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G100 Network Notebook | July 2015

What Big Hacks Have in Common Simple safeguards, such as two-factor authentication and timely patches to known vulnerabilities, could have prevented devastating cybersecurity breaches at Sony Pictures and the Office of Personnel Management, the largest government data breach in history. That is one takeaway from an exhaustive Fortune report, based largely on emails and documents stolen in the […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | July 2015

1. Fraud, Lies, and Errors Few recent public health movements have enjoyed more success than the campaign against genetically modified foods. But as William Saletan uncovers in Slate, the anti-GMO campaign is little more than deceit and deception: The anti-GMO movement only pretends to inform you. When you push past its dogmas and examine the evidence, you realize that […] Read More »

SSA Notebook | July 2015

In this issue: Structure and New Ways of Driving Organic Growth, How Design Can Reduce Shipping Costs, Using Data Instead of a Middle Manager, and more. Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | June 2015

Winning with Integrity at Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook turned heads this month with remarks about Google and Facebook, drawing a sharp distinction on privacy and his company’s treatment of customer data. He adds: I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | May 2015

How Uber & Special Forces Operate They adapt with technology that informs all people within their ecosystem to make better, quicker decisions, says a Business Insider video of General Stanley McChrystal, former head of Joint Special Operations Command and co-author of a new book, Team of Teams. He says: The ability to become adaptable becomes more […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | May 2015

1. Letterman’s Last Laugh A fantastically detailed account of preparing for David Letterman’s final show, written by his longtime gag writer, Bill Scheft. A poignant reminder that writing jokes is a process: The monologue, my main responsibility (along with Steve Young), had been put together the night before. We never do it this far in advance, but because […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | April 2015

1. Journalism’s Back-Patting Obsession Jack Shafer has made it certain that he will never win a Pulitzer. In Politico, he offers what has to be the best-ever takedown of journalism’s self-important Oscars: All journalism prizes are arbitrary and self-aggrandizing, the product of insular thinking and administrative logrolling. But only Pulitzer winners expect the world to […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | April 2015

Culture at Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook, in an exclusive Fast Company interview, refutes the Steve Jobs caricature of a micromanager to reveal his little known qualities as a teacher. Cook says in this interview: Steve’s greatest contribution and gift is the company and its culture. He cared deeply about that. He put in an […] Read More »

SSA Notebook | March 2015

In this issue: What Everyone Gets Wrong about Strategy Execution, The C-Suite Verdict on Big Data, Why Being CEO in 2015 Will Be Tougher Than Ever and more. Read More »

HLG Notebook | March 2015

1. The Successful Eccentricities of Lee Kuan Yew The Economist‘s obituary of Singapore’s founder, Lee Kuan Yew, is full of great anecdotes, including this one: In some ways, Mr. Lee was a bit of a crank. Among a number of 20th-century luminaries asked by the Wall Street Journal in 1999 to pick the most influential invention of the millennium, […] Read More »