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The hidden perils of temp turnover

In the gig economy, more companies are employing temporary workers for greater flexibility. But that strategy comes at a cost.
by Matt Palmquist
SlideshowGMO

Make the most of tax time

Taxes are often viewed as simply a compliance issue. But what if organizations thought of taxes as a way to benefit their businesses now, and help them plan for a better future? Here, a collection of articles delves into different corners of the tax world to explain how it’s done.
GMO

The confidence premium

In PwC’s annual global survey of chief executives, CEOs’ optimism about their own company’s prospects is a leading indicator of broader economic prosperity. How, then, can we best foster confident CEOs?
by Bob Moritz
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How business schools can change the world

Experiential learning approaches that give management students exposure to adversity can help create empathetic leaders who are motivated to build a more equitable, sustainable future.
by Deepa Krishnan
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Making universal basic income a reality

After years of hype, UBI could be poised to scale. But first, policymakers and businesses will have to address fundamental implementation issues.
by Deepali Srivastava
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Designing for economic inclusion

Products that resonate best with consumers at the bottom of the pyramid are those designed with an understanding of their aspirations and needs.
by Deepa Prahalad
GMO

Asian opportunities

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, who leads one of the Philippines’ biggest conglomerates, explains how Southeast Asian companies are taking advantage of the changes in East–West dynamics.
by Jeremy Grant

Japan’s female future

Demographic realities and the growing number of women in higher education are changing the male-dominated management structures of Japan Inc.
by Bill Emmott
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The wisdom of The Old Wives’ Tale

A 1908 novel about the fate of two sisters in Victorian England has a great deal to teach us about the challenges women face in the business world.
by Daniel Akst
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The silver lining of an aging population

Economists often warn that an abundance of elders will be problematic for the economy. But new research shows that such a demographic shift could be a good thing.
by Matt Palmquist

How to pick technology winners

Some of today’s innovations will become as prevalent as smartphones. Others, such as jet packs, won’t take off. Three factors can help you tell which are likely to succeed.
by Peter Schwartz
GMO

Tomorrow’s Data Heroes

Telecom companies are struggling to find a profitable identity in today’s digital sphere. What about helping customers control their information?
by Florian Gröne, Pierre Péladeau, and Rawia Abdel Samad

Can Capitalism Be Fixed?

In his new book, The Future of Capitalism, Oxford economist Paul Collier lays out a path to restore the ethical foundations of the free-market system in the U.S. and Europe.
by David J. Lynch
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Finance, Disaster, and You

The Financier, an overlooked 1912 volume by iconic novelist Theodore Dreiser, has a great deal to teach businesspeople about hubris, adversity, and redemption.
by Daniel Akst
Strategy& insights
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