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G100 Notebook | February 2013

In This Issue: What Can the Khan Academy Teach Employers? How Military Leaders Use Contrarian Thinking to Solve Problems. A Silicon Valley of Drones. The Debate Over Sheryl Sandberg. What to Make of the Italian Elections. The Shale Revolution, at Home and Abroad. IBM’s Watson Applies Big Data to Health Care. Learning the Right Lessons From Japan. Read More »


G100 Notebook | January 2013

In This Issue: What Does the Shale Revolution Mean for Geopolitics? Hiring for a Start-Up in China. Larry Page: Why Competition Isn’t Enough of an Incentive. Has Britain Lost Control of Public Spending? Bill Gates: We Aren’t Measuring the Impact of College Education. Marc Cuban: Are Colleges Going Out of Business? What Exactly Is Strategy? What Would a Microsoft’s Investment in Dell Mean? “I’ve been practicing my craft as a CEO for 33 years”. Is China Growing or Slowing? Read More »


SSA Notebook | Holiday Edition | Winter 2012

In the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to share two of this year’s most inspiring business stories – which I was exposed to at my recent Deming Center board meeting. The Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School is a consortium of leading institutions chartered to create operational excellence in major corporations worldwide. The stories below feature insights from recent talks given by two outstanding leaders. Read More »


SSA Notebook | November 2012

Five Ideas That Made Us Think: 1) Why Business Execution Matters – A Lesson from Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer. 2) How Strategic Talent Management Drives Financial Returns. 3) Big Data is Getting Even Bigger. 4) In the Right Operating Conditions, Large Companies Can Innovate Too. 5) How (and Why) Executives Leaders Should Master the Art of Listening. Read More »