Issue 98, Spring 2020
strategy+business magazine: Issue 98 Spring 2020

In this issue

Cover story

  • Leaders in waiting

    by Peter Englisch
    PwC’s latest survey of family-owned enterprises finds millennials ready to step up, and highlights four paths they can follow to success.

Leading Ideas

  • Leadership

    How to think like a CEO

    by Adam Bryant
    Top leaders share a particular habit of mind that sets them apart.
  • Consumer & retail

    Creating an agile mind-set at PepsiCo

    by Johannes Evenblij and Janine Waclawski
    The company’s Central and South America unit transformed itself after implementing a more nimble approach that stoked innovation and increased employees’ free time.
  • s+b Blogs
    Leadership

    Can you be a shaper of great institutions?

    by Art Kleiner
    Former Tata Group director R. Gopalakrishnan, who's written a new book, says the best leaders focus on building both a better business and a better world.

Essays

  • Organizations & people

    Thawing the frozen middle

    by Carol Stubbings, Darren Homer, and John Francis
    As businesses put trillions of dollars into digital transformations, they need a plan to ensure that middle management is helping make the most of the investment.
  • Consumer & retail

    Niche work if you can get it

    by Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O’Connell
    Understanding how specialist companies succeed can help all leaders learn ways to stick to their strategies.

The Thought Leader Interview

Books in Brief

  • What’s your story?

    by Daniel Akst
    In his new book, Nobel-winning economist Robert J. Shiller emphasizes the importance of narratives.
  • A brave new workless world

    by Mike Jakeman
    In his new book, Oxford University economist Daniel Susskind sketches out the perils and promise of automation’s displacement of labor.

Recent Research

  • s+b Blogs

    The three Ts of handling consumer data

    by Matt Palmquist
    Customers give personal information to companies that are careful about trust, transparency, and the type of data they request.