Issue 80, Autumn 2015
- Strategy & LeadershipInteractiveThe entire history of management ideas can be seen as a series of answers to a few pragmatic queries.
- Strategy & LeadershipOrganizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.
- Thought LeadersDebates over paid leave, wage increases, and flexible work arrangements, says the MIT professor, all stem from a larger assumption that personal and business needs are in conflict.
- Capable DealmakerStrategy & LeadershipTwelve years of data shows that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns.
- EnergyThe way we create, use, and manage electricity is finally changing, and the implications go far beyond the utility sector.
- Organizations & PeopleNeuroscience research shows how new organizational practices can shift ingrained thinking.
- FinancePlatforms like Apple Pay and Google Wallet will need to ensure a seamless and secure experience for merchants and consumers.
- FinanceBefore industrial companies sell assets, they must understand the motivations of the full array of potential buyers, especially those emerging in the East.
- Strategy & LeadershipMore companies are seeking greater control of their value chain — but they should do so with caution.
- Global PerspectiveMultinationals are shifting their R&D focus from cost savings to knowledge-based research.
- Strategy & LeadershipTwo decades of management coverage, charted by topic.
- Organizations & PeopleMany business leaders need to improve their perceptual acuity. Here’s how you can develop the ability to look around corners — and become a catalyst for change.
- HealthcareRevolutionary changes in the delivery, financing, and management of healthcare present a choice: Do you want to be a gold miner or a bartender?
Books in Brief
- Thriving amid rapid change, authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler argue, requires a fearlessness that borders on hubris.
- In a new biography of the brothers who invented the airplane, David McCullough describes the frustrations and triumphs involved in getting aviation off the ground.
- The eminent — and controversial — economist offers a set of cures for the ills of global poverty. It’s not clear the medicine works.
- Addressing climate change with a sense of urgency isn’t a matter of morality, two economists argue. It’s about managing risk.
- Attracting new employees and doing right by its current workforce aren’t the only factors that lead a company to adopt LGBT-friendly HR policies.