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McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 15, 2018

Improving the delivery of road infrastructure across the world
Five best practices should inform efforts to boost countries' road-infrastructure delivery systems.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 15, 2018

Leading for the long term
Successful CEOs combine winning strategies with compelling stories and constructive engagement with shareholders.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2018

OFSE quarterly: Continued rise of North American shale amid increasing oil prices
As oil prices rise to levels not seen since 2014—primarily as a result of geopolitical risk and ongoing OPEC production cuts—we expect to see further improvements in the OFSE sector and a renewed emphasis on North American shale.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2018

Kai-Fu Lee's perspectives on two global leaders in artificial intelligence: China and the United States
Kai-Fu Lee shares his perspectives on developing and adopting artificial intelligence in China and the United States with McKinsey Global Institute partner Michael Chui.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2018

How can business leaders make the new world of work better for people?
John Donahoe of ServiceNow and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn speak about how businesses can play a role in improving work for people in the age of automation and artificial intelligence.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 14, 2018

Advanced analytics in software pricing: Enabling sales to price with confidence
Building advanced analytics such as dynamic deal scoring into the core commercial process helps software sales organizations price smarter, streamline the approval process, and win more deals.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 12, 2018

A study in complex change: Transforming a global public-sector organization
Agus D. W. Martowardojo discusses the strategies and culture changes he implemented to set a new path for Bank Indonesia.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 12, 2018

Collaborating to address our global public health challenges
Jaak Peeters, head of global public health at Johnson & Johnson, discusses the role pharma can play in addressing big challenges, such as fighting diseases like HIV and tuberculosis.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 12, 2018

Five fifty: Real-world AI
Unsure where or how AI applies to your company? McKinsey Global Institute found over 400 real-life examples where AI can improve longstanding business challenges.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 11, 2018

McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 2: Overview and full issue
This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, asks what it takes to lead a people-first organization, shows how senior executives can get more comfortable with complexity, and explores digital tools to link top talent with a company's strategic opportunities.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 08, 2018

Operations as a competitive advantage in biotechnology
Esteban Santos, executive vice president for operations at Amgen, explains how the company is using operations to support innovation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 08, 2018

A smarter approach to cost reduction in the public sector
Most cost-cutting programs fail. To do better for less, governments need to build capabilities, harness data and analytics, and reinvest savings.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 08, 2018

The new rules of competition in energy storage
The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 08, 2018

Winning the cost battle: Success factors in digital transformations for energy retailers
As the battle for profitability increases, energy retailers are embarking on digital transformations to lower costs.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2018

An SEK 850 billion digital opportunity for Sweden
If Sweden can fulfill its digitization potential by taking advantage of six important technological trends, it could generate SEK 850-1,400 billion per year by 2025.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2018

How to avoid the pitfalls of IT crowdsourcing to boost speed, find talent, and reduce costs
Crowdsourcing is emerging as an important capability for companies modernizing IT. Businesses that do it best follow five important principles.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 07, 2018

How to create win-win public outsourcing contracts
To structure and manage complex contracts with the private sector, governments must have a range of skills and expertise. Six success factors are critical to these efforts.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 06, 2018

Long tail, big savings: Digital unlocks hidden value in procurement
Until recently, many companies thought it was futile to try to extract savings from the low-volume purchases in "tail spend." New technologies are changing the equation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 06, 2018

Digital procurement in private equity: Unlocking sustainable impact
Best-practice purchasing is now an even more potent source of value creation for private-equity leaders.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 05, 2018

Five Fifty: Insecurity
Trojan-infested botnets. Distributed denials of service. Credential stuffing attacks. How secure is your company in an age of cybercrime?

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 05, 2018

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future
As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 05, 2018

Ten insights on the US opioid crisis from claims data analysis
Careful analysis of health insurers' claims data can provide important insights into the opioid crisis by identifying patterns that could help shape strategies to combat opioid dependence and abuse.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 04, 2018

Is the Solow Paradox back?
Digitization isn't stimulating productivity growth—yet.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 04, 2018

Bringing (solar) power to the people
Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 01, 2018

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for
As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 01, 2018

Marketing's hidden treasure: Better CPE can unlock millions to fuel growth
Overlooked and often forgotten, consumer promotions and engagement (CPE) can be a major source of revenues.

