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Finance

 

Building a
Megaproject Without
the Mega Problems

Large initiatives such as oil pipelines have a higher chance of succeeding when stakeholders work together to manage the risks.


No More Business
as Usual

Syria. Ukraine. The Tea Party. Companies should start preparing for the new global reality.
 

Four Profit-Boosting
Strategies for Wealth
Managers

How to help close the gap between assets under management and revenues.


The Trouble
with Sunspots

A personality-driven history of economic forecasting by business historian Walter Friedman points up the limitations of the prediction business, then and now.
 

Best of Multimedia: Bitcoin’s Turbulent History

An interactive look at the highs and lows surrounding the controversial digital currency.

Muckraking Is Alive and Well

In The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark, Dean Starkman rebukes the business press for missing the epic fraud that led to the Great Recession. 

How to Prepare Your Company for Growth

Take Booz & Company’s Fit for Growth* Index profiler and find out what you need to be successful in the long term.

Best of Multimedia: The Billion-Dollar Startup Club (and Why You Should Pay Attention)

An interactive look at how the world’s most valuable emerging companies stack up.

The Vicious Cycle of CEO Pet Projects

Incoming leaders follow a predictable pattern of disinvesting from their predecessor’s flops and eventually investing just as unwisely.

Taking Advantage of the Kinder, Gentler Takeover

Hostile acquisitions may be largely a thing of the past, as they’ve been replaced with gentler—and more effective—M&A strategies.

The Other Reasons Janet Yellen’s Fed Chairmanship Is a Big Deal

The new Fed chief’s appointment is a sweet victory for Fed insiders and fans of the dismal science—at least for now.

Make Room for a Successful IPO

New high-tech companies are more attractive to investors when they show room for growth.

How to Better Prepare for a Global Meltdown

The associate professor of finance at the Kellogg School of Management discusses the life cycle of a financial crisis. For more related insights, read “Efraim Benmelech on Financial Contagion."

Efraim Benmelech on Financial Contagion

The economist explains how financial crises spread like a disease and what companies can do to immunize themselves.
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