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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.

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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.

    Serving the Black consumer is a $300 billion opportunity

    Serving the Black consumer is a $300 billion opportunity

    Due to a lack of product and services tailored specifically to meet the needs and wants of Black consumers, their loyalty is up for grabs and offers a huge opportunity for business. There is also a greater chance to meet social and moral objectives. This, according to McKinsey's recent report about the economic state of Black America. Hear Shelley Stewart III, partner at McKinsey, in conversation with Lucia Rahilly, global editorial director, to discuss specific areas where the private and public sectors have the most expeditious opportunities.

    The economic state of Black America report: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/the-economic-state-of-black-america-what-is-and-what-could-be


    Also, hear from Eric Kutcher, senior partner at McKinsey, who shares a big, hard lesson learned when he was starting out, from McKinsey’s “My Rookie Moment” series: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/my-rookie-moment

     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 30 min
    The economic and social disadvantages of ageism

    The economic and social disadvantages of ageism

    They're the most educated with great expertise. Yet, they remain underestimated. It's the people over 45, a useful cohort that struggles to find new employment, in large part, due to ageism. Hear from Mona Mourshed, CEO of Generation, an organization that trains people who are unemployed, underemployed, or need to learn new skills in conversation with Roberta Fusaro, McKinsey executive editor. They also dig into how employers stand to gain by investing in older workers - practically, culturally, and economically.

    Generation report: https://www.generation.org/news/unemployed-aged-45-and-above-face-ageism-and-career-challenges-globally/


    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 18 min
    Leaders must adapt to prevent more quitting

    Leaders must adapt to prevent more quitting

    People are quitting in record numbers. Such an exodus threatens to increase labor costs, more attrition and contribute to brand bruising. Leaders can hang on to the best if they give their employees what they want—respect and a sense of belonging. Hear from experts in talent and organizational health, Aaron De Smet and Bill Schaninger on how those in charge can adapt their leadership styles to meet the needs of today's workforce.
    Reading material referenced:
    • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
    • McKinsey article and report about the great attrition
    • McKinsey article about psychological safety
     

    Theme music composed and performed by Joy Ngiaw

    • 32 min
    Sustainability in the consumer sector

    Sustainability in the consumer sector

    We’re launching a new season of The McKinsey Podcast starting this Fall with fresh content.
    Between now and then, we’re re-broadcasting popular episodes from different McKinsey podcasts.
    Today, you'll hear about how companies are grappling to make sustainability-focused choices
    from the McKinsey on Consumer and Retail podcast.

    • 19 min
    Cyber Resilience

    Cyber Resilience

    We’re launching a new season of The McKinsey Podcast starting this Fall with fresh content.
    Between now and then, we’re re-broadcasting popular episodes from different McKinsey podcasts.
    Like a recent episode from McKinsey on Government where you’ll hear about the imperative of government to build cyber resilience, how the private sector can play a role and the future of the federal cyber workforce. Francis Rose hosts a conversation with Tucker Bailey, partner at McKinsey and Will Hurd, former congressman and former chair of the information and technology subcommittee on the oversight and government reform committee.

    • 25 min
    How Hamilton stayed alive during the pandemic: An interview with producer Jeffrey Seller

    How Hamilton stayed alive during the pandemic: An interview with producer Jeffrey Seller

    The McKinsey podcast is launching a new season with fresh content this Fall.
    In the meantime, we’re featuring episodes from our other popular podcasts.
    Today, it’s the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast. Co-host Anna Bernasek is in conversation with Jeffrey Seller, producer of Broadway hits Hamilton, In the Heights, and Rent, about how Broadway and live performances have endured during the past tumultuous year-plus.
    Hear about:
    • Shutting down, pivoting, then staging a production in Australia during the pandemic
    • How digital streaming services like Disney+ and Spotify affected demand for performance tickets
    • Why he created an affordable ticket lottery to increase access to the magic of live, in-person performances
    • Why he’s still an optimist, but one who’s focused on resilience
    This conversation was recorded in May 2021. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: https://mck.co/jeffreyseller

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