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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 | 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 »



G100 Network Notebook | August 2013

The G100 August Network Notebook is a monthly memo of news and noteworthy reading for G100 Network members from Daniel Casse, G100 President. In this issue we talk about the hype over China’s slowdown, conscious capitalism, the state of work in America, the bureaucracy of terrorism, the purchase of the Washington Post, the sharing economy, […] Read More »


HLG Notebook | August 2013

1. 3D Printers: Don’t Try This At Home Ars Technica‘s Lee Hutchinson has written a must-read, first-hand account on what it’s like to use 3D printers. Ostensibly a product review, this blow-by-blow account details the frustrations, disappointments, and failures of this highly touted technology. And it quickly lets the air out of the ” second […] Read More »


G100 Network Notebook | July 2013

The G100 Network Notebook is a monthly memo of news and noteworthy reading for G100 Network members from Daniel Casse, G100 President The Politics of Approving Keystone Amy Harder, writing in the The Atlantic, predicts approval of the Keystone XL pipeline this year, only after the US secures commitments from Canada to reduce carbon emissions […] Read More »


SSA Notebook | July 2013

Five Ideas that Made Us Think An SSA Discussion with Former Motorola CEO Chris Galvin: Creating a New Private Equity Business Model with Lean Six Sigma In a recent conversation I had with Former Motorola CEO Chris Galvin, Galvin shared how he has applied Lean Six Sigma in a non-traditional space: the real estate investing […] Read More »