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The Growth Imperative

May 2015
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.

Family Business

June 2015
A charter can help a family business sustain its success, ensure smooth leadership transitions, and manage shareholder changes while building an enduring legacy for generations to come.
April 2015
A family can use a family office to promote the growth of its wealth and perpetuate its legacy for the benefit of generations to come.
March 2015
Planning for succession starts with recognizing that it will be one of the most complicated transitions experienced by a family business. BCG has identified ten principles to guide the process and enable the business to thrive into the future.
October 2014
To sustain their success, mature family businesses need agile governance and clear management structures, supported by a simple yet robust platform of processes and systems.

Improving Strategic Decision Making

April 2015
Commoditization need not be the kiss of death. In fact, some companies that are faced with it flourish. There are five ways out of the doghouse of commoditization, each associated with a distinct competitive environment. Which one is right for you?
October 2014
By mastering the tools of data science—such as machine learning and pattern recognition—companies can devise fundamentally new ways of making decisions.
December 2013
BCG interviewed 48 CSOs from around the world to better understand how their roles and responsibilities vary depending on company size, industry sector, and CSO model.
September 2013
A good brainstorming session isn’t something that you jump into—it’s something you design. Here are five suggestions to help your team generate better ideas.

Transformation

November 2014
Transformation is now an imperative for most companies, necessitating fundamental change in strategy, operating model, organization, people, and processes. The right approach comprises three steps.
December 2013
To generate sustained growth in today’s environment, companies must transform their businesses preemptively, not defensively.
October 2013
Many corporate-transformation efforts fail to deliver lasting competitive advantage. BCG has identified the factors that lead to successful transformations—and the common traps that characterize failures.
Intellectual Property Strategies
August 2014
The “IP truce” declared by Tesla Motors surprised many. BCG's IP strategic-intent framework illuminates the move and helps other companies chart smarter IP strategies.
September 2013
IP winners take a strategic and proactive approach, using IP as both an offensive and a defensive competitive weapon. Here are six key ways to manage the process.
Tapping New Sources of Advantage
February 2014
Some of today’s most dynamic companies compete in a fundamentally new way. They leverage evolvable algorithms, which self-tune to accumulated knowledge and changing circumstances.
August 2011
In today’s uncertain and changeable world, competitive advantage increasingly depends on agility. Explore BCG’s thinking on adaptive advantage as featured in Harvard Business Review.