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Tom Peters
interview | McKinsey Quarterly

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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McKinsey Quarterly 50th anniversary edition

Lou Gerstner on Corporate Reinvention, Erik Brynjolfsson on Exponential Innovation, and Ratan Tata on Disruption and Survival
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The Great Decoupling

September 2014—The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but employment may not.more

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Can bioenergy replace coal?

September 2014—Europe wants 27 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030. Bioenergy has the potential to help the continent reach that goal, but it requires an industry comeback.more

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Can women fix capitalism?

September 2014—Gender equality at the top of business has stalled, and trust in business is alarmingly low. Putting more women in charge could well be the key to a better future for business and society alike.more

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Realizing the power of talented women

September 2014—In 2010, eBay embarked on a journey to bring more women into its top ranks. It found that commitment, measurement, and culture outweigh a business case and HR policies.more

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Want big data sales programs to work? Get emotional

September 2014—Most companies are inundated with data, know how they would like to use it, yet can’t get it to work. It’s time to step away from the dashboard and get personal.more

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2014: McKinsey Global Survey results

September 2014—A record number of survey respondents now fear geopolitical instability poses a threat to economic growth, both domestically and globally.more

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Manager and machine: The new leadership equation

September 2014—As artificial intelligence takes hold, what will it take to be an effective executive?more

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The glittering power of cities for luxury growth

September 2014—The global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift toward emerging-market cities. Here’s a road map of where luxury-goods companies should compete in the next decade.more

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Making trade-offs in corporate portfolio decisions

September 2014—Managers often want to own good businesses they shouldn’t buy—or hold onto businesses they should sell. Here’s how some companies have made these tough decisions.more

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ASEAN: Toward a common voice

September 2014—A united geopolitical voice would give the Association of Southeast Asian Nations a bigger global role, says Simon Tay, the chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. In a related video, the CEO of GE ASEAN, Stuart Dean, explains the company’s approach to the region.more

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The manager and the moron

December 1967—The computer is a moron. And the stupider the tool, the brighter the master must be, says Peter Drucker. In this Quarterly archive article, he explains how “the dumbest tool we have ever had” will compel managers to think through their actions.more

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