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Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler

– The University of Chicago professor explains how executives can battle back against biases that can affect their decision making.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Taking the measure of innovation

– Don’t overlook the insight that two simple metrics can yield about the effectiveness of your R&D spending.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Confronting uncertainty

– Good strategists manage uncertainty by playing the probabilities. But most of us use wishful thinking instead.

Corporate Finance

Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Funding follies

– You've got yourself a high-performing business. So why is it starving for resources?
Article

Memo to the CFO: Get in front of digital finance—or get left back

– Companies are still in the early stages of applying digital technologies to finance processes in ways that will create more efficiencies,... insights, and value over the long term. Here is how the CFO can lead the way.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Respondents’ views on economic conditions and growth prospects have tempered. Meanwhile, trade-related changes have become... ever more pressing risks to domestic, global, and company growth.

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McKinsey on Finance, Number 66

– 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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The Board Perspective - Number 2

– A collection of McKinsey insights focusing on boards of directors

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Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.
Article

Equipping leaders for merger integration success

– Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make... a big difference.
Article

Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside

– A recent McKinsey survey provides new insight into the promising public-cloud market in China.
Article

What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The coming boom

– The global economy could be on the cusp of a productivity boom—and big opportunities for companies.
Article

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Rising corporate debt: Peril or promise?

– Corporate bond issuance has increased 2.5 times over the past ten years, creating a broader and deeper market in many countries.... But there are rising risks.
Interactive - McKinsey Global Institute

Visualizing global debt

– See how the debt of 51 countries has evolved since 2000 in an interactive data visualization.
Podcast

Leading for the long term

– Successful CEOs combine winning strategies with compelling stories and constructive engagement with shareholders.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five fifty: Real-world AI

– Unsure where or how AI applies to your company? McKinsey Global Institute found over 400 real-life examples where AI can improve... longstanding business challenges.
Issue - McKinsey Quarterly

McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 2: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, asks what it takes to lead a people-first organization,... shows how senior executives can get more comfortable with complexity, and explores digital tools to link top talent with a company’s strategic opportunities.
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