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Incumbents as attackers
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Incumbents as attackers: Brand-driven innovation

May 2015—Big companies are finding growth in new markets by harnessing an underused asset—their brands.more

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Why capital expenditures need more CFO attention

May 2015—Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.more

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CEO succession starts with developing your leaders

May 2015—Focusing on future priorities and debiasing decisions help, too.more

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Rethinking the water cycle

May 2015—How moving to a circular economy can preserve our most vital resource.more

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Unearthing performance gains to boost bank value

May 2015—Many performance improvements can raise bank valuations. The most powerful may not be the ones you’d expect.more

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Sewing up lower costs from falling commodity prices

April 2015—Apparel and footwear companies should be helped by tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton. But many miss out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.more

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Oil-price shocks and the chemical industry: Preparing for a volatile environment

May 2015—The outlook for oil prices is highly unstable. To assure they have the agility to navigate this, chemical companies need to build new organizational capabilities.more

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Closing France’s €100 billion digital gap

May 2015—Accelerating the country’s rate of digital adoption could unlock billions of euros in economic value. The key is in executing a comprehensive digital transformation.more

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How digital is changing strategy

May 2015—The strategy leader of McKinsey Digital discusses the strategic implications of digital disruptions.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

The eight essentials of innovation

April 2015—Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.more

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Making marketing technology work

May 2015—What is marketing technology and why does it matter? Scott Brinker, cofounder and CTO of ion interactive, and Jason Heller, global leader of McKinsey Digital Marketing Operations, explain.more

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Growing by adapting at speed

May 2015—How do companies stay ahead when everyone is accelerating? Not by merely adapting to changing conditions, but by doing so quickly and decisively, according to McKinsey’s Marc Singer.more

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Why China’s consumers will continue to surprise the world

May 2015—Fears about China’s slowing economy are overblown, authors Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel argue in this adapted excerpt from the follow-up to their The One Hour China Book.more

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