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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.

Episode Date
Zero-based budgeting revisited: Why this time is different
26:39
This budgeting concept allows senior-leadership teams to put their money where their strategy is, aligning resources with business priorities and setting the example from the top.
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Aug 08, 2018
Data privacy: What every manager needs to know
25:20
As companies begin to follow the principles of GDPR, the European Union directive on data protection, they must better understand what personal information really is and how to properly manage it.
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Jul 31, 2018
How to implement and sustain organizational change
24:26
The fundamentals of change implementation are crucial for not only top-level executives but also frontline managers who are involved in the day-to-day work.
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Jul 03, 2018
Leading for the long term
33:16
Successful CEOs combine winning strategies with compelling stories and constructive engagement with shareholders.
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Jun 11, 2018
Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda
26:58
Executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.
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May 09, 2018
The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence
28:30
Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work to understand what AI can and cannot do.
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Apr 25, 2018
Microsoft’s next act
22:53
CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.
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Apr 03, 2018
Wealth management in an era of robots, regulation, and new money
27:35
By redirecting focus, wealth managers can successfully respond to challenges brought on by digital disruption, demographic shifts, and tighter regulation.
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Mar 12, 2018
Behavioral science in business: Nudging, debiasing, and managing the irrational mind
21:24
Behavioral science has become a hot topic in companies and organizations trying to address the biases that drive day-to-day decisions and actions.
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Feb 23, 2018
Agile with a capital 'A': A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development
25:38
Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boost efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, create real, lasting value.
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Feb 09, 2018
Rethinking customer journeys with the next-generation operating model
24:25
This operating model offers business leaders the opportunity for wins in customer experience, cost reduction, and prospects for growth.
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Jan 26, 2018
Decision making in your organization: Cutting through the clutter
28:01
At the root of any good decision is categorizing what kind of decision needs to be made, by whom, and how quickly.
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Jan 15, 2018
Driving business growth by zeroing in on the consumer decision journey
22:17
A big part of driving marketing-led growth is getting into, and remaining part of, consumers' initial consideration set of brands to shop. Companies can give themselves a leg up by making that a priority.
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Dec 19, 2017
How the auto industry is preparing for the car of the future
22:27
Autonomous and electric cars, connectivity, and ridesharing are changing the way auto industry players think about value chains, data analytics, and manufacturing.
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Dec 11, 2017
What is the future of work?
22:47
New technology has the potential to drastically change work. How can we prepare today for the shifts that are coming tomorrow?
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Dec 01, 2017
What every leader needs to know about organizational management
26:25
Leaders of organizations should beware chasing the next shiny object and instead focus on practical, time-tested topics that have proved to bring business success.
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Nov 20, 2017
How the paper and forest-products industry thrives in the digital age
18:11
Digitization hasn’t spelled the end of paper and forest products, but it is requiring that leaders think differently about growth opportunities.
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Nov 13, 2017
Artificial intelligence in business: Separating the real from the hype
23:32
The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should executives start?
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Nov 01, 2017
Disruption, friction, and change: The hallmarks of a true transformation
22:34
A company transformation is a holistic, top-priority endeavor that requires aggressive focus from the management team to reach the full potential of a business.
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Oct 16, 2017
Setting an agenda for organic growth in the digital age
20:25
Business leaders can focus on three mind-sets to drive growth in their companies and sustain that growth for the long term.
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Oct 09, 2017
As sector borders dissolve, new business ecosystems emerge
23:20
Over the next decade, learning to operate in a business with disappearing borders will become a necessity for companies that want to be competitive.
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Oct 02, 2017
How a digital factory can transform company culture
21:43
Companies are beginning to use digital factories as incubators of more agile ways of working, often filtering the best attributes of the factory culture back to the larger organization.
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Sep 18, 2017
Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride
15:57
After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
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Sep 08, 2017
Why investors are flooding private markets
21:21
As investors and asset managers shift away from weakened public markets, private markets are seeing immense growth, which, in turn, is changing the very definition of "performance."
