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What CEOs are reading in 2017

– Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead.
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Sovereign-wealth funds and pensions: The future is collaborative

– New Zealand Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr discusses thematic investing, innovation, and why it pays to be true to foundational principles.
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A machine-learning approach to venture capital

– In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better... investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.
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Upgrading your business to a digital operating system

– One element of a successful digital transformation is developing a new way of operating that relies on the right talent, prioritizing... speed, and targeting milestones.
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How to turn marketing efficiency into growth

– At Western Union, fueling growth starts with taking a hard look at how effective current marketing programs are. Chief Strategy,... Product and Marketing Officer Libby Chambers explains how it’s done.
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Untangling your organization’s decision making

– Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding.
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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.
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How Airbus is navigating a digital transformation

– The commercial aircraft manufacturer is charting a course to software and services, focusing on creating new data-driven models... to complement its hardware platforms.
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The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

– Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead... can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys.

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Mapping the benefits of a circular economy

– Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.
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What does automation mean for G&A and the back office?

– A lot. By incorporating available technologies, redeploying employees and reimagining processes, companies can dramatically increase... performance and greatly reduce costs.
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A digital upgrade for Chinese manufacturing

– Executives are enthusiastic about Industry 4.0 but less prepared than their international counterparts to make it happen. A clear... road map is needed.
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Insurers’ digital reality—fewer premiums, more competition

– Incumbents should consider partnerships and find new value-added services.

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How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

– Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning... to reap a range of benefits.
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Technology, jobs, and the future of work

– Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can... help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.
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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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What’s now and next in analytics, AI, and automation

– Innovations in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities... for business and the economy, even as they reshape employment and the future of work.

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