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A future for mobile operators: The keys to successful reinvention

– By transforming their networks and operations with the newest technologies, mobile operators could double their cash-flow conversion within five years.
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The (ongoing) trouble with travel distribution: Customer experience

– The industry’s rapid evolution continues unabated. To profit through this turbulence, leaders must focus on what really matters—the... customer.
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The new battleground for marketing-led growth

– In the digital age, consumers are always shopping around. New research shows that hooking them early is the strongest path to... growth.
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Capturing the value of good quality in medical devices

– Improving quality can bring costs down significantly. New analysis and industry examples suggest a way forward for device makers.
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The artful synergist, or how to get more value from mergers and acquisitions

– Keeping your deal team small ensures confidentiality, but pinpointing synergies requires bringing more people on board. Here’s... how to strike the right balance.
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Digital risk: Transforming risk management for the 2020s

– Significant improvements in risk management can be gained quickly through selective digitization—but capabilities must be... test hardened before release.
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The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO’s guide to reinvention

– A successful digital transformation requires making trade-off decisions. Here’s how successful CEOs guide their business’s... reinvention.
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Learning from experience: How hosting the Olympics can leave a positive legacy

– Careful planning and an eye on the future can help the cities that host them.
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A routinely exceptional year for private equity

– A new report from McKinsey finds that in 2016, private markets again defied expectations. But competition is getting tougher for... both managers and investors.

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The case for digital reinvention

– Digital technology, despite its seeming ubiquity, has only begun to penetrate industries. As it continues its advance, the implications... for revenues, profits, and opportunities will be dramatic.
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Time for a new gender-equality playbook

– The old one isn’t working. We need bolder leadership and more exacting execution.
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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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Three snapshots of digital transformation

– Financial services, food retailing, and pharma are reinventing themselves in different ways.

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How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource... producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.
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Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive... overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
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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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Global migration’s impact and opportunity

– Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute research finds that it generates... significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits.

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