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How incumbents become digital disruptors

– Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes.



Strategy in a digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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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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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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.
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The ‘tech bubble’ puzzle

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

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.

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.

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.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Digital strategy: Understanding the economics of disruption

– Responding to digital disruption isn’t about creating a list of digitization priorities; it’s about identifying where... you are vulnerable and where you can create value.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives’ optimism wanes—suggesting concern about where the economy’s heading in 2016—while their company... views hold steady. A common worry is slowing growth in China, which many cite as a threat to global growth.

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