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Boston Consulting Group publishes strategy book for building sustainable business advantage in challenging post-COVID era

Riyadh: According to a new book by three veteran Boston Consulting Group (BCG) senior partners, unprecedented instability and uncertainty are scrambling the traditional playbook that companies have used to compete and succeed in the past 50 years, and a wholesale reimagining is required for sustainable success. Based on firsthand research into more than 50 major global companies, the book, titled BEYOND GREAT: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution by Dr. Arindam Bhattacharya, Dr. Nikolaus Lang, and Jim Hemerling, publishes today.

BEYOND GREAT contends that “great is no longer good enough” and reveals foundational new rules for going beyond. It highlights the disruptive forces transforming the global economy: rising discontent with capitalism, increased strain on the natural ecosystem, heightened geopolitical conflict, and technological revolution happening at breakneck speed.

“The range of disruptive forces has been profoundly challenging for firms big and small

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Boston Consulting Group Publishes New Landmark Strategy Book for Building Sustainable Business Advantage in Challenging Post-COVID Era

BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2020­ /PRNewswire/ — According to a new book by three veteran Boston Consulting Group (BCG) senior partners, unprecedented instability and uncertainty are scrambling the traditional playbook that companies have used to compete and succeed in the past 50 years, and a wholesale reimagining is required for sustainable success. Based on firsthand research into more than 50 major global companies, the book, titled BEYOND GREAT: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution by Dr. Arindam Bhattacharya, Dr. Nikolaus Lang, and Jim Hemerling, publishes today.

BEYOND GREAT contends that “great is no longer good enough” and reveals foundational new rules for going beyond. It highlights the disruptive forces transforming the global economy: rising discontent with capitalism, increased strain on the natural ecosystem, heightened geopolitical conflict, and technological revolution happening at breakneck speed.

“The range of disruptive

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Amherst budget chief says Boston business groups’ state education funding report guillotines local school district

AMHERST – A proposal by two Boston-based business advocacy groups to alter how the state’s Chapter 70 local aid to school districts is disbursed would take a meat cleaver to the local school district, according to the town’s budget chief Sean Mangano.

Nearly $8 million of state education aid would be lopped off the revenue sheets for Amherst school system and Amherst-Pelham regional district, he said.

The two business groups co-wrote a 23-page report – saying more Chapter 70 school aid should go to the least wealthy cities and towns, and less to more affluent communities.

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education jointly wrote the research paper – Ryan Flynn from the Alliance and James Sutherland of the Chamber.

The authors acknowledged assistance from a small group of experts.

Those include two men recently in senior leadership positions at the state Department of Elementary and

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2020 Best Places to Work Company

BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) has named Curriculum Associates to its 2020 Best Places to Work—the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people.

The 79 companies honored in 2020 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate, and more.

Curriculum Associates was founded with a mission to support teaching and learning wherever they’re taking place. Recognizing this mission’s success is driven by the more than 1,500 talented staff members it employs, Curriculum Associates places a high priority on the happiness of its employees. A range of current benefits includes flexible work hours, virtual fitness classes, and reimbursable childcare support during school closures. Curriculum Associates has earned numerous accolades over the years as a top place to work and has a turnover rate far below

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Allego Recognized by Boston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work for Third Year In a Row

Commitment to employee engagement and satisfaction places Allego as a top-scoring company in Greater Boston area

Allego, provider of the market-leading learning and enablement platform for sales and other business-critical teams, today announced it has been named as a Boston Business Journal 2020 Best Places to Work honoree. The BBJ’s Best Places to Work program is an exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people. Winners are selected based on high scores from employee attitude and satisfaction survey results.

