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  • A woman operates a digital interface
    s+b Blogs
    November 23, 2022

    Keeping ahead of technology

    Episode 9 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast features Azeem Azhar, founder of the tech analysis platform Exponential View, and Annie Veillet, national data and advanced analytics lead partner with PwC Canada.
  • A soccer ball sits on a grass field in a stadium
    s+b Blogs
    November 21, 2022

    Data and decisions in soccer

    by Ben Lyttleton
    The beautiful game is in a race for off-the-field talent that can deliver a competitive edge through big data.
  • Engineers winch tools up wind turbine from boat at offshore windfarm
    November 9, 2022

    Are your investments enabling a Just Transition?

    by Joe Crotty, Margot King, Alexandra Lockyer, and Jon Williams
    Here’s how financial institutions can rebalance a portfolio for net-zero commitments while managing the impact on people, the planet, and profits.
  • Closeup photograph of someone holding a smartphone outdoors
    November 8, 2022

    Want to understand climate risk? Start by looking in your pocket

    by Emma Cox and Nicole Röttmer
    Climate events are hitting fast and hard, and more extreme ones are on the horizon. Taking a look at the implications for a ubiquitous product—the smartphone—can help business leaders everywhere imagine the risk in their own operations.
  • A businessman holds coins in his hands, and a sprout is growing from the coins
    October 26, 2022

    The race to keep pace with investor expectations on ESG

    by Olwyn Alexander and Kevin O’Connell
    A PwC global survey reveals how investor demand for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) funds is growing much faster than previously anticipated. How can asset managers come out in front?
  • A cropped image shows the hands of two people holding smartphones, which they use to transfer funds between them
    s+b Blogs
    October 19, 2022

    Finding real value on the blockchain

    In Episode 4 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast, Sheila Bair, former chair of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Vicki Huff Eckert, a retired PwC US partner and former vice chair for PwC’s US technology, media, and telecommunications sector, discuss cryptocurrency’s fast-approaching future.
  • A confident businesswoman leading a team
    October 18, 2022

    Empowering women in the workplace

    by Bhushan Sethi, Peter Brown, Chaitali Mukherjee, and Aoife Flood
    An analysis of employee survey data shows that at many companies, women have less autonomy and control than men. Here are five ways to create more equity.
  • Photograph of the hands of three people holding phones
    October 17, 2022

    Turn your meetings into jam sessions

    by Pia Lauritzen
    Opening meetings with free-form questions that participants can answer on their phones or laptops can ignite people’s curiosity and boost engagement.
  • Polar bear on melting ice in Canada
    s+b Blogs
    October 13, 2022

    Retooling crisis management for today’s disasters

    In Episode 3 of the Take on Tomorrow podcast, Craig Fugate, former head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and PwC UK’s Bobbie Ramsden-Knowles discuss how businesses can prepare for climate change, ransomware attacks, and other high-impact events.
  • A photograph of a masked medical worker handling a tray of lab samples.
    s+b Blogs
    October 5, 2022

    How do you make life-changing ideas a reality?

    In Episode 2 of s+b’s Take on Tomorrow podcast, Wellcome Leap COO Ken Gabriel and PwC UK’s Leo Johnson talk about accelerating the pace of breakthrough innovation.
  • A photograph of a young woman gazing into her smartphone on a city street.
    s+b Blogs
    October 3, 2022

    Solving the puzzle of data protection

    In the debut episode of s+b’s Take on Tomorrow podcast, Apple’s chief privacy officer and PwC’s head of cybersecurity discuss the challenges leaders face in dealing with the clashing demands surrounding personal data.
  • Photograph of a man in profile sitting at his desk, looking at his computer screen with his hand on his chin
    October 3, 2022

    In defense of “quiet working”

    by Adam Bryant
    It’s certainly not as catchy as “quiet quitting,” the buzz phrase of recent months. But not everyone is disengaged from their jobs.
  • Two coworkers have a discussion at a glass whiteboard
    September 23, 2022

    The overlooked power of day-to-day dynamism

    by Aaron Gilcreast and Allen Webb
    New PwC research shows that starting and stopping smaller projects contribute at least as much to performance as making big, business-level decisions and deals.
  • A pile of brightly colored wires
    September 23, 2022

    Strategic coherence for tumultuous times

    by Richard Rumelt
    Inflection points like the one we are living through threaten to upend our business assumptions and strategies. The remedy is to identify key challenges instead of focusing on hoped-for results and ambitions.
  • A photo-illustration of a bright red umbrella thrust up above a sea of black umbrellas
    September 6, 2022

