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Classic Strategy Tools | Consumer Decision Journey

There’s a reason why McKinsey & Co is a household name. The number of classic strategy tools, methods and frameworks that originate from this stable is simply astonishing. This week we will be looking at yet another classic McKinsey framework, the Consumer Decision Journey. Read more

‘Scaling your own disruption’? Lessons from McKinsey

A few weeks ago we were discussing on this blog, the benefits of the Three Horizons approach to strategic planning. One of the key aspects of this approach is to harmonize your future with your present, and to create optionality regarding small bets with high pay-offs. This week we’re going to be looking at how you can make those bets pay big, by scaling your own disruption. Read more

Classic Strategy Tool | McKinsey’s Three Horizons of Growth

In an era where disruptive innovation seems to be have taken hold of the business world as well as the public consciousness, it may be high time to review one of the classic McKinsey frameworks for thinking about innovation within a mature business.  Read more

Why Most Firms Fail to Benefit from Growth Outside Their Core Business

A recent survey from McKinsey & Co shows that while many companies are trying to grow outside their core business very few are making substantial gains. What is going wrong, and what are the best practices to extract maximum value from non-core growth? Read more

Conversation with Matt McDonald: Forming Your Business Strategy

MattfinalWe’ve been really looking forward to sharing this conversation we had recently with Matt McDonald. Matt has worked for McKinsey in New York and was Associate Director of Communication at the White House. Now he’s working for Hamilton Place Strategies, a public policy consultancy based in Washington DC.

This is the first part of the conversation we had with Matt recently in which we discussed just what it is that makes or breaks business strategy. We hope you enjoy it.

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