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Restoring Trust After a Scandal

After an ethics scandal, one company took an unusual step: Shifting its focus toward sustainability.

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Could the Big Technology Companies of Today Be the Financial Advisers of Tomorrow?

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Trust in its brand (and its reach) positions Amazon to expand into financial services.

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Going Mobile: The Personalized, On-Demand Future of Urban Transportation

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The transportation industry faces fundamental disruption as vehicle ownership yields to on-demand mobility.

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Turning Strategy Into Results

Businesses develop strategies to address complex, multi-layered business environments and challenges — but to execute a strategy in a meaningful way, it must produce a set of specific priorities focused on achieving clear goals. Rather than trying to boil the strategy down to a pithy statement, executives will get better results if they develop a small set of actions that everyone gets behind.

Developing an Innovation Strategy

Harnessing the Secret Structure of Innovation

Innovation, much like marketing and human resources, can be made less reliant on artful intuition by using information in new ways. But this requires a change in perspective: We need to view innovation not as the product of luck or extraordinary vision but as the result of a deliberate search process.

Creating Better Innovation Measurement Practices

Finding the right metrics to track innovation is by no means straightforward. To steer clear of common mistakes, executives need a holistic perspective on their company’s innovation process.

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IT Strategy and Data Security

Safeguard Your Organization’s IoT Initiatives

IoT-enabled devices are the new weakest link in data security — and companies need to address this now.

To Improve Cybersecurity, Think Like a Hacker

To combat cyberattacks, companies need to understand both hackers’ tactics and their mindsets.

Ethics Should Precede Action in Machine Intelligence

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A featured excerpt from The Mathematical Corporation by Josh Sullivan and Angela Zutavern.

What Executives Get Wrong About Cybersecurity

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If you think the biggest cybersecurity threat most businesses face is credit card theft, think again.

Analytics Strategy

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Integrating Analytics in Your Organization: Lessons From the Sports Industry

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The sports industry’s use of analytics on and off the field highlights three key strategies for success.

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The Coming Consumer Data Wars

Tough new EU data security laws mean that consumers’ data is about to become more valuable.

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Leading Analytics Teams in Changing Times

Getting business value from data depends on developing effective analytics teams — leaders included.

What Makes a Digital Strategy Effective?

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Focus on Platform-based Business Models

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For a Return on Platform Investment, Focus on New Capabilities

Developing new capabilities is the key to platform innovation that adds value to an organization.

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All Platforms Are Not Equal

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Why Airbnb will always be a better business than Uber.

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What You Need to Know Before Starting a Platform Business

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There’s probably never been a better time for platform businesses. But they aren’t easy to launch.

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Platform Sprawl Leaves No Industry Behind

Platforms are rapidly becoming an essential part of doing business.

Communicating With Investors

Six Reasons Why Companies Should Start Sharing Their Long-Term Thinking With Investors

September 13, 2017 | Tim Youmans and Brian Tomlinson

Most CEOs have detailed long-term plans, which are often closely held secrets out of concern that competitive advantage may be undermined by detailed disclosure. Yet disclosing a long-term plan provides an opportunity to identify financially material sustainability issues and demonstrate how the company manages business-critical issues — information that’s valuable to investors.