    Spinning uncertainty into success

    by Tom Ehrenfeld
    A new self-help book gleans lessons from entrepreneurs who saw potential where others saw peril.
  • A photo-illustration of a dual-rotor electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft
    August 22, 2022

    Electric planes take off

    by Raymond Colitt
    The potential for short-haul electric flight is energizing aviation’s newest startups.
  • Overhead photo of two groups of three businessmen; the groups are walking on illustrated color tiles toward the center of the image
    August 18, 2022

    Does your culture fit your strategy?

    by Alice Zhou, Mara Kelly, and Christopher Hannegan
    A big culture–strategy disconnect can be catastrophic. Only a formal assessment based on objective data can tell you if your organization is ready to transform.
  • Colorful, stylized ribbons of sound emerge from a megaphone
    August 9, 2022

    Beyond purpose statements

    by Adam Bryant
    Fuzzy claims to greater ambition are starting to feel like just another corporate fad. It’s time to replace them with impact statements.
  • A closeup photograph of a green traffic light
    June 24, 2022

    Pedal to the metal

    by Daniel Gross
    Amid rising global uncertainty, it’s tempting to hit the brakes on decarbonization, but recent insights from PwC thought leaders offer a convincing case for doing exactly the opposite.
  • A photograph of a woman in business clothes looking up at an office building.
    June 6, 2022

    What’s most needed from managers now

    by Adam Bryant
    As organizations shift from command-and-control leadership to more decentralized decision-making, the “frozen middle” is melting—and managers have to step up.
  • A photograph of two hands cutting a slice from a blueberry tart against a mint-green background.
    June 2, 2022

    A kinder, gentler deal

    by Theodore Kinni
    With his book Split the Pie, Yale School of Management professor Barry Nalebuff offers a consistent, fair, and scalable approach to negotiation.
  • A black-and-white photo shows a 1940s Hollywood movie premiere.
    s+b Blogs
    May 23, 2022

    Persuasion, Hollywood style

    by Theodore Kinni
    Professors Peter Desberg and Jeffrey Davis explain how leaders can enhance their persuasive skills by mastering the craft of the pitch.
  • Illustration of a pinstripe-clad arm pointing toward a door, implying that someone is being fired.
    May 9, 2022

    Is it time to fire yourself?

    by Adam Bryant
    Anyone can get stuck in a rut and become too invested in the initiatives they’ve launched. Use this mental trick to keep a fresh perspective.
  • A photo-illustration of a worker using a ladder to exit one of several identical white cubes, the rest of which are occupied.
    April 13, 2022

    Where is the office now?

    by Julia Hobsbawm
    We’re in a new phase of workplace evolution. Adapting to three key shifts in working practices will help people and productivity.
  • Bar chart showing business growth turning from red to orange and yellow and finally green
    March 31, 2022

    Making ESG a strategic asset

    by Jeannie Diefenderfer
    CEOs can advance environmental, social, and governance concerns by treating them as more than a compliance requirement.
  • Antonio Conte, manager of Tottenham Hotspur, watches his team play.
    s+b Blogs
    March 14, 2022

    Make the “new manager bounce” work for you

    by Ben Lyttleton
    Turning around the fortunes of a soccer team requires a special combination of skills. Leaders of all kinds could benefit from studying them.
  • A photo of Elephant Island in Antarctica, against a blue sky with heavy clouds.
    February 22, 2022

    Leadership when the chips are down

    by Daniel Akst
    A century after his death, Ernest Shackleton and his unsuccessful Antarctic expedition offer a rich lesson on how to embrace failure.
  • A black-and-white illustration of a woman calmly sipping from a mug of coffee and reading a book in the middle of a chaotic office.
    February 15, 2022

    How healthy boundaries build trust in the workplace

    by Dana Gionta and Liz Sweigart
    Boundaries clarify responsibilities and expectations. Both employers and employees need to identify, set, and maintain them to keep people engaged and deliver strong performance.
  • A pair of hands rests on one of the chairs in an otherwise empty boardroom.
    February 7, 2022

    The new rules of succession planning

    by David Reimer and Adam Bryant
    Too often, boards fail to pick the best CEO candidate because they focus on the wrong criteria. This three-step plan will help identify the right person for the top job.
  • Many arrows pointing left and right
    February 2, 2022

    Sharpen your strategy document

    by Adam Bryant
    Clarifying what is and isn’t going to change helps ease the pressure of putting everything in one document.