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Can you achieve and sustain G&A cost reductions?

– Yes, but not by playing it safe. Set big goals, insist on a cultural shift, and model from the top.

Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

– Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs.

Leaders and laggards in enterprise cloud infrastructure adoption

– Investments in organizational capabilities rather than specific technology choices separate the leaders from the laggards.

How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery

– The last mile is seeing disruption from new business models that address customer demand for ever-faster delivery, as well as... new technologies such as drones and autonomous ground vehicles.

The quest for quality in fresh-food retailing

– In fresh foods, quality is critical—but hard to define and measure. Here’s how retailers can make the quality investments that... yield the highest returns.

Where, how much, and how: Answering the hardest questions of resource allocation

– The challenge of resource allocation is determining where the resources will bring the most value, how much... money and talent to redistribute, and how to put those shifts effectively into action.

Why the circular economy is all about retaining value

– By reassessing where waste is most prevalent in their value chains, companies can learn to close those loops to get more from... the resources and materials they use.

Global payments 2016: Strong fundamentals despite uncertain times

– Strong fundamentals will propel growth in the global payments industry over the next five years. However, macroeconomic factors... will continue to be a headwind, and digital innovation will be central in payments providers' efforts to succeed in an uncertain environment.

An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

– A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new... urban models by 2030.

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Will car users share their personal data?

– Surveyed consumers in China, Germany, and the United States say yes, if they see value in return.
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The future is now: How to win the resource revolution

– Although resource strains have lessened, new technology will disrupt the commodities market in myriad ways.

Making data analytics work: Three key challenges

– Across industries, “big data” and analytics are helping businesses to become smarter, more productive, and better at making predictions.... Tapping this potential for your organization begins with shaping a plan.
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Chinese consumers: Revisiting our predictions

– As their incomes rise, Chinese consumers are trading up and going beyond necessities.


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MGI Essay Prize: Crowdsourcing ideas for revitalizing growth in Europe

– After receiving several hundred essay submissions on how to pump life into Europe’s economy, the judges awarded prizes in... a McKinsey Global Institute contest.
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Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.
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The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in the United States

– Every state and city in the United States has the opportunity to further gender parity, which could add $4.3 trillion to the country’s... economy in 2025.
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India’s economy: Why the time for growth is now

– The driving forces of the country’s growth—including urbanization, a rising middle class, and increasing consumer spending—are... ripe for companies to seize upon.

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