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The Next Era of Globalization Will Be Shaped by Customers, Technology, and Value Chains

If you ask the average CEO what’s making them lose sleep these days, it’s a good bet that the answer will be tariffs and trade wars. One-third of respondents in a recent McKinsey survey of global executives said that uncertainty over trade policy is their greatest concern—and three-quarters of all companies say their global investment strategies are changing as a result. 

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Lindsey Morano
Customer Surveys Are No Substitute for Actually Talking to Customers

I’ll never forget the questionnaire handed to me midway through a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. It was massive. Page after page of detailed tick-the-box or circle-the-response questions – it seemed to me it would take the full 13-hour flight to complete. I started, but it was too much work and I abandoned it halfway through. I thought to myself: does management really believe they get valid and reliable data from these surveys?

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viji george
When Your Addiction Affects Your Career

If you’re a working professional and you’re struggling with substance abuse problems, you’re not alone. The US Commission on Civil Rights reports that 10 to 25 percent of the American workforce has worked under the influence. Additionally, 76 percent of people who are addicted are employed, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Lindsey Morano