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Under group CEO Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al-Nasser, stc has invested in a host of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IOT), and 5G.
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The digital journey of stc

Group CEO Nasser Al-Nasser explains how the company’s digital strategy has helped it meet customers’ urgent needs and reveal new opportunities for growth.
by Jad Hajj
A photo of Noni Purnomo, president director of the Blue Bird board.
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Blue Bird takes on the future of mobility in Indonesia

President director Noni Purnomo explains how an ambidextrous leadership style is helping her prepare her family’s transportation and logistics firm for the post-pandemic world.
by Lukmanul Arsyad and Kieran McCann
Fender CEO Andy Mooney pauses in a hallway lined with guitars.
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Fender hits the right notes

CEO Andy Mooney riffs on the boom in guitar sales during COVID-19 and rethinking business models for the post-pandemic world.
by Bob Woods
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
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
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
Stanford University psychology professor Jamil Zaki smiles while standing on a sidewalk.

Empathy: The glue we need to fix a fractured world

Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki explains that whether we are dealing with business, politics, or personal matters, it’s possible — and advantageous — to train ourselves to be more empathic.
by Amy Emmert
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Connecting the dots in an uncertain world

NYU’s Christian Busch makes the case that serendipity is a skill, resulting from a mindset that allows you to see and act on opportunities in seemingly unrelated facts or events.
by Suvarchala Narayanan
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Keeping African goods moving

Obi Ozor, the founder of Kobo360, a data-driven logistics startup based in Nigeria, explains how COVID-19 is accelerating digitization, which in turn is improving food security in Africa.
by Adedoyin Amosun and Deborah Unger

Mutiny amid the bounty

What captains of industry can learn from captains in the great age of sail.
by Daniel Akst
A solo mountaineer, icepick in hand, reaches a high, snowy peak and looks out over the surrounding landscape
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The urgent need for sophisticated leadership

The pandemic has highlighted a series of paradoxes inherent to the work of leaders. What comes next will depend on how well they face up to them.
by Blair Sheppard and Susannah Anfield
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Management lessons of The True Believer

A 20th-century working-class philosopher has a lot to teach modern workers — and managers — about finding meaning in life, and on the job.
by Daniel Akst