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Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

– The University of Chicago professor explains how executives can battle back against biases that can affect their decision making.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Taking the measure of innovation

– Don’t overlook the insight that two simple metrics can yield about the effectiveness of your R&D spending.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Confronting uncertainty

– Good strategists manage uncertainty by playing the probabilities. But most of us use wishful thinking instead.

Corporate Finance

Article

Understanding how US tax reform will affect divestitures

– Lower rates will motivate companies to consider selling assets that lack scale for spinning off, and will make some complex deal... structures less attractive.
Survey

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Global respondents see trade-policy changes as rising risks to growth, and those in developed economies report a more cautious... outlook overall than their emerging-economy peers.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Activists at the gate

– How do you know a corporate board is effective? Look to the number of activist investors it attracts.

Special collections

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McKinsey on Finance, Number 65

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
Global theme

Strategy in a digital age

How to develop corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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The Board Perspective - Number 2

– A collection of McKinsey insights focusing on boards of directors

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Briefing de Executivos - McKinsey Quarterly

Guia CEO para Diretorias

– Responsabilidades maiores requerem maior compromisso de tempo e energia.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Digital lipstick

– As digital technology erodes profit and revenue growth, why aren’t companies responding with bold strategies?
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Try a little weird

– Tony Hsieh, the unconventional CEO of Zappos, is not afraid to create “a little weirdness.” In fact it’s a core... value.
Article

Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

– Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.
Article

Commercial excellence: Powering success in today’s evolving energy retail utility markets

– Across the world, liberalization of energy markets has resulted in additional pressure on established electric-power and natural-gas... players to defend market shares. Our global knowledge initiative explains in a series of articles how to achieve commercial excellence in order to respond to this pressure. This article examines the critical 12 commercial capabilities that really matter and explains in a holistic approach how to build them.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Digging deep for organizational innovation

– Organizational simplicity. Clear accountabilities. Nimble planning processes. All characterize a scrappy oil and gas company you... may not have heard of. Learn more from its CEO.
Article

Are your strategy discussions stuck in an echo chamber?

– Building a “market-momentum case”—based on external as well as internal data—can help executives allocate... resources more effectively and identify new sources of value.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The lifecycle of a CEO

– A CEO’s job starts out tough—and then gets tougher. Here’s advice for the early, middle, and late stages of... a CEO’s tenure.
Video

Is globalization in retreat? Three global CEOs share their insights

– Faced with a backlash against globalization, executives share how they are responding to the new dynamics of international trade... to maintain competitiveness.
Article

Health system financing: Tips for emerging markets

– Many countries with emerging economies are considering health system financing transformation. Five no-regrets tips can help them... build a strong foundation for their future health system.
Article

Six digital growth strategies for banks

– Banks that know where to look can find new sources of untapped value.

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