Issue 55, Summer 2009
In this issue
- Booz & Company’s annual survey of chief executive arrivals and departures shows that the financial crisis has held down the rate of CEO turnover — for now.
- Even as they struggle through the economic meltdown, vehicle makers can look ahead to a high-growth, flexible, global future.
- Strategies to improve working capital deficiencies and unearth excess cash from corporate balance sheets.
- The information systems group at Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has moved from an "order-taker" role to "next-generation demand management” in an effort to meet overall corporate needs.
- Companies that rely on innovation for growth must learn to live with failure. But lack of commercial success does not have to be a terrible result.
- A direct-to-consumer media strategy can help companies build brands and reach consumers in new ways.
- Companies and industries are often driven by implicit formulas. Questioning their validity can lead to breakthroughs.
- In their quest to build sustainable economies, the Gulf states of the Middle East are learning to manage opposing forces.
- How a conference of multiple stakeholders is bringing financial investment to a region marked by conflict.
- A long-standing champion of high-tech innovation foresees a fundamental shift toward more transparent institutions and a more relationship-driven economy.
- A connoisseur of corporate histories conducts a guided tour of the favorites in his collection.
- A review of The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics, by Richard C. Koo.
- Customers are often dissatisfied with their purchases when faced with too many products.