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Grow fast or die slow: Pivoting beyond the core

April 2015—Turbocharged initial growth is essential to surviving in the software industry. But what comes next? Here are four lessons so leaders can write their organizations’ second act.more

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink on our gambling culture

April 2015—The craving for immediate gratification has spread well beyond Wall Street. In this commentary, BlackRock chairman and CEO Laurence Fink argues such short-term thinking undermines social and economic health.more

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How to beat the transformation odds

April 2015—Transformational change is still hard, according to a new survey. But a focus on communicating, leading by example, engaging employees, and continuously improving can triple the odds of success.more

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Brightening the black box of R&D

April 2015—An all-in-one, one-for-all formula to determine R&D’s productivity can help companies see how well the function is performing.more

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M&A 2014: Return of the big deal

April 2015—Investors are optimistic about the value of big deals behind a growing wave of M&A. What key trends do they need to understand?more

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Ascending to the C-suite

April 2015—A new survey finds that executives who move effectively into the C-suite are communicating priorities, valuing their teams, spending time on culture, and understanding their unique leadership role.more

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Economists: Don’t leave home without one

April 2015—Forget about equations and forecasts. Powerful economic concepts have given rise to companies and transformed industries. Ignore economists at your peril.more

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Changing the nature of board engagement

April 2015—Five tips for directors and CEOs striving to make the most of their limited time.more

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Our gambling culture

April 2015—The craving for immediate gratification has spread well beyond Wall Street.more

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The strategist CFO: A conversation with ADP’s Jan Siegmund

April 2015—As the finance chief’s remit has grown, companies have looked further afield to fill the role. Here’s how a former chief strategy officer fits in.more

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Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives

April 2015—Business leaders are growing more optimistic and think they can head off challenges from commercial firms.more

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Confronting big economic challenges

April 2015—Nobel Prize–winning economist Michael Spence discusses how increased structural flexibility could encourage stronger global economic growth.more

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Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

April 2015—Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.more

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

March 2015—While global views hold steady, executives report continued worries over geopolitical instability and emergent issues in the eurozone. Those in China are glummer than most about conditions at home.more

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