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Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.
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Stress testing for nonfinancial companies

– According to new survey results, exploring the more subjective side of investment decision making yields five elements that correlate... closely with outperformance.
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McKinsey Quarterly 2017 Number 2: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, connects the dots among global trends, offers advice for... CEOs on how to become more successful leaders, and explores digital reinvention.
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Self-driving car technology: When will the robots hit the road?

– As cars achieve initial self-driving thresholds, some supporters insist that fully autonomous cars are around the corner. But... the technology tells a (somewhat) different story.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment

– Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is... needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.
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The six types of successful acquisitions

– Companies advance myriad strategies for creating value with acquisitions—but only a handful are likely to do so.
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Nine practices for better capital-investment management

– Executives can improve performance by mastering several practices and adopting a capital-portfolio-management system powered by... a comprehensive digital application.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A deal-making strategy for new CEOs

– New CEOs typically raise the tempo of transactions at first, then the pace slows down. Is that costly?
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How CFOs can use war gaming to support strategic decisions

– CFOs are often natural leaders of this strategic planning tool.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers

– Our new Corporate Horizon Index provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for revenue... and earnings, investment, market capitalization, and job creation.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The dark side of transparency

– Executives need to get smarter about when to open up and when to withhold information so they can enjoy the benefits of organizational... transparency while mitigating its unintended consequences.

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