The McKinsey Quarterly: Ten Most Popular Articles (3Q 2013)

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These are three of the ten most popular articles as selected by the McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers. Bob''s blog entries "The coming era of “on-demand” marketing" Alex Marrs David Edelman Disruptive technologies Elizabeth Mohr Jacques Bughin James Manyika Martin Dewhurst Matthew Guthridge Michael Chui Motivating people: Getting beyond money Peter Bisson Peter Dahlström Richard Dobbs The McKinsey Quarterly: Ten Most Popular Articles (3Q 2013

The McKinsey Quarterly: The Most Popular Articles (First Q 2013)

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In case you missed them, these articles have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the first quarter of this year. Bob''s blog entries The McKinsey Quarterly: The Most Popular Articles (First Quarter 2013 You are cordially invited to read them today and join the conversation. STRATEGY Six social-media skills every leader needs: Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, [.].

LeadershipNow 140: December 2013 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from December 2013 that you might have missed: Top Themes to Pull Forward from 2013 by Jon Mertz @ThinDifference. Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Ford’s Alan Mulally | McKinsey & Company. Noonan: The Most Memorable Words of 2013.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2013

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The Firm : The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business by Duff McDonald. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September. Thinking in New Boxes : A New Paradigm for Business Creativity by Luc de Brabandere and Alan Iny. Beyond the Idea : How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble. Winning from Within : A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change by Erica Ariel Fox.

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From McKinsey & Company: Key initiatives to build digital enterprises

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The results of another McKinsey Global Survey indicate that — according to Brad Brown, Johnson Sikes, and Paul Willmott — CEOs and other senior executives are increasingly engaged as their companies step up efforts to build digital enterprises. To read the complete report, check out other resources, and learn more about McKinsey & Company, please […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/30/13)

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Bob''s blog entries "McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Newsletter (Third Quarter 2013)" "Six Lessons for Managing CEO transitions" "The Corner Office" "The luck factor in all human experience" Adam Bryant Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Had His Top Execs Read These Three Books Are you a Diminisher or a Multiplier? I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes G.

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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

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Here is an excerpt from the executive summary of a report co-authored by James Manyika, Michael Chui, Diana Farrell, Steve Van Kuiken, Peter Groves, and Elizabeth Almasi Doshi for the McKinsey Global Institute. To check out the report and other resources, learn more about the Institute and/or McKinsey & Company, please click here.

Preparing for a new era of work

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Here is an excerpt from an article featured in The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Susan Lund, James Manyika, and Sree Ramaswamy [.]. Bob's blog entries changing demographics emerging skill shortages global competition James Manyika McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute Preparing for a new era of work Sree Ramaswamy Susan Lund The McKinsey Quarterly

The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Paul Willmott explains why Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy with IT and business managers.

Eric Schmidt on “Disruptive technologies”

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McKinsey & Company has just launched a new series of video interview programs with high-tech experts. Later this month the McKinsey Global Institute will publish an assessment of the probable economic impact of disruptive […]. In the first, Eric Schmidt explores the technologies likely to have the greatest disruptive impact on economies, business models, and people.

Five routes to more innovative problem solving

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Olivier Leclerc and Mihnea Moldoveanu explain how and why tricky problems must be shaped before they can be solved. To start that process, and stimulate novel thinking, leaders should look through multiple lenses. To re3ad [.].

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Ford’s Alan Mulally

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Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Alan Mulally by Rik Kirkland for the Insights & Publications practice at McKinsey & Company. Bob''s blog entries a weekly Business Plan Review meeting (BPR) “One Ford” is more than just a catchphrase Insights & Publications practice at McKinsey & Company Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Ford''s Alan Mulally McKinsey Publishing McKinsey Quarterly Rik Kirkland

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/18/13)

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Competitiveness" "International Women’s Day 2013: Defining Success" "Some Things You Might Not Know About Sheryl Sandberg…But Lucky Us "Stop Reinventing Disruption" "The New Aesthetic Resonates in Ferruccio Laviani’s Good Vibrations” "Why Persuasion Doesn’t Require Manipulation" Accenture Global Research Results Adam Bryant Amazon.com ARTINFO.com “The second step to brain mastery” Baratunde Thurston Bernie D.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 7/1/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value Daniel Isenberg Craving: Why We Can’t Seem to Get Enough Omar Manejwala, M.D. Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution Nathaniel Philbrick [What''s […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/1/13)

