Insights & Publications


Joint ventures on the rise

November 2014—New survey results find executives are largely positive about their past experience with joint ventures and expect such partnerships to grow.more

Editor’s choice

report | McKinsey Global Institute

How the world could better fight obesity

November 2014—If the prevalence of obesity continues on its rising trend, almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or obese by 2030, imposing even greater personal, social, and economic costs. Effectively combating obesity around the world may require a comprehensive strategy of 44 interventions as part of a potential Obesity Abatement Program.more

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

World-class teams

December 1992—Winning teams are tough to find—and even tougher to build. In this classic McKinsey Quarterly article from 1992, the former captain of New Zealand’s mighty All Blacks rugby team, David Kirk, explains how to develop superlative performers.more


The hidden opportunity in container shipping

November 2014—By taking advantage of savings and revenue opportunities, container lines can return to profit.more

interview | McKinsey Quarterly

From bottom to top: Turning around the top team

November 2014—A case study of change at Philips illustrates the importance of the “soft stuff.”more


The future of global payments

November 2014—While strong growth has returned to the payments industry, disruptive forces will continue to reshape the competitive landscape.more


A digital prescription for pharma companies

November 2014—Pharmaceutical and medical-device companies have been slow to adopt digitization. Here are five reasons they should get moving. more


What every executive needs to know about design

November 2014—Meeting ever-increasing consumer expectations requires senior executives to place design at the center of business strategy.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

A dose of innovation to ease infrastructure strains?

September 2014—A huge spending tab looms. The financial pressures will prompt nations to think creatively about their needs.more

interview | McKinsey Quarterly

Prospects for growth: An interview with Robert Solow

September 2014—The economist who won a Nobel Prize for advancing our understanding of technology looks at the past and future of productivity-led growth.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Viewing banking opportunities through different lenses

September 2014—Surging numbers of middle-class borrowers in emerging markets are a big factor in banking’s growth, but there’s also plenty of potential in the upper reaches.more

Q50 anniversary series


Leading management thinkers tackle the management challenges of tomorrow.more