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Strategy & Leadership
- Don’t underestimate the power of choosing a unique definition of the customers your company will serve.
- The most farsighted enterprises have mastered five unconventional practices for building and using distinctive capabilities.
- An appreciation of Japan’s demographic trends suggests analysts are overestimating the country’s capacity for generating growth and inflation.
- Directors facing complex corporate governance challenges can develop their capacity to think together about the implications of their decisions.
- Bosses who hold themselves and workers to high standards can spur careers.
- Why General Electric's shocking move to leave the Connecticut suburbs wasn't all that surprising.
- Quiet managers who foster teamwork produce better results than blustery leaders.
- Two leaders of an Australian fund explain how they challenged deceptive messages about investment capability, and raised the game of the companies they work with.
- How to become the best version of yourself.
- Assessing your effectiveness requires looking simultaneously at the past, the present, and the future.
- The distributed ledger technology that started with bitcoin is rapidly becoming a crowdsourced system for all types of verification. Could it replace notary publics, manual vote recounts, and the way banks manage transactions?
- The burrito chain’s health-related travails highlight how hard it is for companies to accurately assess and guard against the risks they face.
- Forward thinking is more than a generic phrase. Here are specific tactics to help companies capitalize on future trends.
- Among all the articles we’ve published over the last year, here are the ones that drew the most attention.
- We must revive the (almost) lost arts of argument and criticism.
- How companies with multiple businesses operating in far-flung markets can avoid common strategy-implementation pitfalls.
- Rapidly growing companies in the developing world can prepare themselves to do battle on a global stage by gaining access to vital capabilities through acquisitions or partnerships.
- Outside investors have their megaphones. But insiders have a more powerful tool for creating value: deep knowledge of their business and customers.
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