McKinsey Quarterly
Jun 01, 2018

Why AI isn't the death of jobs
Companies using AI to innovate are more likely to increase employment, writes Jacques Bughin in MIT Sloan Management Review.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2018

What's ahead for food processing and handling?
The sector has seen a recent resurgence. But to grow amid technological change and the global market's shifting demands, companies can't rest on their laurels.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2018

Transforming our jobs: automation in Hungary


McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2018

Perspectives on conduct risk in wealth management
Here are four principles that can help financial institutions meet customer and regulator expectations for better conduct-risk management.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2018

Applying AI: Where—and how—to put artificial intelligence to work
Need actionable insights on AI? A webinar with McKinsey and QuantumBlack leaders explores ways to deliver impact through analytics.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2018

Expanding horizons for risk management in pharma
With risks mounting, drugmakers can take a page from other highly regulated, capital-intensive businesses.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 31, 2018

Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations
An increase in the number of successful ones could help solve society's greatest challenges, serve citizens better, and support the more productive use of public resources.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 30, 2018

Automation will make lifelong learning a necessary part of work
Shifts in skills are not new: we have seen such a shift from physical to cognitive tasks, and more recently to digital skills. But the coming shift in workforce skills could be massive in scale, write Jacques Bughin, Susan Lund, and Eric Hazin in Harvard Business Review.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 29, 2018

Five Fifty: Shake it up
Want to avoid the complacency that so often follows success? Take lessons from Pixar's high-morale collection of subversives and malcontents.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 29, 2018

The leadership journey of Abraham Lincoln
Hear the call to action contained in Abraham Lincoln's story, and get to work. The world has never needed you and other real leaders more than it does now.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 25, 2018

The secret to making it in the digital sales world: The human touch
Successful B2B sales teams strike the human-digital balance customers want in three core areas: speed, transparency, and expertise.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 24, 2018

The revival of customer loyalty: How regulated utilities can reshape customer engagement
With customer expectations rising and new technologies emerging, constant renewal of customer transformations can never be over.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 24, 2018

How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa
The potential for entrepreneurship in the region is high, based on digital consumption and a startling increase in investment funding for start-ups.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 23, 2018

Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles
Leadership changes are more common and important than ever. But most companies don't get it right.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 23, 2018

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce
Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?

McKinsey Quarterly
May 23, 2018

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles
The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you'd expect.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 23, 2018

The missing link in mining-company productivity: People
To address its productivity challenge, the mining industry has invested heavily in technology. New evidence shows that it also needs to pay more attention to its people.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 22, 2018

Five Fifty: Digital lipstick
As digital technology erodes profit and revenue growth, why aren't companies responding with bold strategies?

McKinsey Quarterly
May 22, 2018

Breaking away: The secrets to scaling analytics
A handful of the world's companies have cracked the code on embedding analytics into every layer of their organizations.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 18, 2018

How can we make labor shifts work for people?
Technological shifts have fundamentally changed labor markets. What governments and companies do to manage those shifts will be crucial in allowing workers to thrive.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 18, 2018

The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County
Can a rising tide lift all boats? Here is a quick primer on the state of play in one fast-growth market.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 18, 2018

Why utility boards should care about IT architecture
Many utilities struggle to match the customer and commercial expectations set by digital leaders. Investing in faster, more flexible IT architecture can accelerate their digital modernization.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2018

The state of retail wealth management in North America
Revenues, and the number of assets managed, hit record highs for North American financial advisors in 2017. A deeper look at the numbers, however, reveals concerning trends in pricing and new-client acquisition.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2018

Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar
To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights, and start to digitize the value chain.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 17, 2018

A proven recipe for organic growth: Deliberate focus on a diversified approach
An overview of today's growth ‘ingredients': Invest, Create, Perform

