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CFOs and department heads have to keep an eye on the bottom line, often during extended transformations that require substantial investment. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on the state of corporate development and finance in an age of disruption.

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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.

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.

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.

Interviews

F-Secure’s CRO on Hackers, Hacktivists, and Extremists: An Interview with Mikko Hypponen

F-Secure’s CRO on Hackers, Hacktivists, and Extremists: An Interview with Mikko Hypponen

F-Secure’s CRO on Hackers, Hacktivists, and Extremists: An Interview with Mikko Hypponen

Activism In Europe, Today and Tomorrow: An Interview with Harlan Zimmerman

Activism In Europe, Today and Tomorrow: An Interview with Harlan Zimmerman

How Virgin Galactic Is Turning Moon Shots into Reality: An Interview with Stephen Attenborough

How Virgin Galactic Is Turning Moon Shots into Reality: An Interview with Stephen Attenborough

Responding to Disruption

Responding to Disruption

What Are Our Blind Spots in Understanding the Global Economy?

What Are Our Blind Spots in Understanding the Global Economy?

An Interview with Theresa Payton, Former White House Chief Information Officer

An Interview with Theresa Payton, Former White House Chief Information Officer

Sustaining Europe’s Unique Social-Economic Model: An Interview with Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Sustaining Europe’s Unique Social-Economic Model: An Interview with Jeroen Dijsselbloem

What’s Next for Europe’s Economy and Political Role: An Interview with Martin Wolf

What’s Next for Europe’s Economy and Political Role: An Interview with Martin Wolf

What Business Leaders Can Learn from an Olympian: An Interview with Lord Sebastian Coe

What Business Leaders Can Learn from an Olympian: An Interview with Lord Sebastian Coe

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