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Strategy Publications

  • Article
  • July, 2016
  • How to Hedge Your Strategic Bets
  • George Stalk, Ashish Iyer
  • Faced with rising uncertainty, companies are embracing a powerful hedge: strategic options. They enable companies to position themselves to seize attractive—but uncertain—opportunities, conserving capital and delaying final decisions until the tea leaves become clearer. BCG’s George Stalk and Ashish Iyer introduce the concept through three examples.
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  • Perspective
  • June, 2016
  • Will Industry Stacks Be the New Blueprint for Banking?
  • Thorsten Brackert, Gustav Gotteberg, Philip Evans, Jesper Damm
  • Digital technology and new competitors are disrupting the banking industry and fragmenting its structure. An emerging new architecture called industry stacks reflects a shift from competition among vertically integrated companies to horizontal competition at each layer of the banking business.
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  • Article
  • May, 2016
  • How Hardware Makers Can Win in the Software World
  • Massimo Russo, George Bene, Sanjay Verma, Aakash Arora
  • Manufacturers of everything from medical devices to farm equipment are recognizing the big opportunities that exist in software solutions and services—and investing accordingly. But the results have been mixed. A major reason: many companies have not grasped that hardware and software businesses require radically different business models.
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