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Running your company at two speeds
article | McKinsey Quarterly

Running your company at two speeds

December 2014—Digital competition may dictate a new organizational architecture in which emerging digital processes coexist with traditional ones.more

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A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise

December 2014—Delivering an enriched customer experience requires a new digital architecture running alongside legacy systems.more

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How to win in online grocery: Advice from a pioneer

December 2014—Christian Wanner, cofounder of one of Europe’s first and largest online grocery stores, talks about what works, what doesn’t, and what will change in food retailing as e-commerce continues to heat up.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

The family-business factor in emerging markets

December 2014—Family-owned businesses are a large and growing force. Organizations that want to collaborate—or compete—with these companies in emerging markets must first understand them.more

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How to catch those fleeting investment opportunities

December 2014—Companies are often too slow or too rigid to invest in new projects while they have an advantage. Here’s how they can be more agile.more

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How winning banks refocus their IT budgets for digital

December 2014—Not all investments in digital appear to pay off—a selective approach is essential when digitizing the enterprise.more

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America the frugal: US Consumer Sentiment Survey

December 2014—The slow start to the US holiday shopping season is no anomaly. Our latest Consumer Economic Sentiment survey finds that some six years after the Great Recession, Americans remain reluctant spenders.more

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Lessons from the diwaniya: An interview with Sulaiman Abdulkadir Al-Muhaidib

December 2014—The chairman of Saudi conglomerate Al Muhaidib reflects on the values of his father—the company’s founder—and lessons learned while growing up in the family business.more

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How US state governments can improve customer service

December 2014—A McKinsey Center for Government survey finds that Americans are often dissatisfied with state services—and identifies significant opportunities for improvement.more

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Better forecasting for large capital projects

December 2014—Project proposals often overestimate benefits and underestimate costs. Here’s why—and what you can do about it.more

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interview | McKinsey Global Institute

Automation, jobs, and the future of work

December 2014—A group of economists, tech entrepreneurs, and academics discuss whether technological advances will automate tasks more quickly than the United States can create jobs.more

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