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Global perspectives from MSCI


November 1, 2013

Hunting Black Swans

Strategic planning and risk assessment are key to handling uncertainty. Why are they not done more effectively?

 When the financial crisis hit hard in late 2008, senior executives instinctively reached for their companies’ long-term plans and risk mitigation strategies—the ones senior staff developed in allegedly rigorous, if soporific, annual forecasting and budgeting […] Read More

November 1, 2013

Fractured Nation

Why the chronically unemployed, undereducated, politically estranged and economically divided threaten America’s economic vitality and civic purpose

More than four years after the Great Recession, Americans are an unhappy, fractious lot.Much of the discord, according to public opinion polls, reflects a widening partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats on such issues as […] Read More

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