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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side solutions to make progress.
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How an oil and gas giant outmaneuvered low oil prices

– Italian oil and gas company Eni has transformed under a leader determined to reduce costs without cutting jobs—instead including... employees in the turnaround mission.
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Innovative pharma contracts: When do value-based arrangements work?

– Many are exploring alternatives to traditional ‘per pill’ arrangements underlying reimbursement. This holds implications for pharma... manufacturers.
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Safe enough to try: An interview with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

– Organizations are more likely to innovate and thrive when they unleash the potential of individuals and the power of self-organizing... teams, says the online retailer’s CEO.
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Navigating the digital future: The disruption of capital projects

– Digital technology is disrupting capital projects. Companies that want to emerge as leaders must transform their organizations... now.
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Riding China’s huge, high-flying car market

– Few car markets in history have risen so far so fast. Here’s a peek under the hood at what’s driving China’s automotive future.
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Disruption, friction, and change: The hallmarks of a true transformation

– A company transformation is a holistic, top-priority endeavor that requires aggressive focus from the management team to reach... the full potential of a business.
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Making M&A deal synergies count

– When investors understand where deal value comes from, they tend to reward companies up front.
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Unlocking the next horizon of growth in the life insurance industry

– The industry’s growth has been flagging—but better serving mass-market and middle-market consumers could add $10 billion... in annual premiums.

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How the semiconductor industry is taking charge of its transformation

– Three snapshots demonstrate areas of change and opportunity.
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Where is technology taking the economy?

– We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic... era—a distributive one—where different rules apply.
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As sector borders dissolve, new business ecosystems emerge

– Over the next decade, learning to operate in a business world with disappearing borders will become a necessity for companies... that want to be competitive.
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Creating an innovation culture

– Corning’s Silicon Valley technology chief shares how to stay creative over the long haul, drawing on 40 years of experience.

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What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence

– For artificial intelligence to take hold in Southeast Asia, the region needs more defined business use cases, better data ecosystems,... and more concerted talent-development efforts.
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Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
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The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.
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Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.

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