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Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage

February 2015—Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees.more

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A conversation with Jim Coulter

February 2015—The veteran investor discusses alternative assets, shifting currents within the industry, and how management fees are like a two-by-four.more

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A virtuous cycle for top-line growth

February 2015—New data and better coordination can create value in the sales channel.more

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Are you ready for 3-D printing?

February 2015—There have been false dawns before, but this technology is poised to deliver cost benefits and to advance innovation in manufacturing.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Taming manufacturing complexity with advanced analytics

February 2015—A chemical maker uses advanced analytical techniques to identify—and seize—opportunities across its value chain. Better collaboration is a side benefit.more

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Brand success in an era of Digital Darwinism

February 2015—Companies adept at using digital tools along the consumer decision journey are gaining a sizable lead over competitors.more

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Why yesterday’s channel practices won’t win over emerging-market consumers

February 2015—Latin American consumer-product companies that use sophisticated data-oriented tools achieve superior price differentiation.more

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Private equity in India: Once overestimated, now underserved

February 2015—General partners can use lessons from the past decade to build a new and better future.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Do you really understand how your business customers buy?

February 2015—B2B purchasing decisions increasingly trace complex journeys, challenging the long-standing practices of many sales organizations.more

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How big companies can innovate

February 2015—Who says innovation is only for start-ups? In these interviews, the heads of three large, established companies—Intuit, Idealab, and Autodesk—argue there’s no reason big players can’t develop the next big thing.more

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Harnessing the power of shifting global flows

February 2015—Here’s what countries and executives need to know to benefit from the next—and markedly different—wave of globalization.more

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