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s+b is an award-winning business magazine published quarterly by Booz & Company. This page lists the business articles from our latest print issue, featuring our extensive coverage of management thinking, business profiles, and strategic analysis, written by noted thought leaders, senior executives, and seasoned practitioners.

Issue 79, Summer 2015

Strategy & Leadership

The $112 Billion CEO Succession Problem

Poor planning for changes in leadership costs companies dearly. Getting it right is worth more than you might think. See also “CEO Succession: Why It Pays to Have a Plan.”
 

Strategy & Leadership

The Decline of the COO

Is it time to add chief operating officers to the list of endangered species?
 
Global Perspective

CEMEX’s Strategic Mix

An s+b Roundtable: This Mexican cement company redefined itself as a global solutions provider with the critical capabilities to match. See also “The Foundation of CEMEX’s Success — In Pictures.”
 
Organizations & People

Frances Hesselbein’s Merit Badge in Leadership

The former CEO of the Girl Scouts has spent decades bringing professional management to nonprofits.
 
Thought Leader

Mark Bertolini’s Preventive Disruption

For Aetna’s CEO, the lauded move to raise employee wages is just part of a broader strategy to adapt to changes in healthcare.
 
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Leading Ideas

The Right Track for Connected Cars

Five ways automakers can design for safety and profitability.

Kristin Behfar on How We Fight at Work, and Why It Matters

The Darden School of Business professor describes a new framework for predicting conflict outcomes.

Boost Your Innovation Confidence

Know your customers, understand new technologies, embrace failure, then take a leap of faith.

Brands and Retailers Should Team Up in Emerging Markets

When companies “share the shelf,” everyone wins.

Agility Is Within Reach

With strategic responsiveness and organizational flexibility, you can move quickly when your industry changes.

s+b Trend Watch: R&D Investment Pays Off in Oil and Gas

Oil-field services companies, who invent the technologies used to drill for oil and gas, have reaped the rewards of an intense focus on innovation.

Essays

Technology

Let’s Megadeal

Seven strategies for managing the unique challenges of large technology acquisitions.
Organizations & People

10 Principles of Organization Design

These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.
Global Perspective

How Emerging Markets Can Finally Arrive

Building world-class domestic firms is the overlooked key to economic development.

Books in Brief

The Ghost of Financial Crises Past

Economic historian Barry Eichengreen finds telling parallels between the botched responses to the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008.

What’s Wrong with the Internet?

Author Andrew Keen offers a stirring guide to how the Internet has changed everything — mostly for the worse.

Hey, Leaders: Stop Thinking So Much and Just Do It

To reach your true leadership potential, writes INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra, push yourself outside your comfort zone.

Everyone Profits from the Return on Character

Veteran management guru Fred Kiel uses hard data to prove that soft factors like integrity, forgiveness, and compassion energize employees and customers — and deliver better returns.

Why Beanie Babies Boomed — Then Busted Badly

The 1990s mania surrounding plush toys tells us as much about irrational behavior as the coincident dot-com bubble.

Recent Research

For New Product Design, “Likes” Can Lead You Astray

Your next innovation breakthrough probably won’t come from social media.