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Article - Harvard Business Review

Most industries are nowhere close to realizing the potential of analytics

– For all the hype, most industries have still not come close to realizing the full potential of data and analytics, write Nicolaus Henke, Jacques Bughin, and Michael Chui in Harvard Business Review
Article - Project Syndicate

The promise of digital finance

– Digital technologies, starting with mobile phones, can rapidly fix problems encountered when savings are stored outside the financial system and foster faster, more inclusive growth, write Laura Tyson and Susan Lund in Project Syndicate.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Here’s how to get the US economy to grow 3.5 percent or more

– The new administration can make a fresh start.
Article - Vox EU

Exploding myths about the gig economy

– A survey of 8,000 respondents in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, France and Spain find existing statistics severely underestimate the size of the gig economy, write Jacques Bughin and Jan Mischke in Vox EU
Article - The Los Angeles Times

Changing the rules of the game to close California’s housing gap

– To help solve California's housing shortage, real incentives and accountability should be added to the building and planning processes, write Jonathan Woetzel, Shannon Peloquin and Daniel Weisfield in The Los Angeles Times
Article - The Globe and Mail

To continue stoking the world economy, cities must adapt to changing demographics

– The decline in population growth in cities is forcing them to adapt in order to maintain a healthy global economy, write Jaana Remes and Jonathan Woetzel in The Globe and Mail.
Article - Europe's World

Europe has digital potential but it must act to close the gap with the US

– European public and private sectors have to do more to digitize their businesses in order to remain competitive with the US, write Jacques Bughin, Eric Hazan and Sree Ramaswamy, in Europe's World
Article - Fortune

What digital finance means for emerging economies

– In emerging economies, using a smart phone to provide access to financial services, could help boost the economy, write James Manyika, and Rodger Voorhies in Fortune
Article - Global Daily

Miles to go: Stepping up progress toward gender equality

– There are 10 gender "impact zones" that need to be addressed in order to accelerate progress toward gender parity, write Kweilin Ellingrud, Mekala Krishnan, and Anu Madgavkar in Global Daily.
Article - Forbes

Why many Americans feel worse off

– U.S. household incomes remain flat, leaving many Americans worried about their economic future, write James Manyika and Anu Madgavkar in Forbes
Article - Project Syndicate

Africa still rising

– Despite slowed growth and development, Africa's potential, especially in high growth countries, remains massive, write Donald P. Kaberuka and Acha Leke in Project Syndicate
Article - Project Syndicate

The great income stagnation

– In developed countries, income growth has slowed or fallen, with the potential outcome of younger generations being poorer than parents, write Laura Tyson, and Anu Madgavkar in Project Syndicate
Article - Project Syndicate

Why China's cities will drive global growth

– Urban Chinese population growth, as well as increases in urban incomes, and urban consumer spending is expected to drive growth, write Chang Ka Mun, and Jaana Remes, in Project Syndicate
Article - Harvard Business Review

Emerging demographics are the new emerging markets

– Three key groups of urban consumers with numbers and purchasing power are the ones to shape the consumer landscape over the next 15 years, write Richard Dobbs, Jaana Remes and Jonathan Woetzel in Harvard Business Review.
Article - Fortune

These are the jobs least likely to go to robots

– Changes in the workplace brought about by automation will be more nuanced than simple choice between human and robot, write James Manyika, Michael Chui, and Mehdi Miremadi in Fortune.
Article - Project Syndicate

Jumpstarting Europe's economy

– Laura Tyson and Eric Labaye urge officials to enlarge their toolkit to boost demand—including the use of "helicopter money."
Article - Project Syndicate

When globalization goes digital

– Martin Neil Baily and James Manyika argue that a world in which flows of data outstrip flows of goods puts the US at a clear advantage.
Article - Project Syndicate

Bridging the infrastructure gap

– Dominic Barton debunks the conventional wisdom that fiscal constraints are blocking necessary investment.
Article - Project Syndicate

