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How Global Is Your C-Suite?

National diversity of top management should be a topic of conversation for boards of directors.

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Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

To prepare for digital disruption, companies need to consider which of four business models to adapt.

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The New Mission for Multinationals

Across a broad swath of industries, multinationals are losing ground in emerging markets to local players.

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Identifying a Company's Strengths

A Business Plan? Or a Journey to Plan B?

April 1, 2010 | John Mullins and Randy Komisar

From Apple to Twitter, some of the most successful businesses are not what their inventors originally envisioned. The Twitter story, in fact, is a powerful reminder that an entrepreneur’s main job is not to flawlessly execute the business idea so lovingly articulated in his or her business plan. It’s to embark on a learning journey that may or may not reach the destination originally envisioned. Instead, the company may end up at a more successful Plan B.

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Towards Better Board Leadership

Many companies are not getting full value from their boards of directors. But how should companies determine just how involved their boards should be?

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How Strategic Is Your Board?

Strategic thinking by corporate boards is more important than ever for business survival.

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Prepare For Digital Disruption

Is Your Business Ready for a Digital Future?

June 16, 2015 | Gerald C. Kane, Doug Palmer, Anh Nguyen Phillips and David Kiron

Successfully incorporating today’s digital technologies requires companies to operate in new ways. However, research by MIT SMR shows that being able to effectively incorporate digital strategy is strongly associated with a company's overall digital maturity. There's also an important HR component to digital strategy: Respondents expressed a strong preference for working for a digitally mature company, but many were dissatisfied with how their own companies were reacting to digital trends overall.