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Mining for growth

– Mining companies are heading to the ends of the earth to meet demand.

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Pathways and obstacles to a low-carbon economy

– The energy transition is happening. But the pace of change depends on a range of technical, business, and societal factors.
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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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What’s new—and what’s next—in consumer behavior around the world?

– Recent survey results offer a snapshot of how global consumers are feeling. Tracking these data can help companies to understand the shifting landscape and improve the customer experience.
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Staying ahead on cyber security

– Is your company an easy target for hackers? Even those making progress must keep moving to protect their digital assets.
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How to win in the age of analytics

– There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?
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What’s stalling progress for women at work?

– Corporate America’s gender-diversity programs are falling short. Companies need to think differently to ignite change.
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Getting to know urban elderly consumers

– Older customers will drive growth in developed markets. But few companies truly understand this segment—and its nuances.
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Reorganization rules that work

– Companies should view reorganization as a routine practice essential to remain competitive and keep pace with technological change and disruption.
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How IT can drive agile development

– A simple idea: update your operating model to be able to build small, self-contained teams that create change quickly and efficiently.
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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.
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Digital innovation in Asia: What the world can learn

– Companies in the region are transforming their digital operations to great effect and building some of the world’s most successful tech giants.
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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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Let’s talk about sales growth

– High-growth companies have differentiated themselves in sales through analytics, big data, and a focus on the changing technology landscape.
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Meeting China’s productivity challenge

– The country’s investment model for growth is losing steam. Shifting to a productivity-led model could add more than $5 trillion to its economy—if China can make the transition.
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Self-driving cars and the future of the auto sector

– Autonomous vehicles seem to be inevitable. But what does that mean for car manufacturers, consumers, and safety?
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How advanced analytics can drive productivity

– Companies have more data than ever at their disposal, but are they doing enough with it? Taking full advantage requires tackling legal, regulatory, and talent challenges.
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CEO transitions: The science of success

– New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major moves—and to know when to make them.
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Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

– Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade.
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China’s One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?

– One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, an economic and diplomatic program that could transform trade.
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Anatomy of a unicorn: Why tech start-ups are staying private

– Up-and-coming technology companies are no longer racing to list their shares on public markets. A massive increase in late-stage venture capital has enabled many start-ups to reach valuations of more than $1 billion while remaining in private hands.
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How incumbents become digital disruptors

– Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes.
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Making government for the people

– Budget constraints and the rapid pace of technological change mean governments must not only deliver services more effectively and efficiently but also prioritize citizens’ needs.
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Becoming a better business technologist

– There’s no silver bullet, but success requires being able to identify technologies, understand their implications, and deploy them in an effective, structured way in your organization.
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Why the customer experience matters

– Truly understanding customer needs may help companies improve not only the buying experience but also their bottom line.
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What’s driving the Chinese consumer

– Confidence keeps rising among the country’s consumers, despite economic headwinds—but just what they are buying (and where and how) is evolving rapidly. Companies should pay attention.
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Digital strategy: Understanding the economics of disruption

– Responding to digital disruption isn’t about creating a list of digitization priorities; it’s about identifying where you are vulnerable and where you can create value.
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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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The power of design thinking

– Infusing your organization with a design-driven culture that puts the customer first may provide not only real, measurable results but also a distinct competitive advantage.
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The art and science of well-being at work

– Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the body—and the brain.
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Achieving a digital state of mind

– Digital isn’t merely an add-on; it’s a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility.
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A hands-on approach to youth unemployment

– The key to combating high unemployment among young people globally is forging stronger connections among employers, education providers, and youth themselves to build skills that lead to entry-level jobs in growth sectors.
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How companies become digital leaders

– The global digital transformation has only just begun. McKinsey’s Paul Willmott and Jay Scanlan discuss how senior executives can raise the Digital Quotient of their companies.
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Going from fragile to agile

– Why do companies need to be more nimble? McKinsey’s Aaron De Smet and Chris Gagnon explain what’s driving organizational agility, why it matters, and what to do.
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Resisting managing for the short term

– Tim Koller and Marc Goedhart, two of the coauthors of Valuation, McKinsey’s handbook on corporate valuation (now in its sixth edition), explain why focusing on current shareholders isn’t really a requirement of good business.
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Protecting against cyberattackers

– McKinsey principal James Kaplan reveals how senior leaders can better protect sensitive corporate and consumer information.
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The gender-equality imperative

– McKinsey Global Institute director Jonathan Woetzel and MGI senior fellow Anu Madgavkar discuss the economic and ethical reasons why gender equality is a worthy goal.
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The future of energy

– McKinsey director Scott Nyquist offers his outlook on oil, shale gas, and the odds that renewable energy and electric cars will take off soon.
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The essentials of innovation

– Why are some big companies simply better innovators? The leaders of McKinsey’s Innovation practice, Erik Roth and Nathan Marston, explain the critical factors.