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A productivity perspective on the future of growth

September 2014—If demography is destiny, global growth is headed for a slowdown. History, however, suggests that productivity could ride to the rescue.more

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The power of enduring companies

September 2014—In separate commentaries, former Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata and SEB chairman Marcus Wallenberg both argue that creative destruction can be taken too far.more

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The keys to succeeding in ASEAN

October 2014—In this interview and accompanying video, Michael Zink, Citi’s head of ASEAN and country officer for Singapore, says financial institutions will succeed by focusing on what’s practical and achievable.more

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An open road for life insurance

September 2014—Purchases of life insurance surge at a relatively high income threshold.more

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Growing fast: An interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie

October 2014—How do you manage a rapidly growing company while maintaining a focus on operations? The head of the cloud-based file-storage group Box discusses the challenge.more

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Climbing the curve quickly in petrochemicals

September 2014—Consumption takes off fast in emerging markets. One reason? Plastics.more

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Beyond the matrix organization

September 1979—In this Quarterly archive article, Tom Peters examines the flaws of the matrix-organization design and explores several more effective approaches to implement no more than one or two essential corporate thrusts at a time.more

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A pocket guide to doing business in China

October 2014—McKinsey director Gordon Orr goes behind the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy to explain what companies must do to operate effectively.more

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Lou Gerstner on corporate reinvention and values

September 2014—The former IBM CEO offers his thoughts on the principles and strategies that sustain a company in the long run.more

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What’s behind this year’s buoyant market

October 2014—Here’s how a tepid economy and rising interest rates support a strong stock market.more

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Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization

September 2014—Thirty years after leaving McKinsey, the prolific author returns to discuss tomorrow’s management challenges and the keys to organizational change and transformative leadership in any age.more

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Five myths (and realities) about zero-based budgeting

October 2014—Companies often shy away from the method because they fear it or believe it means “budgeting from zero.” In reality, it’s a structured process that can build a culture of cost management. more

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