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Interactive - Quarterly

Five Fifty: Gut instincts

Commentary - Quarterly

Creating an innovation culture

Corporate Finance

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Issue on Finance, Number 65

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
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Strategy in a digital age

How to develop corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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Executive Briefing - Quarterly

The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.

Behavioral science in business: Nudging, debiasing, and managing the irrational mind

– Behavioral science has become a hot topic in companies and organizations trying to address the biases that drive day-to-day decisions... and actions.

Petrochemicals 2030: Reinventing the way to win in a changing industry

– Location has been the key to success in petrochemicals: playing in emerging markets and accessing cheap feedstock. As the industry... shifts, companies will have to work harder on core capabilities and strategy.
Article - Quarterly

Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

– Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider”... leaders for their top jobs.
Article - Quarterly

Accelerating the diffusion of technology-enabled business practices

– New research highlights some of the most important actions available to executives.

The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty

– Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity, but cost concerns, uncertainty, and complexity can also make it... an unnerving one. Substantial upside exists for players that can deliver value-creating solutions and thrive under uncertainty.

Why you need a CTO—and how to make her successful

– Feeling unprepared for technical disruption? A well-structured role for a chief technology officer is a first line of defense.
Interview - Quarterly

Working across many cultures at Western Union

– The CEO of the global money-transfer company explains how it brings in the multicultural voice of the consumer through a broadly... diverse team of top executives.

Looking behind the numbers for US stock indexes

– Record-high equity markets are prompting worries that stocks are overpriced. But a closer look finds that the market’s current... value may not seem so extreme.

Bots, algorithms, and the future of the finance function

– Automation and artificial intelligence are poised to reshape the finance function. Knowing what to automate and managing... the disruption can lead to a new era of productivity and performance.

How to know when better profit margins aren’t better for your company

– At some point, cost cutting and higher prices can hinder growth and destroy value. 

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