INSIGHTS

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.

 

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>>

Joseph Madigan, Senior Director and Retail Practice leader at SSA & Company, was quoted in a CIO article on data scientists in the retail industry. Joe commented about the necessity of changing an IT infrastructure to implement a new strategy. “Retailers need data experts who can unwind old legacy pieces and get new systems ready to launch on a foundational platform that moves towards omnichannel,” Madigan told CIO. Joseph Madigan serves READ MORE>>

Nick Kramer, SSA’s Senior Director of Data and Analytics, contributed to the U.S. News & World Report’s  article on “How to Invest in the Internet of Things” on April 13th, 2016. Nick provided information on the nature of IoT, how it affects global firms, and how IoT firms’ success varies over time. Specifically, Nick emphasized that companies need to think about their own strategy when considering IoT READ MORE>>

Paul de Janosi serves as Senior Advisor of SSA & Company. Watch the clip here.

Dallas Fed CEO Former Harvard Business School professor Robert Steven Kaplan ranks among the newest additions to a growing consensus at the central bank about raising interest rates gradually: The Fed needs to keep raising short-term interest rates to diminish risks to the economy and markets of “excessive accommodation,” Mr. Kaplan told the Journal on Monday. However, fragile and interconnected financial markets, slow global growth, and READ MORE>>

Sachin Sachdeva, Vice President and one of SSA’s financial practice leaders, was quoted extensively in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Risk Report on March 29, 2016. Sachin provided information on the disconnect between companies recognizing their compliance challenges and investing in systems to fix them. Sachin noted that banks could reduce some friction and inefficiency by having their operations and technology teams work with compliance while they are READ MORE>>

Paul de Janosi, Senior Advisor at SSA & Company, was quoted extensively in a Law360 article on private equity investment in the oil industry. Paul provided information on the opportunity that the current price dislocations has provided for PE firms. “This is maybe the most exciting time for private equity in the energy space in a whole generation,” de Janosi told Law360. “Private equity is a READ MORE>>

Paul de Janosi, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company, was quoted extensively in a Private Equity International article on Madison Dearborne investing in Ankura. Paul provided great context on why private equity firms are investing more in consulting businesses to add management talent.“It’s not enough to be a stronger leader and a good operator yourself as a CEO,” de Janosi told PEI. “You now need to READ MORE>>

The Truth About Trump Appeal What does this year’s political climate say about American society, employment, and business? No one has analyzed this more deeply than AEI scholar Charles Murray in his recent Wall Street Journal essay. Those who dismiss Trump supporters as irrational xenophobes overlook why the unlikely frontrunner continues to resonate, says Murray. An excerpt: For someone living in a town where the big company has shut READ MORE>>