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Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016–2020
June 2017 |Industry

New technology and the resulting shifts in user behavior are blurring the lines across industries and sectors. And as they aim to reach, attract, and engage customers more effectively, businesses in a broad range of sectors are seeking to build, buy, and borrow media capabilities.

strategy+business
Battery Storage: The Next Disruptive Technology in the Power Sector
June 2017|Industry

Low-cost storage could transform the power landscape. The implications are profound.

McKinsey&Company
Be Warned: $25 Oil is Coming, and Along With It, A New World Order
June 2017 |Industry

The world as we know it, will be no longer. The balance of power on a global scale will shift. All in the next decade.

CNBC
Self-Driving Car Technology: When Will the Robots Hit the Road?
June 2017|Industry

As cars achieve initial self-driving thresholds, some supporters insist that fully autonomous cars are around the corner. But the technology tells a (somewhat) different story.

Mining for Growth
June 2017|Industry

Mining companies are heading to the ends of the earth to meet demand.

McKinsey&Company Podcast
Supply Chain 4.0 in Consumer Goods
May 2017|Industry

In Supply Chain 4.0, supply-chain management applies Industry 4.0 innovations - the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, analytics, and big data - to jump-start performance, and customer satisfaction.

McKinsey Article
The World’s Most Valuable Resource is No Longer Oil, But Data
May 2017 |Industry

The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules.

The Economist
Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi
May 2017|Industry

The more you take your chances with a free network connection, the greater the likelihood that you will suffer some type of security breach.

Harvard Business Review
Three Game Changers for Energy
April 2017 |Industry

New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.

McKinsey Quarterly
The Next Generation of Jobs Won’t Be Made Up of Professions
April 2017 |Industry

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems

BBC
The Heartbeat of Modern Marketing: Data Activation and Personalization
March 2017 |Industry

Technology has finally advanced to the point where marketers can use real-time data in a way that is both meaningful to customers and profitable for companies.

McKinsey&Company
10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution
March 2017 |Industry

Tools and techniques to ensure your company will stand out in the new age of digitization.

strategy+business
Partnering with China’s Retailers: A Guide for Consumer-Goods Companies
February 2017 |Industry

Companies must tailor their key-account-management model and capabilities to the Chinese context.

McKinsey&Company
Who will Insure Self-Driving Cars?
February 2017|Industry

The advent of autonomous vehicles may send the auto insurance industry over a cliff.

strategy+business
The 5 Jobs Robots will Take First
February 2017 |Industry

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which white-collar jobs will robots take first?

LinkedIn
How to Win in the Age of Analytics
January 2017 |Industry

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?

McKinsey Podcast
Banking’s Biggest Hurdle: Its Own Strategy
January 2017 |Industry

Why coherent institutions were the first to rebound after the financial crisis.

strategy+business
Industries in 2017: A Special Report
January 2017 |Industry

In 2017, companies can look forward to an improved global economic backdrop but must prepare for uncertainty following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections and the UK's decision to leave the EU, finds EIU.

The Economist Intelligence Unit
A Culture of Improvement: Defining the Role of Scale and Sustainability in Building Big Projects
December 2016|Industry

An interview with Jacqueline Hinman

McKinsey&Company
The State of Fashion
December 2016|Industry

After a tough 2016, growth in the $2.4 trillion industry may accelerate next year, according to the first joint report from McKinsey and the Business of Fashion.

McKinsey&Company
Simpler is (Sometimes) Better: Managing Complexity in Consumer Goods
December 2016 |Industry

Here’s how consumer-goods manufacturers can master complexity—and even turn it to their advantage.

McKinsey&Company
Digital Innovation in Consumer-Goods Manufacturing
November 2016 |Industry

Consumer-goods companies have begun to capture value by applying digital tools to manufacturing. Here’s a look at how they’re doing this today—and how they might do so tomorrow.

McKinsey&Company
The New Game of Global Tech
November 2016|Industry

As distinctions dissolve among the hardware, software, services, and telecom sectors, companies are changing how they compete

strategy+business
What Does the Rise of 3D Printing Mean for Global Companies?
October 2016 |Industry

With manufacturing put into the hands of small firms and even consumers, traditional value chains may no longer be as advantageous.

strategy+business
How Solar Energy Can (Finally) Create Value
October 2016 |Industry

The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and operational efficiency.