McKinsey Quarterly
May 16, 2018

Building an engine for growth that funds itself
You don't have to look far to finance your growth ambitions.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 16, 2018

How utilities can keep the lights on
The past decade has been difficult for many utilities. Here is how they can prosper in the next.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 15, 2018

Revisiting the access imperative
Challenges with access continue to frustrate consumers and stunt health systems' financial performance. Engaging clinicians and improving productivity are vital to address this dual issue.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2018

Solving the customer-experience puzzle: A guidebook for government leaders
It takes focus to transform public-sector agencies to serve a diverse set of customers better. A ready reference—based on lessons from government leaders—can help.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2018

Asia on the move: Five trends shaping the Asia biopharmaceutical market
Enthusiasm for the biopharmaceutical sector in Asia has been flat, due in part to China's market-access blockade, Japan's spending controls, and deceleration in India and Southeast Asia. Recent changes have reignited interest in the region, with important implications for pharma executives.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2018

Europe's refugees: Refocusing on integration
With the flow of new arrivals slowing, Europe needs to shift its focus to helping those who will stay build new lives and begin making productive contributions.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 14, 2018

Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail
Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what's holding your organization back.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2018

Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers
E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve new levels of predictability and responsiveness, or pay a heavy price.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 11, 2018

FRTB reloaded: Overhauling the trading-risk infrastructure
Investing in infrastructure isn't glamorous. But a thoughtful rebuild will pay dividends for years to come.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2018

Global insurance insights: An overview of recent trends in life, P&C, and health
The following article is an extract from the annual white paper of the McKinsey Global Insurance Pools team. The report describes global trends in the insurance industry, leveraging the McKinsey Global Insurance Pools database.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2018

Five Fifty: Try a little weird
Tony Hsieh, the unconventional CEO of Zappos, is not afraid to create "a little weirdness." In fact it's a core value.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2018

Solving the productivity puzzle
As more companies adopt and learn through digital solutions, and as new forms of employment and investment opportunities strengthen the demand recovery, we expect productivity growth to recover, write James Manyika and Myron Scholes in Project Syndicate.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2018

Booming cities, unintended consequences
Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities and their most vulnerable residents.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 10, 2018

Chemicals and capital markets: Back at the top
Early 2018 sees the chemical industry back in position as the top performer in its value chain.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 09, 2018

China's fast climb up the value chain
From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country's economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 09, 2018

Debiasing the corporation: An interview with Nobel laureate Richard Thaler
The University of Chicago professor explains how executives can battle back against biases that can affect their decision making.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 09, 2018

Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda
McKinsey global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time identifying their organizations' top performers and most critical roles.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 09, 2018

GDPR compliance after May 2018: A continuing challenge
Companies will need to increase automation and streamline their organization if they are not to be overwhelmed by the challenge of sustaining GDPR compliance over the long term.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 09, 2018

How pharma manufacturers can enhance their medical information teams
Medical information teams can be a source of differentiation if used strategically. But the evolving environment means pharma manufacturers will need to make organizational enhancements to get ahead.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 08, 2018

Deep learning's origins and pioneers
The concept of deep learning has been around since the 1950s. Take a brief look at how it evolved from concept to actuality and the key people who made it happen.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 08, 2018

Five Fifty: Platform plays
Platforms are the favored operating model of seven of the world's 12 largest corporations. So why have so few old-line companies followed suit?

McKinsey Quarterly
May 07, 2018

Five reasons some zero-based-budgeting transformations greatly outperform others
A few basic practices, as our downloadable infographic shows, make a significant difference in helping changes stick.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 07, 2018

Real-world evidence: From activity to impact in healthcare decision making
While there is general agreement that real-world evidence could significantly improve how healthcare stakeholders make decisions, expanding its use requires action by multiple stakeholders.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 04, 2018

AI looks North: Bridging Canada's corporate artificial intelligence gap
For Canadian industries to capture the enormous benefits that artificial intelligence offers, Canadian executives must make dramatic shifts in their mindsets, strategies, and execution plans.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 04, 2018

