McKinsey Quarterly 2015 Number 3

Raise your Digital Quotient

Introduces McKinsey’s metric for a company’s digital maturity: the Digital Quotient. Also examines a new approach to business-model innovation, simple rules for breakthrough ideas, and a guide to machine learning.

Digital Quotient

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Raising your Digital Quotient

– 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.
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An executive’s guide to machine learning

– It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.
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Repelling the cyberattackers

– Organizations must build digital resilience to protect their most valuable information assets.
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Getting a sharper picture of social media’s influence

– New research shows that buzz plays a greater role than previously thought in getting consumers to buy and that the pool of the most effective influencers is largely untapped.

Innovating with discipline

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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

– In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.
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Reborn in the cloud

– Adobe executives discuss the company’s move from selling shrink-wrapped products to offering web-based software and services.
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How Discovery keeps innovating

– 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.
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The simple rules of disciplined innovation

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

Other features

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Getting organizational redesign right

– Companies will better integrate their people, processes, and structures by following nine golden rules.
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More from less: Making resources more productive

– For industrial manufacturers, resources remain a huge financial and managerial cost. A change in perspective can lead to real breakthroughs in reducing resource consumption.
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A tale of three Asias

– China’s midsized cities are the biggest growth story in Asian banking. Rural areas in other emerging Asian markets and top-tier cities in developed ones also should grow smartly.

Closing views

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Peering into energy’s crystal ball

– McKinsey’s predictions were broadly on target in 2007. Here’s how things could turn out during the next eight years.
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How to separate learning myths from reality

– Misconceptions about the brain are embedded in corporate training programs and could be sabotaging their effectiveness. Companies should reevaluate them in light of the latest scientific insights.