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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.


Supply Chain Outsourcing Webinar – A(R)evolution

Is supply chain planning/management ready for outsourcing? At 2PM EST on Mar 6, explore the evolution of outsourcing, trends in supply chain today, and what this means for supply chain outsourcing in a webinar with experts Erwin Hermans, VP (Celestica), Jason Meil, MD (SSA) & Cory Eaves, MD (General Atlantic). This webinar examines the evolution […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | January 2014

What is the New Approach to Activist Investors? Engagement by directors and executives to avoid costly boardroom battles, says The Wall Street Journal in this noteworthy piece, citing ISS data that reveals activist shareholders in 2013 won or settled for a board seat in 66% of all proxy fights, a 22% jump from 2012. Watch […] Read More »


SSA Notebook | Holiday Edition| Winter 2013

In the spirit of the holidays, we are happy to share two of this year’s most inspiring business stories, which I heard at a 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 […] Read More »


SSA Notebook | December 2013

More than a GPS: UPS Will Use Big Data to Save Fuel and Customize Deliveries UPS previously made headlines when it updated its route-planning processes to save fuel by avoiding left turns and peak hours. Today, it pushes the boundaries of network planning and optimization by incorporating tribal qualitative data into its models. According to […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | November 2013

In this issue of the G100 Network Notebook we talk about the future of marketing with Twitter, why deregulation moves so slowly, how Edward Snowden damaged free trade & more. Can Engineers Be Managers? Google initially thought it could be a company without management. That has changed. Harvard Business Review offers an in-depth look at […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | November 2013

  1. Killing Me QWERTY Who killed QWERTY? With Blackberry barely hanging on, the physical QWERTY keyboard may never again appear on a cell phone. Tech writer Sean Hollister, a QWERTY bitter-ender, discovers that the decline of the keyboard may be the result of the decline of writing itself: The real reason is not design, […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | October 2013

  1. Wikipedia’s Getting Worse An unflinching takedown of Wikipedia by the MIT Technology Review . According to the article, Wikipedia not only suffers from unwieldy growth and a lack of capable editors, but also a “crushing bureaucracy” of a management system that creates “an abrasive atmosphere that deters newcomers” from participating and helping the […] Read More »


SSA Notebook | October 2013

  How PBS Reinvented Itself from a Legacy Brand to a Digital Leader by Rewarding Failure In order to continuously innovate, businesses must applaud experimentation, even when it fails. This HBR piece highlights how this very notion transformed PBS. In 2007, PBS faced stalled growth and a weak product pipeline. Moreover, a “deeply engrained culture […] Read More »


SSA & COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ADVERTISING LEGEND JERRY DELLA FEMINA

New York (August 14, 2013) – SSA & Company, a leading innovator in operations consulting and data-driven decision making, today announced a partnership focused on achieving efficiencies in advertising – and driving a productive balance between creativity and efficiency.  Recognizing the transformation in advertising from an industry driven exclusively by creativity to one in which […] Read More »



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