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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

July 2015—In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them.more

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Growing beyond the core business

July 2015—Most companies are seeking growth outside their core business, according to a new survey. But few have made revenue gains as a result—or have the right capabilities to support it.more

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China’s innovation imperative

July 2015—An aging population, rising debt, and declining returns on investment mean that the country must promote innovation to secure a high-growth future, a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds.more


Reborn in the cloud

July 2015—Adobe executives discuss the company’s move from selling shrink-wrapped products to offering web-based software and services.more

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Raising your Digital Quotient

June 2015—Following the leader is a dangerous game. It’s better to focus on building an organization and culture that can realize the strategy that’s right for you.more

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What it takes to build your Digital Quotient

June 2015—When it comes to transitioning to digital, what differentiates success from struggle? In this interview, the leader of McKinsey’s Digital Quotient initiative provides some answers.more

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Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning

June 2015—Scenario planning can broaden the mind but can fall prey to the mind’s inner workings. Here’s how to get more out of planning efforts.more

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The simple rules of disciplined innovation

May 2015—Constraints aren’t the enemy of creativity—they make it more effective.more

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How Discovery keeps innovating

May 2015—CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and explains what helps to catalyze new ideas.more

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Why China’s consumers will continue to surprise the world

May 2015—Fears about China’s slowing economy are overblown, authors Jeffrey Towson and Jonathan Woetzel argue in this adapted excerpt from the follow-up to their The One Hour China Book.more

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The eight essentials of innovation

April 2015—Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.more

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The four global forces breaking all the trends

April 2015—The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality.more

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Business and society in the coming decades

April 2015—In the long term, corporate and societal interests converge. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and SVP of sustainability Kathleen McLaughlin argue companies have an opportunity to use their scale and expertise to reshape global systems and mitigate complex problems.more

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