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BCG - Henderson Institute 09/23/2020 19:55
By , , and. The trend towards greater global integration has been so dominant over the last few decades that the specter of “decoupling” necessarily inspires fear among business leaders and investors alike. If China leaves the orbit of a U.S.-centric world economy, seeking to build its own ecosystem of alliances, institutions, and norms, the benefits of integration seem at risk. Decoupling also seems inexorable — Donald Trump’s administration has accelerated that trend, not caused it, and a Joe Biden victory in November would likely bring stylistic but not substantive changes. Yet, the risks for firms and economies from decoupling are neither linear or clear. It’s tempting to think that unwinding a system that has delivered growth and profit.
BCG - Henderson Institute 09/22/2020 08:02
Interviewed by. is an economist, a professor at Harvard Business School, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert on innovation and organizational change, a board member of Idexx Laboratories and of CERES. In her new book, , she argues why and how we need to reimage capitalism if we want to solve today’s big issues. In a conversation with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, she discusses the need to abandon the shareholder value maximization, and instead focus on how we can create balanced capitalism between businesses, governments, and civil society supported by the law and free media. You can.
BCG - Henderson Institute 09/18/2020 08:12
The importance of capital allocation in a crisis. By , , , and. " My biggest learning as the CEO of Ørsted is always to be ready to look at how you are allocating your capital towards industries, where you have long-term growth opportunities, so you don’t end up in industries which are slowly dying.
BCG - Henderson Institute 09/15/2020 07:01
Interviewed by. is Professor and the National Center Chair in the Computer and Information Science department of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has secondary appointments in Economics and the Wharton School. He has published widely in machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithmic game theory, and quantitative finance. His latest book, co-authored with University of Pennsylvania colleague Aaron Roth, explores the interplay between societal values and the expanding role of algorithms in our everyday lives. In a discussion with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, Professor Kearns discusses how algorithms work, where and why they fall short, design choices to consider to overcome these challenges, accountab.
BCG - Henderson Institute 09/11/2020 09:32
By and. The Covid-19 crisis has stressed price stability in both directions fueling a debate about the future of price stability. In this summary of our detailed inflation primer (slide deck available ), we lay out the structural and cyclical foundations of price stability, the deflationary and inflationary risks from the coronavirus shock, as well as what it would take for the anchored inflation regime to break. Price stability is a structural phenomenon that requires regular cyclical defenses to safeguard against the two-sided risk of price growth moving too low or too high. Our current regime of price stability — a 30-year stretch of falling, low, and stable price growth that we call the “Volcker inheritance” — is well-anchored and backst.
BCG - Henderson Institute 09/09/2020 07:00
Interviewed by. is a Harvard Business Press author and an expert on innovation and problem-solving. His first book, “Innovation as Usual”, coauthored with Paddy Miller, was translated into five languages and got Thomas recognized as a “Top 20 International Thinker” by HR Magazine. His new book, focuses on how leaders can solve the right problems. In a conversation with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, Wedell-Wedellsborg says that 85% of companies he surveyed for his book don’t consider themselves to be good at framing problems correctly. The good news: according to his research, you can learn how to get better at solving the right problems. You can listen to the conversation on the link below, or on Apple Podcasts, Spo.
BCG - Henderson Institute 09/01/2020 07:05
Interviewed by. is a Texas-born, Cambridge educated author, former media CEO, award-winning journalist, and BBC documentary maker whose TED Talks have been viewed more than twelve million times. Her six previous books include Willful Blindness, which was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In this podcast with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, she discusses insights from her forthcoming book, . Heffernan argues that the future is inherently unpredictable and, as such, we really need to stop force-fitting models for prediction onto business strategy and elsewhere, as doing so only provides us with a false sense of certainty and security. Instead, she argues, the right appr.
BCG - Henderson Institute 08/25/2020 07:28
Interviewed by. is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management, at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, where he served as Dean (1998–2013) and as Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute (2013–2019). In 2017 Thinkers50 named him the world’s #1 management thinker. In this podcast with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, he discusses insights from his new book, , which analyzes the growing inequality in American society as a threat to the democratic-capitalism underpinning its historical success. Martin posits that treating the economy as a machine and over-emphasizing efficiency drives this inequal distribution of the spoils of growth. The book advocates the alternative metaphor of the economy as a c.
BCG - Henderson Institute 08/19/2020 22:44
The value of resilience. By , Saumeet Nanda, and. “The world is simply not prepared to deal with a disease — an especially virulent flu, for example — that infects large numbers of people very quickly. Of all the things that could kill 10 million people or more, by far the most likely is an epidemic. But I believe we can prevent such a catastrophe by building a global warning and response system for epidemics.”- Bill Gates, 2015. It has been known for a long time that pandemics pose a major risk to global health and economies, yet the world was mostly caught flat-footed when the COVID-19 outbreak started spreading. A few countries were well-prepared for the crisis, but many were not, and some even scrapped or defunded preparation plans in rec.
