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Closing the Trade Finance Sustainability Gap

Many companies have worked to make supply chains more environmentally sustainable. But there’s work yet to be done in the finance sector.

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Are You Ready For the Certainty of the Unknown?

Companies and individuals will need to embrace impermanence and continual reconfiguring in “the remix era.”

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Sustaining an Analytics Advantage

Companies that are experienced in using analytics successfully offer five lessons for corporate leaders.

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Finding Power in the Ordinary

Competing With Ordinary Resources

March 16, 2015 | Frédéric Fréry, Xavier Lecocq and Vanessa Warnier

Not every company can be built around exceptional talent or exclusive technology. Instead, companies also can thrive by the innovative use of ordinary resources, such as well-managed staffs and competent websites. As management scholars Sumantra Ghoshal and Christopher Bartlett once wrote: “The key function of management is to help ordinary people produce extraordinary results.” The authors examine how business models leveraging regular resources will take different approaches than those focused on scarce strategic resources.

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Executing Strategic Vision

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To turn strategic thinking into successful action means developing ways to push new ideas, beliefs, and visions forward. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on strategic thinking and execution is provided courtesy of the Strategic Thinking Institute.

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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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The Opportunity Paradox

How can managers best meet the challenge of capturing new growth opportunities?

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New Urgency For Integrated Reporting

Integrated Reporting: Corporate Disclosure for China’s “New Normal”

March 24, 2015 | Robert G. Eccles and George Lee

The “new attitude” in China toward sustainable economic growth depends upon thoughtful management of six types of capital: natural resources, human resources, financial capital, manufacturing infrastructure, intellectual capital, and social relationships. Integrated reporting looks at the performance of all six types of capital and how the performance of each element is related to one another. The challenge for China: developing partnerships with business to make it work.

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Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

In fast-paced industries, companies should think of strategy as an iterative loop. Author Donald N. Sull draws on his study of dozens of companies in volatile markets to outline a strategy loop framework with four essential steps.

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Making Better Decisions

Business executives have access to far more data than any previous generation of managers, and that transforms the way many decisions are made. How can managers get to better decision making?

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Why You Decide the Way You Do

Six scholarly articles offer intriguing insights into factors that can affect the decision-making process.

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When Consensus Hurts the Company

Research offers insights into when trying to reach consensus is the right course, and when it isn’t.

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