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report | McKinsey Global Institute

How the world could better fight obesity

November 2014—A new McKinsey Global Institute discussion paper analyzes 44 interventions that could form the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reduce obesity.

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A digital prescription for pharma companies

November 2014—Pharmaceutical and medical-device companies have been slow to adopt digitization. Here are five reasons they should get moving. more


What every executive needs to know about design

November 2014—Meeting ever-increasing consumer expectations requires senior executives to place design at the center of business strategy.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

A dose of innovation to ease infrastructure strains?

September 2014—A huge spending tab looms. The financial pressures will prompt nations to think creatively about their needs.more

interview | McKinsey Quarterly

Prospects for growth: An interview with Robert Solow

September 2014—The economist who won a Nobel Prize for advancing our understanding of technology looks at the past and future of productivity-led growth.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Viewing banking opportunities through different lenses

September 2014—Surging numbers of middle-class borrowers in emerging markets are a big factor in banking’s growth, but there’s also plenty of potential in the upper reaches.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Confronting change fatigue in the pharmaceutical industry

September 2014—A decade of restructuring and transformation efforts has taken a toll on organizational health.more


Three ways CEOs can improve the supply chain

November 2014—CEOs increasingly view the supply chain as a critical point of competitive differentiation. Here’s how to make it better.more


Are you getting all you can from your board of directors?

November 2014—Veteran director David Beatty finds many boards wanting—and considers how to improve them.more


Bringing a healthy dose of pragmatism to strategy

November 2014—Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.more

commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Synthesis, capabilities, and overlooked insights: Next frontiers for strategists

September 2014—The founder of McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, a London Business School professor, and a chief strategist turned professor describe pain points and possibilities for strategists on the leading edge.more

Q50 anniversary series


Leading management thinkers tackle the management challenges of tomorrow.more