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Winning with your talent-management strategy

– Three best practices for managing and allocating talent support better business performance, according to a new survey.
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Shaking up the value chain

– Data and digitization are creating a growing array of value-creation choices in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, mining,... and energy.
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Going, going, gone: A quicker way to divest assets

– Speedy separations create more value than those that lumber along, our research finds. Preparation is the key.
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Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders

– Wasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up?

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Artificial intelligence: Why a digital base is critical

– Early AI adopters are starting to shift industry profit pools. Companies need strong digital capabilities to compete.
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– To realize the full potential of data analytics, start with your people and their needs, says Cameron Davies, the company’s... head of corporate decision sciences.
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– Appealing to people’s emotions helps new ideas cut through the clutter.
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– Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing... red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms.

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Rising corporate debt: Peril or promise?

– Corporate bond issuance has increased 2.5 times over the past ten years, creating a broader and deeper market in many countries.... But there are rising risks.
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Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
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AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

– As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.
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Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

– An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant... economic potential of advanced AI techniques.

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