Rita Gunther McGrath Author. Speaker. Consultant.

  • Building a Proficiency for Game Changing Innovation and Growth: Mastering the Opportunity Portfolio
    by Rita McGrath on June 25, 2019 at 12:40 am

    When you ask why large companies have a problem building an innovation proficiency, you get back all the usual suspects: “We have silos.” “It’s nobody’s job.” “We’re afraid of failure.” “It’s unpredictable.” And what do all of these things have in common?   Every single one of them is self-imposed.   While there are some true barriers to… The post Building a Proficiency for Game Changing Innovation and Growth: Mastering the Opportunity Portfolio appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • The Changing Business of People
    by Rita McGrath on June 18, 2019 at 12:26 am

    HR has always wanted a seat at the table.  That day may finally be here.  Be careful what you wish for!  HR Challenges in a Tour of Duty Context HR used to be pretty straightforward.  People “ended up” in HR after starting in other careers, which I’ve always thought was a bit of an oddity—I… The post The Changing Business of People appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • Big Food and the Revolution in the Ingredients Business
    by Rita McGrath on May 22, 2019 at 1:31 am

    The rules of the game used to be pretty simple for large food companies: Make massive quantities of tasty and inexpensive (if not particularly nutritious) food products, create memorable brands around them, and use their market clout to get them within arms’ reach of the everyday consumer. For my mother’s generation, the germ-free, safe, and… The post Big Food and the Revolution in the Ingredients Business appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • Finding your arena – a new book and new toolkit
    by Rita McGrath on May 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I was delighted to read Steve Blank’s great post featuring the work of my friend and colleague Marc Gruber.  Marc and I have been colleagues since my days in the entrepreneurship program at Wharton and he continues with his research and teaching in this area at EPFL.  Steve has recently discovered Marc’s 2017 book Where… The post Finding your arena – a new book and new toolkit appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • How to Stop Making Assumptions—and Start Seeing Around Corners
    by Rita McGrath on May 11, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Last month, I was thrilled to attend Parliament’s PowerShift, a gathering of diverse opinion leaders, change-makers, creatives, and corporates seeking to find interesting solutions to some of today’s biggest challenges. At the event, I had the opportunity to speak with Peter Sims, CEO of Parliament, about some of the themes of my forthcoming book, Seeing… The post How to Stop Making Assumptions—and Start Seeing Around Corners appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]