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HLG Notebook | August 2013

1. 3D Printers: Don’t Try This At Home Ars Technica‘s Lee Hutchinson has written a must-read, first-hand account on what it’s like to use 3D printers. Ostensibly a product review, this blow-by-blow account details the frustrations, disappointments, and failures of this highly touted technology. And it quickly lets the air out of the ” second […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | July 2013

The G100 Network Notebook is a monthly memo of news and noteworthy reading for G100 Network members from Daniel Casse, G100 President The Politics of Approving Keystone Amy Harder, writing in the The Atlantic, predicts approval of the Keystone XL pipeline this year, only after the US secures commitments from Canada to reduce carbon emissions […] Read More »

SSA Notebook | July 2013

Five Ideas that Made Us Think An SSA Discussion with Former Motorola CEO Chris Galvin: Creating a New Private Equity Business Model with Lean Six Sigma In a recent conversation I had with Former Motorola CEO Chris Galvin, Galvin shared how he has applied Lean Six Sigma in a non-traditional space: the real estate investing […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | July 2013

1. A Guide to Hiring the Second-Best The vice-chairman of Ogilvy UK offers this counterintuitive, game-theory approach to hiring. Go after the people who didn’t graduate at the top of their class – or anywhere near it: If we confine our recruitment efforts to people in the lower half of the degree ladder, we shall […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | May 2013

In This Issue: Talent & Workplace Happiness. What are a CEO’s Greatest Weaknesses? Data Analytics & Your Supply Chain. China’s Future. North American Oil Boom & the Global Energy Market. Getting More From Your Company’s Innovation Process. Cyber Threats, Home & Abroad. Slow Growth in Health Care Spending Underestimated. Read More »

HLG Notebook | June 2013

Six Ideas That Made Us Think: 1) Don’t Put Another Shrimp on the Barbie. 2) What Is the Cost of Recycling? 3) In the Future, There Will Be Lots of Revolutions. 4) The Politics of Political Baseball. 5) The Commencement Season's Best. 6) The Prophet of Unintended Consequences. Read More »

HLG Notebook | May 2013

Five Ideas That Made Us Think: 1) Memorial Day Tribute. 2) Sham Sommeliers. 3) Downing Dan Brown. 4) The New Yorker Whiffs. 5) The "Gift" of Longevity. Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | April 2013

In This Issue: Can Corporate Learning Be Reinvented? Sal Khan and Google at G100. eBay’s John Donahoe at G100. Poland’s Foreign Minister on Economic Reform. The Emerging Industry of Workforce Science. Singapore to Eclipse Switzerland. The Backlash Against High Tech’s Immigration Push. Energy, Business, and Geopolitics. Margaret Thatcher’s “Dissenters”. Regulation Ahead. Spring Reading. Read More »

SSA Notebook | April 2013

Five Ideas That Made Us Think: 1) How Brooks Brothers Uses Technology to Get the ‘Science of Customer Personalization’ Right. 2) Will Customers Sacrifice Service for a Good Deal? An Inside Look at Southwest and Spirit. 3) What Baseball and Politics Have to Do with Your Business — Big Data Lessons from Nate Silver. 4) Six Sigma Meets Animation. 5) The Changing Shape of Today’s IT Departments. Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | March 2013

In This Issue: The China “Ghost Town” Story is Exaggerated. Buffet to American CEOs: Stop Whining. John Mackey at G100: A Kinder, Gentler CEO? Has The American Dream Become Elusive For Generations X, Y? The Drones Are Coming. Human Resources and Big Data. Online University, a Booming Business. A Transatlantic Trade Deal. How To Make A Company Truly Great. Read More »