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Value Creation

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The 2020 Value Creators Rankings

The rankings provide a valuable frame of reference by indicating which companies and industries entered the COVID-19 crisis with TSR momentum and which did not.

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The Superincumbent’s Dilemma

New competitors are changing how the game is played. Traditional winners must adjust by adopting key strategies of digital natives.

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Optimize for Both Social and Business Value

Companies will thrive in the 2020s if they have a strong grasp of business ethics and social responsibility. Read on to learn why BCG views CSR as a vital part of the coming decade.

CFO Excellence

Your First 90 Days as CFO

Your First 90 Days as CFO

A successful tenure begins with getting to know the finance function and establishing a vision to guide value creation.

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Lessons from Best-in-Class CFOs

Only a few CFOs lead finance functions that truly outperform in both efficiency and effectiveness. Here’s what sets them apart.

COVID-19 CFO Pulse Check #2

COVID-19 CFO Pulse Check #2

Our second global survey reveals that CFOs are more optimistic than they were in April; nonetheless, they are still working hard to keep their businesses viable in the crisis.

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The Power of Algorithmic Forecasting

Armed with foresight into how conditions will change, a company can take actions to preempt unfavorable outcomes and promote competitive advantage.

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Leading in the New Reality

What will the world look like after the pandemic? The answer is, in part, up to leaders in business and government around the world. They can shape our new reality.

Business Strategy

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How Do You “Design” a Business Ecosystem?

You can’t entirely plan or design an ecosystem, but answering some critical questions will increase the odds of building an ecosystem that has the potential to create new industries or transform existing ones.

Becoming an All-Weather Company

Becoming an All-Weather Company

The coronavirus crisis brought renewed attention to the value of resilience. Our research shows that resilience has an outsized impact on performance, and companies can take certain steps to put it into practice.

An Atlas of Strategy Maps

Learn to navigate the course using this atlas, which will help identify the sirens (warning signs) to avoid and the lighthouses (best practices) to look for.

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy will help you cut through the noise and find clarity regarding which approach, or combination of approaches, is your best bet for success.

Digital Strategy and AI

Strategic Planning

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Building Your Uncertainty Advantage

For some companies, disruption is a risk to be avoided. For others, it’s an opportunity to be embraced. With better sensing, modeling, and planning capabilities, businesses can use upheaval as a catapult to success.

Can Your Strategy Survive These Four Futures?

Can Your Strategy Survive These Four Futures?

BCG’s global expert on scenarios and creativity, Alan Iny, takes you on a tour of four distinct and plausible future competitive environments—and offers perspectives on how to shape smart strategies in the face of uncertainty.

Family Business

BCG Classics Revisited

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BCG Classics Revisited: The Experience Curve

The experience curve theory still holds, particularly in specific industries. But to succeed in today’s environment, many companies need to develop an additional kind of experience.

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