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Cyber programs often miss the significant portion of risk generated by employees, and current tools are blunt instruments. A new method can yield better results.
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No time to waste: What plastics recycling could offer
Plastics waste is hurting the chemical industry as well as the environment. By taking the lead on recycling, chemical players could add a new dimension to the industry and help solve the problem.
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How machine learning can improve pricing performance
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Universities and the conglomerate challenge
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Smarter analytics for banks
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Asking the right questions to define government’s role in cybersecurity
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for governments to manage cybersecurity. But asking some key questions can help leaders get started.
The emerging world’s high achievers
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Five Fifty: Genius after the fact
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Transforming policing: An interview with Mike Bush, New Zealand’s police commissioner
The country’s crime rate has decreased drastically in recent years after the police commissioner shifted to a focus on prevention instead of prosecution.
How OEMs can succeed in digitized rail infrastructure
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The best performing emerging economies emphasize competition
The best emerging-market firms are more competitive than firms in advanced economies including the United States and the United Kingdom, write Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar and James Manyika in...
Tailoring procurement synergies to the deal
In mergers, a one-size-fits-all approach for procurement synergies takes too long and leaves too much money on the table. To deliver more value sooner, match the levers you use to the type of deal...
One-size-rarely-fits-all: Tailoring procurement synergies to the deal
In mergers, a traditional one-size-fits-all approach for procurement synergies takes too long and leaves too much money on the table. To deliver more value sooner, match the levers you use to the...
Asean states have fared well. Now, to continue doing so
Eight Asean emerging economies have achieved rapid and consistent growth that far outstrips their peers, enabling them to narrow the wealth gap with advanced economies, write Kaushik Das and...
Outperformers: Maintaining ASEAN countries’ exceptional growth