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Intelligent Leadership Jay Rao Jeff Bladt John Mattone Joseph Weintraub Kristin Loberg Lawrence Cunningham Linda Holmes Liquid Agency Management Tip of the Day Marc Schoen Margaret Heffernan Marty Neumeier Mihnea Moldoveanu MIT Sloan Management Review Nadia Goodman NPR Olivier Leclerc Remembering Roger Ebert Richey Piiparinen Sharon Poczter Steven Gary Blank The Four Steps to the Epiphany The McKinsey Quarterly The New York Times The Originality Scale Vijay Govindarajan women make better leaders.”

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Beyond corporate social responsibility: Integrated external engagement

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by John Browne and Robin Nuttall for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which they explain how and why traditional [.]. Obviously, companies must incorporate interaction with stakeholders into decision making at every level of the organization. That’s much easier said than done, however.

Six social-media skills every leader needs

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which they explain how and why organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage.

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Urban world: The shifting global business landscape

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Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Richard Dobbs, Jaana Remes, Sven Smit, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, and Yaw Agyenim-Boateng, featured online by McKinsey & Company. Emerging markets are changing where and how the world does business. For the last three decades, they have been a source of low-cost but increasingly skilled labor. […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/28/13)

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Perry Susan Lund TED Terry Leahy (Tesco) in “The Corner Office” The 5 rules of happy employees The Art of Doing The McKinsey Quarterly The Narcissistic Leader: Not as Good as He (Or You) May Think The New York Times THE NORMAL WELL-TEMPERED MIND This Explains Everything Who says it’s a man’s world?

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Chip Heath and Olivier Sibony on “Making great decisions”

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Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a conversation featured by The McKinsey Quarterly during which Stanford’s Chip Heath and McKinsey’s Olivier Sibony discuss new research, fresh frameworks, and practical tools for decision makers. To read the complete transcript, check out other resources, learn more about McKinsey & Company, and register for Quarterly email [.].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/13/13)

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Eric Schmidt on "Disruptive technologies" HBR HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing How to Listen When Someone Is Venting John Butman Management Tip of the Day Margaret Heffernan Mark Goulston Mark Kaplan Mason Donovan McKinsey & Company McKinsey Publishing Michael D.

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Tilting the global balance: An interview with the CEO of Solvay

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Here is a brief excerpt from Hervé de Barbeyrac and Ruben Verhoeven’s interview of Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about McKinsey […]. A Belgian company, Solvay is reshaping its portfolio to focus harder on fast-growing markets.

The granularity of growth

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Here is an exerpt from article rated by readers as one of the most popular ever in The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company and co-authored by Mehrdad Baghai, Sven Smit, and S. Sven Smit The Granularity of Growth The McKinsey Quarterly Patrick Viguerie. They explain how and why a fine-grained approach to growth is essential for making the right choices about where [.].

Finding your digital sweet spot

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by ‘Tunde Olanrewaju and Paul Willmott for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In it, they discuss the potential impact of digital technology varies widely by industry, but most enterprise leaders share an important challenge: how to get beyond the small share of the […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/23/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth Drew Williams and Jonathan Verney What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider’s Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences Steven G. Mandis […].

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Motivating people: Getting beyond money

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article that appeared a few years ago in The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, but one whose key insights remain even more relevant today. The workplace environment may change but human nature doesn’t. As Martin Dewhurst, Matthew Guthridge, and Elizabeth Mohr point out, an economic slump […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/15/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization Dan Pontefract The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation Jon Gertner To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism Evgeny Morozov [.].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/8/13)

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Byrne John Mattone with Luiz Xavier Karen Wright Kate Crawford Les McKeown Marcus Ryu (Guidewire Software) in “The Corner Office” McKinsey & Company Muriel Maignan Wilkins Olivier Sibony Own the Room Rachel W. Dempsey Rain Ramez Naam Richey Piiparinen StoryBranding Talent Leadership The Infinite Resource The McKinsey Quarterly The Rise of Executive Feminism Voices on Society series World Changers

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The Amazon Mystery: What America’s Strangest Tech Company Is Really Up To

