76 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.

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The So What from BCG Boston Consulting Group

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    • 4.7 • 32 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

    Breaking the Bank

    Breaking the Bank

    Banks and other financial systems are the lifeblood of the economy. But most of them trade at less than book value, constrained by regulation, the growth of private credit, and tech startups. Kilian Berz, global vice chair of BCG’s financial institutions practice, explains how traditional banks can regain their footing through leadership and transformation.

    Learn More:

    Kilian Berz:https://on.bcg.com/4bDKQcj 

    Financial Institutions: https://on.bcg.com/3wLmFK5 

    To Seize a $7 Trillion Opportunity, Banks Need Bolder Strategies for Serving Customers and Society: https://on.bcg.com/4byWlSm 
     

    • 19 min
    Climate Change Is Complex. AI Models Can Crack the Code.

    Climate Change Is Complex. AI Models Can Crack the Code.

    Current economic models are not up to the challenge of capturing the real-world complexities of climate change. But better models are on the horizon. Sophia Davies, BCG’s lead for climate tech partnerships, explains how AI can supercharge these models to predict how public policies will motivate the private sector. Early returns suggest we may be vastly underestimating the effect of policy on climate change.  
      
      
    Learn More: 

    Climate and Sustainability: on.bcg.com/3QOGjeX 

    AI: on.bcg.com/3K69aHS 

    “Deep Design” Could Take On the World’s Big Systemic Challenges: https://on.bcg.com/3K6oFPV 

    • 18 min
    Catastrophic Cyber Risk and Crown Jewels

    Catastrophic Cyber Risk and Crown Jewels

    If cybercrime were a country, it would be the third largest economy in the world. Paul O’Rourke, BCG’s global cybersecurity leader, explains how organizations can protect themselves and their supply chains: Start by recognizing that the elimination of all risks is impossible. Instead focus security efforts on an organization’s “crown jewels”—its most critical digital assets. Leaders don’t need to be cyber experts. But regulators may hold them responsible for some breaches, so they better understand and address the risks.


    Learn More:

    Paul O’Rourke: https://on.bcg.com/3QAoPCN

    Cybersecurity and Digital Risk: https://on.bcg.com/3UwRTwg

    Every C-Suite Member Is Now a Chief AI Officer: https://on.bcg.com/3UJ7ry9

    • 20 min
    Why CEOs Should Embrace Generous Leadership

    Why CEOs Should Embrace Generous Leadership

    Joe Davis, BCG’s former regional chair for North America, says you can make tough decisions without being a “tough guy.” In the executive suite, empathy and authenticity are in, according to Davis, the author of the new business book, The Generous Leader.  Even as tech skills dominate the headlines, Davis celebrates the enduring value of mastering people skills. 

    Learn More: 
     
    The Generous Leader: A Leadership Book by Joe Davis | The Generous Leader 

    Joe Davis: https://on.bcg.com/3Q9pMlw 

    Do Not Stop Asking Questions and Listening Carefully to the Answers: https://on.bcg.com/3Jx5LBy  

    Turning Superheroes into a Super Leadership Team: https://on.bcg.com/4d2fnlk 

    • 20 min
    ESG Will Outlive Its Critics

    ESG Will Outlive Its Critics

    Responsible investing goes back decades or even longer if pronouncements in the Old Testament and Qur’an are considered. Environment, social, and governance goals have become embedded in corporate strategy, even if the acronym ESG has become polarizing. Tim Mohin, director of climate and sustainability at BCG, discusses this evolution and what the next iteration might look like. One thing is clear: these goals aren’t going away even if companies stop talking about them.  
      
      
    Learn More: 

    Tim Mohin: https://on.bcg.com/3TK47kE 

    Climate Change and Sustainability: https://on.bcg.com/3xl1QoG 

    • 22 min
    Imagining a New World Order

    Imagining a New World Order

    The original BRIC acronym came to life in 2001 to describe the untapped economic potential of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. This informal grouping of nations has since coalesced into a rising economic force, especially since the entry of South Africa in 2010 and Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates at the start of this year. Daniel Azevedo—leader of BCG’s global advantage practice in Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa —explains how global companies can navigate a world in which economic power is heading south. 
      
    Learn More: 

    Daniel Azevedo: https://on.bcg.com/3vli2Wc 

    Jobs, National Security, and the Future of Trade: https://on.bcg.com/3TLkE9o 

    These 9 Forces Are Reshaping the Global Business Landscape: https://on.bcg.com/3VrSwJr 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

LauraCParkes ,

Refreshing perspectives for turbulent times

Great insights balanced with real conversation on topics that matter. A power download of quality insights and perspectives. Well worth the investment of less than half an hour.

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Amazing podcast

Episodes are very interesting and insightful! But also done in a funny and relatable way. Great podcast, looking forward for more episodes

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Short and useful

Great conversation - interesting responses given.

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