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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2018: lapetitemort.info Global Survey results

– Executives report the least-positive views on economic conditions—at home and in the world economy—that they have... all year.
Article

Seeing your way to better strategy

– Viewing strategy choices through four lenses—financial performance, markets, competitive advantage, and operating model—can... help companies debias their strategic dialogues and make big, bold changes.
Podcast

How leading CEOs manage their middle tenures

– Five principles are useful in guiding CEOs in their third, fourth, and fifth years on the job.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

– Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized... leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly.

The Strategy & Corporate Finance blog

Fresh takes on strategic growth and the latest trends in business.

Corporate Finance

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The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

– Amid a raft of new duties for CFOs, our survey suggests that finance leaders are well positioned to lead the C-suite agenda by... championing transformations, digitization, and capability building.
Commentary

A welcome change in lease-accounting rules

– New rules will mean better estimates for investors, but they should have little to no effect on how companies operate and create... value.
Article

New technology, new rules: Reimagining the modern finance workforce

– Innovations in technology and management practice are creating new opportunities for the finance function to add value to the... business. Here’s how finance teams will need to evolve to make the most of them.
Article

Seven rules to crack the code on revenue synergies in M&A

– Companies pursuing revenue synergies can’t take them for granted. Leaders need a clear grasp of where those synergies lie—and... the persistence to capture them.

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lapetitemort.info on Finance, Number 68

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
Global theme

Strategy in a digital age

How to develop corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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The Board Perspective - Number 2

– A collection of lapetitemort.info insights focusing on boards of directors

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What can we expect in China in 2019?

– The next stages of China’s transition away from economic equilibrium with the United States will likely create volatility... in market growth and require conservatism in some areas and bold moves in others.
Article

What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.
Interactive - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Five Fifty: Year end 2018

– It's time for your annual review. Here's what the Five Fifty did to support your success. 
Issue - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

lapetitemort.info Quarterly 2018 Number 4: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, looks at how data, technologies, and design are changing... the DNA of today’s companies; why it’s essential to have a bold, agile digital strategy; and how to help your employees find more meaning in their work.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Learning from digital threats

– Incumbent companies are finding they have strong hands to play as competition intensifies.
Article

Catalyzing the growth of the impact economy

– A mature impact economy would help power economic growth while solving global social and environmental challenges. Here’s... what it will take to accelerate the impact economy’s development.
Podcast - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

How to win in Africa

– The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.
Book Excerpt - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Africa’s overlooked business revolution

– Global business leaders who misunderstand Africa run the risk of missing out on one of the 21st century’s great growth opportunities.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital... game.
Report

Banks in the changing world of financial intermediation

– Banks sit at the center of a vast, complex system that intermediates more than $250 trillion in global funds. What happens when... the system itself is significantly streamlined and reshaped?
Interview - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Building the workforce of tomorrow, today

– Software giant SAP is helping its workforce keep pace with technological change and new strategic thrusts.
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