BCG Henderson Institute | June 28, 2024

BHI’s Summer Reading List — 2024

In keeping with our annual tradition at the BCG Henderson Institute, we are excited to kick off the vacation season by unveiling our 2024 Summer Reading List.

BCG Henderson Institute | May 1, 2024

How to Think Clearly in Turbulent Times: Lessons from Charlie Munger

Munger’s success was built on a system for decision-making—not a classical investment philosophy, but rather a mental discipline underpinning one. We outline four ideas strategists can learn from Munger to think more clearly in turbulent times.

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The Benefits of Data Sharing Now Outweigh the Risks

Sharing data with competitors might sound scary to executives, but only collaboration can solve some of industry’s biggest problems.

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For CEOs, the Future Is a State of Mind

Pessimism may rule the day. But business leaders who look to the future with optimism can guide their companies toward long-term success.

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37 Minutes | June 11, 2024

Perspectives on the Future with Esther Dyson, Rita McGrath, and Gary Shteyngart

"Prediction is useless unless you work to make certain things happen and undermine the possibility of other things. [Without agency], what’s the point of prediction?" | April 12, 2024

Five Truths (and One Lie) About Corporate Transformation

In an era of technological advancements, geopolitical tensions, and economic turmoil, standing still is akin to moving backward. As the durability of competitive advantage has dwindled, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 index has more than halved since the late 1970s.

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Global Workers, Local Impact: The Power of Talent Funds

Public talent investment funds come with a clear business case for action: attracting and retaining global top talent generates a substantial return on investment.

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Harvard Business Review | March 14, 2024

Harnessing Imagination to Drive Innovation

The decay of rules-based trade means that companies can no longer find growth as easily by expanding to new locations, or expanding demand through low-cost single point sourcing. In this context, companies seeking growth must develop innovative offerings to expand demand. These offerings are, essentially, products of imagination — conceiving of and realizing new possibilities — a challenge that companies struggle with.

BCG Henderson Institute | January 4, 2024

Boosting Our Human Superpower—Social Learning—with AI

New technologies such as AI will only enhance learning competitiveness if embedded in well-designed, holistically conceived learning systems.

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Work, Workers, and Working

Transformational forces have called into question our traditional ways of thinking about work and are forcing a reckoning among firm leaders and policymakers.

Harvard Business Review | October 2, 2023

Does Your Hybrid Strategy Need to Change?

To find the most workable post-COVID return-to-office strategy, companies should focus on four factors: the needs of the work, the needs of the people, how work gets done, and the new managerial muscle required to manage a hybrid workforce. | August 15, 2023

Making Flexible Working Models Work

Of the 1,500 office-based employees we surveyed, 85% reported that their organization adopted a hybrid model—but companies need to delve deeper to make flexibility work. Insights from our "What the Flex?!" surveys of office-based employees.

Generative AI

Look beyond today’s hype—to a future (perhaps quite near) in which Generative AI systems play a critical role in business and society. | September 21, 2023

How People Can Create—and Destroy—Value with Generative AI

A first-of-its-kind scientific experiment finds that people mistrust generative AI in areas where it can contribute massive value and trust it too much where the technology isn’t competent.

BCG Henderson Institute | August 2, 2023

Measured Enthusiasm

Is generative AI as “strategic” as it is claimed to be?

28 Minutes | September 5, 2023

The Coming Wave with Mustafa Suleyman

"If we are to be able to harness the upsides [of these technologies], we have to take a cold hard look at their potential downsides. Too often, people fall into one or other camp—naive techno optimists […] or modern-day Luddites. That does not cut it anymore."

Business Ecosystems

What are business ecosystems, and how can organizations think about their own ecosystem design, governance, and strategy?

Developing Leaders Quarterly | June 21, 2023

Winning the Ecosystem Game

Orchestrating companies collaboratively lead other companies in digital ecosystems but what does it take to lead orchestrating or participating companies? From our research on the factors which drive the strategic and operational success and failure of ecosystems, we propose the traits, mindsets, and behaviors required of ecosystem leaders.

BCG.COM | October 7, 2019

Do You Need a Business Ecosystem?

The hype suggests that you do, but business ecosystems are not always the right model for organizing the creation of a product or service. Learn what they are, what sets them apart, and their benefits and drawbacks.

MIT Sloan Management Review | November 22, 2021

Setting the Rules of the Road

Good governance is essential to the success of both ecosystem orchestrators and their partners. It is essential to put the right rules in place to orchestrate a platform that creates value for all participants - and helps manage risk.

New Pathways to a Sustainable Future

In several recent publications, we’ve challenged ourselves to think differently about sustainability—to identify pathways that may contribute new vitality to the fight. | May 22, 2023

Emissions from Legacy Assets Demand Urgent Action

“Locked-in” emissions from existing assets threaten to exceed the 1.5°C global warming target. Using autos as a case study, we outline steps to tackle the problem. | September 13, 2023

Short-Term Solutions for Bending the Ammonia Emissions Curve

Renewable ammonia has long-term potential, but the industry can’t wait. Ammonia producers and customers can take steps to become more sustainable, starting today.