Click to tweet: Did you hear the news? @allegosoftware made the @BosBizJournal’s #BestPlacestoWork list for the third year in a row! Check out the other top-scoring, local organizations here: https://bit.ly/3cJyDFv

“This year has been full of challenges and obstacles for everyone, but our commitment to employee wellbeing and job satisfaction remain top priorities for the entire organization,” said Yuchun Lee, CEO and co-founder

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College students are back in Boston, but businesses miss out on usual volume

That translates into a lot of money not being spent around town.

Amir Shiranian, who runs Amelia’s Taqueria, told the Globe in June that he was eager to see business get back to normal once the fall semester began. The taqueria ― with locations near Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Berklee ― typically counts on students for roughly 75 percent of sales.

While sales at Amelia’s have doubled since the spring, when students left Boston, they are still down by about 50 percent from this time last year. Shiranian said he hasn’t noticed any uptick at the restaurant near Berklee.

“We are doing better, but we are far from where our numbers were last year at this time,” he said.

Even at schools offering some in-person classes, students may have fewer reasons to move around if many of their classes are held online and they are following social

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Cam Newton hasn’t moved family to Boston during this ‘business trip’

Cam Newton signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, making his time with the team temporary.

Unless he signs an extension to stay longer in New England, there’s no need to move his family and uproot their life. This is a logical scenario and Newton said that he’s currently on a ‘business trip’ with the Patriots while joining WEEI’s ‘The Greg Hill Show.’

“I am a person who takes everything to heart, I mean anything,” Newton said. “The whole decision, and not to keep beating a dead horse, this is a business trip for me. The fact that I don’t have none of my children here in Boston with me and the fact that I haven’t been able to see them on a regularity, that’s angry in itself for me. I wake up every morning missing the hell out of my children, and knowing that if I don’t

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BNY Mellon Wealth Management Names Matthew Santangelo as New England Regional Head of Client Strategy and Business Development in Boston, MA

BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BNY Mellon Wealth Management has appointed Matthew Santangelo as New England Regional Head of Client Strategy and Business Development. In this role, he will lead sales, driving growth and new business across the region. Based in Boston, Matt reports directly to Vicary Graham, President of the New England Region.

Matt joins BNY Mellon Wealth Management from Northern Trust where he was a Senior Wealth Strategist, focused on providing wealth structuring advice to the firm’s ultra-high-net-worth clients and prospects. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011, Matt spent nearly 15 years at Merrill Lynch as a Senior Trust & Estate Specialist. Earlier in his career, he worked at Merrill Lynch Trust Company as a Personal Trust Administration Officer and at Bessemer Trust as a Trust Administrator for the Client Relationship Management Group.  

“Matt brings to this role his deep experience in providing holistic

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Patriots’ Cam Newton on not moving family to Boston area: ‘This is a business trip for me’

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is strictly about business.

Newton, who signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in the offseason, said that he has yet to bring his kids and family to the Boston area because he is on a “business trip.” And if things don’t work out for him, he believes this could be the end of his career.

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“I am a person who takes everything to heart, I mean anything,” Newton told WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Monday morning. “The whole decision, and not to keep beating a dead horse, this is a business trip for me. The fact that I don’t have none of my children here in Boston with me and the fact that I haven’t been able to see them on a regularity, that’s angry in itself for me. I wake up every morning

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Lamont taps Boston Consulting Group to prepare overhaul of state government, eliminating jobs and cutting $500 million

The Massachusetts firm that planned Connecticut’s pandemic reopening strategy will conduct a sweeping overhaul of state government operations designed to reduce costs by as much as $500 million a year — and potentially eliminate thousands of state jobs.

Gov. Ned Lamont has selected the Boston Consulting Group to conduct the $2 million study, which will be completed next February and is timed to take advantage of a projected surge in state employee retirements over the next two years.

It’s been 10 years since the last major state workforce study, the governor noted, and since then Connecticut has gone through a sluggish economic recovery, two major state employee concessions packages, and a pandemic that is far from over.

“We need to dig deep into our state agencies and learn more about what to anticipate, and how best to use this challenge as an exciting opportunity to ensure our government is

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