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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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 20, 2018

Advice for transitioning into the chief-executive role
While every transition is unique, here are some pointers for executives moving into the top job.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 20, 2018

Are your strategy discussions stuck in an echo chamber?
Building a "market-momentum case"—based on external as well as internal data—can help executives allocate resources more effectively and identify new sources of value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 20, 2018

How can business leaders, policy makers, and individuals prepare today for the jobs of tomorrow?
Zoë Baird and Tim O'Reilly share their perspectives on the disruptive impact that automation and artificial intelligence will have on society, and their advice for what we need to do today to smooth the transition.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 19, 2018

Five Fifty: Confronting uncertainty
Good strategists manage uncertainty by playing the probabilities. But most of us use wishful thinking instead.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 19, 2018

Achieving business impact with data
The best analytics are worth nothing with bad data. The importance of understanding and working on all components of the insights value chain is mission critical.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 19, 2018

The role of education in AI (and vice versa)
Princeton's head of computer science, Jennifer Rexford, explains how artificial intelligence is set to change not only what teachers teach but how they teach.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 19, 2018

Will strategic partnerships in private equity become more common?
Adoption could grow as the benefits of such partnerships for external managers and limited partners become more visible.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 19, 2018

The economics of artificial intelligence
Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 18, 2018

Taking the measure of innovation
Don't overlook the insight that two simple metrics can yield about the effectiveness of your R&D spending.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 18, 2018

FRTB reloaded: The need for a fundamental revamp of trading-risk infrastructure
Investing in infrastructure isn't glamorous. But a thoughtful rebuild will pay dividends for years to come.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 18, 2018

Build a reinvestment machine with zero-based budgeting
When zero-based budgeting makes investing as rigorous as saving, the result is a reinvestment machine that supports growth year after year.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 18, 2018

Starting the analytics journey: Where you can find sales growth right now
By getting five basic elements right, sales teams can drive new revenue while building analytics muscles for the future.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 18, 2018

AI is open for business: An interview with PayPal COO Bill Ready
Cloud platforms have begun democratizing artificial intelligence, ushering in a new wave of AI innovation.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 18, 2018

Society 3.0: Using technology to improve public goods
Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao discusses why technology should not merely increase productivity but also benefit society at large.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 17, 2018

Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics
This interactive data visualization shows the potential value created by artificial intelligence and other analytics techniques for 19 industries and nine business functions.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 17, 2018

How are traditional asset managers looking at private markets?
With traditional and alternative asset management converging, an era of "coopetition" may be ahead.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 17, 2018

Basel III: The final regulatory standard
Basel III's finalized regulatory standards will have less impact than was first assumed, but banks still need a holistic approach to capital management.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 16, 2018

Fueling utility innovation through analytics
Utilities around the world are making big investments in advanced analytics. Getting the full value, however, requires rethinking their strategy, culture, and organization.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 16, 2018

Eight shifts that will take your strategy into high gear
Developing a great strategy starts with changing the dynamics in your strategy room. Here's how.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 16, 2018

Understanding the customer experience with government
Government agencies that are unclear on what matters most to their customers risk wasting time and resources on the things that don't. Finding out is the first step.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 16, 2018

How advanced analytics can benefit infrastructure capital planning
Asset owners are lagging behind other industries in data analytics. Now's the time to get going.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 13, 2018

Is globalization in retreat? Three global CEOs share their insights
Faced with a backlash against globalization, executives share how they are responding to the new dynamics of international trade to maintain competitiveness.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 13, 2018

Health system financing: Tips for emerging markets
Many countries with emerging economies are considering health system financing transformation. Five no-regrets tips can help them build a strong foundation for their future health system.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 12, 2018

Six digital growth strategies for banks
Banks that know where to look can find new sources of untapped value.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 12, 2018

Reaching Asia's digital banking customers
Asia's banking customers are migrating to digital channels in force. The challenge for the region's banks is to deliver superior digital experiences before competitors do.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 12, 2018

The evolving role of medical affairs in Asia-Pacific: Three imperatives for pharmacos
Medical affairs is poised for a broader, more strategic role. However, leaders will need to ramp up new types of capabilities and talent to achieve this ambition.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 11, 2018

Five Fifty: The lifecycle of a CEO
A CEO's job starts out tough—and then gets tougher. Here's advice for the early, middle, and late stages of a CEO's tenure.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 11, 2018

Navigating the new realities of global trade
The long-term future of global trade will be reshaped by technological shifts and changes in international trade policy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 11, 2018

Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning
An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential of advanced AI techniques.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 10, 2018

Retraining and reskilling to ease the strain of automation
Economist Michael Spence talks about the role the public and private sectors need to play in helping people prepare for changes in the workforce.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 10, 2018

Cloud adoption to accelerate IT modernization
The cloud is a means, not an end. Success in modernizing IT through the cloud is driven by a complete standardization and automation strategy.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 09, 2018

Telematics: Poised for strong global growth
An expanding array of telematics devices and services, combined with focused government mandates, will help the technology break into the mainstream.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 09, 2018

Linking talent to value
Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 08, 2018

Graphene: The next S-curve for semiconductors?
Slowing productivity improvements and rising costs for silicon have business leaders evaluating other materials.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 06, 2018

What beauty players can teach the consumer sector about digital disruption
As many consumer businesses struggle to deal with the pace of change, the beauty sector shows the way.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 06, 2018

Evolving insurance cost structures
How incumbents can adapt and save to remain competitive in the digital age.

McKinsey Quarterly
Apr 06, 2018

The journey to an agile organization at Zalando
Europe's largest online fashion retailer embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering Eric Bowman.

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