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  • The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County

    The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County

    Can a rising tide lift all boats? Here is a quick primer on the state of play in one fast-growth market.

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  • How can we make labor shifts work for people?

    How can we make labor shifts work for people?

    Technological shifts have fundamentally changed labor markets. What governments and companies do to manage those shifts will be crucial in allowing workers to thrive.

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  • Why utility boards should care about IT architecture

    Why utility boards should care about IT architecture

    Many utilities struggle to match the customer and commercial expectations set by digital leaders. Investing in faster, more flexible IT architecture can accelerate their digital modernization.

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  • Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar

    Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar

    To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights, and start to digitize the value chain.

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  • A proven recipe for organic growth: Deliberate focus on a diversified approach

    A proven recipe for organic growth: Deliberate focus on a diversified approach

    An overview of today’s growth ‘ingredients’: Invest, Create, Perform

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  • The state of retail wealth management in North America

    The state of retail wealth management in North America

    Revenues, and the number of assets managed, hit record highs for North American financial advisors in 2017. A deeper look at the numbers, however, reveals concerning trends in pricing and...

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  • Building an engine for growth that funds itself

    Building an engine for growth that funds itself

    You don’t have to look far to finance your growth ambitions.

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  • How utilities can keep the lights on

    How utilities can keep the lights on

    The past decade has been difficult for many utilities. Here is how they can prosper in the next.

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  • Five Fifty: Try a little weird

    Five Fifty: Try a little weird

    Tony Hsieh, the unconventional CEO of Zappos, is not afraid to create “a little weirdness.” In fact it’s a core value.

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  • Asia on the move: Five trends shaping the Asia biopharmaceutical market

    Asia on the move: Five trends shaping the Asia biopharmaceutical market

    Enthusiasm for the biopharmaceutical sector in Asia has been flat, due in part to China’s market-access blockade, Japan’s spending controls, and deceleration in India and Southeast Asia. Recent...

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  • Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

    Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

    McKinsey global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.

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  • Revisiting the access imperative

    Revisiting the access imperative

    Challenges with access continue to frustrate consumers and stunt health systems’ financial performance. Engaging clinicians and improving productivity are vital to address this dual issue.

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  • Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

    Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

    Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.

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  • Solving the customer-experience puzzle: A guidebook for government leaders

    Solving the customer-experience puzzle: A guidebook for government leaders

    It takes focus to transform public-sector agencies to serve a diverse set of customers better. A ready reference—based on lessons from government leaders—can help.

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  • Europe’s refugees: Refocusing on integration

    Europe’s refugees: Refocusing on integration

    With the flow of new arrivals slowing, Europe needs to shift its focus to helping those who will stay build new lives and begin making productive contributions.

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  • FRTB reloaded: Overhauling the trading-risk infrastructure

    FRTB reloaded: Overhauling the trading-risk infrastructure

    Investing in infrastructure isn’t glamorous. But a thoughtful rebuild will pay dividends for years to come.

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  • Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers

    Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers

    E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve new levels of predictability and responsiveness, or pay a heavy price.

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  • Global insurance insights: An overview of recent trends in life, P&C, and health

    Global insurance insights: An overview of recent trends in life, P&C, and health

    The following article is an extract from the annual white paper of the McKinsey Global Insurance Pools team. The report describes global trends in the insurance industry, leveraging the McKinsey...

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  • Chemicals and capital markets: Back at the top

    Chemicals and capital markets: Back at the top

    Early 2018 sees the chemical industry back in position as the top performer in its value chain.

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  • Booming cities, unintended consequences

    Booming cities, unintended consequences

    Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities and their most vulnerable residents.

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