McKinsey&Company
Death and Transfiguration
September 2016|Industry

The golden age of the Western corporation may be coming to an end.

The Economist
How to Produce Students Who Can Change the World
September 2016 |Industry

Your goal with students shouldn’t be to make them into little versions of you or people you admire, but to make them into new versions of themselves. Prof Robert Sternberg at Cornell University shares his vision for "what universities can be."

The Chronicle of Higher Education
How Aristotle Built a Luxury Brand
September 2016 |Industry

Empirical evidence suggests engaging with the timeless, practical wisdom presented by history’s greatest thinkers is one of the most powerful engines for professional and economic growth in the 21st century.

LinkedIn Pulse
After Years of Intensive Analysis, Google Discovers the Key to Good Teamwork is Being Nice
September 2016 |Industry

Google now describes psychological safety as the most important factor to building a successful team. In short, just be nice.

Quartz
Self-Driving Cars and the Future of the Auto Sector
August 2016|Industry

Autonomous vehicles seem to be inevitable. But what does that mean for car manufacturers, consumers, and safety?

McKinsey&Company
The New Economics of Energy Storage
August 2016 |Industry

Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.

McKinsey&Company
Sending the Right Infrastructure Message
August 2016|Industry

How governments can encourage private-sector infrastructure investment.

McKinsey&Company
The Way the Media Industry Works
July 2016|Industry

Former NBC Universal CEO Bob Wright looks back on his two decades at GE — and forward to a post-broadcast, post-cable media world.

strategy+business
The Man Who Made the Computer Age Possible
July 2016 |Industry

Intel’s Andy Grove pioneered high-stakes, high-speed, high-tech manufacturing — and breathed life into Moore’s Law.

Industry
Misplaced Charity
June 2016 |Industry

Aid is best spent in poor, well-governed countries. That isn’t where it goes.

World Economic Forum
5 Charts That Explain the Future of Education
May 2016|Industry

Children need to learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the future, a World Economic Forum report has found.

World Economic Forum
Managing the High-Intensity Workplace
May 2016|Industry

Managers routinely overload their subordinates, contact them outside of business hours, and make last-minute requests for additional work.

Harvard Business Review
This Map Shows Every Country’s Major Export
May 2016|Industry

Do you know what your country’s biggest export is? Now, thanks to this map put out by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you can find out.

World Economic Forum
A Strategist’s Guide to Industry 4.0
May 2016|Industry

Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.

strategy+business
India’s looming water wars can destroy everything, from “Make in India” to smart cities
April 2016 |Industry

India has the world’s largest number of people without access to clean water. The biggest financial burden of this has fallen on its poorest agrarian communities. But the crisis is now spilling over to its industries as well.

Quartz
Global Power Shift
April 2016 |Industry

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

strategy+business
What's the Future of Globalization?
April 2016 |Industry

Perhaps history can give us a clue

World Economic Forum
Who Should Get Foreign Aid?
April 2016 |Industry
Even though there will be fewer poor countries, there will still be very poor people.
Bill Gates
Getting the Most Out of Industry 4.0
April 2016 |Industry

A new survey of global manufacturing experts explores the progress companies have made in implementing Industry 4.0, the challenges many still face, and the ways more players can unlock value.

Fortune
Which Industries Are the Most Digital (and Why)?
April 2016 |Industry

When business leaders talk about going digital, many are uncertain about what that means beyond buying the latest IT system.

Harvard Business Review
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
April 2016 |Industry

Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.

World Economic Forum
Your Next Board Member Should Be a Geek
April 2016 |Industry

Why companies need directors with technological expertise.

strategy+business
Winning Hearts and Minds in the 21st Century
April 2016 |Industry

Leaders must consider new ways to change the attitudes and behavior of employees.

McKinsey
3 Trends That Will Completely Change the World by 2020
April 2016 |Industry

What are the most promising disruptive innovations for the decade 2011-2020?

Inc
Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students?
April 2016 |Industry

A company that provides training to police officers and private-security personnel is now offering its services to schools.

