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Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

June 2015—Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.more

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Transitioning to standard software: Lessons from ERP pioneers

May 2015—Banks and insurance companies are at an inflection point with their aging proprietary IT systems. A move to standard software may allow them to save time and costs and create new digital services.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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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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