Our ten most popular articles in the third quarter focused on leadership, the economic crisis, Web 2.0 tools, and other management topics.
1. ORGANIZATION Leadership lessons for hard times A series of interviews with 14 CEOs and chairmen of major companies sheds light on the foundations of corporate leadership. (Premium membership required)
2. BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY Managing beyond Web 2.0 Companies should prepare now for the day when Web 2.0 morphs into Web 3.0. The ones that focus on the fundamental aspects of the consumers’ online behavior—not just current best practices—will be better prepared.
4. ECONOMIC STUDIES The crisis—one year on: McKinsey Global Economic Conditions Survey results, September 2009 A year after the global economic system nearly collapsed, many companies are finally finding ways to increase profits under the new conditions. But almost as many expect profits to continue falling, and executives also indicate that their broader financial hopes remain fragile. Many expect more government involvement in economies and industries over the long term.
7. OPERATIONS Squeezing more ideas from product teardowns Some companies are using product teardowns to dismantle silo culture in product development. This interactive feature examines the potential margin-improvement opportunities and highlights how some companies are using this venerable tool in new ways.
9. ENERGY Evaluating the potential of solar technologies Solar power is poised to grow into a reliable alternative energy source, promising lower carbon emissions and decreased dependence on fossil fuels. This interactive feature explores the different technologies currently jostling for leadership in the market.
10. STRATEGY State capitalism and the crisis Despite massive state interventions in economies around the world, many corporate leaders and investors act as though globalization remains the dominant paradigm. That is a mistake.
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