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Redefining capitalism

September 2014—Despite its ability to generate prosperity, capitalism is under attack. By shaking up our long-held assumptions about how and why the system works, we can improve it.more

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What’s behind this year’s buoyant market

October 2014—Here’s how a tepid economy and rising interest rates support a strong stock market.more

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Five myths (and realities) about zero-based budgeting

October 2014—Companies often shy away from the method because they fear it or believe it means “budgeting from zero.” In reality, it’s a structured process that can build a culture of cost management. more

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Making trade-offs in corporate portfolio decisions

September 2014—Managers often want to own good businesses they shouldn’t buy—or hold onto businesses they should sell. Here’s how some companies have made these tough decisions.more

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Bringing discipline to your sustainability initiatives

August 2014—Many companies have more sustainability initiatives than they can possibly manage. Here’s how to get them under control.more

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Uncovering cash and insights from working capital

July 2014—Companies that improve the performance of their working capital can generate cash and see benefits far beyond the finance department.more

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Preparing to make big-ticket investment decisions

July 2014—When the stakes couldn’t be higher, the quality of the decision making can make all the difference. Process improvements can help.more

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Goodwill shunting: How to better manage write-downs

June 2014—Executives fret that writing down goodwill invites a negative market response. But that isn’t always so.more

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Global M&A: Fewer deals, better quality

June 2014—In 2013, acquirers continued to improve their discipline in creating value.more

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