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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 | March 2015

The Staggered Board: An Activist Antidote A Harvard Business Review op-ed outlines the future of corporate governance and how business can make it a reality. Research from Harvard professor and LQK Corporation Director Guhan Subramani recommends that companies consider staggered boards, even though support has dropped dramatically among the Fortune 500. When a board is staggered, one-third […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | February 2015

1. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Case Cracked? So you don’t believe in conspiracy theories? Prepare to be converted. Jeff Wise, who spent months on CNN debating what happened to the plane that disappeared over the South China Sea, never gave up his investigation. Now, with an essay in New York magazine and a speculative narrative […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | February 2015

G100 At Apple Soon after Apple delivered record-breaking quarterly financials, news broke about “Titan,” their secret R&D project to create an electric vehicle. This represents a game changer for auto industry innovation, says MIT fellow Michael Schrage, who warns not to dismiss Apple’s talent and resources: Apple’s command of UX and technical infrastructure create multiple opportunities to […] Read More »

SSA & Company Partners with InfomatiX to Help Companies Harness the Benefits of Big Data & Advanced Analytics through a New Training Program

New York, NY – Building on 20 years of expertise in enabling data-driven organizations, SSA & Company has partnered with InfomatiX to develop new training approaches designed to help business practitioners make data actionable – so that greater and faster insights actually move the business to faster and better decisions, as opposed to more questions. […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | January 2015

1. Flattery Will Get You Everywhere “The first principle for would-be networkers is to abandon all shame,” writes The Economist, in what is one of the best analyses of the fakery and flattery that lies at the heart of all networking: Shamelessness needs to be balanced with subtlety. Pretend to disagree with your interlocutor before coming around to his […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | January 2015

Will Stimulus Be Enough For Europe? On the heels of the European Central Bank announcing its massive stimulus program, an OECD report questions whether this is sufficient for Europe (and Japan!). The report emphasizes what critics have long argued: structural reforms to encourage trade, investment, and small and medium enterprises are essential to European economic […] Read More »

HLG Notebook | December 2014

1. Year-End Assessment: We Have No Reason to Complain What better way to bring in the New Year than to remember that we live at time that doesn’t deserve much complaint! Andres Martinez analyzes our culture of whining. Auld Lang Syne: The “good old days” are a figment of our imagination. Life – here, there, everywhere – has never […] Read More »

SSA Notebook | December 2014

Each quarter, we scan the business landscape and highlight provocative stories. Through our G100 Companies sister firms — G100 Network, High Lantern Group, The Miles Group, and — we enjoy exclusive access to insights from world-class organizations and a distinct perspective on what is top of mind for leading CEOs. This issue also includes […] Read More »

G100 Network Notebook | December 2014

G100 at Apple Next year, G100 and Next Generation Leadership members will spend a half day at Apple headquarters speaking with senior management, including CEO Tim Cook, named Person of the Year recently by the Financial Times. Their glowing profile reveals how Cook distinguished himself despite scrutiny. With a growing need for someone to block […] Read More »

High Lantern Group Notebook | November 2014

1. How to Respond to a Celebrity Attack Spotify CEO Daniel Ek showed how a CEO should respond when one of the world’s most famous celebrities – in this case, Taylor Swift – goes on TV and criticizes your business for hurting the industry. In a blog, Ek offers a cogent analysis of the dynamics of the […] Read More »