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How to be a great sponsor

When you’re asked to help young, underrepresented talent succeed, here’s what you’ll need to know to do the job right.
by Wanda T. Wallace
Uday Kotak is founder and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, India’s second-most-valued bank by market capitalization.
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India’s digital-first banker

Uday Kotak, founder and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, explains why consolidation, customer-centricity, and risk management will define the future of financial services.
by Suvarchala Narayanan
Wayne Peacock is CEO of USAA, an insurer that focuses exclusively on military personnel and their families.  
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USAA’s critical mission

Wayne Peacock, CEO of the insurer for military members and their families, is building on a century of tradition while deploying new technology to reinvent the business.
by Daniel Gross
Photo of Annie Duke, a poker player turned strategy consultant, in a black shirt, smiling, with her head tilted to the side.

Stop trusting your gut

Annie Duke, a world-class poker player turned strategy consultant, wants to help company leaders make better decisions.
by Jeff Garigliano
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Lazy leaders and heroic managers

Strategic transformation failures are often blamed on middle managers, but the real culprit is executives not delivering on three key issues.
by Elsbeth Johnson
Deryl McKissack stands in front of a white wall, smiling with her arms folded.
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Building for the future

How Deryl McKissack, president and CEO of design and construction management firm McKissack & McKissack, is reimagining public and private spaces for the post–COVID-19 world.
by Samantha Marshall
Photo of Dillip Rajakarier, group CEO of the hospitality company Minor International
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Running a global hospitality business in a pandemic

Dillip Rajakarier, group CEO of Minor International, on why strong cash management, weekly planning, and a focus on local markets have been key to managing through crisis.
by Deborah Unger and Nicolas Mayer