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Heineken’s CEO on leading a 150-year-old company

October 2014—As Heineken marks its 150th year, CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer speaks about innovation, managing for the long term, and how he aims to uphold the company’s rich legacy. more

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Developing a global digital strategy

October 2014—How does a global company take advantage of digital technology? Johnson & Johnson’s vice president of digital strategy, Gail Horwood, explains.more

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The glittering power of cities for luxury growth

September 2014—The global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift toward emerging-market cities. Here’s a road map of where luxury-goods companies should compete in the next decade.more

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How digital is transforming retail: The view from eBay

July 2014—Does mobile commerce spell the end of traditional stores? In this series of short videos, Devin Wenig, the president of eBay Marketplaces, explains the impact of digitization and why retailers must evolve to survive.more

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Using big data to make better pricing decisions

June 2014—Harnessing the flood of data available from customer interactions allows companies to price appropriately—and reap the rewards.more

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Monetizing mobile apps: Striking the right balance

June 2014—More companies are discovering that an application programming interface can turn their data into new revenue streams.more

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Digitizing the consumer decision journey

June 2014—In a world where physical and virtual environments are rapidly converging, companies need to meet customer needs anytime, anywhere. Here’s how.more

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Accelerating the digitization of business processes

May 2014—Customers want a quick and seamless digital experience, and they want it now.more

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The seven traits of effective digital enterprises

May 2014—To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses. Here are seven traits that successful digital enterprises share.more

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Business, society, and the future of capitalism

May 2014—Unilever chief executive Paul Polman explains why capitalism must evolve, his company’s efforts to change, and how business leaders are critical to solving intractable problems.more

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