Strategy & Corporate Finance

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How to reinvent the external-affairs function

– Working with outside stakeholders is a rising priority for company leaders. But in a new survey, most executives say their organizations still lack the external-affairs capabilities they need to succeed.

STRATEGY IN A DIGITAL AGE

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Strategy in a digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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McKinsey on Finance, Number 59

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
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Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society

Connect fundamentally redefines the role of business, combining captivating stories from inside today's boardrooms with... absorbing history and original research.

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Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Voices of experience on the CEO transition

– The former CEOs of Aetna and Covidien reflect on their early days in the role.
Interview

Are you ready to live to 100?

– London Business School professor Lynda Gratton believes living longer requires individuals and corporations to change their approach... to careers, life transitions, and retirement.
Survey

Geostrategic risks on the rise

– In a new survey on globalization, the share of executives identifying geopolitical instability as a very important business trend... has doubled in two years.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How new CEOs can boost their odds of success

– A data-driven look at the link between the strategic moves of new CEOs and the performance of their companies highlights the importance... of quick action and of adopting an outsider’s perspective.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption

– Incumbents needn’t be victims of disruption if they recognize the crucial thresholds in their life cycle, and act in time.
Article

The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

– Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform... themselves ahead of the curve.
Article

Grow fast or die slow: Why unicorns are staying private

– Technology companies worth more than $1 billion—and many worth $10 billion—have fewer reasons to go public than they did in the... past. Here’s what that means for them and their investors.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The ‘tech bubble’ puzzle

– Public and private capital markets seem to value technology companies differently. Here's why.
Article

The long and the short of stock-market volatility

– Short-term measures of volatility can fluctuate wildly. But over the long term the market has been remarkably stable.
Article

How share repurchases boost earnings without improving returns

– Some actions that boost earnings per share don’t create value for shareholders. Share repurchases are generally a wash.
Interview

How companies are using big data and analytics

– Just how do major organizations use data and analytics to inform strategic and operational decisions? Senior leaders provide insight... into the challenges and opportunities.

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