HBR: Must Reads to Prepare for Economic Downturn

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Companies Need to Prepare for the Next Economic Downturn
By Martin Reeves, Kevin Whitaker, Christian Ketels
Whenever it happens, it won’t look like 2008.
 
What Companies Should Do to Prepare for a Recession
By Kevin Laczkowski and Mihir Mysore
Here’s what successful companies did last time around.
 
How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward
By Walter Frick
A research roundup.
 
Seize Advantage in a Downturn
By David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter
A downturn opens up rare opportunities to outmaneuver rivals. But first you need to put your own house in order.
 
Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions
By Ioannis Ioannou and Caroline Flammer
You need to do both; one or the other isn’t enough.
 
How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy
By Robert I. Sutton
Finds ways to provide more predictability, understanding, control, and compassion.
 
Layoffs that Don’t Break Your Company
By Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta
Research shows that job cuts rarely help senior leaders achieve their goals.
 
Roaring Out of Recession
By Ranjay Gulati, Nitin Nohria, and Franz Wohlgezogen
Master the delicate balance between cutting costs to survive today and investing to grow tomorrow.

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal..

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