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Insights from Deloitte’s Center for the Edge

Navigating through challenges and capturing opportunities

As companies face increasing competition and mounting pressure, there is a tendency for executives to focus on the short term, immediate needs of their organizations. At the Center for the Edge, we study the long term, fundamental changes that are transforming the world today. Our goal is to provide senior executives with a broader vision and context to help them navigate these challenges as well as specific, strategic advice to capture the opportunities emerging in their industries.

That’s why we’ve created Insights from the Edge which is a regular compilation of the Center’s insights and views on a number of business issues.


Read our recent editions below.

January/February 2014 edition
Our Centers go global! The fundamental shifts we see in the business environment aren't limited to the US — the underlying trends and their impacts are global, albeit with differences in the rate of change, the degree of impact, and what disruption looks like. Read more.

October/November 2013 edition
We all know that the world we live and work in is changing. At Center for the Edge, we track the long-term trends driven by changes in public policy and the exponential rate of change in the digital infrastructure and compile them in our annual Shift Index.

May/June 2013 edition
Talent development is one of the hottest and most important topics for executives today. However, it is often seen as more of an art than a science. Learn more about the work environment and discover design principles for organizations to follow to create environments that can accelerate talent development and performance improvement.

February/March 2013 edition
Social data thought leaders from business, academia and the intelligence community convened at Deloitte University to discuss the strategic opportunities and challenges surrounding social data. Hear about what they discussed. In addition, lean about how Institutional Innovation can create smarter organizations to scale learning.

December 2012/January 2013 edition
How can your company maximize upside potential, minimize investment and compress lead times? Pragmatic Pathways is our framework for executives seeking to embark on this difficult, but necessary transformation. Learn more.

October/November 2012 edition
Increased globalization and rapid advancements in digital technology, collectively referred to as The Big Shift, are profoundly altering our economy and the business landscape as we know it. While some firms have benefitted handsomely by understanding and anticipating these fundamental forces of change, this Big Shift has heaped performance pressures on others. Learn more.

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