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How functional leaders become CEOs

– Limited operational experience is not necessarily a barrier to the top job. Here’s what CFOs and others must do to jump to the next level.

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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The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world

– Big data’s potential just keeps growing. Taking full advantage means companies must incorporate analytics into their strategic... vision and use it to make better, faster decisions.

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McKinsey on Finance, Number 61

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
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The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.
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What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.
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Facing up to digital disruption: Reinventing the core with bold business strategy

– A solid, industry-specific digital strategy and cutting-edge execution can set the stage for increased revenue growth and a better... return on investment.
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How CFOs can use war gaming to support strategic decisions

– CFOs are often natural leaders of this strategic planning tool.
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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.
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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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Why CFOs need a bigger role in business transformations

– CFO involvement can lead to better outcomes for organization-wide performance improvements.
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How to build an alliance against corporate short-termism

– Executives have more room than they realize to stand together with sophisticated investors to maintain focus on long-term value... creation.
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The value premium of organic growth

– Beware of letting acquisitions take priority over organic growth.
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Tailoring your integration approach to specific deals

– Every merger or acquisition is different, yet many companies stick to the same integration playbook. Here’s how to tailor... your approach.
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How activist investors are transforming the role of public-company boards

– Collaboration between activists and traditional asset managers is changing the boardroom. Here’s how.

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