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Response and resilience in operational-risk events

– Direct losses from operational-risk failures are mounting, and in today’s volatile economic environment, consequent losses in share price are many times greater.

ANZ’s Shayne Elliott on what it takes to lead a radical rebuild

– For ANZ’s CEO, there’s no looking back. To progress is to have the courage to do the right thing.

Scaling—and funding—next-gen satellites for the coming commercial boom

– Capella Space was the first US company to develop high-resolution SAR technology for government and defense clients. Now an increasing... number of commercial clients are using its data to help them make better decisions.

Author Talks: Martin Wolf issues a wake-up call on the state of democratic capitalism

– The chief economics commentator at the Financial Times explains why the relationship between democracy and the market... economy is in crisis and details a sustainable, inclusive plan to restore it.

Automotive powertrain suppliers face a rapidly electrifying future

– More quickly than expected, powertrain electrification is creating both pressure and opportunities for the supplier network.

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Bias Busters: The perils of executive typecasting

– Decision making can be clouded when people attribute others’ actions and motivations to the societal roles that they play (such... as parent, teacher, and manager).
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‘Confidence without attitude is critical for today’s leaders’

– In the fourth episode of The Quarterly Interview: Provocations to Ponder, Ann Harrison, dean of the Haas School of Business,... talks about what it takes to develop leaders for the modern era, and what makes for a great business education today.
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The power of goodbye: How carve-outs can unleash value

– Separations can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create value for the remaining and separated companies. The secret? Get... granular about support costs and personal about talent.
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A CEO’s guide to the metaverse

– It’s too big to ignore—yet its future is far from certain. Companies need to dip a toe in the water and plan to take the plunge... should developments warrant.


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Forward Thinking on working at the interface of the environment and business with Justin Adams

– “I’m increasingly talking about the need to build a planetary restoration industry,” says a prominent investor... in sustainability. “This, to me, is one of the great industries that we need to be building together over the next decades, and indeed beyond—the next centuries.”
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Rekindling US productivity for a new era

– Regaining historical rates of productivity growth would add $10 trillion to US GDP—a boost needed to confront workforce... shortages, debt, inflation, and the energy transition.
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Forward Thinking on what deep history might tell us about today’s turbulent times with Alan Taylor

– A leading economist uses a historical lens to gain insights into the economic consequences of pandemics, likely trends in wealth... and globalization, and whether current economic turbulence signals the start of a new era.
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Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage

– A dual focus on developing people and managing them well gives a select group of companies a long-term performance edge.

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