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Behind the Numbers: Beyond cheap oil

Falling oil prices dominate the news, but of longer-term interest is how the US energy profile is changing.

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The last-mile problem: How data science and behavioral science can work together

Analytics is typically discussed in terms of computer technology, machine learning algorithms, and big data. Behavioral nudges, on the other hand, concern human psychology. What do they have in common? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

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Digital education 2.0: From content to connections

Integrated next-generation technologies can equip students to become lifelong learners, fortify student skills, increase education’s ROI, and enable students to be innovative and entrepreneurial.

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Rising consumerism: Winning the hearts and minds of health care consumers

The intersection between rising consumerism and a growing retail orientation in the health care sector presents challenges, some unprecedented, for existing players. We explore three shifts that health industry players should respond to, and that can set the scene for greater consumer involvement.

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A billion to one: The crowd gets personal

The creation of products and services derived from crowd-based insights is the foundation of the “billion-to-one” experience. Taking characteristics and behavior and contextualizing them with data from thousands of other individuals allows designers to deliver unique products and services.

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Backyards without fences: Carving out territory in the changing consumer products terrain

Today, many brands struggle to maintain relevance and a price premium. Shifts in channels and a more diverse consumer base are weakening the fences they once maintained around sizeable consumer populations. Building new, more effective fences amid the complexity will require a different approach.

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The journey to exceptional performance

When it comes to corporate financial performance, we typically think in absolute terms, measuring ROA in percentage points. But knowing a company’s relative performance is essential to setting and achieving performance improvement targets and, eventually, exceptional performance.

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Business ecosystems come of age

Deloitte’s third annual Business Trends report explores how forward-looking leaders and organizations can thrive in a world of ecosystems.

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Introduction: Business ecosystems come of age

Businesses are moving beyond traditional industry silos and coalescing into richly networked ecosystems, creating new opportunities for innovation alongside new challenges for many incumbent enterprises.

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Wicked opportunities

“Wicked problems”—ranging from malaria to dwindling water supplies—are being reframed as “wicked opportunities” and tackled by networks of non-governmental organizations, social entrepreneurs, governments, and big businesses.

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Blurring boundaries, uncharted frontiers

Long-standing boundaries and constraints that have traditionally determined the evolution of business are dissolving, allowing new ecosystem possibilities to flourish.

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Regulating ecosystems

As ecosystems enable more rapid, cross-cutting innovation, regulators are challenged to create policies and solutions that protect the public’s interests and are also dynamic enough to keep pace with innovation.

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Running on data: Activity trackers and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things may reshape consumer and industrial environments. But this potential won’t be realized solely through the power of low-cost sensors. Leaders in this space will nurture an ecosystem of partnerships and collaborations, with a variety of business and public policy motivations.

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Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement

The changing employee-work contract is compelling businesses to build organizations that engage employees as sensitive, passionate, creative contributors. Research and client discussions suggest five major elements and underlying strategies that work together to make organizations “irresistible.”

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Asia Pacific Economic Outlook

The Q2 2015 issue provides a near-term economic outlook for Asia Pacific countries. 

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Global Economic Outlook

The second quarter edition of the Global Economic Outlook offers timely insights from Deloitte Research economists about the Eurozone, China, the United States, Japan, India, Russia, and Brazil. 

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Supply chains and value webs

Supply chains are increasingly becoming value webs that span and connect whole ecosystems of suppliers and collaborators; properly activated, they can play a critical role in reshaping business strategy and delivering superior results.

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The new calculus of corporate portfolios

The rise of business ecosystems is compelling strategists to value assets according to an additional calculus, often generating different conclusions about what should be owned.

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The power of platforms

Properly designed business platforms can help create and capture new economic value and scale the potential for learning across entire ecosystems.

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Beyond design thinking

Design thinking without deep analysis and synthesis can be reckless. Leading companies are seeking to do both recursively and in integrated new ways to manage complexity, derive insights, and catalyze innovation in fast-changing ecosystems.

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Minimum viable transformation

Leaders are taking lessons from the startup playbook on “minimum viable products” to launch minimum viable transformations—lightweight and readily adaptable versions of potential new business models.