Issue 103, Summer 2021
- PwC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals the opportunities and threats shaping company leaders’ outlook for 2021 and beyond.
- A modern strategy that works will require leaders to learn new skills and apply new tools. Here’s a primer for a refreshed approach.
- As the power of traditional drivers of growth fades, companies need to develop more resilient and rebalanced supply chains to keep the region moving forward.
- GMOAfter a year of explosive growth fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming video companies have to embrace new strategies to create value for viewers, creators, and investors.
- GMOCan chief financial officers help companies make the most of their investments in digital advertising?
- Have our institutions become too complex to secure?
- Vulnerability is a necessity if we want to lead effectively.
- How digital currency could change the global financial landscape.
- Tax reform may well be top of government agendas to help cope with COVID-19 spending, but every move could require trade-offs.
- Many factors are disrupting the equilibrium multinationals have enjoyed for decades. In response, organizations must adapt both their strategies and their tactics.
- Business leaders need to act now to meet the demands of science, government, investors and society at large.
- LeadershipConflicting demands and challenges must be managed. Here’s how to do it.
- StrategyThough resilient in a crisis, family businesses have not fully embraced the ESG agenda or digital transformation, according to a new survey.
- StrategyClarins Group’s organizational experiment during the pandemic shows how a large company adapts and becomes more flexible when it matters most.
Books in Brief
- In his new book, Futureproof, Kevin Roose provides useful advice for humans on life amid rampant automation.
- In his new book, the Microsoft cofounder argues that doubling down on innovation can move the world closer to net-zero emissions.
- In Making Great Strategy, Stanford b-school professors Jesper Sørensen and Glenn Carroll bridge the gap between abstract strategic visions and executable plans.
Inside the Mind of the CEO
- CEO Andy Mooney riffs on the boom in guitar sales during COVID-19 and rethinking business models for the post-pandemic world.
Endpage: Recent Research
- s+b BlogsSmall, persistent customer service failures may pose a bigger threat to customer retention than large, isolated incidents.