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Sep 01, 2017
Pinpointing the global forces that drive progress
26:16
Companies that pay close attention to the trends and shifts affecting growth and productivity can help create a new societal deal of prosperity.
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Aug 04, 2017
Creating value through sustainable design
15:30
Companies can promote sustainability by following good design practices to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for customers and users.
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Jul 24, 2017
Learning from leaders in cloud infrastructure adoption
20:14
A crucial benefit of cloud adoption is a decrease in time to market for new applications, which in turn can drive down costs and quickly improve product quality.
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Jul 11, 2017
Finding a strategic cybersecurity model
25:07
Protecting critical and sensitive information is of paramount importance in business and government, but plans must be in place to handle inevitable breaches too.
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Jun 26, 2017
The future of grocery—in store and online
19:06
As so much of everyday life moves to the Internet, including grocery shopping, grocers must find profitable ways to revive the in-store experience while enhancing online options.
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Jun 12, 2017
Mining for growth
20:39
Mining companies are heading to the ends of the earth to meet demand.
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May 16, 2017
Pathways and obstacles to a low-carbon economy
23:51
The energy transition is happening. But the pace of change depends on a range of technical, business, and societal factors
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Apr 21, 2017
Facing up to digital disruption: Reinventing the core with bold business strategy
12:46
A solid, industry-specific digital strategy and cutting-edge execution can set the stage for increased revenue growth and a better return on investment.
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Mar 27, 2017
What’s new—and what’s next—in consumer behavior around the world?
14:55
Tracking consumer sentiment can help companies understand the shifting landscape and improve customer experience.
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Feb 20, 2017
Staying ahead on cyber security
23:17
Even companies making progress must keep moving to protect their digital assets.
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Jan 23, 2017
How to win in the age of analytics
30:00
There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?
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Jan 09, 2017
What’s stalling progress for women at work?
21:25
Corporate America’s gender-diversity programs are falling short. Companies need to think differently to ignite change.
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Dec 05, 2016
Getting to know urban elderly consumers
23:04
Older customers will drive growth in developed markets. But few companies truly understand this segment—and its nuances.
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Nov 28, 2016
Reorganization rules that work
24:08
Companies should view reorganization as a routine practice essential to remain competitive and keep pace with technological change and disruption.
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Nov 14, 2016
How IT can drive agile development
20:26
A simple idea: update your operating model to be able to build small, self-contained teams that create change quickly and efficiently.
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Oct 31, 2016
Why the circular economy is all about retaining value
21:16
By reassessing where waste is most prevalent in their value chains, companies can learn to close those loops to get more from the resources and materials they use.
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Oct 17, 2016
Digital innovation in Asia: What the world can learn
28:19
Companies in the region are transforming their digital operations to great effect and building some of the world’s most successful tech giants.
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Oct 10, 2016
India’s economy: Why the time for growth is now
30:21
The driving forces of the country’s growth—including urbanization, a rising middle class, and increasing consumer spending—are ripe for companies to seize upon.
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Sep 26, 2016
Let’s talk about sales growth
27:01
High-growth companies have differentiated themselves in sales through analytics, big data, and a focus on the changing technology landscape.
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Sep 12, 2016
Meeting China’s productivity challenge
22:20
The country’s investment model for growth is losing steam. Shifting to a productivity-led model, it could add more than $5 trillion to its economy--if China can make the transition.
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Aug 29, 2016
Self-driving cars and the future of the auto sector
21:53
Autonomous vehicles seem to be inevitable. But what does that mean for car manufacturers, consumers, and safety?
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Aug 22, 2016
How advanced analytics can drive productivity
21:31
Companies have more data at their disposal than ever before, but are they doing enough with it? Taking full advantage requires tackling legal, regulatory, and talent challenges.
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Aug 15, 2016
CEO transitions: The science of success
20:00
New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major moves—and to know when to make them.
