World view

What’s your story?

In his new book, Nobel-winning economist Robert J. Shiller emphasizes the importance of narratives.
by Daniel Akst
s+b Blogs

Preparing for a shake-up in global finance

Large companies are probably ready for the obvious effects of the impending shift away from LIBOR, but hazards could be lurking in unexpected places.
by Jonathan Bergeson and Marguerite Duprieu
GMO

India’s new unicorns

The world’s largest democracy is becoming a seedbed for billion-dollar startups.
by Vishnupriya Sengupta and Suvarchala Narayanan
s+b Blogs

The living lessons of Dead Souls

The classic Nikolai Gogol satire from 1842 provides keen insight into the endurance of charismatic financial hustlers.
by Daniel Akst

Pressure points

In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
by Mike Jakeman

How conglomerates can do better in emerging markets

Despite investor skepticism about business conglomerates, in emerging markets they are well placed to improve returns. But they need a sharper focus and a better-defined strategic identity to guarantee future performance.
by Shashank Tripathi, Eduardo Fusaro, and Anurag Garg

Making Indian businesses sustainable

Companies will accelerate their commitment to long-term social and environmental well-being only if India builds an ecosystem of sustainability drivers.
by Deepa Krishnan