Issue 91, Summer 2018
In this issue
- Consumer ProductsPwC’s seventh annual global survey of consumers suggests that the next major retail industry battle will be over control of everyday routines.
- Thought LeadersGMOGlobal growth, social media, and technology are allowing professional basketball to engage fans in the arena and online.
- Marketing, Media & SalesDeveloping new sources of income is a vital strategic imperative.
- Marketing, Media & SalesE-sports evolved from a hobby into an obsession, into a business — and now it is a full-fledged entertainment industry.
- TechnologyEmerging digital tools and techniques are reinventing large-scale IT initiatives, one process at a time.
- SustainabilityA growing number of innovative companies is capturing CO2 and using it to create materials and products for human consumption.
- Thought LeadersCarnegie Mellon professor Taya Cohen explains the connection between moral character and workplace performance.
- Consumer ProductsThe world’s largest and fastest-growing home appliance company has always moved ahead of technological change. Now, as it enters a world of sensors and artificial intelligence, it is shifting the way it does business yet again.
- Strategy & LeadershipMost structural changes will have tax implications. Thoughtful planning can help leaders convert tax traps into enhanced reorganization returns.
- Strategy & LeadershipIs your board missing early warning signals that the chief executive is slipping?
- Consumer ProductsAs the thriving sector matures, new growth strategies will be necessary.
- Strategy & LeadershipIn PwC’s annual survey of chief executives around the world, respondents voiced confidence about economic growth and greater interest in corporate responsibility.
Books in Brief
- In her book on inventive genius, Melissa Schilling delves into the personality traits that lead to breakthroughs. See also “Summer Reading: 8 Business Books – in Pictures”
- s+b BlogsHigh-profile companies that frequently use consumer data are targets, and negative effects linger for years.