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Aug 08, 2016
Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing
25:49
Incomes from wages and capital were flat or fell for two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies between 2005 and 2014—an explosive increase from less than 2 percent in the previous decade.
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Aug 01, 2016
China's One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?
17:56
One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, an economic and diplomatic program that could transform trade.
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Jul 18, 2016
Anatomy of a unicorn: Why tech start-ups are staying private
24:09
Up-and-coming technology companies are no longer racing to list their shares on public markets. A massive increase in late-stage venture capital has enabled many start-ups to reach valuations of more than $1 billion while remaining in private hands.
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Jul 04, 2016
How incumbents become digital disruptors
21:28
Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes.
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Jun 20, 2016
Making government for the people
22:35
Budget constraints and the rapid pace of technological change means governments must not only deliver services more effectively and efficiently, but truly prioritize citizens’ needs.
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Jun 06, 2016
Becoming a better business technologist
20:09
There's no silver bullet, but success requires being able to identify technologies, understand their implications, and deploy them in an effective, structured way in your organization.
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May 16, 2016
Why the customer experience matters
29:15
Truly understanding customer needs may not only help companies not only improve the buying experience, but also their bottom line.
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May 02, 2016
What’s driving the Chinese consumer
20:07
Confidence keeps rising among the country’s consumers, despite economic headwinds—but just what they are buying (and where and how) is evolving rapidly. Companies should pay attention.
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Apr 18, 2016
Digital strategy: Understanding the economics of disruption
25:19
Adapting your business amid increasing digital disruption isn’t about creating a list of digitization priorities but instead figuring how you are vulnerable to attack and where you can create value.
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Apr 04, 2016
Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world
21:45
While global trade in goods remains flat, the cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected world, stimulating global efficiency and productivity.
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Mar 21, 2016
The power of design-thinking
22:51
Infusing your organization with a design-driven culture that puts the customer first may not only provide real, measurable results, but also a distinct competitive advantage.
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Mar 07, 2016
The art and science of well-being at work
25:38
Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise, and sleep on the body—and the brain.
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Feb 22, 2016
Achieving a digital state of mind
26:29
Digital isn't merely an add-on. It's a way to think differently about business models, customer journeys, and organizational agility.
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Feb 09, 2016
A hands-on approach to youth unemployment
25:14
The key to combating high youth unemployment globally is forging stronger connections among employers, education providers, and youth themselves to build skills that lead to entry-level jobs in growth sectors, say McKinsey’s Mona Mourshed and Maria Novales-Flamarique.
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Jan 26, 2016
How companies become digital leaders
21:06
The global digital transformation has only just begun. In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, McKinsey’s Paul Willmott and Jay Scanlan discuss how senior executives can raise the Digital Quotient of their companies.
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Jan 12, 2016
Going from fragile to agile
30:31
Why do companies need to be more nimble? McKinsey’s Aaron De Smet and Chris Gagnon explain what’s driving organizational agility, why it matters, and what to do.
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Dec 15, 2015
Resisting managing for the short term
32:24
Tim Koller and Marc Goedhart, two of the coauthors of Valuation, McKinsey’s handbook on corporate valuation (now in its sixth edition), explain why focusing on current shareholders isn’t really a requirement of good business.
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Dec 08, 2015
Protecting against cyberattackers
12:39
McKinsey principal James Kaplan reveals how senior leaders can better protect sensitive corporate and consumer information.
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Dec 01, 2015
The gender-equality imperative
27:27
McKinsey Global Institute director Jonathan Woetzel and MGI senior fellow Anu Madgavkar discuss the economic and ethical reasons why gender equality is a worthy goal.
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Nov 24, 2015
The future of energy
19:24
McKinsey director Scott Nyquist offers his outlook on oil, shale gas, and the odds that renewable energy and electric cars will take off soon.
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Nov 17, 2015
The essentials of innovation
24:36
Why are some big companies simply better innovators? The leaders of McKinsey’s Innovation Practice, Nathan Marston and Erik Roth, explain the critical factors.
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Nov 10, 2015