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A New Playbook for Diversified Companies

Strong multi-business companies are defying expectations in three ways.

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Six Principles for Strategic Migrations

Successful migration patterns can improve business strategy in your company.

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Tomorrow’s KPI Dashboards Will Be Your Boss

As KPI dashboards evolve, they’re transforming how executives manage themselves.

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Marketing Strategy

Bill It, Kill It, or Keep It Free?

October 30, 2018 | Wolfgang Ulaga and Stefan Michel

Many B2B companies seek to grow beyond traditional product lines by venturing into new services. Yet they often overlook the opportunity to capture sales from free services they provide. This article outlines the free-to-fee, or F2F, service transition. It shows how to inventory free services (categorizing them as profit drains, distributor delights, competitive weapons, or gold nuggets) and lays out a path for profitably generating revenues.

Technology and the Evolving Business Model

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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.

Transforming Governance

Game-Changing Strategies for Corporate Boards

The process of recruiting members to a board is often mistaken for the actual onboarding. Much is at stake in terms of legal and fiduciary responsibilities, but relatively little attention is paid to creating the conditions within the board to extract the distinctive knowledge of its new members. Three strategies can help boards do a better job leveraging the unique expertise of each board member.

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IT and Cybersecurity Strategy

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Improving Your Bottom Line With Cybersecurity

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Properly orchestrated, cybersecurity can reduce costs and increase revenue.

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The Trouble With Cybersecurity Management

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“Flight simulators” to prepare managers for cyberattacks lead to better cybersecurity decisions.

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Is Your Security Team Built for the Cloud and Edge Computing Era?

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Cybersecurity can no longer be an add-on — companies must invest in future-proofing their systems.

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Why Businesses and Governments Need to Stop Trying to Secure Their Networks

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A zero-trust network, which hosts an organization’s services in the cloud, is the safest option.

Will Restricted U.S. Immigration Drive Business Operations Abroad?

Each month, the MIT SMR Strategy Forum poses a single question to our panel of experts in the fields of business, economics, and management. This month’s question asks our panel whether restrictions on skilled immigration in the United States will cause business to shift operations overseas.

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