The Mckinsey Podcast

Synopsis

The McKinsey Podcast, our new flagship podcast series, takes you inside our global firm, and features conversations with experts on issues that matter most in business and management. McKinsey & Company is a management-consulting firm that helps businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations realize their most important goals. Topics covered in this series include strategy, technology, leadership, marketing, operations, organization, and the role of business in society.

Episodes

  • 		Self-driving cars and the future of the auto sector

    Self-driving cars and the future of the auto sector

    22/08/2016 Duration: 21min

    Autonomous vehicles seem to be inevitable. But what does that mean for car manufacturers, consumers, and safety? Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:53) >  

  • 		How advanced analytics can drive productivity

    How advanced analytics can drive productivity

    15/08/2016 Duration: 21min

    Companies have more data at their disposal than ever before, but are they doing enough with it? Taking full advantage requires tackling legal, regulatory, and talent challenges. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:31) >  

  • 		CEO transitions: The science of success

    CEO transitions: The science of success

    08/08/2016 Duration: 20min

    New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major moves—and to know when to make them. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 20:00) >  

  • 		Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

    Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

    01/08/2016 Duration: 25min

    Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 25:49) >  

  • 		Chinas One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?

    China's One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?

    18/07/2016 Duration: 17min

    One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, an economic and diplomatic program that could transform trade. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 17:56) >  

  • 		Anatomy of a unicorn: Why tech start-ups are staying private

    Anatomy of a unicorn: Why tech start-ups are staying private

    04/07/2016 Duration: 24min

    Up-and-coming technology companies are no longer racing to list their shares on public markets. A massive increase in late-stage venture capital has enabled many start-ups to reach valuations of more than $1 billion while remaining in private hands. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 24:09) >  

  • 		How incumbents become digital disruptors

    How incumbents become digital disruptors

    20/06/2016 Duration: 21min

    Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:28) >  

  • 		Making government for the people

    Making government for the people

    06/06/2016 Duration: 22min

    Budget constraints and the rapid pace of technological change means governments must not only deliver services more effectively and efficiently, but truly prioritize citizens’ needs. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 22:35) >  

  • 		Becoming a better business technologist

    Becoming a better business technologist

    16/05/2016 Duration: 20min

    There's no silver bullet, but success requires being able to identify technologies, understand their implications, and deploy them in an effective, structured way in your organization. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 20:09) >  

  • 		Why the customer experience matters

    Why the customer experience matters

    02/05/2016 Duration: 29min

    Truly understanding customer needs may not only help companies not only improve the buying experience, but also their bottom line. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 29:15) >  

  • 		What’s driving the Chinese consumer

    What’s driving the Chinese consumer

    18/04/2016 Duration: 20min

    Confidence keeps rising among the country’s consumers, despite economic headwinds—but just what they are buying (and where and how) is evolving rapidly. Companies should pay attention. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 20:07) >  

  • Digital strategy: Understanding the economics of disruption

    Digital strategy: Understanding the economics of disruption

    04/04/2016 Duration: 25min

    Adapting your business amid increasing digital disruption isn’t about creating a list of digitization priorities but instead figuring how you are vulnerable to attack and where you can create value. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 25:19) >  

  • Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world

    Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world

    21/03/2016 Duration: 21min

    While global trade in goods remains flat, the cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected world, stimulating global efficiency and productivity. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:45) >  

  • The power of design-thinking

    The power of design-thinking

    07/03/2016 Duration: 22min

    Infusing your organization with a design-driven culture that puts the customer first may not only provide real, measurable results, but also a distinct competitive advantage. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 22:51) >  

  • The art and science of well-being at work

    The art and science of well-being at work

    22/02/2016 Duration: 25min

    Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the body—and the brain. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 25:38) >  

  • Achieving a digital state of mind

    Achieving a digital state of mind

    09/02/2016 Duration: 26min

    Digital isn't merely an add-on. It's a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 26:29) >  

  • A hands-on approach to youth unemployment

    A hands-on approach to youth unemployment

    26/01/2016 Duration: 25min

    The key to combating high youth unemployment globally is forging stronger connections among employers, education providers, and youth themselves to build skills that lead to entry-level jobs in growth sectors, say McKinsey’s Mona Mourshed and Maria Novales-Flamarique. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 25:14) >  

  • How companies become digital leaders

    How companies become digital leaders

    12/01/2016 Duration: 21min

    The global digital transformation has only just begun. In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, McKinsey’s Paul Willmott and Jay Scanlan discuss how senior executives can raise the Digital Quotient of their companies. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 21:06) >  

  • Going from fragile to agile

    Going from fragile to agile

    15/12/2015

    Why do companies need to be more nimble? McKinsey’s Aaron De Smet and Chris Gagnon explain what’s driving organizational agility, why it matters, and what to do. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 30:31) >  

  • Resisting managing for the short term

    Resisting managing for the short term

    08/12/2015

    Tim Koller and Marc Goedhart, two of the coauthors of Valuation, McKinsey’s handbook on corporate valuation (now in its sixth edition), explain why focusing on current shareholders isn’t really a requirement of good business. Read more >    Listen to the podcast (duration: 32:24) >  

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