Issue 102, Spring 2021
- How leaders are planning and strategizing for an uncertain future.
- The trials of 2020 have thrust human resources into the spotlight. The HR leaders who have shined know how to help their companies thrive.
- By eliminating frictions, the world’s largest democracy can generate higher and more inclusive growth.
- World viewIt’s in the interest of business leaders to help.
- LeadershipThree commitments to help companies promote diversity, equity, and inclusion — and resist the status quo.
- Thought leadersAnnie Duke, a world-class poker player turned strategy consultant, wants to help company leaders make better decisions.
- LeadershipMarketing was already at a defining moment, but COVID-19 has hastened the need for transformation.
- StrategyStrategic transformation failures are often blamed on middle managers, but the real culprit is executives not delivering on three key issues.
- Consumer & retailThe most effective customer strategies are grounded in active engagement, setting clear expectations and empowering users with options that suit their needs.
- Tech & innovationThe combination of data analytics and artificial intelligence can give organizations a competitive advantage and mitigate risk along the value chain.
- s+b BlogsOrganizations & peopleCOVID-19 has forced changes in the way people work — and created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to increase engagement and productivity.
Books in Brief
- In her new book, Can’t Even, Anne Helen Petersen lays out the immense challenges millennials face in gaining a foothold in the economy.
- In her new book, Boston College professor Juliet Schor reports on the ways that the sharing economy has — and has not — lived up to its initial promise.
- In his new book, John Hudson, a survival instructor for the British military, offers lessons on how to get through the most challenging ordeals.
- In his new book, MIT Sloan School research fellow Michael Schrage explores the powerful effects of recommendation engines and where they might lead.
Inside the Mind of the CEO
- CEO Albert Bourla discusses how a company founded in the 19th century is taking on the biggest health challenges of the 21st century.
Endpage: Recent Research
- s+b BlogsA director’s beliefs can prompt his or her departure when the company finds itself targeted by the public.