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Common Purpose: Realigning Business, Economies, and Society
June 2017|Consulting

Today’s economic and political upheavals reflect an ongoing misalignment between business and economies (on the one hand) and acceptable societal outcomes (on the other). There is still time to adjust, if we are willing to reexamine some long-held assumptions.

strategy+business
Management Theory is Becoming a Compendium of Dead Ideas
June 2017|Consulting

What Martin Luther did to the Catholic church needs to be done to business gurus

The Economist
Cooking Up an Economic Policy
June 2017 |Consulting

Donald Trump’s economic strategy is unimaginative and incoherent

The Economist
Globalization’s Ongoing Challenge
June 2017|Consulting

Are politics and aid—in lieu of free trade—to blame for the issues facing globalization today?

McKinsey&Company
Where in the World is My Market?
June 2017|Consulting

Understanding where in the world to play remains a significant challenge for companies. As growth has stagnated across many developed consumer markets, multinational consumer goods companies are pushed to look further afield.

The Economist Intelligence Unit
Consulting Magazine - May 2017
May 2017|Consulting
The Top 25 Consultants 2017
Consulting Mag Digital
Founder-Led Companies Outperform the Rest — Here’s Why
May 2017|Consulting
Research shows that companies that maintain the founder’s mentality as they age are four to five times more likely to be top quartile performers.
Harvard Business Review
Are You Prepared for a Corporate Crisis
May 2017|Consulting
No one can predict when disaster will strike—but knowing what to expect if it does will buy precious time.
McKinsey Quarterly
What Makes a CEO ‘Exceptional’?
April 2017| Consulting
We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.
McKinsey Quarterly
Twelve Forces that Will Radically Change How Organizations Work
April 2017 |Consulting

A tidal wave of change is coming that will soon make the way we work almost unrecognizable to today’s business leaders.

Boston Consulting Group
Why Effective Leaders Must Manage Up, Down, and Sideways
April 2017|Consulting
Strong team leadership isn’t enough. New research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of also mobilizing your boss and colleagues.
McKinsey Quarterly
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2017
March 2017|Consulting
Respondents report renewed optimism on the economy. But political and trade-related risks continue to loom.
strategy+business
The Top 10 Trends Driving Marketing in 2017
March 2017 | Consulting

Visibility is one aspect of marketing that won’t change — regardless of the year. Marketing before and after a digital transformation revolves around how customers see your business.

Forbes
The New Battleground for Marketing-Led Growth
March 2017|Consulting
In the digital age, consumers are always shopping around. New research shows that hooking them early is the strongest path to growth.
McKinsey Quarterly
Trans-Himalayan Economic Corridor: Nepal As a Gateway
February 2017 |Consulting

Nepal has made it clear that it wishes to act as a Himalayan land-bridge between Central and South and Southeast Asia.

Eurasia Review
Conversations that Change the World
February 2017|Consulting

With a well-designed dialogue “container,” you can create an atmosphere of shared awareness that can transform an organization — or a country.

strategy+business
Pulling the Triggers That Pull Companies
January 2017 |Consulting
When you give voice to confidence, aspiration, prescience, or desperation, it can set you on a more powerful path.
strategy+business
Is Donald Trump a Model for Communicators?
January 2017 |Consulting
Whatever you think of his themes or his style, there is something to learn from Trump’s way of speaking.
strategy+business
Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2016
December 2016|Consulting

In the face of political transitions and concerns over trade, executives expect improvements at home and a stable global economy—with some regional divergences.

McKinsey Global Survey
The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership
December 2016 |Consulting

Research shows how leaders can take the high road less traveled.

Strategy+business
Mapping Frontier Economies
December 2016|Consulting

Patience, careful analysis of long-run growth potential, and an appropriate choice of strategy will reward those companies that stake out a position in today’s frontier economies.

Harvard Business Review
Management Is All in the Timing
November 2016 |Consulting

The most successful leaders are highly aware of their colleagues’ pace and sense of urgency — and continually adapt to them.

strategy+business
Strategy and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
November 2016 |Consulting

What I learned about empirical analysis, dominant hypotheses, and the value of a clean workshop while crossing Australia on my bike.

LinkedIn
The Art of Customer Delight
November 2016|Consulting

The service sector needs to break away from old manufacturing-oriented habits and build great consumer experiences into every facet of its business model.

strategy+business
Independent Work: Choice, Necessity, and the Gig Economy
October 2016 |Consulting

The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.

McKinsey Global Institute
Unlike the West, India and China Embrace Globalization
October 2016 |Consulting

In contrast with the developed West, globalisation and economic integration remain popular in the world’s two largest developing countries - India and China.

Quartz
Diet for a Hungry, Fat, Dry, Wet, Hot, Sick Planet
October 2016| Consulting

Learn about the implications of human lifestyle choices not just on our health, but that of everything around us.

LinkedIn
Strategic Decisions: When Can You Trust Your Gut?
September 2016 |Consulting

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein debate the power and perils of intuition for senior executives.

McKinsey Quarterly
What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team
September 2016 |Consulting

New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.

