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Innovation in a crisis: Why it is more critical than ever

Prioritizing innovation today is the key to unlocking postcrisis growth.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2020: McKinsey Global Survey results

– A new survey confirms COVID-19’s historic effects on the economy and on businesses. While executives report new risks to growth,... their overall outlook for the future continues to improve.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The value of value creation

– Long-term value creation can—and should—take into account the interests of all stakeholders.
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Demystifying modeling: How quantitative models can—and can’t—explain the world

– The COVID-19 crisis has brought quantitative models to the forefront. Here are some ways that modeling helps us—as long... as we avoid its pitfalls.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Leading with purpose and humanity: A conversation with Hubert Joly

– Best Buy’s former chairman and CEO reflects on a business’s reason for being by defining it around purpose and humanity, the link... to competitive advantage, and managing shareholders and stakeholders during a crisis and beyond.
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Three degrees of separation: How to successfully execute divestitures

– The seller’s focus on three key interrelated activities—defining, marketing, and disentangling—can help expedite the transfer... of divested assets and increase total deal value.
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No longer on autopilot: Lessons for CFOs from COVID-19

– The CFO must ensure that the financial-management approaches and tools being used to guide their companies through the pandemic... stick in the next normal.
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Coronavirus: 15 emerging themes for boards and executive teams

– Board directors and executives can pool their wisdom to help companies grapple with the challenge of a lifetime.
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Reopening safely: Sample practices from essential businesses

– The safety protocols of hospitals, grocery stores, and other establishments that stayed open during the COVID-19 pandemic can... offer ideas for businesses preparing to welcome employees and customers back.

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Beat the odds with a bold business strategy

Learn what it takes to unlock the big moves that really matter for exceptional performance.
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Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 7th edition

At the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance lies valuation. This book enables everyone, from the budding professional to the seasoned manager, to excel at measuring and maximizing shareholder and company value.

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Choosing the right path to unlock the economy

– Uncertainty is keeping consumers from spending and businesses from investing. The road to recovery requires instilling confidence.
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Transformation and resilience: An interview with Best Buy’s executive chairman Hubert Joly

– Hubert Joly shares lessons from leading the turnaround of the retail and technology giant and how it prepared him and the company... for the current crisis.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

The war on the coronavirus

– Three top military leaders offer lessons from the front lines of managing deadly crises.
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CFO leadership in the COVID-19 crisis

– How finance leaders are prioritizing their activities to maximize their roles on the executive team.

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Business Resilience

In the face of a crisis or economic slowdown, resilient organizations ride out uncertainty instead of being overpowered by it.
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Bias Busters Collection

It happens to the best of us. We don’t realize that some of our decisions are affected by cognitive and organizational biases.... Here are some of the most common of those biases and ways you can address them.
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McKinsey on Finance, Number 74

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

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Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

– For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help... you respond effectively.
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The innovation commitment

– To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.
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Choosing the right path to unlock the economy

– Uncertainty is keeping consumers from spending and businesses from investing. The road to recovery requires instilling confidence.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– In our latest survey on the economy, executives’ overall outlook for the future continues to improve.
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What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.
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How US companies are planning for a safe return to the workplace

– In a new survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing... a range of interventions that could transform how people work.
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Transformation and resilience: An interview with Best Buy’s executive chairman Hubert Joly

– Hubert Joly shares lessons from leading the turnaround of the retail and technology giant and how it prepared him and the company... for the current crisis.
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The next normal in consumer: Implications for Consumer Goods M&A

– Lessons from the global financial crisis teach us that consumer goods companies should consider an active approach to M&A,... adapted to the current context, to emerge stronger in the next normal.
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How the LGBTQ+ community fares in the workplace

– Despite visible corporate support, today’s workplace is falling short of full inclusion. Here’s what companies need... to know.
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Five priorities for corporate India in the next normal after COVID-19

– The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the weaknesses and the strengths of India’s large businesses. Now executives have an opportunity... to make changes that will see their companies through the downturn and position them for long-term success.
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The next software disruption: How vendors must adapt to a new era

– Over the turbulent past decade, many legacy software players proved to be remarkably resilient. Now they must adopt a new strategic... playbook to weather the different challenges ahead.
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