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March 2014—Shareholder activists are having a profound impact on the behavior of companies. McKinsey director Larry Kanarek says executives must work with—rather than against—activists to improve performance.more
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
March 2014—Executives maintain a positive outlook for both domestic and global growth, though geopolitical tensions in Europe herald new risks for the global economy.more
February 2014—Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future.more
January 2014—Digitization, automation, and other advances are transforming industries, labor markets, and the global economy. In this interview, MIT’s Andrew McAfee and McKinsey’s James Manyika discuss how executives and policy makers can respond.more
January 2014—Novel and more accessible forms of information from government and private sources represent a new and rapidly growing piece of the big-data puzzle.more
January 2014—Even joint ventures developed using familiar best practices can fail without cross-process discipline in planning and implementation.more
December 2013—Executives’ economic expectations have reached a high for the year, though they expect only mild improvements in 2014 and anticipate that political tensions could cloud domestic and global growth.more
December 2013—What succeeds at home may not work overseas. The chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla, says Indian companies must be prepared to change long-held traditions if they are to thrive on the global stage.more
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