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We talk with McKinsey partners and corporate executives on the challenges they face creating lasting strategies in a fast-changing world. We also examine the different ways these executives approach these challenges and the new and innovative ways they think of creating a vision for their enterprises.

Inside the Strategy Room McKinsey & Company

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We talk with McKinsey partners and corporate executives on the challenges they face creating lasting strategies in a fast-changing world. We also examine the different ways these executives approach these challenges and the new and innovative ways they think of creating a vision for their enterprises.

    210. 10 questions boards should ask about cybersecurity

    210. 10 questions boards should ask about cybersecurity

    In today's episode, we discuss the top 10 questions boards should ask to ensure comprehensive cybersecurity oversight. We’re joined by Justin Greis, a partner in our Chicago office who leads McKinsey’s cybersecurity work in North America; Daniel Wallance, a senior expert in our New York office who focuses on cybersecurity and technology resilience in financial institutions, critical infrastructure companies, and public sector organizations; and Vinnie Liu, who is the CEO and co-founder of the cybersecurity firm Bishop Fox. 
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    209. Transformation and new business building

    209. Transformation and new business building

    We discuss the challenges and opportunities of building new businesses within an organization during a transformation. How should business leaders balance the need for transformation with pursuing new business ventures? What is the role of strategy in business reinvention? What evidence is there that optimizing the core business and building new businesses translates into higher performance? 
    Our guests are senior partner Chris Hagedorn and partners Matt Banholzer, and Ryan Nguyen.
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    Listen to episode 187. Driving innovation with generative AI with Matt Banholzer and Laura LaBerge 
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    208. Innovation in video gaming with Electronic Arts’ Chief Strategy Officer Mihir Vaidya

    208. Innovation in video gaming with Electronic Arts’ Chief Strategy Officer Mihir Vaidya

    Innovation in online gaming requires keeping up with a broad mix of changes, including digital advances, audience desires, and artistic trends. In this episode, McKinsey innovation expert Erik Roth talks with Mihir Vaidya, the chief strategy officer of Electronic Arts, about these unique aspects of innovating in the gaming industry.  
    We hope Erik and Mihir’s conversation will be valuable for all executives grappling with the challenges of dynamic and strategic resource allocation and the need to balance investment in growth with sustaining operations.
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    207. Preparing your organization for uncertainty

    207. Preparing your organization for uncertainty

    In today's episode, we delve into practical strategies that organizations can implement to effectively manage and adapt during times of uncertainty.
    We explore a range of approaches, including scenario planning, risk management, cultivating leadership skills, and leveraging technology. Our guests also underscore the critical need for agility and swift decision-making when facing unpredictable conditions. We are joined by McKinsey senior advisor Rear Admiral Wyman Howard III (ret.), Mihir Mysore, a partner in our Houston office who founded and leads our Crisis Response and Resilience Practices globally, Alex Panas, a senior partner in our Boston office who co-leads our Advanced Industries Practice, and Gregory D. Smith, Chairman of American Airlines.  
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    How to manage in uncertainty
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    Bonus: Deal Volume - Perspectives on a slower era in private markets

    Bonus: Deal Volume - Perspectives on a slower era in private markets

    We are excited to present a special bonus episode of the Deal Volume podcast, which is produced by our Private Capital Practice. Our guest host for this episode is Brian Vickery, a partner in the practice who is joined by the practice's leaders, senior partners Fredrik Dahlqvist and David Quigley, to discuss key insights from the 2024 edition of our Global Private Markets Review. We hope you enjoy this discussion on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the private capital landscape.
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    McKinsey Global Private Markets Review 2024: Private markets in a slower era
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    206. Are you ready for a surge in M&A?

    206. Are you ready for a surge in M&A?

    Today’s discussion covers several topics from our recent report on top M&A trends. We’re joined by senior partners Jake Henry and Mieke Van Oostende, who co-lead our M&A work globally, and senior partners Michael Birshan and Andy West, who co-lead our Strategy and Corporate Finance Practice.
    We discuss the changing landscape of M&A, the shift from consolidation to growth and capability building, the importance of integration planning, the role of private equity, and the impact of regulatory review cycles. We also touch upon the concept of 'transact to transform' and the increasing trend of alliances and joint ventures.
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    Top M&A trends in 2024: Blueprint for success in the next wave of deals
    Gen AI: Opportunities in M&A
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