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Making trade-offs in corporate portfolio decisions

September 2014—Managers often want to own good businesses they shouldn’t buy—or hold onto businesses they should sell. Here’s how some companies have made these tough decisions.more

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Management intuition for the next 50 years

September 2014—The collision of technological disruption, rapid emerging-markets growth, and widespread aging is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision making, and management.more

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Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results

July 2014—Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and accountability of their sustainability programs, many companies have far to go.more

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Preparing to make big-ticket investment decisions

July 2014—When the stakes couldn’t be higher, the quality of the decision making can make all the difference. Process improvements can help.more

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2014: McKinsey Global Survey results

June 2014—While recent elections have revived executives’ optimism in India, those in other emerging markets have concerns about economic conditions at home and their corporate prospects.more

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How US healthcare companies can thrive amid disruption

June 2014—The healthcare industry is undergoing sweeping change. To emerge as winners, incumbents should learn from other industries that have faced similar upheaval.more

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Mastering digital marketing

June 2014—The era of the traditional marketing campaign is ending. In this interview, McKinsey’s David Edelman explains what companies get wrong when it comes to digital marketing and the changes needed to better engage consumers.more

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Strategic principles for competing in the digital age

May 2014—Digitization is rewriting the rules of competition, with incumbent companies most at risk of being left behind. Here are six critical decisions CEOs must make to address the strategic challenge posed by the digital revolution.more

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Digital strategy

May 2014—Digitization is fundamentally altering the nature of competition. McKinsey’s Paul Willmott explains how digital winners think and what companies can do to compete.more

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Finding the sweet spot for allocating innovation resources

May 2014—A survey finds that when it comes to reallocating R&D expenditures, more isn’t necessarily better.more

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High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda?

April 2014—Directors report that they have a greater impact as they move beyond the basics.more

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