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Equipping leaders for merger integration success

– Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make a big difference.
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Telling a good innovation story

– Appealing to people’s emotions helps new ideas cut through the clutter.
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How industry can move toward a low-carbon future

– Cutting industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments,... and other stakeholders.
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Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

– Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of the agile organization. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing... red tape, and helping managers adjust to the new norms.

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The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
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Views from the front lines of the data-analytics revolution

– At a unique gathering of data-analytics leaders, new solutions began emerging to vexing privacy, talent, organizational, and frontline-adoption... challenges.
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Accelerating product development: The tools you need now

– To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques... that digital natives use to get ahead.
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How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics

– In the first of a two-part interview, the architect of last year’s World Series champions shares how analytics, organization,... and culture combine to create competitive advantage in a zero-sum industry.

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Rising corporate debt: Peril or promise?

– Corporate bond issuance has increased 2.5 times over the past ten years, creating a broader and deeper market in many countries.... But there are rising risks.
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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.
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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.
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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.