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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.


G100 Network Notebook | January 2016

Chief Beta Tester That characterizes Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ active participation in a digital transformation positioning the publication to be “the new newspaper of record,” says a front-page Wall Street Journal story. The Amazon CEO’s push for customer focus, experimentation, and building scale seems to be working. Steep gains in web traffic show the […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | January 2016

1. Can Computers Write Political Speeches? Goodbye Ted Sorenson. So long Peggy Noonan. The MIT Technology Review reports that a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts has created a machine learning algorithm capable of generating complete political speeches after just a few cues on topic, audience, and party affiliation of the speaker. The AI […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | December 2015

1. Year’s Best Business Christmas Card The “Dear Santa” parody letter from Donald Trump we received from Ed Ingle, managing director of Microsoft’s government affairs office, was a runaway winner. An excerpt: Dear Santa: You are a fraud. You are lazy. You are out of shape. And worst of all, you have very low energy. […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | December 2015

The Future of Transportation Apple turned heads recently by announcing its electrical vehicle will have a 2019 delivery date, one year ahead of the earliest forecasts for road-ready, autonomous vehicles. While Apple intends to roll out autonomous features in later models, the ambitious goal signals how fast the secretive “Project Titan” is moving. One vocal […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | November 2015

1. “Marketing and Advertising Industries Hate Older People” The British blog Ad Contrarian takes aim at the “demographic cleansing” of the marketing and advertising industry, “where there is almost no one over 50 left”: A milestone in marketing stupidity has been reached. According to a September report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, a majority […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | October 2015

1. The Millennials in the Gray Flannel Suit Sorry, Millennials: You’re boring. You are neither restless nor footloose. You are not job-hoppers, but yearn for a life of corporate stability. And despite all the advice we’ve heard about how to keep you employed – from CNBC, Fortune, and inevitably, The Huffington Post – a new […] Read More »


Press Release: SSA & Company Hires Deb Henretta as Senior Advisor

SSA & Company Hires Deb Henretta as Senior Advisor New York, NY – SSA & Company (SSA) has hired Deb Henretta, former Global President of e-Business at Procter & Gamble (P&G), as Senior Advisor. Deb’s role is to help companies better use big data and advanced analytics to drive strong, sustained top-line and bottom-line results. […] Read More »


SSA Notebook | Fall 2015

Can Walgreens Increase its Customer Base by Outsourcing Delivery? A recent Fortune article reports that Walgreens is partnering with Postmates, an on-demand delivery services app that started with restaurants. This will be available in all cities where Walgreens has a presence and Postmates operates. It’s a win-win partnership: Walgreens differentiates itself and Postmates provides customers more service options and […] Read More »



Press Release: SSA Expands Private Equity Practice

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SSA & Company (SSA), one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, announced today it has hired Paul de Janosi and Jeff Krajacic to help lead its Private Equity practice. The appointment of these two top private equity practice executives to SSA’s leadership team comes amid increasing demand from private equity firms for on-the-ground […] Read More »


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