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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 | May 2016

How 3M Thinks About Innovation One-third of all 3M products, responsible for $10 billion out of $32 billion in revenue, did not exist five years ago, an astonishing fact that demonstrates the diversified manufacturer’s commitment to innovation. CEO Inge Thulin elaborates in a video interview about 3M’s new $150 million R&D lab, noting how outside-in thinking helped […] Read More »



Paul de Janosi contributes to WSJ, “What Is Permanent Capital?”

Paul de Janosi, Senior Advisor and leader of the Private Equity practice at SSA & Company, was quoted in a WSJ article on permanent capital. Paul commented that permanent capital is a growing trend in the private-equity industry and cited the slow economic growth of recent years as a driving force, because it means investments take longer to […] Read More »





David Niles contributes to MediaPost, “Advertising Firms + Big Data = Missed Opportunities”

David Niles, President of SSA & Company and G100 Companies, recently contributed an article to MediaPost. In the article, titled “Advertising Firms + Big Data = Missed Opportunities,” Niles explains that “to remain competitive, agenices need to structure their organizations around big data and big ideas and reexamine talent, leadership, culture, and infrastructure.” Niles details […] Read More »




HLG Notebook | April 2016

1. Organic Fiction on the Menu Laura Reiley, a veteran restaurant critic at the Tampa Bay Times, decided to fact-check her own reviews of farm-to-table restaurants. The results are brutal. After hunting down the food sources of more than 50 “local,” “organic,” or “farm-raised” restaurants, she uncovers an epic scam. The result is a muckraking […] Read More »