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2022 summer reading guide

McKinsey’s annual book list from leaders, authors, and editors is back—with something for everyone.

How can individuals use their influence for positive change?

– Collaborative action across multiple sectors could help solve society’s most complex challenges.
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In sickness and in health: How health is perceived around the world

– A new McKinsey Health Institute survey examines the views of residents in 19 countries on their physical, mental, social, and... spiritual health.

How a ‘materials transition’ can support the net-zero agenda

– As the energy transition continues, advances toward low-emissions materials and the circular economy can also speed progress to... net zero. Research on Europe shows the value in such a materials transition.

Unlocking opportunities from industrial electrification

– Electrification brings major value creation opportunities for industrial companies across the value chain—from integrators... to raw-material suppliers—but also requires timely actions and investments.

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The ten rules of growth

– Empirical research reveals what it takes to generate value-creating growth today.

McKinsey on Finance, Number 80: 20th anniversary edition

– Reflections on sustainable, inclusive growth

The Committed Innovator: A conversation with DBS’s Han Kwee Juan

– The Singaporean bank’s chief strategist talks about creating “joyful” banking experiences and a culture of innovation... where psychological safety feeds a growth mindset.

Voices of CEO excellence: Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman

– The chair and CEO of the financial services giant explains how he reshaped the firm in the wake of the financial crisis.

How can CFOs rebrand themselves as innovation allies?

– They can take five actions to improve objective-setting, performance measurement, and cultural factors associated with successful... innovation projects.

Five ways to increase your board’s long-term impact

– Directors are spending more time on their work, yet few say their boards are better at creating long-term value. Survey data highlight... the operating models that correlate most with value creation.

MassMutual’s Roger Crandall on disrupting your own industry

– The long-time CEO of the US insurer reflects on the changes in the industry, the risk environment, and the CEO role.

Choosing to grow: The leader’s blueprint

– Driving sustainable, inclusive growth requires the right mindset, strategy, and capabilities. Here are some steps that could help... foster successful growth.

Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, June 2022

– High energy prices stoke inflation; central banks chart tightening course; supply challenges persist and industry struggles to... meet demand.

Economic conditions outlook, June 2022

– A new survey finds that inflation now tops the list of perceived economic hazards in respondents’ home countries and geopolitical... conflicts remain a top threat to the global economy.

The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– A new survey finds that inflation now tops the list of perceived economic hazards in respondents’ home countries and geopolitical... conflicts remain a top threat to the global economy.
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