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Short-termism and the threat from climate change

April 2015—By not acting now, we’re allowing the future costs of the greenhouse-gas crisis to compound. Eventually, the consequences will be irreversible.more

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink on our gambling culture

April 2015—The craving for immediate gratification has spread well beyond Wall Street. In this commentary, BlackRock chairman and CEO Laurence Fink argues such short-term thinking undermines social and economic health.more

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Ascending to the C-suite

April 2015—A new survey finds that executives who move effectively into the C-suite are communicating priorities, valuing their teams, spending time on culture, and understanding their unique leadership role.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Economists: Don’t leave home without one

April 2015—Forget about equations and forecasts. Powerful economic concepts have given rise to companies and transformed industries. Ignore economists at your peril.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Changing the nature of board engagement

April 2015—Five tips for directors and CEOs striving to make the most of their limited time.more


The strategist CFO: A conversation with ADP’s Jan Siegmund

April 2015—As the finance chief’s remit has grown, companies have looked further afield to fill the role. Here’s how a former chief strategy officer fits in.more

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Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives

April 2015—Business leaders are growing more optimistic and think they can head off challenges from commercial firms.more


Confronting big economic challenges

April 2015—Nobel Prize–winning economist Michael Spence discusses how increased structural flexibility could encourage stronger global economic growth.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

April 2015—Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.more


Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

March 2015—While global views hold steady, executives report continued worries over geopolitical instability and emergent issues in the eurozone. Those in China are glummer than most about conditions at home.more

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

March 2015—Some of the talent and tools won’t necessarily be found in-house. Here’s how to create a sustainable strategy for sourcing the right people and products.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Delighting in the possible

March 2015—In an unpredictable world, executives should stretch beyond managing the probable.more

report | McKinsey Global Institute

How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

March 2015—With its working-age population shrinking, Japan will need to focus on productivity as never before. A major private-sector initiative to accelerate productivity growth could create a “fourth arrow” of economic reform.more

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