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


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

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Lou Gerstner on corporate reinvention and values

September 2014—The former IBM CEO offers his thoughts on the principles and strategies that sustain a company in the long run.more


What’s behind this year’s buoyant market

October 2014—Here’s how a tepid economy and rising interest rates support a strong stock market.more

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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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Five myths (and realities) about zero-based budgeting

October 2014—Companies often shy away from the method because they fear it or believe it means “budgeting from zero.” In reality, it’s a structured process that can build a culture of cost management. more


Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption

September 2014—More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains offline. Without removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little will change—and more than 4 billion people may be left behind.more


What’s driving the connected car

September 2014—New technologies are transforming the automotive sector, with major implications for industry players and consumers alike.more

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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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