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- The most farsighted enterprises have mastered five unconventional practices for building and using distinctive capabilities.
- Companies can maximize their investments in Web analytics if they focus tightly on priorities, layer human intelligence on top of smart technology, and enlist senior management to lead the charge.
- 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?
- A leading business–university partnership is setting standards for graduates fluent in data science and analytics.
- Why established companies should join forces with upstart competitors.
- The way medicine is manufactured is about to be radically transformed.
- Email is still the king of office communications, but company-hosted social networking platforms are gaining in popularity, especially among younger workers.
- To serve online shoppers effectively, companies need to make complex trade-offs among speed, variety, and convenience.
- The fastest-growing marketing channel is the voice telephone — especially when it turns solving a problem into making a sale.
- The Machine Age
- As the demand for connected car features increases, automakers could see an increase in revenue as high 204 percent over the next five years.
- A celebrated proprietor of R&D ateliers explains how companies can cultivate the rare people who create miracles.
- Marketers can use big data to improve their strategic efforts.
- The University of Michigan professor believes that to solve human problems, human skill is needed more urgently than ever before.
- The Canadian telecom giant transformed its business by adopting a clear, stable approach to strategy and culture.
- Contractors in the aerospace and defense sector can fend off aggressive activist investors by adopting a capabilities-driven approach.
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