68 episodes

This podcast from Boston Consulting Group looks around the corner of today’s big business and social issues. The goal–the so what–is to make sense of today and prepare busy leaders and executives for the day after tomorrow.
Award-winning British journalist Georgie Frost interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future. This is not your typical business strategy podcast.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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The So What from BCG Boston Consulting Group

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

This podcast from Boston Consulting Group looks around the corner of today’s big business and social issues. The goal–the so what–is to make sense of today and prepare busy leaders and executives for the day after tomorrow.
Award-winning British journalist Georgie Frost interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future. This is not your typical business strategy podcast.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    Cost Efficiency in Uncertain Times

    Cost Efficiency in Uncertain Times

    For many business leaders, cost efficiency took a backseat to the polycrisis caused by the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and employee attrition. But today, earnings pressures and economic uncertainty place cost solidly front and center at most companies. Paul Goydan, global leader of BCG’s Accelerated Cost Advantage program, arms these leaders with insights and approaches, exploring everything from how AI can uncover waste to finding promising places to reinvest the savings.  

    Learn More: 

    Cost Management: On.bcg.com/49xIABZ 

    What Leaders Are Saying About Costs and Growth in 2024: On.bcg.com/3OCEDDV 

    Imagine This...:https://link.chtbl.com/imagine-this-show-link 

    • 19 min
    What You Don't Know About a Quarter of Your Workforce

    What You Don't Know About a Quarter of Your Workforce

    Most companies have no idea how many of their employees live with a disability. Most organizations report 4-7%, but BCG research says it’s much higher—25%. And that percentage is only going to climb as the workforce ages. Brad Loftus and Hillary Wool are both high-performing consultants who live with disabilities. They discuss why companies are so misinformed and explore how leaders can provide reasonable and cost-effective accommodations—and increase inclusion and retention.    

    Learn More: 
    Your Workforce Includes People with Disabilities. Does Your People Strategy?:https://on.bcg.com/3vQm7Sb 

    • 21 min
    People Will Be the Unsung Heroes of the AI Revolution

    People Will Be the Unsung Heroes of the AI Revolution

    In implementing generative AI, companies are paying too much attention to the algorithms and not enough to the human element. How well are workers equipped to use it—and use it responsibly? Allison Bailey, global leader for BCG’s people and organization practice, discusses the need for upskilling and reskilling in not just technology, but also being adaptive, creative, and collaborative. Businesses must also train their employees to incorporate AI into their daily routine—and learn when the risks are not worth it.  

    Learn More: 

    From Potential to Profit with GenAI: https://on.bcg.com/4b1Bp6A 

    • 20 min
    Bonus Davos Episode: Our Global Chair and GenAI Explore the CEO Agenda

    Bonus Davos Episode: Our Global Chair and GenAI Explore the CEO Agenda

    In this special episode of The So What from BCG, human and AI intelligence come together. Join BCG’s Global Chair Rich Lesser, and GENE, BCG’s new GenAI conversational agent, for a wide-ranging exploration of the CEO agenda as world leaders gather at Davos. Rich and GENE discuss the transformative power of generative AI technology, the urgency of climate action, and the critical need for trust in an era of innovation.
    If you’re invested in the future of business and society, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss. To learn more about BCG at Davos, visit https://www.bcg.com/about/partner-ecosystem/world-economic-forum/davos. To hear more of GENE, listen at https://link.chtbl.com/bcg-genai-on-genai?sid=tsw.

    • 19 min
    How CEOs Spend Their Time

    How CEOs Spend Their Time

    Time is a finite resource. What is the best way to spend it? Bob Sulentic, CEO of the multibillion-dollar company CBRE explains why he deliberately leaves hours of his workday open for thinking, reading, and being available to his direct reports. That approach may not work for all CEOs. What’s important, explains BCG’s Jeff Hill, is that CEOs spend time thinking about time. An unexamined calendar is a missed opportunity to become a more effective leader.   

    Learn More: 
    For CEOs, It’s About Time: https://on.bcg.com/41ICUTf 
    Jeff Hill: https://on.bcg.com/4anotrx 
    Bob Sulentic: https://www.cbre.com/people/bob-sulentic 

    • 22 min
    Is It Time for a New You in the New Year?

    Is It Time for a New You in the New Year?

    As 2023 ends, people look to the new year to become the best version of themselves. Sreyssha George, an expert in technology and people for BCG, explains how to build your personal brand by choosing a role model, asking for feedback, and being open to change. 
    Learn More: 
    Sreyssha George: https://on.bcg.com/472Hqgn 


    This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

    Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

vio1ethaze ,

Great conversational strategy podcast in bite size format

Great source of strategic thinking on the cutting edge of developments. While I also enjoy longer podcasts, the format is very digestible in <30min chunks and covers a broad range of interesting and future-forward topics in a very conversational tone

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