Exceptional People

Finding the right answer to complex questions requires exceptional people who can:

  • Be effective allies with visionary clients
  • Inspire trust and confidence in the most difficult situations
  • Find the right blend of science and art, the right balance of rigor and creativity

Exceptional people are:

  • Highly educated, trained, experienced and skilled
  • Bold enough to explore all potential solutions and brave enough to defend or attack them in objective debate with peers
  • Intellectually resilient enough to exploit the value in partial solutions when absolute solutions are infeasible
  • Sophisticated enough to champion a visionary client's solution without becoming a cheerleader or a zealot
  • Courageous in their convictions but endowed with self-correcting humility

Group W is designed to catalyze exceptional people with:

  • A chance to work on the most pernicious, complex questions in their domain
  • A meritocracy that is driven solely by evidence-based discourse
  • A demanding environment peopled with colleagues who are compelled to get it right
  • A leadership culture of transparency and accountability that does not elevate the leaders above the led
  • An employee-owned, shared corporate endeavor

"We believe that all aspects of our corporation should be extensions of our values. If we are successful living day-to-day in accordance with our values, we believe that we will be more likely to be successful in our business and personal ventures and that we will always have the high ground in difficult situations. It is always difficult to live up to our values and we are far from perfect, but at the very least we are well intentioned and unflinching in confronting our shortcomings.

Sadly, many corporations establish the objective of making their actions consonant with their values but few actually achieve it. The litany of ways to go astray on this path is too long to be recited here. Further, a deep examination of those failures is not all that helpful in avoiding the same fate. If the lessons were easy to learn and implement, everyone would do it. A lateral solution is required.

At Group W, we approach the objective of making our actions consonant with our values by embracing a different corporate culture than most of our competitors. Our differences are founded upon our experiences, observations and considered judgment. While based upon sound principles, some of our culture appears to be unlike business practices elsewhere and this can be disorienting at times."

- Group W Corporate Culture Overview

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Books Influencing Our Corporate Philosophy

The Mythical Man-Month, Frederick P. Brooks

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Jim Collins

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Peopleware, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

The Psychology of Happiness: A Good Human Life, Samuel S. Franklin

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell

Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

No Logo, Naomi Klein

How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer

Toward a Psychology of Being, Abraham H. Maslow

Drive, Daniel H. Pink

Creativity and Development, R. Keith Sawyer, Vera John-Steiner, Seana Moran, and Robert J. Sternberg

Start With Why, Simon Sinek

Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration, R. Keith Sawyer

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't, Nate Silver

Decide One Thing, Dave Ramos

Group W is a company of exceptional people working together with visionary clients. We are always on the lookout for new colleagues with the following traits:

  • Client focus
  • Leadership
  • Drive and passion
  • Practical problem-solving
  • Multi-dimensional thinking
  • Professional expertise
  • Intellectual resilience
  • Persistence and tenacity
  • Self-correcting humility
  • Organizational awareness
  • Alignment with our culture and values

Group W is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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“Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”