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Achieving success in large, complex software projects

July 2014—Using cross-functional teams to break down silos improves the chances of success when building highly complicated systems.more

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Why senior leaders are the front line against cyberattacks

June 2014—All companies are aware of the growing risk of cyberattacks, yet few are taking the steps necessary to protect critical information. The key? Senior managers need to lead.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

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

article | McKinsey Quarterly

The rising strategic risks of cyberattacks

May 2014—Research by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum points to a widening range of technology vulnerabilities and potentially huge losses in value tied to innovation.more


Grow fast or die slow

April 2014—Software and online-services companies can quickly become billion-dollar giants, but the recipe for sustained growth remains elusive.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

The mobile Internet’s consumer dividend

February 2014—New research suggests that user benefits have nearly doubled thanks to the growth of the wireless web.more

interview | McKinsey Global Institute

Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries

April 2014—Companies are all too aware of the disruptive power of technology. The author of The Lean Startup argues that the competitive reaction of many organizations remains fatally flawed.more

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book excerpt | McKinsey Quarterly

Building a sense of purpose at Pixar

April 2014—The cofounder of Pixar Animation Studios recalls how a serious organizational rift led him to a new sense of mission—and how it helped Pixar develop a more open and sustainable creative culture.more


How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution

April 2014—The authors of the new book Resource Revolution argue that high resource prices are spurring innovations powerful enough to unlock a new phase of global economic growth.more

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The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky

March 2014—How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms.more

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