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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.


SSA Notebook | April 2014

G100 Companies Exclusive: Borrowing Next Practices from Other Industries to Leapfrog the Innovation Process This winter, G100 Companies hosted a dinner to celebrate the work of Michael Dowling, Chief Executive Officer, and Kathleen Gallo, Chief Learning Officer, of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (LIJ). An early proponent of pay-per-performance contracts and transparent publishing of […] Read More »


High Lantern Group Notebook | March 2014

1. Richard Branson: Bluster Machine Finally, a much-needed take-down of Richard Branson, who is usually the beneficiary of fawning, celebratory profiles that paint him as the hero-entrepreneur. In this review essay of Tom Bower’s biography of the Virgin CEO , David Runciman parses business success from flimflam: What holds all this scheming and posturing together […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | March 2014

Stan McChrystal’s Playbook Former General Stan McChrystal focuses not on war stories but how an organization facing extraordinary pressures can promote collaboration among different team members. Newsweek offers an inside look at how McChrystal’s new consulting business works with large corporate clients: The McChrystal Group is selling…a blueprint of how they used to hunt Al […] Read More »


Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by HLG’s Michael Hodin

High Lantern Group Managing Partner Michael Hodin and American Enterprise Institute’s Nick Eberstadt co-authored an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal. In “America Needs to Rethink ‘Retirement’: Unleashing the Economic Power of Older Workers Is Essential for U.S. Prosperity,” Hodin and Eberstadt discuss why 21st-century demographics should profoundly shape how we think and act […] Read More »


Nazanin Arandi Joins High Lantern Group as Creative Director

Positioning Ideas In the Public Arena – Through Words, Image and Strategic Development LOS ANGELES, CA – Today High Lantern Group announced the addition of Nazanin “Naz” Arandi as Creative Director, based in the Los Angeles office.   Arandi will lead the firm’s creative design practice, bringing client issues and priorities to life through visual mediums. […] Read More »


High Lantern Group Notebook | February 2014

  1. The Gates of Rage Military historian Max Boot offers this masterful review of the memoir of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. So good and incisive it makes reading the book unnecessary. Although Boot offers a favorable and respectful assessment, he also cleverly reveals how Gates falls victim to one of the grand Washington […] Read More »


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 »