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Rita Gunther McGrath Author. Speaker. Consultant.

  • Preparing for Time Zero Events in Banking
    by Rita McGrath on November 29, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    We cannot predict the future, but we can prepare in advance. So how do you develop early warning signs that things are about to change in an industry? One technique for identifying leading indicators is envisioning time zero events—concrete events that represent things that could have a big impact on a business. As an example,… The post Preparing for Time Zero Events in Banking appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • There is such a thing as a repeatable startup methodology
    by Rita McGrath on October 20, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Among the many myths that corporate types have about startups (whether standalone or of the corporate variety) is that there is some kind of alchemy involved.  Sort of “Steve Jobs arrives on a clamshell and the world is changed forever!”.  They think growing new businesses requires some instinctive DNA that founders are born with and… The post There is such a thing as a repeatable startup methodology appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • Hello Tokyo!
    by Rita McGrath on October 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I’m looking forward to visiting Japan next week with @Fujitsu_Global! In the meantime, here is an article about coming trends in autonomous vehicles that might be of interest to my Japanese friends.   The post Hello Tokyo! appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • Meet Alexander Osterwalder in person at Columbia workshop October 23
    by Rita McGrath on October 11, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    A great opportunity to meet my good friend and colleague, Alexander Osterwalder who will be visiting us at Columbia later this month! Invitation for Senior Leaders in Established Companies to Attend  an Interactive Lecture-Workshop on Corporate Innovation with Internationally Recognized Thought Leader on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Dr. Alexander Osterwalder  Register Today Tuesday, October 23 6:30 p.m.… The post Meet Alexander Osterwalder in person at Columbia workshop October 23 appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • Fear of self-cannibalization, Facebook early warning
    by Rita McGrath on September 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    In this insightful article, Kara Swisher notes that one big reason that Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, decided to leave was that the popular site was pulling users away from the “big blue” platform that is the core Facebook product.  Clanging sounds of early warnings of early-stage fading of advantage! Leaders can respond two ways when… The post Fear of self-cannibalization, Facebook early warning appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]