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Competition at the digital edge: 'Hyperscale businesses'
article | McKinsey Quarterly

Competition at the digital edge: ‘Hyperscale’ businesses

March 2015—Digitization is giving rise to a new form, with a scale and complexity that challenge managerial conventions.more

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Turning pricing power into profit

March 2015—Companies often overlook pricing as a driver of earnings growth, instead defaulting to cost cutting and other measures. Here are five steps to growth through pricing.more

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Applying design thinking across the business: An interview with Citrix’s Catherine Courage

February 2015—Catherine Courage champions user-centered design—not only for the benefit of the software company’s customers but also for its employees.more

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Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners

February 2015—Our latest survey of business and IT executives finds that IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are involved in shaping business strategy.more

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What could happen in China in 2015?

December 2014—What do you get when you add slower economic growth, greater volatility, and rising competition to more international flights and genuine Chinese innovation? McKinsey director Gordon Orr’s annual predictions.more

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2014: McKinsey Global Survey results

December 2014—Geopolitical instability persists as a top risk to global growth, as it has been all year—and especially in North America. Yet few executives say it will affect their companies’ plans for 2015.more

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Rethinking the role of the strategist

November 2014—Strategic planning has been under assault for years. But good strategy is more important than ever. What does that mean for the strategist?more

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Bringing a healthy dose of pragmatism to strategy

November 2014—Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.more

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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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Synthesis, capabilities, and overlooked insights: Next frontiers for strategists

September 2014—The founder of McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, a London Business School professor, and a chief strategist turned professor describe pain points and possibilities for strategists on the leading edge.more

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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

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