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How can creative industries benefit from blockchain?

– Five forces of blockchain technology could affect the creative economy. Here are some of the risks and challenges to overcome.
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Shaping the future implications of digital media for society: Valuing personal data and rebuilding trust

– Do you understand digital media enough to make good decisions? A survey of nearly 6,000 respondents offers insight into how people... view the ways personal data is collected, shared and used.
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Digital music’s Asian beat

– The heady growth of new music-streaming services in the region may contain lessons for other industries.
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Staying one step ahead at Pixar: An interview with Ed Catmull

– The cofounder of the company that created the world’s first computer-animated feature film lays out a management philosophy... for keeping Pixar innovative.
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Global Media Report 2016

– Our annual review of the global media landscape, drawing from our proprietary database.

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How tech giants deliver outsized returns—and what it means for the rest of us

– Networks and platforms reign within high tech, media, and telecom. Understanding the sector’s dynamics is increasingly important for executives in all industries.

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Online classified ads: Digital, dynamic, and still evolving

– The marketplace for online classified ads is rapidly gaining ground. In some markets, players and platform models have emerged as dominant, but market-shaping opportunities exist for players across the board.

Global Media Report 2015

– Our annual review of the global media landscape, drawing from our proprietary database.

For daily fantasy-sports operators, the curse of too much skill

– Fantasy-sports leagues are red hot. But ensuring recreational players stay involved presents a fundamental operating challenge.

The bundesliga as a growth engine

– This comprehensive report examines the economic future of professional football in Germany.

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Leading a corporate transformation

– Lessons from an executive who has done so three times in the past dozen years.
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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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What can we expect in China in 2017?

– Provided geopolitical movement doesn’t derail his best laid predictions, Gordon Orr sees a year of slowing economic growth, headaches... for multinationals, demographic anxiety, and buyer’s remorse for soccer tycoons.
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The role of the transformation office

– Pace and rhythm are important in planning and execution.
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Making data analytics work for you—instead of the other way around

– Does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re spinning your wheels. Here’s how to discover one and then translate it into action.
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Women in the Workplace 2016

– In corporate America, women fall behind early and keep losing ground with every step.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO guide to customer experience

– Companies that create exceptional customer experiences can set themselves apart from their competitors.
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Making the most of advanced analytics in Tech, Media & Telecom

– The business model of network operators is being disrupted. This report highlights the potential of advanced analytics for incumbents—and... the leadership and organizational challenges they face.
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Building a design-driven culture

– It’s not enough to just sell a product or service—companies must truly engage with their customers. Here’s how... to embed experience design in your organization.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

An executive’s guide to machine learning

– It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Addressing unconscious bias

– Does lopsided male representation in media skew our perceptions? Geena Davis believes it does and corporations have a critical... role in driving change.

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