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If you’re feeling whiplash, it might be the ten years forward we just jumped in 90 days’ time.

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Five Fifty: Better decisions

– The path to better decision-making means untangling the crossed web of accountability—one decision at a time.

Five Fifty: Decision factories

– Want to reduce the staggering cost of bad decisions? Turn your organization into a “decision factory.”

Five Fifty: Gut instincts

– Should corporate executives trust their intuition? Sometimes yes, but other times no, says Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahnemann. Four tests can help you decide.

Five Fifty: Genius after the fact

– Did you know it all along? Then you may be a victim of hindsight bias. 

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Five Fifty: Science as unusual

– Innovations in biological science have quickened the global coronavirus response—and signal broader competitive disruptions for... business.

Five Fifty: The color of wealth

– The wealth gap between black and white Americans is a primary force in racial inequality and social injustice. Here’s how to address... it.

Five Fifty: The other global crisis

– Can the world pay attention to climate change—even while fighting the coronavirus? Experts say we can’t afford to do otherwise.

Five Fifty: Learn fast and prosper

– Fast times require faster learning. Is your organization keeping pace? 

Five Fifty: The changeable organization

– What does it take to transform corporate organizations? New research reveals the variables that matter most.

Five Fifty: Soft skills for a hard world

– As workers interact with ever-smarter machines, the demand for soft skills is beginning to surge.

Five Fifty: 100 projects at a time

– Trying to launch new tech-powered businesses—while upgrading the tech quotient of your old ones? Better hope you can multitask.

Five Fifty: Innovating bold

– Want a more innovative company? Check your aspirations—and your willingness to make tough

Five Fifty: Fast and modular

– Want to move faster, fly higher, and generally perform like a top technology company? Try the modular approach to platforms.

Five Fifty: Slow burn

– It’s axiomatic that as economies grow, energy demand increases at a similar rate. But renewables may finally break the connection.

Five Fifty: Defund your darlings

– Better to give than to take away? Not when axing underperforming projects and businesses.
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