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How to win in Africa

How to win in Africa

The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.

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In pursuit of prosperity

– Why do some emerging economies grow rapidly while others languish? New research highlights the role of public policy, effective... government, and globally competitive companies.

Straight talk about employee evaluation and performance management

– Managing employee performance successfully requires real support for managers and a process that is recognized as fair.

From start-up to scale: A conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie

– The cloud-service cofounder and CEO talks about innovation, disruption, and harnessing the next big thing.

Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

– Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond... small pilots to widespread adoption.

Digital Disruption

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence

– Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work... to understand what AI can and cannot do.

How the auto industry is preparing for the car of the future

– Autonomous and electric cars, connectivity, and ridesharing are changing the way auto industry players think about value chains,... data analytics, and manufacturing.

Artificial intelligence in business: Separating the real from the hype

– The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should... executives start?

From the Quarterly

Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

– global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time... identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.

Microsoft’s next act

– CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.

Disruption, friction, and change: The hallmarks of a true transformation

– A company transformation is a holistic, top-priority endeavor that requires aggressive focus from the management team to reach... the full potential of a business.

Pinpointing the global forces that drive progress

– Companies that pay close attention to the trends and shifts affecting growth and productivity can help create a new societal deal... for prosperity.

From the Global Institute

How can business leaders make the new world of work better for people?

– John Donahoe of ServiceNow and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn speak about how businesses can play a role in improving work for people... in the age of automation and artificial intelligence.

How can business leaders, policy makers, and individuals prepare today for the jobs of tomorrow?

– Zoë Baird and Tim O’Reilly share their perspectives on the disruptive impact that automation and artificial intelligence... will have on society, and their advice for what we need to do today to smooth the transition.

How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?

– New workplace trends such as automation, AI, and the gig economy are generating a need for policies that create jobs and work... that is more fulfilling.

What is the future of work?

– A new podcast series from the Global Institute explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence... are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills we need to work.

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The Operations 4.0 podcast: Productivity and ‘pilot purgatory’

– The value from Operations 4.0 comes from how it unleashes productivity gains across a wide range of measurements. But to achieve... those results, businesses must do more than launch pilot after pilot.

How leading CEOs manage their middle tenures

– Five principles are useful in guiding CEOs in their third, fourth, and fifth years on the job.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System

– Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System, shares her perspective on embracing challenges and... disruptions in healthcare, improving patients’ experience, and preparing for the future, with David Nuzum, Senior Partner, & Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The journey to a new tomorrow: A conversation with Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO, Florida Blue

– Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO, Florida Blue shares his perspective on navigating a changing healthcare environment, embracing challenges... and disruptions, and preparing for the future with Prashanth Reddy, Partner, & Company in a June 2018 conversation.

The Operations 4.0 podcast: More technology, more human

– Operations 4.0 builds on technology to deliver major productivity and performance improvement. But human beings are at least as... important for sustained Ops 4.0 success.

Operaciones 4.0: Más tecnología, y más intervención humana

– Operaciones 4.0 utiliza la tecnología para mejorar la productividad y el desempeño. Pero los seres humanos son igual... de importantes o más para alcanzar un éxito sostenido con Ops 4.0.

How to take the measure of innovation

– By combining two simple metrics, companies can gain valuable insights into their innovation performance.

Demystifying AI and machine learning for executives

– In this interview, Tamim Saleh cuts through the hype around artificial intelligence with guidance for executives about where and... how to employ AI in their businesses.

How secure is the global financial system a decade after the crisis?

– Great strides have been made since 2008 to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis and recession that followed. Yet there... is more debt than ever in the global financial system.

Building gender diversity on boards

– senior partner Celia Huber explains how companies can build and benefit from gender diversity on boards.

How to avoid digital-strategy pitfalls

– Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means... to compete.
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