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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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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

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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interview | McKinsey Quarterly

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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article | McKinsey Quarterly

What strategists need: A meeting of the minds

September 2014—A unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey debates the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on opportunities for innovation in a changing world.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Reflections on corporate longevity

September 2014—McKinsey’s former managing director Ian Davis explores the phenomenon of long-lived companies and the values and practices they share.more

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

The power of enduring companies

September 2014—In separate commentaries, former Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata and SEB chairman Marcus Wallenberg both argue that creative destruction can be taken too far.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

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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interview | McKinsey Quarterly

Lou Gerstner on corporate reinvention and values

September 2014—The former IBM CEO offers his thoughts on the principles and strategies that sustain a company in the long run.more

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