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The simple rules of disciplined innovation
article | McKinsey Quarterly

The simple rules of disciplined innovation

May 2015—Constraints aren’t the enemy of creativity—they make it more effective.more

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How Discovery keeps innovating

May 2015—CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and explains what helps to catalyze new ideas.more

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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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Building a fast-moving digital enterprise

May 2015—Large companies face significant hurdles in transforming into digital businesses. McKinsey’s Edwin van Bommel explains how organizations can quickly develop digital capabilities.more

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Building the cities of the future with green districts

May 2015—Better design can make sense aesthetically, environmentally—and economically.more

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How Dow reinvented itself

May 2015—CEO Andrew N. Liveris discusses his company’s evolution and how engaging the customer chain and embracing technology drives growth and innovation.more

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How do you govern a disrupted world?

May 2015—Seismic economic shifts are placing new demands on governments globally. In this excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends, its authors explain how policy makers can respond.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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article | McKinsey Quarterly

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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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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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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