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Fielding high-performing innovation teams

– Innovation is a team sport. For projects to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent. Here is how to... ensure your initiatives have the players they need to win.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives report the least-positive views on economic conditions—at home and in the world economy—that they have... all year.
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Seeing your way to better strategy

– Viewing strategy choices through four lenses—financial performance, markets, competitive advantage, and operating model—can... help companies debias their strategic dialogues and make big, bold changes.
Artigo - McKinsey Quarterly

Estratégia digital: os quatro combates que você precisa vencer

– As abordagens cautelosas do passado já não funcionam; são necessárias clareza absoluta quanto às... demandas do mundo digital, liderança motivada, agilidade sem precedentes e determinação de apostar com ousadia.

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Corporate Finance

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Make working capital work harder for you

– Companies can unlock value by managing working capital more effectively. Top performers are transforming the cash-conversion culture... across the organization and implementing advanced digital-analytics solutions.
Interview

Zero-based budgeting gets a second look

– Digitization is breathing new life into a ground-up budgeting approach that debuted in the 1960s. Here’s how CFOs and other... business leaders can make it work in their own organizations.
Survey

The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

– Amid a raft of new duties for CFOs, our survey suggests that finance leaders are well positioned to lead the C-suite agenda by... championing transformations, digitization, and capability building.
Commentary

A welcome change in lease-accounting rules

– New rules will mean better estimates for investors, but they should have little to no effect on how companies operate and create... value.

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McKinsey on Finance, Number 68

– 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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Digital transformation: The CFO’s role

– With their role sitting at the center of the strategic-planning process and financial disciplines, CFOs are well positioned to... become critical drivers of digital transformation.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Agility at the top

– Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader.
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What can we expect in China in 2019?

– The next stages of China’s transition away from economic equilibrium with the United States will likely create volatility... in market growth and require conservatism in some areas and bold moves in others.
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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.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Year end 2018

– It's time for your annual review. Here's what the Five Fifty did to support your success. 
Issue - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 4: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, looks at how data, technologies, and design are changing... the DNA of today’s companies; why it’s essential to have a bold, agile digital strategy; and how to help your employees find more meaning in their work.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Learning from digital threats

– Incumbent companies are finding they have strong hands to play as competition intensifies.
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Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

– A mature impact economy would help power economic growth while solving global social and environmental challenges. Here’s... what it will take to accelerate the impact economy’s development.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

How to win in Africa

– The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.
Book Excerpt - McKinsey Quarterly

Africa’s overlooked business revolution

– Global business leaders who misunderstand Africa run the risk of missing out on one of the 21st century’s great growth opportunities.
Artigo - McKinsey Quarterly

Energizando a economia digital

– Com o barateamento da armazenagem e fontes renováveis de energia mudando a forma da curva de custo da eletricidade, as... empresas prestadoras de serviços de energia terão de ajustar suas estratégias e ampliar sua presença digital.
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