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Bob''s blog entries Christian Jourquin Hervé de Barbeyrac Jean-Pierre Clamadieu McKinsey & Company McKinsey Quarterly Rhodia Ruben Verhoeven the appropriate role for a global CEO seeking to build a fresh culture the dangers of “sequential” thinking the importance of strategic agility [comma] radical plans for the group’s top talent Tilting the global balance: An interview with the CEO of Solvay Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Derek Thompson for The Atlantic.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/28/13)

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Badaracco Kai Hammerich Madeleine Albright Maximize Your Potential McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute Meredith Maran Novelis Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information Phil Martens Richard D.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/9/13)

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Byrne John Brockman LinkedIn LiveHive Malcolm Gladwell Marc Ostrofsky Maria Popova McKinsey & Company Michael Lewis on how and why he writes what he writes More Great Quotations Phil Stutz Pioneer women who "leaned in" throughout U.S.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/29/13)

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Bob''s blog entries "A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help": Edward Schein "Creating the Best Workplace on Earth" "Make Your Next Innovation Jam Work" "The Agility Factor" "What successful organizational transformations share: McKinsey Global Survey Results" Alessandro Di Fiore Art Kleiner “Five Factors for Winning” “The Discipline of Managing Disruption”: Clayton Christensen “The Role of a Manager” Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/29/13) BOB Brian Tracy Christopher G.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/22/13)

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Andreasen Peter Gray (Part 1) Richard Weylman Rutger von Post Stella & Chewy’s Steven Fink strategy+business The Creative Brain The McKinsey Quarterly The New York Times The Power of Why Thought Leader Conversation: Edgar Schein Tim Berners-Lee

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Education for everyone: An interview with Sal Khan

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Here is a portion of the transcript of an interview of Sal Khan, featured online among McKinsey & Company’s Insights & Publications. Bob''s blog entries Big data in education Education for everyone: An interview with Sal Khan Harvard McKinsey & Company''s Insights & Publications MIT Online learning is revolutionizing access to education Personalized learning

Why leaders need a long-term vision

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In a recent interview with McKinsey & Company , Bill George —Harvard Business School professor and former Medtronic CEO—said the following: “ Anyone who’s willing to postpone the long-term strategies to make the short-term numbers is in route to going out of business. ”. Why are you in business? What drives your daily activities—your long-term vision or making the numbers this quarter?

Tsun-Yan Hsieh and Stephen Bear on “Six Lessons for Managing CEO transitions”

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Tsun-Yan Hsieh and Stephen Bear for McKinsey & Company. In it, they explain why a leader’s best chance to lock in new organizational norms is usually during the first few months on the job. That would include but not be limited to a CEO or […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/25/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business Duff McDonald Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives — How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/11/13)

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Postrel Sylvain Newton The Art of Explanation The History of Valentine's Day: Now you know The McKinsey Quarterly The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning Warren Bennis What “A” Players Bring to the Table Whitney JohnsonI hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works A.G.

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Meet David Robertson – Author of Brick by Brick – September FFBS Selection

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Karl''s blog entries AXA Brick by Brick Chestnut Hill Credit Suisse David Robertson EMC first friday book synopsis HSBC IMD LEGO McKinsey Microsoft MIT MIT Sloan Philadelphia Philip Morris Sloan University of Illinois Wharton Who is David C. Robertson, the author of BRICK BY BRICK: HOW LEGO REWROTE THE RULES OF INNOVATION AND CONQUERED THE GLOBAL TOY INDUSTRY? That’s the book I present on Friday, September 6 at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. You can register here.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13)

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Kaplan Robert William Fogel Setting the Table Solitude and Leadership The American Scholar The Balanced Scorecard The Fourth Great Awakening & the Future of Egalitarianism The Master and His Emissary The McKinsey Quarterly The Talent Masters Thomas O'Neil Tim Leberecht Victoria Ransom Walter Chen Wildfire William Deresiewicz

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Boris Groysberg: An interview by Bob Morris

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Polzer Lockheed''s "Skunk Works" McKinsey & Company Organization Science Talk the Disney animators who created classic films such as Snow White and Bambi The Manhattan Project Xerox PARC Boris Groysberg is a professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. Currently, he teaches courses on talent management and leadership in the school’s MBA and Executive Education programs.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/21/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Conf!dence: dence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic The Office Politics Handbook: Winning the Game of Power and Politics at Work Jack Godwin Unlimited Sales Success: 12 Simple Steps for Selling More Than You Ever […].

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