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McKinsey Quarterly: Audio

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McKinsey & Company aims to help businesspeople run their organizations more productively, more competitively, and more creatively. This audio podcast from McKinsey Quarterly offers listeners new ways to think about business management in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. McKinsey Quarterly is available in print and at its Web site: Looking for video? See the McKinsey Quarterly video podcast.

Customer Reviews

Varies in quality

I got an email announcing this podcast and was very excited. Then I listened to a few. Most are just articles read out loud. This treatment of a topic makes for a boring podcast. But a couple like (Investing the Gulf's Oil Profits Windfall) are what I expected to hear, thoughtful discussions. I hope that they publish more of these, rather than just read articles.

Suggestion for Improvement

I would suggest listening to a couple of HBR IdeaCasts as a model. HBR has adopted a moderated format whereby the moderator interviews the author on the content of the article. In cases where the author is not available, they have a standin (usually a HBS professor) who "interprets" the article.

Academic Style is Appropriate to the Content

I have read the other reviews complaining that these are merely read pieces, lacking in interaction or more entertaining formats. I have enjoyed listening to them, precisely because they are factual, unemotional, and delivered with real life examples to easily illustrate the points contained in each podcast. I think they in fact are the perfect tonic to today's ADD-driven and greed-filled world of in the moment decision-making that does not have the ability to include multiple perspectives. There is very little evidence of learning from others' experience taking place - a distinctly different action than following the herd. If you are interested in such things as built to last, quality, and sustainability, then I think you would find significant value in these podcasts. I believe they are just as relevant to our business and political leaders as they are to startups and small business owners.

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  • Category: Business News
  • Language: English

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