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Private equity: Changing perceptions and new realities

April 2014—Industry performance is better than previously thought, but success is getting harder to repeat. Investors and firms will need to adapt to changing conditions.more

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Making water flow: An interview with Matt Damon and Gary White

What does it take to get clean water to those who need it? According to the cofounders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, less than you may think—and the payback is tremendous.

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All you need to know about business in China

April 2014—Six big trends are shaping the country’s future, as investor Jeffrey Towson and McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explain in this excerpt from The One Hour China Book.more

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Building a sense of purpose at Pixar

April 2014—The cofounder of Pixar Animation Studios recalls how a serious organizational rift led him to a new sense of mission—and how it helped Pixar develop a more open and sustainable creative culture.more

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Lead at your best

April 2014—Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.more

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Daniel Yergin on the next energy revolution

April 2014—The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize–winning author expects an energy landscape rife with innovations—and surprises.more

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Fred Krupp on the benefits of monitoring resource use

April 2014—The head of the Environmental Defense Fund describes how the rise of big data and sensing technologies could improve the bottom line for companies and the environment.more

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How government can promote open data

April 2014—Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play.more

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A new act for fracking?

April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more

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Preparing for bigger, bolder shareholder activists

March 2014—Activists are targeting more and bigger companies. Here’s what attracts them—and some tips on how to respond when they show up.more

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Change leader, change thyself

March 2014—Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.more

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