"Disruption" might be a cliché, but it's hard to find a better word to describe the forces at work today. There is no doubt that corporate leaders are facing increasing uncertainties. This trend highlights a governing truth: the digital age rewards change and punishes stasis. However, change comes in many flavors. Incremental adjustments or experiments at the periphery, for example, can provide real benefits and in many cases are a crucial first step for a digital transformation. But if these initiatives don’t lead to more profound changes to the main business – or if they avoid the real work of restructuring how the business generates revenue – the benefits can be fleeting. Companies must be open to radical reinvention, which is a rethinking of the business itself, and in many cases will need to re-architect their core capabilities. Join Senior Partner Peter Dahlström (London) and Partner Liz Ericson (London) as they explore how organizations can ensure long-term success through digital reinvention. Read More..
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Rapid advances in automation technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning have evolved into powerful tools, which now match or outperform humans. Join our presenters for a discussion on how this trend will affect different occupations, industries, and countries; the factors that will make automation technologies a reality in the workplace; and their potential impact on business performance, employment, and productivity. Read More..
Former Senior Partner and Japanese organizational theorist Ken Ohmae – hailed by the Financial Times as "Japan's only management guru" – recently brought 81 Japanese CEOs and Presidents to Silicon Valley for a week to learn all about innovation and startups. There he teamed up with former Global Managing Partner (and longtime friend) Fred Gluck for an afternoon hosted by Gluck's company CytomX, giving the visitors a unique insight into how innovation happens at the grassroots level. Our discussion with them ranges from their 40-year friendship to post-retirement entrepreneurship. Read More..
Lisa is the co-creator and executive producer of the much-talked-about fantasy drama, Westworld, which received a Golden Globe nomination for best television drama series. Creative writing had long been a passion of hers, but her ideas about what constituted a “respectable life” might have kept her on a very different path. In a feature in Cosmopolitan, Lisa chronicles the journey that took her from management consulting and law school to the creative halls of HBO. Read More..
In this week's 52 news headlines, Sylvia Mathews Burwell is named President of American University; Peter Jackson leaves Banco Santander and joins payments expert Worldpay as CEO, UK; Marc Vollenweider, founder of Evalueserve, hands over the role of CEO to Ravi Mehrotra; GoPro appoints CJ Prober as COO; Damian Scokin takes over as CEO at Latin America's largest travel agency, Despegar.com; Softchoice announces Vince De Palma as new President and CEO; and Leah Weckert is promoted to Head of People and Culture at Australian supermarket chain Coles. Read More..
Krishna Gupta is founding partner of Romulus Capital, a USD 150 million business investing in seed-stage startups. He talks to us about entrepreneurship, inspiration, and what makes McKinsey special. Read More..
In this week's 34 news headlines, Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro appoints Patrick Gougeon as Chief Executive Officer; Narayan Iyengar joins U.S. food and drug retailer Albertsons Companies as SVP, Digital Marketing and eCommerce; Italian motor vehicle producer Piaggio Group appoints Simone Montanari its new CFO; and Jennifer LaClair will lead the Business Banking team at PNC Bank. Read More..
In this week's 31 news headlines, Vanderlande appoints Remo Brunschwiler as CEO; Mattel taps Margo Georgiadis as CEO; Duncan Gillis is named CEO of BBB Industries; Dan Springer is named CEO of DocuSign; Anthonie Zoomers joins Clondalkin as CEO; Eric Braverman will head the philanthropic arm of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group; Greg Hunt is named Australia’s Minister for Health and Minister for Sport; 9 alumni are named to Debrett's list of the 500 most influential Britons; 4 alumnae are named to Economic Times’ list of the top 30 women leaders in India; 3 alumni are named to the Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list for Europe; and more. Read More..
In this week's 37 alumni headlines, Jürgen Schulte-Laggenbeck becomes CFO at German B2B retail company Berner Group; Norwegian medtech company Navamedic elects Kathryn Baker as Chairman of its Board of Directors; Kellogg Company names Fareed Khan as its new CFO; and U.S. retail magazine Chain Store Age selects Deepika Pandey, Walgreens' Group Vice President for Digital Marketing, Media and Customer Experience, as one of the "Top 10 Women in Retail Tech." Read More..
Mei’s travel company WildChina often takes travelers off the beaten track. She doesn't want her clients to just see the sights – she wants them to discover the soul of the place. Read More..
Nine alumni and one Firm member -- Global Managing Partner Dominic Barton -- have been named to the fourth annual Debrett's 500 list of the most influential people in Britain. Read More..
Martin's first venture, search engine LookSmart, had a meteoric rise -- followed by a devastating fall. A few years later, though, he effected a personal turnaround with the creation of print-on-demand products company Redbubble, which now boasts nearly $115 million in revenue and designs from more than 400,000 independent artists around the world, as well as a 2016 listing on the Australian Stock Exchange. Martin recently spoke with the Australian Financial Review about what he did differently in his second venture to ensure its success. Read More..