Strategy

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Business

Indian IT Companies are Losing the Scale Game

Around 7 years back someone from India sent me a SWOT of Infosys – created by some investment analyst.  The number one strength mentioned was “Brand Value”.  Since I was from the IT industry in the US and had worked in the consulting industry for some time, it amused me.  Little

08 Oct 18 4 min read
Business

The right way to invest in infrastructure

New thinking is needed to deliver the benefits of public-works spending and eliminate the waste. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336373430&i=6c633a32343834] Topics: By InvitationIn the NewsPublic SectorTransportation Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

IT in the new normal: McKinsey Global Survey results

Recession or no recession, corporate and IT leaders continue to see a key role for IT, especially in regard to capturing efficiencies across the enterprise. Many expect IT investments to grow soon. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336373034&i=

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

The future of capitalism: Building a sustainable energy future

In a collaboration between Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and McKinsey, a panel of experts and CEOs from leading energy companies debate the critical scientific, resource, and policy issues challenging energy sustainability today. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Managing water strategically: An interview with the CEO of Rio Tinto

Tom Albanese explains how Rio Tinto is adapting its operations to a future when climate change may make the world’s dry parts drier and wet parts wetter. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337303231&i=6c633a32343934] Topics: Climate ChangeEnergy,

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

The path to successful new products

Businesses with the best product-development track records stand apart from their less-successful peers in three crucial ways. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336393532&i=6c633a32343839] Topics: Operations Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Making game theory work for managers

A new model, rejecting solutions optimal only for a single precisely defined future, generates answers representing the best compromise between risks and opportunities in all likely futures. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336383839&i=6c633a32343933] Topics: EuropeStrategyTransportation Update your

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Creating competitive advantage with IT architecture: An interview

Xie Qin explains how he used service-oriented architecture to create a smarter, more efficient system. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336383735&i=6c633a32343932] Topics: Asia-PacificChinaBusiness TechnologyInterviewsTelecommunications Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=1000

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Enduring ideas: The three horizons of growth

In this interactive presentation—one in a series of multimedia frameworks—Steve Coley, a director emeritus in McKinsey’s Chicago office, describes the three horizons framework. Based on research into how companies sustain growth, this approach illustrates how to manage for current performance while maximizing future opportunities for growth. Read

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Strategy through turbulence: An interview with Don Sull

London Business School’s Don Sull discusses how to find the upside in volatile times. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336383536&i=6c633a32343931] Topics: InterviewsStrategyVideo Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Competing through organizational agility

Three distinct types—strategic, portfolio, and operational—help companies compete. Each of them has its own sources and dangers. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336383538&i=6c633a32343838] Topics: By InvitationOrganizationStrategy Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Rebuilding the American dream: An interview with Pete Peterson

The quintessential business statesman reflects on a long career and the work needed to rebuild America’s economic future. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336383033&i=6c633a32343836] Topics: Economic StudiesInterviewsPublic SectorVideo Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Next-generation water policy for businesses and government

The solution to water scarcity, in part, will come from new technologies for better managing water as a resource. But to make these technologies more effective, business and policy leaders will need to work more closely to implement them. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Water as a scarce resource: An interview with Nestle's chairman

The chairman of Nestlé explains why water is “by far the most valuable resource on this planet” and what we must do to conserve it. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336373832&i=6c633a32343832] Topics: Climate ChangeInterviews Update your Quarterly

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

The business opportunity in water conservation

For many companies, water efficiency is a long-term requirement for staying in business, a big commercial opportunity, or both. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336373830&i=6c633a32343833] Topics: Climate ChangeEnergy, Resources, MaterialsStrategy Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Making the most of corporate social responsibility

For companies that see CSR as an opportunity to strengthen the business, the big challenge is execution. Smart partnering can provide a practical way forward. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463336373632&i=6c633a32343739] Topics: By InvitationNonprofit Update your Quarterly

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Supporting top management with next-generation executive information systems

Chief information officers have a chance to expand their influence as the mediators between business requirements and IT capabilities. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337313633&i=6c633a32343939] Topics: Business Technology Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Video interview: Reshaping business education in a new era

Blair Sheppard, dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, discusses how the expectations of MBA students are changing—and why the traditional MBA education needs to change as well. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337313630&i=6c633a32353030]

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Deleveraging: Now the hard part

The challenge of managing the enormous debt burden weighing on global recovery is only just beginning. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337313534&i=6c633a32343937] Topics: Economic StudiesPublic Sector Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

The five attributes of enduring family businesses

The keys to long-term success are professional management and keeping the family committed to and capable of carrying on as the owner. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337313434&i=6c633a32343938] Topics: GovernanceOrganizationStrategy Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Building a sustainable Ford Motor Company: An interview with Bill Ford

