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The legacy threat

Worried about the effect of new digital entrants on your industry and markets? Reinvented incumbents may be an equal threat.

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Five Fifty: Agility at the top

– Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader.

Five Fifty: The talented company

– Want to get the most from your talented employees? Start with a more energetic approach to matching people and opportunities.

Five Fifty: Decoding leadership

– What skills and behaviors make a good leader effective? Here are the traits that matter.

Five Fifty: Try a little weird

– Tony Hsieh, the unconventional CEO of Zappos, is not afraid to create “a little weirdness.” In fact it’s a core value.

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Five Fifty: Buy well

– Procurement matters more than you might think. Here’s how to make the most of what and how you buy.

Five Fifty: Discharged

– Rethinking how we travel through our cities and towns means tracking the emissions we create as we do. The good news is that traveling... may soon get cleaner.

Five Fifty: The silo syndrome

– Working in silos can cause tunnel vision, tribalism, and weak corporate performance. What’s a silo-buster to do?

Five Fifty: Industrial tech

– What will happen when industrial companies fully apply digital, analytics, and IoT technologies to their businesses? An upsurge... in innovation—and value.

Five Fifty: The industry effect

– What’s the single biggest determinant of how your company performs relative to others? The industry you compete in.

Five Fifty: Year end 2018

– It's time for your annual review. Here's what the Five Fifty did to support your success. 

Five Fifty: Getting your story straight

– Emotional stories help innovative ideas attract attention—and get funded. Here are the narratives that help good ideas break... through.

Five Fifty: Fear/fear not

– The robots are coming for our jobs—that’s the widely held view. But the likely outcome is a bit more nuanced.

Five Fifty: Emerging outperformers

– Does the recent turbulence in emerging markets mean global growth will slow? New research suggests otherwise. 

Five Fifty: Digital’s hard truths

– Want to better understand what digital is doing to your business? Look to the underlying economics. 

Five Fifty: Flooring it

– Are you a market leader? It may be time to start doing things faster. 
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