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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.
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Why investors may need to lower their sights

– The forces that have driven exceptional investment returns over the past 30 years are weakening, and even reversing. It may be... time for investors to lower their expectations.
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Negotiating a better joint venture

– As important as it is to secure the right terms for a shared enterprise, it is just as critical to form a sustainable relationship.
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Small equals big: Unlocking savings in small to midsize capital-project portfolios in chemicals

– Increased rigor in managing smaller chemical projects can help capture significant untapped value.
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The turnaround at Clariant: An interview with Hariolf Kottmann

– The CEO of the Swiss specialty-chemical company has steered it back onto a growth path through restructuring and an aggressive... continuous-improvement program.
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Rethinking the rules of reorganization

– Play favorites. Ask for bad ideas. Skip meetings. Here’s some unconventional advice on how consumer companies can get the... most out of an organizational redesign.
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Winning the fight against malaria

– The United Nations’ Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, discusses the ongoing battle against a disease that last year... killed more than 400,000 people.
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A digital crack in banking’s business model

– Low-cost attackers are targeting customers in lucrative parts of the sector.
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Why partnerships are appealing

– The chairman of Credit Suisse explains how digital innovation may lead to unexpected outcomes.

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The digital pressures weighing on telecoms

– Advances in communications devices and new business models are weakening the industry’s hold on consumers, a survey of executives... suggests.
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The four building blocks of change

– Four key actions influence employee mind-sets and behavior. Here’s why they matter.
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Winning hearts and minds in the 21st century

– Leaders must consider new ways to change the attitudes and behavior of employees.
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Where accountability really matters

– Travel, transportation, and logistics companies are particularly vulnerable if they get it wrong.

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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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Urban world: The global consumers to watch

– Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape. Our new research finds just three groups of... consumers are set to generate half of global urban consumption growth from 2015 to 2030.
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Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world

– While global trade in goods remains flat, the cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected... world, stimulating global efficiency and productivity.
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Solving Europe’s economic conundrum

– How should policy makers undertake the reforms necessary to revitalize the continent’s economy and restore the confidence of voters?... The McKinsey Global Institute wants your ideas.

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