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A compilation of recent, high-quality business insights from our businesses that brings together some of the best ideas and stories on Vision and Ideas, Strategy Execution, Top Leadership Effectiveness, and Talent and Succession.

 

An article by G100 Companies’ Deb Henretta, David Niles, and Sandy Ogg was featured in Data Informed on how executives can harness the potential of big data and advanced analytics. In particular, if leaders want dramatic data-driven change they should take ownership of that transformation and focus on leading key initiatives, streamlining decision-making, improving metrics, and encouraging a data-driven culture. Without visionary leadership, the promise of big data will fall READ MORE>>

How does Best Buy Compete with Amazon? Constant improvements to customer service online and in-store, says a profile on Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly’s plan to sustain the company’s turnaround. Joly sees a path for growth with more knowledgeable and capable people who can better educate consumers about the rapidly changing world of technology. The company appears on the right track. Already strong online sales, which READ MORE>>

Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company and G100 Companies, was interviewed by Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith on “How Women Can Secure More Seats in the Boardroom.” According to Deb, this is the time to take action to ensure women are in top leadership positions. In the interview, Deb also mentions that it is in a company’s best interest to have women in c-level and READ MORE>>

How 3M Thinks About Innovation One-third of all 3M products, responsible for $10 billion out of $32 billion in revenue, did not exist five years ago, an astonishing fact that demonstrates the diversified manufacturer’s commitment to innovation. CEO Inge Thulin elaborates in a video interview about 3M’s new $150 million R&D lab, noting how outside-in thinking helped him as a new CEO craft a long-term vision around sustainability. READ MORE>>

Paul de Janosi, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company, was quoted in a US News and World Report piece on the world of small numbers. Paul was quoted talking about the importance of fees in an environment of lower returns, and how asset allocation recommendations may need to adapt based on the new world of investments. Paul de Janosi serves as President of SSA & Company. READ MORE>>

Paul de Janosi, Senior Advisor and leader of the Private Equity practice at SSA & Company, was quoted in a WSJ article on permanent capital. Paul commented that permanent capital is a growing trend in the private-equity industry and cited the slow economic growth of recent years as a driving force, because it means investments take longer to mature. Paul de Janosi serves as a Senior Advisor of SSA READ MORE>>

Data Analytics Expert Nick Kramer Joins SSA to Help Leaders Drive Growth  NEW YORK, DATE – SSA & Company (SSA), a fast-growing global management consulting firm, announced today that it has hired Nick Kramer as Senior Director of Data & Analytics to help the company meet the rising demand for its data analytics services. In this role, Kramer will further develop the growth of SSA’s data READ MORE>>

Last week’s, Deb Henretta, SSA’s Senior Advisor taped a Bloomberg Radio interview with Taylor Riggs. The segment aired on 04/20/2016, and in it Deb and Taylor discussed a variety of topics including e-commerce, brand loyalty and female leadership. Deb Henretta serves as Senior Advisor of SSA & Company. Watch the clip here.

Regenia Sanders, Vice President and Supply Chain practice leader at SSA & Company, was quoted in The Associated Press article on new uses for drones in businesses.  The author quoted Regenia saying that many companies are still assessing both the costs and potential uses of drones, such as keeping track of inventory. According to Regenia, “companies attracted to drones’ versatility and in many cases their ability to help READ MORE>>

David Niles, President of SSA & Company and G100 Companies, recently contributed an article to MediaPost. In the article, titled “Advertising Firms + Big Data = Missed Opportunities,” Niles explains that “to remain competitive, agenices need to structure their organizations around big data and big ideas and reexamine talent, leadership, culture, and infrastructure.” Niles details five steps to help creative agencies leverage data to better suit READ MORE>>