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Author Talks: The history of Black cinema in America

– The journalist whose article served as the basis for the movie The Butler explores the past 100 years of Black movies in the United States.
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How COVID-19 is reshaping supply chains

– Companies have only partly addressed the weaknesses in global supply chains exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In the face of... new challenges, finishing the job is even more urgent.
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Consumer-goods companies must transform their planning end to end

– Rising complexity isn’t tenable. Now is the time to take drastic action—in the form of a tech-driven end-to-end planning... transformation.
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Improving strategic outcomes with advanced analytics

– AI and machine-learning tools can enhance strategic planning.
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What will it take to go from ‘travel shock’ to surge?

– Trivago’s Axel Hefer predicts that the travel recovery will take off in 2022 as more customers become ready to book trips... again.

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Five Fifty: From brown to green

– A net-zero future will require massive decarbonization of energy-intensive industries. New technologies and coalitions could help... lead the way.
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Being transgender at work

– Although corporate America has stepped up its public support of LGBTQ+ rights, it still has a long road ahead to foster a truly... inclusive environment for transgender employees.
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Our future lives and livelihoods: Sustainable and inclusive and growing

– Growth for all, growth for good. Here, we offer a proposal for business, government, and society leaders.
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How one approach to M&A is more likely to create value than all others

– Two decades of research show that, while large deals still have their place, programmatic M&A strategies continue to create... gains in excess total returns to shareholders, at lower levels of risk.

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Forward Thinking on making labor markets work smarter—for people and companies—with Beth Cobert and Byron Auguste

– Two US leaders focused on developing a more skills-based labor market explore ways to broaden opportunity for workers while helping... companies plug talent gaps.
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The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth?

– Net worth has tripled since 2000, but the increase mainly reflects valuation gains in real assets, especially real estate, rather... than investment in productive assets that drive our economies.
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Forward Thinking on pandemic preparedness, climate risk, and Europe’s recovery with Guntram Wolff

– The director of one of Europe’s most influential think tanks reflects on how to better prepare for the next pandemic, and... turns his attention to the challenges of postpandemic economic recovery in an era of rising climate risk.
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Forward Thinking on economies beyond COVID-19 with Michael Spence

– A Nobel laureate explores postpandemic prospects, explaining why his cautious optimism about the economic recovery has been replaced... by concern related to the slow vaccine rollout in lower-income economies, fragile supply chains, and extreme weather events.

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