam] recently tweeted that YC’s empire reached READ MORE>>

Can Digital Technology Bolster US Competitiveness? The US should take a cue from Israel, India, and France – countries that approach digitization as a national priority, urges Cisco Chairman John Chambers. He argues these countries are better positioned to capitalize on the digital revolution and predicts the emergence of a new startup hub in Europe: The economic benefits (are) probably $19 trillion and what surprised me is actually we READ MORE>>

Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company, was quoted in a Fortune article on the share of executive leadership and board membership held by women and why the outcomes are so different. Life decisions such as caring for a relative with a major illness or changing careers due to a lack of further opportunities contribute, as Deb recalls her own experiences. On the issue of boards, READ MORE>>

Paul de Janosi, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company, was quoted in The Street on price trends in the oil market. Paul spoke about how mass urbanization in China had driven demand over the last twenty years and how that process has largely concluded. “Without another similar massive driver of demand, there’s very little fundamental support for a world where $100 per barrel oil makes sense,” said READ MORE>>

Raj Thangavelsamy, Vice President at SSA & Company, was quoted in a Salon article titled “Get off of my cloud: Dell’s $60 billion merger with EMC is all about challenging Amazon’s dominance of cloud computing,” on the complexity and competitiveness of the cloud computing industry. The article shares Raj’s thoughts about how companies like Dell, HP, and Oracle would have a hard time competing with Amazon READ MORE>>

John Watson at G100 As the second largest US oil company with operations on six continents, Chevron continues to manage massive investments in a way that creates value for both stakeholders and shareholders. How? A glowing profile of CEO John Watson offers some clues: At a time when Chevron, like the rest of the industry, is under financial strain, Mr. Watson is taking the unsentimental approach to improving READ MORE>>

Bob Silvers, Managing Director of Energy & Life Sciences at SSA & Company, was quoted in a MarketWatch article titled “Oil turns higher on report Iran may support crude-output freeze,” on oil prices and production. The article shares Bob’s thoughts about how OPEC cooperation on a production freeze remains difficult, particularly because some countries are increasing production on their own. Bob Silvers is Managing Director of Energy & READ MORE>>

Regenia Sanders, SSA’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Business Technology, was quoted in a Procurement Leaders Magazine article on the integration of robotics in supply chain. Regenia commented about how some of the most advanced companies in the business world, including Amazon, are already deploying robotic technologies. Regenia cites how Amazon invested more than $775m in acquiring Kiva Systems which supplies Amazon with robotics that can locate READ MORE>>