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Battling cognitive biases

It happens to the best of us. We don’t realize that some of our decisions are affected by cognitive and organizational biases. Our new Bias Busters series presents articles on the most common biases and ways you can address them.
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Fielding high-performing innovation teams

– Innovation is a team sport. For projects to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent. Here is how to... ensure your initiatives have the players they need to win.
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How leading CEOs manage their middle tenures

– Five principles are useful in guiding CEOs in their third, fourth, and fifth years on the job.
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Solving the carve-out conundrum

– Acquiring an asset that may remain entangled with its parent company poses a different level of complexity in assessing potential... value. Due diligence on three critical challenges can help.
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Planning in an agile organization

– Agile organizations rely on an innovative mix of stable and dynamic elements to bring planning up to speed with their fast-paced... needs.

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Improving the management of complex business partnerships

– Adhering to four key principles can help companies increase the odds that their collaborations will create more value over their... life cycles.
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China’s chemical industry: New strategies for a new era

– China looks set to remain the fastest-growing major chemical market, but important changes are under way. To succeed in this next... stage of development, players will need to embrace a new set of strategies.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The tougher competitors in emerging markets

– Companies in developing economies are becoming battle hardened as they vie for growth and plug into advanced technologies. Wealth... is piling up in areas of economic vitality.
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How to resist the allure of ‘glamour’ projects

– Shiny new initiatives can distract you from paying attention to other valuable but mundane projects and investments.
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Divestiture in medtech: Are you the natural owner of your businesses?

– For medtech companies, divestitures can create value. But several elements are necessary to make separations successful.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

– How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive... “user experience”?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility... ecosystem is headed for major change.
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How to be objective about budgets

– Addressing anchoring bias can lead to more accurate budget forecasts, better budget conversations, and more dynamic resource reallocation.
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How to take the ‘outside view’

– It may be easier than you think to debias your decisions and make better forecasts by building the “outside view.”
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Ford’s evolving sense of self: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang

– The company’s global head of product development and purchasing explains today’s radical changes and how Ford can... tap into its 115-year legacy to win in the century ahead.
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A 5G manifesto for the CEO

– The transition to a 5G world is far more complex and uncertain than the shifts to previous generations of wireless technology.... Five key principles will help telco CEOs better prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
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