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Issue 63, Summer 2011

In this issue

Strategic Bets, The Future of Women Leaders in the Middle East, The Art of the Business Narrative, and More

Cover story

  • Strategy & Leadership

    CEO Succession 2010: The Four Types of CEOs

    by Ken Favaro, Per-Ola Karlsson, and Gary L. Neilson
    Booz & Company’s annual study of turnover among chief executives — now increasingly diverse, as the world’s largest companies migrate to emerging economies — suggests that the nature of the job varies with the role of the corporate core.
  • Finance

    The Next Winning Move in Private Equity

    by Ken Favaro and J. Neely
    To outperform their rivals, private equity firms will need to enhance their ability to spur organic growth in the companies they own. (And public companies will need to follow.)
  • Strategy & Leadership

    Strategic Bets

    by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk
    Sooner or later, most global business leaders will have to put their entire enterprise at risk. Here’s how to do it successfully.
  • Global Perspective

    The Future of Women Leaders in the Middle East

    by DeAnne Aguirre, Melissa Master Cavanaugh, and Karim Sabbagh
    A number of high-profile women are chipping at the “cement ceiling” in the Gulf countries and making it possible for others to do the same.


  • Thought Leaders

    The Art of the Business Narrative

    by Art Kleiner
    Hollywood producer, executive, and entrepreneur Peter Guber makes the case that telling purposeful stories is an essential skill for leaders.
  • Finance

    Banking on Social Media

    by Johannes Bussmann, Paul Hyde, and Jörg Sandrock
    Retail banks can use Facebook, YouTube, and other new platforms to better reach their “Generation C” customers.
  • Organizations & People

    Retooling Labor Costs

    by Harry Hawkes, Albert Kent, and Vikas Bhalla
    Despite years of cutbacks, many companies’ pay structures are still unbalanced. Here’s a dispassionate, logical way to realign them.
  • Operations & Manufacturing

    Focus and Scale on the Internet

    by Tim Laseter
    The next wave of online business models must focus narrowly, rather than blindly pursuing scale.
  • Organizations & People

    Eat Your Peas: A Recipe for Culture Change

    by Rutger von Post
    The methods used by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to promote health in a West Virginia city can also be used to raise organizational performance.
  • Strategy & Leadership

    Crafting Best-in-Class Business Intelligence

    by Jamie Campbell, Kenny Kurtzman, and Adam Michaels
    Start by choosing the metrics that matter most for your company, and then ensure the support of your employees and partners.
  • Finance

    The New Financial Matchmakers

    by Bob Rice
    The rise of private market networks is changing the capital markets and opening up new opportunities for business leaders and innovators.