The working women windfall

– Rakesh Mohan and Anu Madgavkar map out a path for boosting global GDP by promoting gender equality.
Article - Fortune

The trade debate missing in the 2016 US Presidential race

– The Internet is disrupting international trade, write MGI partner Susan Lund and 1776's Donna Harris in Fortune.
Article - Project Syndicate

China's $5 trillion opportunity

– In a world of economic turmoil, China has an advantage that others lack: a clear path forward. By raising productivity, China can address its growth challenges, reduce the risks of financial crisis, and complete its transition to a consumption-driven, high-income economy, with a large and affluent middle class, write Fred Hu and Jonathan Woetzel in Project Syndicate.
Article - Huffington Post

The power of gender parity in the United States

– The United States is viewed as one of the most advanced countries in the world on gender parity. But on closer inspection, significant inequality still remains, and not just when it comes to pay, write Kweilin Ellingrud, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel in The Huffington Post.
Article - Harvard Business Review

How reducing gender inequality could boost U.S. GDP by $2.1 trillion

– Gender equality is an economically "smart" thing to do. The U.S. could add at least 5% to GDP by 2025 by advancing the economic potential of women in the workforce, write Kweilin Ellingrud, James Manyika, and Vivian Riefberg in Harvard Business Review.
Article - Time

5 myths about America's gender gap

– Although women make up about 46% of the workforce there exist significant inequality which has huge economic costs. Advancing women's equality in the workplace could add $2 trillion to GDP in the next decade write Kweilin Ellingrud and Vivian Riefberg, in
Article - Harvard Business Review

Which industries are the most digital

– Digital leaders stand out from their competitors in two ways: how they put digital to work, especially in engaging with clients and suppliers, and how intensively their employees use digital tools in every aspect of their daily activities, write Prashant Gandhi, Somesh Khanna, and Sree Ramaswamy in Harvard Business Review.
Article - The Globe and Mail

Canada's winning combination for new global economy

– The corporate world has entered a more volatile era of leaner profits and supercharged competition. If Canada can transform the way it does business, becoming leaner and more productive at home while aggressively pursuing growth opportunities abroad, there will be plenty of opportunity in this wave of disruption, write Bruce Simpson and Sree Ramaswamy in The Globe and Mail.
Article - Newsweek Middle East

The power of gender parity

– Today in the Middle East and North Africa region, women contribute only 18 percent of the GDP and represent just 24 percent of the workforce. The region has begun undertaking large-scale discussions of strategies to accelerate gender parity, writes Rimi Assi in Newsweek Middle East.
Article - Harvard Business Review

Globalization is becoming more about data and less about stuff

– Growth in global trade has flattened, and it looks unlikely to regain its previous peak relative to world GDP anytime soon. But globalization hasn’t gone into reverse. It’s gone digital, write Jacques Bughin, Susan Lund, and James Manyika in Harvard Business Review.
Article - The World Post

These charts show how globalization has gone digital

– Just 15 years ago, cross-border digital flows were almost non-existent. Today, they exert a larger impact on global economic growth than traditional flows of goods, write James Manyika, Susan Lund, and Jacques Bughin in The World Post.
Article - Stanford Social Innovation Review

The economic benefits of gender parity

– If women were to participate in the economy identically to men, they could add as much as $28 trillion or 26 percent to annual global GDP in 2025, write Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Elingrud, & Mekala Krishnan in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
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Power with purpose: How women's leadership boosts the economy and society

– Even as other gender gaps have narrowed, women struggle to close the gap with men on taking the roles that lead and shape the world, write Lynn Taliento and Anu Madgavkar in Devex.
Article - LinkedIn

It's not your father's globalization anymore

– Globalization has morphed in a very different—and more digital—direction, writes James Manyika on LinkedIn.
Article - Harvard Business Review

The most digital companies are leaving all the rest behind

– Companies that use digital technologies to innovate and transform the way they operate, have increased their productivity and profit margins by two to three times over their competitors, write James Manyika, Gary Pinkus, and Sree Ramaswamy in Harvard Business Review