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  • Powering the net-zero transition at Greece's Mytilineos
    by by George Makripidis and Deborah Unger on September 19, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of the 114-year-old Greek conglomerate that bears his family's name, sits down with strategy+business to discuss how his company's aluminum, power plant, solar, and engineering units are taking the lead in decarbonizing industries.

  • Smart Cities: Mobility ecosystems for a more sustainable future
    by by Hazem Galal, Harald Wimmer, and Anil Khurana on September 14, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Navigating converging social, economic, and technological trends requires rethinking your ecosystems strategy.

  • The other Machiavelli
    by by Daniel Akst on September 13, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Daniel Akst revisits Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, a lesser-known work by the Florentine political philosopher that nevertheless has a great deal to teach us about leadership.

  • Spinning uncertainty into success
    by by Tom Ehrenfeld on September 6, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Tom Ehrenfeld reviews Nathan Furr and Susannah Harmon Furr's The Upside of Uncertainty: A Guide to Finding Possibility in the Unknown, a clever self-help resource that offers a guiding hand through uncertain times.

  • The new work-life balance
    by by Adam Bryant on August 29, 2022 at 5:00 am

    In a post-pandemic world, work-life balance has taken on a new meaning. Adam Bryant argues that we need a new framework to help us think about our lives. He proposes a three-piece pie chart divided into what we want to do, what we should do, and what we need to do.

  • Healthier, wealthier, and wiser?
    by by Mike Jakeman on August 24, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Mike Jakeman reviews Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century, by UC Berkeley economics professor J. Bradford DeLong, who seeks to understand why the supercharged growth of the 20th century failed to deliver us to a state of comfort and satisfaction.

  • Electric planes take off
    by by Raymond Colitt on August 22, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Electric planes are very much a part of the future of aviation. Over half a dozen startups have raised billions of dollars over the past year. Getting from a prototype to a commercial proposition is full of challenges, certainly--not least the weight of batteries. But the race is on.

  • Does your culture fit your strategy?
    by by Alice Zhou, Mara Kelly, and Christopher Hannegan on August 18, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Many companies launch transformations without understanding their own organizational culture or whether that culture will support the new strategic direction. To avoid this mistake, companies should formally assess their culture, using data to quantify its strengths, challenges, and potential areas of improvement.

  • The letter of the law
    by by Daniel Akst on August 16, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Daniel Akst reads The Comfort Letter, by Arthur R.G. Solmssen, a 1975 novel about a lawyer, an empire builder, and a debt offering that sheds light on the complex obligations of professionals to clients, one another, and the rest of us.

  • The second age of foundational technologies
    by by Kevin Maney on August 15, 2022 at 5:00 am

    The turmoil, technological change, and disruption the world is experiencing today have echoes of the great societal transformation of the period between 1890 and 1920. Kevin Maney argues that the advent of foundational technologies like digitization and AI spurs the rapid--and occasionally jolting--transformation of all industries.

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