The carmaker’s executive chairman talks about its prospects, technological change in the industry, and manufacturing in America. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337303937&i=6c633a32343936] Topics: AutomotiveClimate ChangeInterviews Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

How business interacts with government: McKinsey Global Survey results

A variety of government actions in addition to laws and regulations powerfully affect companies’ finances, executives say. But executives also indicate that companies’ processes to manage their relationships with government are generally less robust than are the ones used to manage relationships with other stakeholders. Read more on the McKinsey

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

The looming deleveraging challenge

Several major economies are likely to face imminent deleveraging. If history is any guide, it will be a lengthy and painful process. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337323737&i=6c633a32353130] Topics: Economic StudiesAudioPublic Sector Update your Quarterly feed preferences

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

When your calendar is a moral document: Video interview with Rev. Jim Wallis

The CEO of the social-justice organization Sojourners discusses rethinking values in the wake of the crisis. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337323531&i=6c633a32353038] Topics: GovernanceInterviewsNonprofitAudioVideo Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

A strong foundation for M&A in 2010

M&A activity was more resilient in 2009 than commonly believed, and conditions are improving for 2010. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337323134&i=6c633a32353031] Topics: Asia-PacificCorporate FinanceOrganization Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

M&A teams: When small is beautiful

Large M&A departments aren’t essential for making successful deals. Small, project- based teams can be preferable. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337323132&i=6c633a32353033] Topics: Asia-PacificCorporate FinanceOrganization Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

A lighter touch for postmerger integration

Some Asian companies take a different, hands-off approach to M&A outside their borders. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337323130&i=6c633a32353034] Topics: Asia-PacificCorporate FinanceOrganization Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

CO2 abatement: Exploring options for oil and natural gas companies

Oil and natural gas companies play a central role in CO2 emissions. How can the industry meet the challenge from climate change regulations? Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337333730&i=6c633a32353137] Topics: Climate ChangeEnergy, Resources, Materials Update your Quarterly

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Rethinking how companies address social issues: McKinsey Global Survey results

Many companies committed to addressing social issues in developing markets are overlooking a strategy for boosting their social impact—and perhaps their profits—a McKinsey survey suggests. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337333436&i=6c633a32353134] Topics: StrategySurveys Update your

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Why don’t back-office efficiency drives stick?

A granular look at back-office operations shows why across-the-board cuts make no sense. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337333334&i=6c633a32353135] Topics: Operations Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d6

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Using knowledge brokering to improve business processes

New applications of open-innovation principles allow progressive companies to enhance not only their products but also their core internal business processes. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337333231&i=6c633a32353132] Topics: By InvitationOperationsAudioStrategy Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

US energy savings: Opportunities and challenges

There is great potential to reduce energy consumption and minimize its total cost by using existing technologies–and without changing the everyday habits of consumers. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337333132&i=6c633a32353131] Topics: Climate ChangeEnergy, Resources, Materials Update

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

A hospital-wide strategy for fixing emergency-department overcrowding

Reducing wait times requires an end-to-end transformation of hospital processes and a shift in staff culture. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337323835&i=6c633a32353035] Topics: Health CareOperations Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Conversation starter: Planning for your next CEO

CEO succession all too often becomes at best an exercise in damage control and at worst an unseemly scramble that can hurt a company and destroy shareholder value. Planning for CEO succession should be an ongoing process–beginning the day a new CEO starts on the job. Read more on

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Risk roundup 2010

Top risk forecasters highlight their picks for this year’s economic and political hot spots. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337343632&i=6c633a32353233] Topics: Strategy Update your Quarterly feed preferences [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

How inflation can destroy shareholder value

If inflation rises again, companies will have to do more than just match it to keep up—they’ll have to beat it. Multimedia bonus: An interactive exhibit allows you to see over time how much a company’s earnings must increase in order to keep cash flow stable. Read

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

This is the time to deliver on upstream operational excellence

With oil prices squeezed, now is the time for oil and gas companies to focus on operational excellence. What lessons can managers draw from world-class operators in the business? Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337333732&i=6c633a32353136] Topics: Energy,

10 Feb 10 1 min read
Business

Five myths about how to create jobs

With unemployment hovering just below 10 percent, job creation is now priority number one in Washington. But America’s jobs challenge is a marathon, not a sprint. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > [http://rss.mckinseyquarterly.com/l?s=100003s2c2k5roqapqm&r=simplepie&he=687474702533412532462532467777772e6d636b696e736579717561727465726c792e636f6d2532466c696e6b732532463337363437&i=6c633a32353236] Topics: Economic StudiesPublic Sector

10 Feb 10 1 min read

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