BCG - Henderson Institute 08/14/2020 09:10
By , , and. Six months into the coronavirus recession, the time seems right to take stock of the Covid-19 recession. In a new analysis as well as an article in Harvard Business Review, we take stock of the disparities of the recession and explore some of the drivers. Follow the links below to the analysis (slide deck) or the HBR article. Slide deck:. HBR article:. About the authors. is a partner and managing director in BCG’s New York office and chief economist of BCG. He can be reached at:. is a director and senior economist in the BCG Henderson Institute, based in BCG’s New York office. He can be reached at. is a managing director and senior partner in the San Francisco office of Boston Consulting Group and the Chairman of the BCG Henderson Ins.
BCG - Henderson Institute 08/11/2020 10:15
By and Tian Feng. This is the third article in a multipart series. Long before the arrival of COVID-19, cities around the world had started to reinvent themselves through “smart city” initiatives. Beset by growing populations, aging or insufficient infrastructure, and the rising cost and difficulty of meeting the needs of residents, cities were investing in technology to address environmental sustainability, traffic congestion, public transit, and public health, all while facing budgetary pressures. The pandemic has intensified the need for intelligence and insight as cities struggle to assess the effectiveness of response measures and compliance in real time. Meanwhile, increasing reliance on e-commerce and the shift to remote working are s.
BCG - Henderson Institute 08/10/2020 12:31
By , , , Phillip Cook, and Cheryl Berriman. In our conversations with more than 100 CEOs about leading through the crisis, they emphasized six themes that are consistent with what we found in our long-term study on CEO performance. We heard many stories emphasizing the importance of purpose as a guide to action, a long-term approach to strategy, and the tracking of high-frequency signals. Since the crisis began, most CEOs have spent even more energy taking care of their people, communicating authentically, and honing their own leadership abilities. Purpose Guides Action. Purpose anchors an organization’s day-to-day activities to a higher goal. It is a that underlies what it does, makes, or sells. CEOs have drawn from the well of purpose to ha.
BCG - Henderson Institute 08/02/2020 11:36
Unlocking collective action in a connected world. By and Roselinde Torres. “You didn’t see me on television, you didn’t see news stories about me. The kind of role that I tried to play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization might come.”Ella Baker, Civil Rights Leader. Ella Baker was famous for eschewing top-down approaches, preferring to work behind the scenes to effect change, building on or combining existing efforts and engaging with a broad set of stakeholders wherever possible. Organizations (civil and commercial alike) frequently struggle against internal and external inertia, complexity and fractiousness to get things done. Civil society often looks to business, with its emphasis on goals, measur.
BCG - Henderson Institute 07/30/2020 09:30
Imagination and Business — a Conversation with Bob Goodson. Interviewed by. Bob Goodson, President of NetBase Quid, an analytic software company, recently sat down with Martin Reeves to discuss the role of imagination in business, drawing on his background as a successful entrepreneur and before that as a medieval scholar. A lot of business leaders are talking about the way COVID is changing society and markets right now and about how that will require them to reimagine their businesses.
BCG - Henderson Institute 07/16/2020 11:55
By , , , , , and. In both cases, we are aware of mechanisms to prevent or at least ease adverse effects. Bill Gates, among others, highlighted back in 2015 the necessary elements of preparedness to avert a global pandemic. And humanity is aware of the need to reduce CO 2 emissions and remove excess CO 2 from the atmosphere. But while governments enforce emergency measures around the globe in response to the pandemic, little action on climate has been taken. Therefore, the question is not “What can we do?” but “Why not now?”Some problems that we encounter in business and society can be thought of as simple-they have an obvious root cause and can be solved with a readily available intervention. But others are complex, arising from the combina.
BCG - Henderson Institute 07/16/2020 11:13
By ,. In normal times, the public debt does not feature much in conversations with investors and business leaders, who tend to view it as a detail of the macroeconomic context. But coronavirus has made the macro context critical to companies’ outlook, and public debt — which has jumped near record levels in many economies including the U.S. — attracts much concern. This is understandable, since sovereign debt problems could create a more toxic business environment than even a deep recession. Has debt risen too far too fast, and should we worry about it? While public debt is discussed widely in the current context, it is also widely misunderstood. It’s tempting to think that more is worse, that higher levels go with greater risks, that a rece.
BCG - Henderson Institute 07/15/2020 07:01
Interviewed by. is a Professor of economics and Director of Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. In this discussion with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, he discusses insights from his new book, , which describes the dynamics of globalization across history and how it has influenced and has been influenced by economy, culture, geography and technology. In particular he describes the opportunities and challenges of the current digital age, and discusses possible solutions, including the social role and contribution of corporations. Previous editions of the Book In.
BCG - Henderson Institute 07/14/2020 18:45
By , , , , and. Companies face a Herculean challenge in today’s fast-evolving work environment. Such is the pace of change that businesses are disappearing more quickly than ever before. If they are to survive, never mind thrive, company leaders must learn to adapt. And here, the operative word is learn . Much has been said about companies’ capacity to adapt. Much less has been said about companies’ capacity to learn. And yet, in our estimation, a company’s capacity to learn determines its capacity to adapt and, ultimately, its chances of surviving far into the future. If your company isn’t learning, it isn’t growing — and it’s probably on a losing path. Of course, most companies have a learning and development function within their Human Re.

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