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When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer

In an exclusive interview - in which Ive's promotion is revealed for the first time - Stephen Fry meets Jony Ive, and his boss, Apple chief executive Tim Cook, to talk spaceships, design and Steve Jobs<p><b>Jony Ive promoted to new role of chief design officer</b>• <b><br>Ive will spend more time on design and</b> …

4-Year-Old Fashion Prodigy Talks Designing A Collection For J.Crew, Is Insanely Adorable

Four-year-old fashion prodigy Mayhem first gained attention back in February for the beautiful paper dresses she was creating out of construction paper, scissors, and tape. Her mother, who helps a little bit with her designs, created an Instagram account on her behalf and started documenting all …

The granularity of growth

A fine-grained approach to growth is essential for making the right choices about where to compete.<p><b>What are the sources</b> of corporate growth? If, like …

Dynamic management: Better decisions in uncertain times

Companies can’t predict the future, but they can build organizations that will survive and flourish under just about any possible future.<p><b>The economic</b> …

Managing the strategy journey

Regular strategic dialogue involving a broad group of senior executives can help companies adapt to the unexpected. Here’s one company’s story, and …

Minding your digital business: McKinsey Global Survey results

Executives expect that new digital technologies will transform their businesses, but many admit their companies are far from prepared in developing …

Using the crisis to create better boards

Boards should view the current crisis as an opportunity to review the way they function. A healthy self-assessment can go a long way toward improving …

How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

It’s time to use a structured process for selecting the nonexecutive leader of the board. Defining the role is a good start.<p><b>Ever since stock-listing</b> …

Planning for your next CEO

It’s high time for boards to get succession planning right.<p><b>When Ken Lewis</b> announced last September that he would be stepping down as CEO of Bank of …

Boards: When best practice isn’t enough

Many boards have improved their structures and processes. But to become truly effective stewards of their companies, they must also instill the right …

Teamwork at the top

When the top team isn’t working well, the whole company suffers. How can top teams fix themselves?<p><b>The popular business</b> press on both sides of the …

A CEO’s guide to reenergizing the senior team

In today’s tough and fast-changing environment, CEOs must help their top leaders to work through fear and denial and to learn new rules.<p><b>When business</b> …

The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore

A systematic scan of the economic-profit performance of nearly 3,000 global companies yields fresh insight about where and how to compete.<p><b>At first</b> …

Have you tested your strategy lately?

Ten timeless tests can help you kick the tires on your strategy, and kick up the level of strategic dialogue throughout your company.<p><b>“What’s the next</b> …

Management

Sustaining top-line growth: The real picture

A historical view shows that beating markets is tougher than most leaders believe.<p><b>Many leaders set</b> unrealistic growth targets. Often, they don’t …

Growing through deals: A reality check

The size and frequency of deals matter less than how companies execute them.<p><b>The bigger a company gets,</b> the harder it is to keep up with investors’ …

Modernizing the board’s role in M&A

Active involvement can help companies capture more value—and develop a competitive advantage in deal making.<p><b>In many conversations</b> with senior …

Elevating technology on the boardroom agenda

Boards are starting to guide management by asking the right questions about technology.<p><b>Businesses are becoming</b> increasingly digital and it’s not just …

The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology

Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy with IT and business managers.<p><b>Some organizations are creating</b> …

Building a forward-looking board

Directors should spend a greater share of their time shaping an agenda for the future.<p><b>Debate over the role</b> of company boards invariably intensifies …

What strategists need: A meeting of the minds

A unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey debates the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on …

Management

Synthesis, capabilities, and overlooked insights: Next frontiers for strategists

The founder of McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, a London Business School professor, and a chief strategist turned professor describe pain points and …

Prospects for growth: An interview with Robert Solow

The economist who won a Nobel Prize for advancing our understanding of technology looks at the past and future of productivity-led growth.<p><b>More than</b> …

Starting up as CFO

There are a few critical tasks that all finance chiefs must tackle in their first hundred days.<p><b>In recent years,</b> CFOs have assumed increasingly …

Today’s CFO: Which profile best suits your company?

Profiles of today’s CFO show how the role is evolving and raise important questions for boards about talent and leadership development.<p><b>Most readers</b> …

How CFOs can keep strategic decisions on track

The finance chief is often well placed to guard against common decision-making biases.<p><b>When executives contemplate</b> strategic decisions, they often …

The CFO’s role in the pursuit of growth

As CFOs play a bigger role in strategy, their influence may bring renewed focus on organic growth.<p><b>The more CFOs contribute</b> to strategy, the more …

Bringing a healthy dose of pragmatism to strategy

Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.<p><b>It’s been some time</b> since the core role of a company’s chief of finance was to …

What really drives value in corporate responsibility?

Few companies are clear about how investing in social initiatives will change stakeholder behavior or the harm a bad strategy can cause.<p><b>Now that</b> …