More World view

  • November 13, 2019

    What’s your story?

    by Daniel Akst
    In his new book, Nobel-winning economist Robert J. Shiller emphasizes the importance of narratives.
  • October 30, 2019

    Preparing for a shake-up in global finance

    by Jonathan Bergeson and Marguerite Duprieu
    Large companies are probably ready for the obvious effects of the impending shift away from LIBOR, but hazards could be lurking in unexpected places.
  • October 21, 2019

    India’s new unicorns

    by Vishnupriya Sengupta and Suvarchala Narayanan
    The world’s largest democracy is becoming a seedbed for billion-dollar startups.
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    October 11, 2019

    Us vs. them: Another way is possible

    by Adam Kahane
    Whether in the boardroom or the halls of government, we can achieve more peaceful and productive ways of working.
  • October 7, 2019

    Growth strategies for an uncertain world

    by David Wijeratne and Jeremy Grant
    Internationalization can help businesses rethink their global footprint and governments attract trade and enterprise.
  • s+b Blogs
    October 1, 2019

    The living lessons of Dead Souls

    by Daniel Akst
    The classic Nikolai Gogol satire from 1842 provides keen insight into the endurance of charismatic financial hustlers.
  • September 20, 2019

    Pressure points

    by Mike Jakeman
    In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
  • September 12, 2019

    How conglomerates can do better in emerging markets

    by Shashank Tripathi, Eduardo Fusaro, and Anurag Garg
    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.
  • September 11, 2019

    Making Indian businesses sustainable

    by Deepa Krishnan
    Companies will accelerate their commitment to long-term social and environmental well-being only if India builds an ecosystem of sustainability drivers.
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    August 8, 2019

    Keep your CSR programs on track

    by Matt Palmquist
    Corporate social responsibility can be tricky, especially for multinationals. A new study lays out some guidance.
  • August 1, 2019

    China’s herd of unicorns

    by Jianbin Gao and Yuqing Guo
    About 200 Chinese startups have valuations of $1 billion or more, and many are preparing to go global.
  • s+b Blogs
    July 18, 2019

    Why business should cut food waste

    by Deepali Srivastava
    Being green isn’t the only reason for companies to get on board. Retailers, restaurants, and others that find ways to minimize food surpluses will reap financial rewards, too.
  • July 17, 2019

    Level setting

    by David J. Lynch
    In his new book, Michael O’Sullivan looks to the past to find a future for the post-globalization world.
  • June 11, 2019

    Jabil’s manufacturing leap

    by Richard D’Aveni
    How one of the biggest companies you’ve never heard of may create the future of manufacturing.
  • June 6, 2019

    Diving into deep learning

    by Chana R. Schoenberger
    In their new book on what makes high schools work, education experts Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine offer vital lessons for business leaders as well.
  • June 5, 2019

    A crisis of legitimacy

    by Blair Sheppard and Ceri-Ann Droog
    Today’s toughest global challenges are unintended consequences of yesterday’s success. If our prevailing institutions can’t adapt, they could lose the right to lead.
  • s+b Blogs
    May 2, 2019

    The hidden perils of temp turnover

    by Matt Palmquist
    In the gig economy, more companies are employing temporary workers for greater flexibility. But that strategy comes at a cost.
  • May 1, 2019

    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.
  • April 22, 2019

    The confidence premium

    by Bob Moritz
    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?
  • s+b Blogs
    April 15, 2019

    How business schools can change the world

    by Deepa Krishnan
    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.
  • s+b Blogs
    April 10, 2019

    Making universal basic income a reality

    by Deepali Srivastava
    After years of hype, UBI could be poised to scale. But first, policymakers and businesses will have to address fundamental implementation issues.
  • s+b Blogs
    March 27, 2019

    Designing for economic inclusion

    by Deepa Prahalad
    Products that resonate best with consumers at the bottom of the pyramid are those designed with an understanding of their aspirations and needs.
  • March 20, 2019

    Asian opportunities

    by Jeremy Grant
    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.
  • March 12, 2019

    Japan’s female future

    by Bill Emmott
    Demographic realities and the growing number of women in higher education are changing the male-dominated management structures of Japan Inc.
  • s+b Blogs
    March 7, 2019

    The wisdom of The Old Wives’ Tale

    by Daniel Akst
    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.
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    March 4, 2019

    The silver lining of an aging population

    by Matt Palmquist
    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.
  • February 27, 2019

    How to pick technology winners

    by Peter Schwartz
    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.
  • February 19, 2019

    Tomorrow’s data heroes

    by Florian Gröne, Pierre Péladeau, and Rawia Abdel Samad
    Telecom companies are struggling to find a profitable identity in today’s digital sphere. What about helping customers control their information?
  • February 15, 2019

    Can Capitalism Be Fixed?

    by David J. Lynch
    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.
  • February 12, 2019

    Sustaining Southeast Asia’s momentum

    by David Wijeratne, Neil Plumridge, and Sundara Raj
    How the 10 countries of the vibrant ASEAN region can avoid the threat of slower growth.
  • s+b Blogs
    February 11, 2019

    Finance, disaster, and you

    by Daniel Akst
    The Financier, an overlooked 1912 volume by iconic novelist Theodore Dreiser, has a great deal to teach businesspeople about hubris, adversity, and redemption.
  • February 5, 2019

    Team Human vs. Team AI

    by Douglas Rushkoff
    To make artificial intelligence live up to its promise, we need to understand and reframe the values implicit in the technology.
  • January 28, 2019

    Water Experts for the World

    by Bobbie van der List
    The Dutch turned adversity into a compelling economic opportunity. Other countries could do the same.
  • s+b Blogs
    January 3, 2019

    Are We Outgrowing Growth?

    by Deepali Srivastava
    Citizens and policymakers are asking whether economies can break out of growth-dependent frameworks. Businesses should help find the answer.