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Three Signals Your Industry Is About to Be Disrupted

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Disruption rarely comes out of nowhere — so if you see these key signs, take action to limit your risk.

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Why Companies Need a New Playbook to Succeed in the Digital Age

Companies need to think about how they can become a customer destination.


Finding the Middle Ground in a Politically Polarized World

Corporate activism is often framed as “take a stand or be silent.” But other alternatives exist.


The 2018 MIT SMR Strategic Measurement Report

Leading With Next-Generation Key Performance Indicators

June 26, 2018 | Michael Schrage and David Kiron

MIT Sloan Management Review and Google’s new cross-industry survey about key performance indicators (KPIs) asked senior executives to explain how they and their organizations are using KPIs in the digital era. The results shed light on the challenges and emerging opportunities companies face when using KPIs, demonstrate the many ways advanced use of KPIs can benefit organizations, and offer steps executives can take to make the most of KPIs going forward.

The Strategic Agility Project

The Strategic Agility series from MIT Sloan Management Review draws on evidence and data analytics to answer a fundamental question: How can organizations achieve their strategic objectives? The series features the research of MIT Sloan School of Management’s Donald Sull and his team of researchers and data scientists. It draws on, among other sources, over 4 million Glassdoor employee reviews that provide insight on organizational culture and management practices of a large sample of important organizations.

Follow the conversation on Twitter with #StrategicAgility or sign up for email updates on this series.

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Competitive Strategies for Global Business

Lessons From China’s Digital Battleground

The dramatic rise of China’s digital leaders has put the squeeze on Western internet giants. Western players must learn quickly if they are to get back in the game in the world’s fastest growing digital market.

How to Compete Against the New Breed of National Champions

While the threat of national champions is nothing new, their essential character has substantially changed, and the competitive advantage of national champions in the global marketplace has become more pronounced. Today’s national champions are much more sophisticated, competing in more industries, and harder to spot than ever before. As a result, Western companies need a new strategic guide for competing against them.


Building a Winning Business Model Portfolio

Many companies today are operating several business models at once. But despite the potential that business model diversification has for generating growth and profit, executives need to carefully assess the strategic contributions of each element of their business model portfolio.

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The Store Is Dead — Long Live the Store

Legacy offline stores and online retailers are each finding their way to a new kind of shopping experience: the showroom.


Technical Debt Might Be Hindering Your Digital Transformation

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Digital decoupling is a key to combating technical debt and unlocking strategic agility.

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Platforms That Grow Are More Than Matchmakers

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For platform businesses, matchmaking isn’t everything. They’re also risk minimizers for buyers and sellers.

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Humanizing Tech May Be the New Competitive Advantage

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Technology leaders need to take a new approach to regain user trust.