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This way out: How leading companies chart a full-potential COVID-Exit

Half measures and incrementalism won’t work when your company emerges from a crisis. Here’s how leading organizations are thinking about holistic transformation to go all in.
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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, December 2020

– A fast economic recovery, led by manufacturing and trade, is challenged by a resurgent pandemic; a Brexit deal is signed at the... wire.
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Lessons from growth outperformers in logistics

– Industry players can learn from past crises when setting their growth ambitions during a time of unprecedented uncertainty.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– Executives’ views on the economy continue to brighten as they look ahead to 2021.
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Growth and prosperity: A conversation with economist Dambisa Moyo

– From stronger public- and private-sector collaborations to broader corporate-board intentions, the time for stakeholder capitalism... may be upon us.
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The committed innovator: An interview with Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo

– When a marketing executive discovered an unexpected market opportunity, she disrupted the company’s original business—and... became CEO in the process.
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Building a great digital business

– How companies are leveraging technology to address rapid market changes.
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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, November 2020

– The global economic recovery strengthened alongside a resurgent wave of COVID-19 cases; with vaccines on the horizon and easing... US political uncertainty, investor confidence climbed.
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The board’s role in embedding corporate purpose: Five actions directors can take today

– A large spotlight is shining on corporate actions these days, and all stakeholders have growing expectations. A board’s... involvement in defining purpose helps meet those expectations.
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Moving from cash preservation to cash excellence for the next normal

– Companies can build on their initial response to the pandemic to elevate their cash-management capabilities.

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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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The committed innovator: An interview with Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo

– When a marketing executive discovered an unexpected market opportunity, she disrupted the company’s original business—and... became CEO in the process.
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Building a great digital business

– How companies are leveraging technology to address rapid market changes.
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In conversation: Culture in M&A

– Why assessing the cultural fit cannot be an afterthought in deal making
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Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Reckitt Benckiser, on corporate purpose during a crisis

– Reckitt Benckiser’s CEO reflects on his experience transitioning into the leadership role and driving strategic change during... the global pandemic.

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McKinsey Global Economics Intelligence

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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 75

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

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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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Investors remind business leaders: Governance matters

– Activists continue to poke holes in corporate performance and returns, but they are having their greatest success with governance... structures. Here’s how to think about their moves.
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The great acceleration

– The COVID-19 crisis has intensified existing trends, widening the gap between those at the top and bottom of the power curve... of economic profit. Will your strategy keep you ahead of the accelerated pace of change?
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The one task the CFO should not delegate: Integrations

– The numbers show that when the finance chief is directly involved in identifying potential synergies, transformation and value-creation... opportunities, and cultural pitfalls, companies see greater deal success.
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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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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 next wave of M&A in advanced industries: Are you prepared?

– This may not seem like a promising time for M&A, but industrial companies that act now may emerge stronger after the COVID-19... pandemic.
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Indonesia’s Traveloka finds strength in local markets amid the pandemic

– Traveloka president Henry Hendrawan discusses how the online travel unicorn has rebounded by helping travelers in Southeast Asia... find—and finance—fun close to home.
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Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company

– To better organize for a postpandemic future, leaders should embrace nine imperatives that collectively explain who... we are as an organization, how we operate, and how we grow.
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The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond

– The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, and its effects will last. Here are some factors that business leaders should keep... in mind as they prepare for the next normal.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2020: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives’ views on the economy continue to brighten as they look ahead to 2021.
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