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Daniel Gross is editor-in-chief of strategy+business.

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Wayne Peacock is CEO of USAA, an insurer that focuses exclusively on military personnel and their families.  

USAA’s critical mission

December 21, 2020
Wayne Peacock, CEO of the insurer for military members and their families, is building on a century of tradition while deploying new technology to reinvent the business.
by Daniel Gross

Making automation easy

November 20, 2019
Daniel Dines runs UiPath — the only unicorn to emerge from Romania and one of the world's fastest-growing software companies — which helps businesses design the way they automate processes.
by Daniel Gross

Best Business Books 2019

November 5, 2019
In the 19th edition of strategy+business's Best Business Books section, our writers identify the three most compelling reads in seven genres.
by Daniel Gross

Why aren’t successful people happier?

September 26, 2019
Yale psychologist Laurie Santos delves into the social sciences to understand how people can overcome the internal obstacles and biases that prevent them from living their best life — and how leaders can set an example.
by Daniel Gross

The kidtech is all right

May 13, 2019
Dylan Collins, CEO of SuperAwesome, describes how his six-year-old company is hitting a growth spurt by leading the charge on digital privacy for children.
by Daniel Gross

The sum is greater than the auto parts

March 6, 2019
Linamar is evolving from an automotive supplier into fields such as agricultural equipment and infrastructure. As CEO Linda Hasenfratz tells us, it’s all part of the 100-year plan.
by Daniel Gross

Desperately Seeking Workers

June 6, 2018
With roughly equal numbers of open jobs and unemployed people, companies are scrapping their talent plans and looking for workers wherever they can find them.
by Daniel Gross

Innovating the Mundane

October 31, 2017
Space tourism and self-driving cars are exciting to ponder, but what about just making our current systems work better?
by Daniel Gross

How Amazon Fuels Deflation

August 30, 2017
While central banks puzzle about the lack of inflation, the e-commerce giant’s swift move to slash prices at Whole Foods shows how business is keeping prices down.
by Daniel Gross

A New Reality at Davos

January 12, 2017
Going into the World Economic Forum, globalization continues at a rapid pace but the social and political context is changing.
by Daniel Gross

The Amazon Conundrum

December 8, 2016
The e-commerce pioneer is reengineering some operations to make them more appealing to employees while designing others that can operate without any human labor.
by Daniel Gross

Poll Positions

November 9, 2016
The failure of prognosticators to call the U.K. election, and before that, the U.S. presidential election, should make us take another look at our own preconceived notions about big data and analytics. It takes human contact to predict an election.
by Daniel Gross

Not All Tech Destroys Jobs

August 23, 2016
As one McDonald’s location proves, investing in expensive equipment that substitutes for some labor is a proactive, productivity-enhancing measure.
by Daniel Gross

Room for Improvement at the Top

May 5, 2016
Every day, millions of people go to work at companies, organizations, and institutions run by women. Over time, this may lead to a higher proportion of women CEOs.
by Daniel Gross

Go Disrupt Yourself

April 13, 2016
There’s a reason there are so few examples of large companies fundamentally altering their strategies on the fly — it’s extremely hard.
by Daniel Gross

Labor Pains

April 7, 2016
The combination of tight markets and a flurry of state actions on minimum wages is quickly imposing new local standards on employers.
by Daniel Gross

The 100-Mile Commute

March 29, 2016
How can a service economy function at its full potential if many service workers can’t afford to live anywhere near their jobs?
by Daniel Gross

When It Rains, It Pours

March 10, 2016
Companies and governments grappling with falling oil and gas prices are learning a difficult lesson about procyclicality.
by Daniel Gross

Integration à la Carte

February 23, 2016
The U.K.’s efforts to redefine its relationship with the European Union highlight a growing trend of countries hedging on globalization.
by Daniel Gross

Chipotle’s Indigestion

January 7, 2016
The burrito chain’s health-related travails highlight how hard it is for companies to accurately assess and guard against the risks they face.
by Daniel Gross

A Case of Successful Failure

July 13, 2015
This technology company almost died of financial hubris, but its behind-the-scenes resurrection proves there’s sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.
by Daniel Gross

Inside Walmart’s Wage Hike

March 9, 2015
A raise for the lowest-paid workers won’t end economic inequality—but it might force other companies to rethink their compensation at the bottom.
by Daniel Gross

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