Commentary
Leadership
March 2014
These five leaders favor fluid decision making. They impart a directional vision for their organizations to follow. Finally, they embrace complexity rather than wish it away.
February 2014
In this clear, candid TED talk, BCG Fellow Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.
March 2014
New CEOs are particularly vulnerable during their second year. Their survival may depend more on their credibility—and on making a number of bold strategic moves—than on results.
Chemicals
April 2014
The market for third-party chemical distribution, particularly in the specialty chemicals segment, continues to grow faster than the overall industry, creating real opportunities for both suppliers and distributors.
Financial Services
April 2014
The U.S. petrochemical market’s resurgence is creating sizable opportunities. Capturing the prize will not be easy, however, especially for those new to the market.
February 2014
Europe-based petrochemical companies face significant challenges in the near to intermediate future. Navigating them will demand bold moves on the strategic and operational fronts.
Creating Value
April 2014
Investors’ expectations of declining valuation multiples and below-average total shareholder return in 2014 will have a big impact on their priorities for company capital deployment.
February 2014
The best defense against activist investors is to borrow directly from the activist’s playbook. Examine your company as an activist would.