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3 Insights in Digital Advertising

3 Insights in Digital Advertising

Wall paintings, papyrus posters, and calligraphy from ancient Egypt, Greece, and China were among the first forms of advertising, and over thousands of years, the concept and use of advertising, as a call-to-action tool, have not changed. However, much else has...

The  Digitalization of Japan

The Digitalization of Japan

Japan is one of the most wired countries in the world, but cloud adoption is less than half of what it is in many other countries, and fewer than 10% of government administrative procedures in Japan can be completed online. Something is getting lost in translation, as...

Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

What do cricket and investing have in common? A lot more than you think. Join William Blair’s Hugo Scott-Gall and Simon Fennell for a conversation with Tim Harkness, sports psychologist and author of “10 Rules for Talking: An Expert’s Guide to Mastering Difficult...

China’s ESG Transformation

China’s ESG Transformation

China is the world’s worst polluter, so why feature it in a series about the critical but underappreciated value of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations in emerging markets? It’s also the world’s largest investor in clean energy. China’s...

Cubs Win! Tom Ricketts Explains How

Cubs Win! Tom Ricketts Explains How

When Tom Ricketts, CFA, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, took over the “loveable losers” in 2009, he set about transforming the organization. Seven years later he had combined art and science to create a winning culture and team—culminating in what may be the most...

Focused Stock Picking in Short-Term Noise

Focused Stock Picking in Short-Term Noise

In the midst of headline news focused on signs of an economic slowdown, political gridlock in the U.S, and concerns about trade negotiations with China, many investors are struggling to stay hopeful. But William Blair Large Cap Growth Fund Portfolio Managers Jim Golan...

Benefits of Cognitive Diversity

Benefits of Cognitive Diversity

Successful investment management firms of the future will be investment led and foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and diverse thinking, said Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner, global head of investment management at William Blair, in a recent interview with the...

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