New Yorker
The $107 Billion Industry That Nobody's Talking About
March 2016|Industry

Hardly anyone has noticed, but the online learning industry is exploding.

Inc
Do International NGOs Still Have the Right to Exist?
March 2016|Industry

But if your goal is to alleviate poverty and human suffering – in the face of statistics showing mixed outcomes – is this, in fact, the most important question an International NGO can ask of themselves?

The Guardian
Nokia: Life after the fall of a mobile phone giant
March 2016|Industry

Whatever the future of Finland's tech industry, few believe that a company of Nokia's size and influence will appear again.

BBC
I Love the U.N., but It Is Failing
March 2016|Industry

I care deeply for the principles the United Nations is designed to uphold. And that’s why I have decided to leave.

New York Times
Perks Are Great—But They Won’t Make Employees Stay
March 2016|Industry

Longtime employees say it’s about making a difference and having a sense of pride.

Fortune
The Imagination Gap
February 2016|Industry

Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries.

strategy+business
Whose global development model will prevail – the West's or China's?
February 2016|Industry

As 2016 begins, an historic contest is underway over competing development models – that is, strategies to promote economic growth – between China, on the one hand, and the US and other Western countries on the other.

World Economic Forum
These Technologies Will Shift the Global Balance of Power in the Next 20 Years
February 2016|Industry

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy.

LinkedIn
Do you really understand how your business customers buy?
February 2016|Industry

B2B purchasing decisions increasingly trace complex journeys, challenging the long-standing practices of many sales organizations.

How Education Technology Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Skills
February 2016|Industry

To thrive in the 21st century, students must be adept at collaboration, communication, and problem solving—a few of the skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL).

BCG Perspectives
The Sharing Company
January 2016|Industry

Behind the hype of peer-to-peer economics is a quiet B2B revolution.

Strategy+Business
Creating the Best Workplace on Earth
January 2016|Industry

Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like?

Harvard Business Review
21 Short Videos Worth More Than an MBA
January 2016|Industry

You can spend $250,000 and three years of your life to get an MBA or spend a day watching these videos. Your choice.

Inc.com
Legal Services Wanted; Lawyers Need Not Apply
January 2016|Industry

Why a globalized U.S. economy requires new legal infrastructure devised and controlled by innovators (who will probably be something or someone other than law firms or lawyers).

Pacific Standard
Law Firms: A Less Gilded Future
January 2016|Industry

The legal business has undergone not only recession but also structural change. Ever-growing profits are no longer guaranteed. Nor, for some firms, is survival.

The Economist
Ten IT-Enabled Business Trends for the Decade Ahead
January 2016|Industry

As technological change accelerates and adoption rates soar, ten pivotal trends loom large on the top-management agenda.

McKinsey Quarterly
Disruptive Technologies: Advances That Will Transform Life, Business, and the Global Economy
January 2016|Industry

In this report, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) assesses the potential reach and scope, as well as the potential economic impact and disruption, of major rapidly advancing technology areas.

McKinsey Global Institute
An Inside Look at Consulting
January 2016|Industry

So you think you may be interested in becoming a consultant, but how well do you really understand the industry?

Inside Buzz
Management intuition for the next 50 years
January 2016|Industry

The collision of technological disruption, rapid emerging-markets growth, and widespread aging is upending long-held assumptions that underpin strategy setting, decision making, and management.

McKinsey Quarterly
Why Consultants Should Be Accountable For Results, Not Recommendations
January 2016|Industry

If you want to hire outside resources to help you solve a business problem, don’t give consultants a free pass that exonerates them from producing results.

Forbes
Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption
January 2016|Industry

The industry that has long helped others sidestep strategic threats is itself being upended.

Harvard Business Review
The Rise Of The Consultant-Turned-Entrepreneur
January 2016|Industry

No matter what stage their company was in and no matter what industry they focused on, they all agreed that consulting skills have come in handy in the startup life.

Forbes
The Future of Management is Teal
January 2016|Industry

Organizations are moving forward along an evolutionary spectrum, toward self-management, wholeness, and a deeper sense of purpose.

Strategy+Business
Management: The Next 50 Years
January 2016|Industry

How better to mark 50 years of thought leadership than with a compelling vision of the future of management?

McKinsey Quarterly

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