The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise
China remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment to these vehicles have emerged.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2018

Commercial excellence: Powering success in today's evolving energy retail utility markets
Across the world, liberalization of energy markets has resulted in additional pressure on established electric-power and natural-gas players to defend market shares. Our global knowledge initiative explains in a series of articles how to achieve commercial excellence in order to respond to this pressure. This article examines the critical 12 commercial capabilities that really matter and explains in a holistic approach how to build them.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 03, 2018

Medical affairs: Key imperatives for engaging and educating physicians in a digital world
Five strategic efforts can help medical affairs teams master customer engagement in the digital age.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 02, 2018

Taking the next leap forward in semiconductor yield improvement
By prioritizing improvements in end-to-end yield, semiconductor companies can better manage cost pressures and sustain higher profitability. The path forward involves a shift in mind-sets as well as deployment of advanced-analytics solutions.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 02, 2018

Contracting for performance: Unlocking additional value
The majority of contracts are lacking basic elements that could enable better vendor performance and cost savings. Here's how companies can tighten the rein.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 02, 2018

Truth in advertising: Achieving transparency with media rebates to fuel growth
Advertisers can build more transparent, partnerlike relationships with their media agencies by taking four steps.

McKinsey Quarterly
May 01, 2018

Building the corporate bank of the future
Corporate banks have delivered steady returns but face daunting challenges. To succeed in the coming years, they need to find another gear.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2018

Construction in the cloud: An interview with Thomas Wolf, CEO of RIB Software
As construction moves into the cloud, here's what industry leaders must do to lay the groundwork for change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2018

Going digital to advance infrastructure delivery: The open information project
Owners and contractors can share "integrated project delivery" benefits on any project—including digital work flows and increased visibility—through a connected data environment.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 27, 2018

Transforming a bank by becoming digital to the core
Understanding what it takes to act like a tech company requires a few key breakthroughs, as this interview with the CIO for DBS Bank highlights.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2018

Wanted: Women business leaders in the Asia-Pacific, and companies and governments willing to support them
Flexible working hours and government efforts to change attitudes to women hold the key to progress, write Kevin Sneader and Anu Madgavkar in South China Morning Post.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 26, 2018

Digital-experience design for the field workforce
By focusing on valuable and meaningful workforce experiences, utilities can move from incremental improvements to transformative ones.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 25, 2018

Digging deep for organizational innovation
Organizational simplicity. Clear accountabilities. Nimble planning processes. All characterize a scrappy oil and gas company you may not have heard of. Learn more from its CEO.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 25, 2018

Hawaii's quest to become a low-carbon leader
A decade ago, the state decided to make its energy system cleaner and greener. How is it doing?

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 25, 2018

Transforming from a bank to a tech company by becoming digital to the core
Understanding what it takes to act like a tech company requires a few key breakthroughs, as this interview with the CIO for DBS Bank highlights.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 24, 2018

Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright
Many commercial and industrial users can already save money.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2018

AI's growing impact
Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2018

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work to understand what AI can and cannot do.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2018

Five Fifty: The 20,000-person start-up
How do you get incumbent companies to perform like a start-up? By rethinking organizational culture.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2018

Zero-based budgeting—The dos and don'ts of lasting change
Getting the most from zero-based budgeting requires deft action from the start. Here are some crucial lessons from the front lines.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2018

The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in Asia Pacific
Advancing women's equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025, a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 23, 2018

Are Middle East workers ready for the impact of automation?
Education levels and skills will determine how disruptive automation is to the region's labor markets.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 20, 2018

Understanding how US tax reform will affect divestitures
Lower rates will motivate companies to consider selling assets that lack scale for spinning off, and will make some complex deal structures less attractive.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 20, 2018

Insurance 2030—The impact of AI on the future of insurance
The industry is on the verge of a seismic, tech-driven shift. A focus on four areas can position carriers to embrace this change.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 20, 2018

A board interview guide for prospective CEOs
Working through these questions as they prepare to take the top job can help executives clarify their thinking.

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