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How digital reinventors are pulling away from the pack

– As digitization progresses, incumbents competing in new, digital ways are already outperforming those that continue to operate traditionally, a new survey finds.
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Grow fast or die slow: The role of profitability in sustainable growth

– How can software and online-services companies determine the right balance between growth and profitability?
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Wellness at work: The promise and pitfalls

– It takes more than a discounted health-club membership to move the needle on employee well-being.
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How container shipping could reinvent itself for the digital age

– When McKinsey investigated containerization in 1967, we found that industry players would have to rethink everything. Is it time... to rethink everything again?
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Remaking the bank for an ecosystem world

– Global banking-industry performance has been lackluster. Now comes the hard part: the rise of nonbanking platform companies targeting... the most profitable parts of the banking value chain.
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Five Fifty: Evaluate this

– Want better performance from your employees? Drop the annual review process and its ill-fitting stack-and-rank ratings approach.
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Trends in electric-vehicle design

– What did we learn from a teardown and benchmarking of ten EV models?
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How to break through the gravitational pull of your legacy organization

– Initial successes in a digital transformation often break down over time. Digital winners know what it takes to break through.
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Global customer and channel management: What the best CPG companies do

– To excel in customer and channel management, consumer-goods companies must emphasize different capabilities in different markets.... Which ones matter most, and where?

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Safe enough to try: An interview with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

– Organizations are more likely to innovate and thrive when they unleash the potential of individuals and the power of self-organizing... teams, says the online retailer’s CEO.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Disruption, friction, and change: The hallmarks of a true transformation

– A company transformation is a holistic, top-priority endeavor that requires aggressive focus from the management team to reach... the full potential of a business.
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How the semiconductor industry is taking charge of its transformation

– Three snapshots demonstrate areas of change and opportunity.
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Where is technology taking the economy?

– We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic... era—a distributive one—where different rules apply.

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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence

– For artificial intelligence to take hold in Southeast Asia, the region needs more defined business use cases, better data ecosystems,... and more concerted talent-development efforts.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.

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