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Ideas Made to Matter Technology

5G, explained

The next-gen cellular network’s high speeds and low latency will usher in AR/VR, the “internet of things,” and more. Here’s what to expect — and when.

Feb 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Strategy

5 tips for successful negotiations

Executives from Legal Sea Foods, Whoop, Robert Half, and Carbon Black reveal what makes a successful business agreement.

Jan 28, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Competitive Strategy

How retail stores can thrive in the digital era

With batting cages, celebrity fashion shows, and private brands, Dick’s Sporting Goods is breathing new life into brick and mortar.

Jan 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

Twitter CFO talks metrics, politics, and transparency

Finance chief Ned Segal said Twitter’s decision to ban political ads “was a time of tremendous pride.”

Nov 26, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Platform Strategy

An expert approach to platform strategies

MIT Sloan professor Michael Cusumano on building and winning platform business models — and how to avoid the ‘winner’s curse.’

Oct 22, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

CDOs look to the future

Chief data officers are on the rise as companies harness the power of information. This evolution isn’t without growing pains.

Aug 15, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Platform Strategy

Enterprises embrace the platform

Online marketplaces aren’t just for startups. Here’s how Barclays Bank and Albertsons Cos. are capitalizing on an ecosystem of partners.

Aug 9, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Digital Economy

5 building blocks of digital transformation

Established companies are under pressure to rapidly develop and scale their digital offerings. Here’s research on how to make that happen.

Jun 27, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

Fixing a toxic work culture: Breaking down barriers

Employees aren’t going to get anything meaningful done if they’re at each other’s throats. How Microsoft and Ford tackled tribalism and won.

May 29, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

3 ways retail supply chains are changing

The retired logistics EVP talks transportation, in-store pickups, and incentivizing customers.

May 15, 2019
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