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Understanding India’s economic geography

October 2014—The country’s economy once again holds promise. To make the most of it, companies must identify growth opportunities at a granular level.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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Securing a billion-dollar business

October 2014—Cybersecurity company FireEye’s workforce has increased tenfold in barely 18 months. Chairman and CEO David DeWalt explains how to manage explosive growth.more

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Why management matters for productivity

September 2014—While government policy will play a key role, the actions of managers and their organizations will decisively influence the realization of global productivity potential in the years ahead.more

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Reflections on corporate longevity

September 2014—McKinsey’s former managing director Ian Davis explores the phenomenon of long-lived companies and the values and practices they share.more

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A productivity perspective on the future of growth

September 2014—If demography is destiny, global growth is headed for a slowdown. History, however, suggests that productivity could ride to the rescue.more

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Developing a global digital strategy

October 2014—How does a global company take advantage of digital technology? Johnson & Johnson’s vice president of digital strategy, Gail Horwood, explains.more

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The power of enduring companies

September 2014—In separate commentaries, former Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata and SEB chairman Marcus Wallenberg both argue that creative destruction can be taken too far.more

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The keys to succeeding in ASEAN

October 2014—In this interview and accompanying video, Michael Zink, Citi’s head of ASEAN and country officer for Singapore, says financial institutions will succeed by focusing on what’s practical and achievable.more

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An open road for life insurance

September 2014—Purchases of life insurance surge at a relatively high income threshold.more

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Growing fast: An interview with Box CEO Aaron Levie

October 2014—How do you manage a rapidly growing company while maintaining a focus on operations? The head of the cloud-based file-storage group Box discusses the challenge.more

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Climbing the curve quickly in petrochemicals

September 2014—Consumption takes off fast in emerging markets. One reason? Plastics.more

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Beyond the matrix organization

September 1979—In this Quarterly archive article, Tom Peters examines the flaws of the matrix-organization design and explores several more effective approaches to implement no more than one or two essential corporate thrusts at a time.more

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A pocket guide to doing business in China

October 2014—McKinsey director Gordon Orr goes behind the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy to explain what companies must do to operate effectively.more

Q50 anniversary series

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