The New York Times
10 Principles of Customer Strategy
September 2016 | Consulting

It’s no longer enough to target your chosen customers. To stay ahead, you need to create distinctive value and experiences for them.

strategy+business
Health Systems: Improving and Sustaining Quality Through Digital Transformation
August 2016|Consulting

As the price of healthcare rises and safety lapses persist, developed countries are seeking ways to lower costs and improve quality. Many are finding the solution in digital innovation.

McKinsey&Company
The Hidden Curriculum of Work
August 2016|Consulting

What do you do for work? Not, what is your job title, or what’s written in your official job description? But what do you actually do?

strategy+business
Global Power Shift
July 2016|Consulting

Winners, losers, and strategies in the new world economic order.

strategy+business
3 Ways Businesses Can Help Achieve the SDGs
June 2016 |Consulting

The private sector has an opportunity to play a leading role in ending poverty.

World Economic Forum
10 Principles of Organizational Culture
May 2016|Consulting

Companies can tap their natural advantage when they focus on changing a few important behaviors, enlist informal leaders, and harness the power of employees’ emotions.

strategy+business
Small Customer Today, Revenue Giant Tomorrow
May 2016 |Consulting

A new segmentation strategy can help sales teams identify their growth hot spots.

strategy+business
How Will You Measure Your Life?
May 2016 |Consulting

When the members of the class of 2010 entered business school, the economy was strong and their post-graduation ambitions could be limitless. Just a few weeks later, the economy went into a tailspin.

Harvard Business Review
A New Map for Business in Africa
April 2016 |Consulting

On the world’s most diverse continent, companies need a deep understanding of local context.

strategy+business
Four Steps to Improve Our Cities
April 2016 |Consulting

To improve the lives of people who live in cities, we need to tap into the opportunities presented by the sharing economy.

World Economic Forum
Are You Really Listening to What Your Customers are Saying?
April 2016 |Consulting

Too many companies squander the treasure that is customer feedback. The solution is systematically measuring the customer’s voice and integrating it into a culture of continuous feedback.

McKinsey
Why I Left Management Consulting to Start a Philosophy Company
March 2016|Consulting

To help those who have not yet leveraged the power of the humanities to secure the continued success of their organization in our globalized, highly technical economy.

LinkedIn
It’s No More BRICs as Usual
March 2016|Consulting

More than 70 percent of CEOs believe growth will remain static at best over the next 12 months, according to PwC’s most recent CEO survey.

strategy+business
Updated: 10 Principles of Leading Change Management
March 2016|Consulting

This classic guide to organizational change management best practices has been updated for the current business environment.

strategy+business
Creating What Consumers Want
February 2016|Consulting

A new approach can help CPG companies introduce products with the right features, price, and packaging.

Strategy+business
Sales and Consulting In a Flattened World
February 2016|Consulting

As sales habits and business offices adapt to a world that is becoming increasingly flat, senior sales leaders should rethink their own approaches to serving prospects and clients/customers.

LinkedIn
Industries in 2015
January 2016|Consulting

Outlook for six key industry sectors for the year ahead.

The Economist Intelligence Unit
An Outlook for Key Emerging Asian Markets
January 2016|Consulting

This report provides a snapshot of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s market outlook for some of Asia’s most influential and fastest growing economies: India, China, Indonesia and Philippines.

The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Nepal Advantage
January 2016|Consulting

You can build a global business for the broader region based in Nepal.

dkompany
Nepal Economic Update 2015: With a Special Focus on ‘Dealing With Excess Liquidity’
January 2016|Consulting

The enabling environment for development has improved but opportunities need to be effectively leveraged through focused policy action.

World Bank
Making Sense of Globalization
January 2016|Consulting

The DHL Global Connectedness Index, now in its third edition, shows that not all flows of trade, capital, information, and people are alike.

Strategy+Business
Mapping Global Value Chains
January 2016|Consulting

The emergence of GVCs during the last two decades has implications for the impact of trade and investment barriers both on the country implementing the measures and on the global economy.

OECD
World Trade Report 2015
January 2016|Consulting

Trade and Development: Recent Trends and the Role of the WTO.

World Trade Centre
Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities
January 2016|Consulting

Trade, and in particular, breaking down barriers to trade, provides the type of positive stimulus that will benefit generations to come and serves as a path for further regional and multilateral economic cooperation.

World Economic Forum
Nepal Earthquake 2015: Post Disaster Needs Assessment
January 2016|Consulting

It is estimated that the total value of disaster effects (damages and losses) caused by the earthquakes is NPR 706 billion or its equivalent of US$ 7.0 billion.

Government of Nepal
International Business Strategy – Reasons and Forms of Expansion into Foreign Markets
January 2016|Consulting

During the last half of the twentieth century, many barriers to international trade fell and a wave of firms began pursuing global strategies to gain a competitive advantage.

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
Long-Term Macroeconomic Forecasts: Key Trends to 2050
January 2016|Consulting

Long-term forecasts and scenarios are key to understanding some of the big economic issues that will shape global business in the coming decades.

The Economist Intelligence Unit
Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015
January 2016|Consulting

Reducing trade costs for inclusive, sustainable growth.

World Trade Organization and OECD

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