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Death By A Thousand Clicks
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CLAIMED that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer, and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess. Inside a digital revolution gone wrong.
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About Face
MARK ZUCKERBERG’S DORM-ROOM CREATION is worth half a trillion dollars, has 2.3 billion regular users, and dominates its corner of the online advertising industry because its ads are so effective. Now Facebook is under attack from regulators, competit
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Foldable Phones Are Coming
DEVICES FROM A TRIO of handset makers had the halls buzzing at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung, Huawei, and TCL all showed off their take on phones that unfold into larger-screen tablets. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has a typical pho
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Taking Back Fifth Avenue
A $250 million revamp of Saks’ Manhattan flagship is the tip of the spear in the hypercompetitive department store wars.
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Is 42 The Answer?
A billionaire disrupter of the French telecom market had a radical idea: Build a computer programming school that has no books, no teachers, and no classes. Oh, and make it free. Six years in, has it worked?
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China’s Electric-car Showdown
Tesla, General Motors, and Volkswagen are betting big on the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. But the country’s domestic manufacturers, like BJEV, have a huge head start.
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Finding New Cures In Old Drugs
Data-savvy scientists like DANIEL COHEN of Pharnext are using ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE to figure out how to turn combinations of existing drugs into promising new therapies. Can they unclog Big Pharma’s drug pipeline?
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Kevin Sneader
Recent revelations have subjected consulting giant McKinsey to awkward scrutiny. Its leader describes what could change at the influential and secretive firm.
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Kraft Heinz: A Cautionary Tale
THE SHARES AND REPUTATION of Kraft Heinz took a huge hit when the world’s fifth-largest food company announced a $15.4 billion write-down on Feb. 21. It broadcast the failure of a brutal cost-cutting campaign, pioneered by one of its biggest sharehol
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Extreme Measures
Simplehuman, the high-end housewares maker, takes product testing very seriously. The obsession appears to be paying off.
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Betting On Tech’s Building Blocks
The cloud-computing boom has seeded a crop of fast-growing companies that cater to software coders. How investors can profit from the pursuit of API-ness.
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Peloton’s Climb
BY NOW YOU’VE seen the ads. A trim young professional is riding an exercise bike in a perfectly appointed high-rise apartment, his face lit by the glow of a tablet in front of him. You can’t hear the instructor on the screen, but you can imagine the
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Eradicating a $600 Billion Industry
Nearly every Democrat running for President supports a version of universal health care. That has the private insurance industry on edge.
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Hey Nike, Support Student Athletes
THE INJURY SUSTAINED by Duke University basketball star Zion Williamson—after his Nike shoe ripped apart on the court—renewed the debate over whether elite student athletes should risk their bodies playing in college when they stand to make substanti
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Racing In The Streets
SINGAPORE’S GRAB AND INDONESIA’S GO-JEK STARTED OUT AS SCRAPPY TAXI SERVICES. NOW THEY’RE EXPANDING INTO BANKING, GROCERIES, AND MORE—AND JOCKEYING TO OFFER THE TOP “SUPER-APP” IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S FASTEST-GROWING ECONOMIES.
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Broken Records
AT THE SIMPLEST LEVEL, DIGITIZATION MEANS changing something, particularly information, into digital form. But that elemental description well underplays the size, the force, the impact of this process. Across the landscape of business, digitization
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Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future
Companies—and countries—are battling for leadership in this nascent technology that promises faster data crunching than ever before.
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A Pub Crawl for Public Transport
The Detroit Bus Co. could be a model for fixing the gaps in our cities’ crumbling transit systems.
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The New Power Blazer
AS A CEO SUMMONED to Capitol Hill to face angry lawmakers, selecting your outfit—and therefore the silent message you’ll telegraph on camera—is far from trivial. Safe choices might include the Navy Blazer of Contrition or the dove-gray skirt suit tha
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Grand Designs
THE NOTION OF “DESIGN THINKING”—which takes some of the tools involved in shaping physical products and applies them to the task of building better systems and organizations—has been around for decades. But Tim Brown has been on a mission to broaden
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The New Blueprint
Design-driven thinking has changed the way companies develop their products and reach their customers. Can it help them take on society’s biggest challenges?
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Markets Are Global, Payments Are Local
Even as retailers grow multinational in scope, the way people pay for things differs radically from country to country.
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Assessing The Chances Of Those Who Take Stances
These three companies have made headlines for their messaging on divisive political and social issues. Here’s how their core businesses are faring.
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A Game Of Thrones In The Boardroom
IT IS SAID in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga A Song of Ice and Fire that when you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die—there is no middle ground. In real life, mercifully, the stakes aren’t so brutally high. Yet as Columbia Business School pr
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The Audacity Of Schultz
Howard Schultz appears to have dramatically misread America’s appetite for sending a coffee mogul to the Oval Office. Is the backlash specific to one billionaire exec’s hubris—or have we lost our taste for CEO candidates once and for all?
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Taming the Behemoths
D.C.’s bitter partisans can agree on at least one thing: The big tech companies need reining in.
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100 Best Companies To Work For 2019
INNOVATION BY ALL. How do you encourage it? How do you harness it? And most important, how do you make sure you’re not stifling it? As we talked to top-performing companies of every size and across every industry on our 22nd annual list, the challeng
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Hajimemashite!*
THE JAPANESE TRADITION of bathing in onsens, or natural hot springs, dates back to the sixth century, but not everyone’s able to jump right in. After interviewing dozens of international tourists, Hoshino Resorts, one of Japan’s leading hospitality c
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The Real Tide Pod Challenge
A compact, colorful design turned laundry pods into a monster hit for Procter & Gamble. It also may have contributed to an epidemic of injuries among children. Have P&G and the industry done enough to make the products safe?
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A.i. With Heart
A child prodigy, an immigrant, and a serial entrepreneur—Amir Husain is using his empathy to build the future of computing.
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