128 episodes

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 Strategy & Corporate Finance

    • Business
    • 4.2 • 116 Ratings

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.

    129. The Committed Innovator: DBS Bank’s Han Kwee Juan

    129. The Committed Innovator: DBS Bank’s Han Kwee Juan

    Singapore-based DBS Bank is known for having transformed itself from a local bank to a global leader. The bank has continued its evolution by focusing on digital transformation and building new digital products. DBS’s group head of strategy and planning is Han Kwee Juan. In this episode, Kwee Juan talks with McKinsey’s Erik Roth, a leader in McKinsey’s innovation work globally, about building a company culture that enables and promotes innovation.

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    • 26 min
    128. Four front foot strategies to help create value in the net-zero transition

    128. Four front foot strategies to help create value in the net-zero transition

    Companies have a critical role to play in achieving the global aspiration of net-zero emissions—one that comes with vast business opportunities. In this episode, Michael Birshan, global co-leader of McKinsey’s Strategy and Corporate Finance practice, and Anna Moore, who co-leads the Sustainability Strategy practice in Europe, discuss their recent research on ways organizations can seize the initiative to foster, and benefit from, a net-zero future.

    Read Anna and Michael’s article:https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/playing-offense-to-create-value-in-the-net-zero-transition
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    • 42 min
    127. Juergen Esser on creating value while advancing sustainability at Danone

    127. Juergen Esser on creating value while advancing sustainability at Danone

    In this episode, we are joined by Juergen Esser, the chief financial, technology and data officer of multinational food company Danone–the company behind global brands like Evian water and Danone Yogurt. Juergen assumed his current role in February, 2021 after a 20-year career with the French company. He recently spoke with Clarisse Magnin, the managing partner of McKinsey’s Paris office, during a session that was part of an event for global CFOs. The gathering’s focus was on creating value while transitioning to net-zero emissions.

    • 36 min
    126. Charles Lowrey on putting purpose at the heart of Prudential Financial’s transformation

    126. Charles Lowrey on putting purpose at the heart of Prudential Financial’s transformation

    Over the past three years, Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, has led a transformation of the 150-year-old insurance and investment management company, a journey that has also spanned the entire pandemic. He joins Dame Vivian Hunt, a senior partner in our London office, to talk about how he grounded Prudential’s transformation in the firm’s purpose.

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    • 32 min
    125. IBM’s CFO and senior vice president Jim Kavanaugh on how to deliver sustainable, inclusive growth

    125. IBM’s CFO and senior vice president Jim Kavanaugh on how to deliver sustainable, inclusive growth

    Our friends at the Future of America podcast recently published a conversation between IBM CFO and senior vice president Jim Kavanaugh, and McKinsey senior partner and CFO Eric Kutcher.

    Jim and Eric’s discussion focused on how CFOs and other business leaders can continue to deliver sustainable, inclusive growth in the current challenging environment. They discussed the importance of resilience, and imperatives for today’s business leaders around talent, recruitment, and retention.

    It's our pleasure to share their conversation with you today.

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    • 31 min
    124. How to make good ideas great and great ideas scale with John A. List

    124. How to make good ideas great and great ideas scale with John A. List

    American economist and author John A. List joins us to discuss his new book, ‘The Voltage Effect: How to make good ideas great and great ideas scale’. John is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research includes over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and several published textbooks.

    He has also worked both in government and the private sector as chief economist for Uber, Lyft, and now Walmart. His book argues that scaling is subject to the so-called ‘Anna Karenina principle’–meaning that even if one factor is wrong, the entire endeavor will fail.

    In this conversation with Yuval Atsmon, a senior partner in our London office, John explores ways in which business leaders can assess whether an idea has the power–or ‘the voltage’ to use his phrase–to successfully scale.

    You can learn more about John’s book here: https://www.thevoltageeffect.com/

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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Well paced, informative, succinct

This podcast is easy to listen to, but it follows a clear structure that makes it useful for business practice and academic reference. Well produced! Please add APA7 citation data such as producer/host/publisher….

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Employee First

I really liked the strategy to focus on customer first during this challenging economical times. We are all struggling! Doing the analysis on Net Disposable was great and taking action to care for employee first.

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Valuable conversations

You can definitely pick up a thing or two from each episode. The conversations are always super engaging and filled with insightful tips that anyone can adopt into their own company to approach innovation.

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