The McKinsey Podcast
By McKinsey & Company
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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.
||Why the circular economy is all about retaining value||Companies can learn to close loops in their value chains to reduce waste.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Digital innovation in Asia: What the world can learn||Asian companies are transforming their digital operations to great effect.||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||India’s economy: Why the time for growth is now||The driving forces of growth in India are ripe for companies to seize upon.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Let’s talk about sales growth||Companies focus on technology to drive sales growth in a digital world.||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Meeting China’s productivity challenge||Shifting to a productivity-led economic model could help boost China’s economy.||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Self-driving cars and the future of the auto sector||What do autonomous vehicles mean for manufacturers and consumers?||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How advanced analytics can drive productivity||Companies can take better advantage of their data. Here’s how.||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CEO transitions: The science of success||How do you get off to a great start as a new CEO?||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing||Governments and businesses can help boost flat or falling incomes.||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||China's One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?||China’s One Belt, One Road initiative could transform Asian trade.||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Anatomy of a unicorn: Why tech start-ups are staying private||Here’s why tech companies aren’t racing to list their shares on public markets.||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How incumbents become digital disruptors||Incumbents should respond to digital disruption by returning to fundamentals.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Making government for the people||Governments must learn to prioritize citizens’ needs.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Becoming a better business technologist||Technologists identify and understand how best to deploy new technologies.||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why the customer experience matters||Companies that study their customers improve experiences and their bottom line.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||What’s driving the Chinese consumer||Chinese consumer confidence and spending continues to rise.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Digital strategy: Understanding the economics of disruption||Adapting in the digital age is about strategic value creation.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world||Cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in our interconnected world.||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The power of design-thinking||Design-driven cultures put customers first and create competitive advantage.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The art and science of well-being at work||In this hyperconnected world, we can’t ignore mindfulness, exercise, and sleep.||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Achieving a digital state of mind||McKinsey's Karel Dorner and David Edelman discuss what digital really means.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||A hands-on approach to youth unemployment||McKinsey’s Mona Mourshed and Maria Novales-Flamarique on youth unemployment.||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||How companies become digital leaders||McKinsey’s Paul Willmott and Jay Scanlan explain the Digital Quotient.||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Going from fragile to agile||McKinsey’s Aaron De Smet and Chris Gagnon on what drives organizational agility.||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Resisting managing for the short term||McKinsey’s Tim Koller and Marc Goedhart on how CEOs can avoid short-termism.||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Protecting against cyberattackers||McKinsey principal James Kaplan on how companies can better protect information.||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The gender-equality imperative||MGI’s Jonathan Woetzel and Anu Madgavkar on why gender parity is a worthy goal.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The future of energy||Scott Nyquist gives his outlook on oil, shale gas, and renewable technologies.||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The essentials of innovation||Erik Roth and Nathan Marston on what makes some companies better innovators||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
Great insight from McKinsey insiders
Exactly the kind of podcast I've been looking for - fantastic insight on an interesting (and important) issue, directly from leaders who work with companies every day. Really valuable to hear from senior McKinsey people - can't wait for more!