Rita Gunther McGrath Author. Speaker. Consultant.

  • Netflix and the Battle for Your Disposable Time
    by Rita McGrath on February 20, 2019 at 3:49 am

    In my forthcoming book, Seeing Around Corners (now available for pre-order wherever you buy books), one of the major themes is that a major blind spot for organizations is that they tend to see the world through the lens of their existing industry. There are a lot of good reasons for this, but it can… The post Netflix and the Battle for Your Disposable Time appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • When Hierarchy Is Not an Option: A New Organizational Model for Fast-Moving Contexts
    by Rita McGrath on February 9, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Earlier this month, I spoke at the Human Resources Directors Conference in the United Kingdom. At the conference, I shared some material excerpted from my forthcoming book, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen, about how easy it is for executives to get trapped into an old way of… The post When Hierarchy Is Not an Option: A New Organizational Model for Fast-Moving Contexts appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • 10 Ways to Prepare for Career Changes in the Transient Advantage Economy
    by Rita McGrath on February 7, 2019 at 3:30 am

    In the world of strategy, there’s been a long-held belief in a sustainable competitive advantage—you find an attractive place in an attractive industry, throw up entry barriers, and exploit the advantage for a long period of time. However, in more and more parts of our economy, competitive advantages just aren’t lasting as long as they… The post 10 Ways to Prepare for Career Changes in the Transient Advantage Economy appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • How to Lead an Organization Through an Inflection Point
    by Rita McGrath on January 23, 2019 at 1:32 am

    I was recently at a conference with Curt Carlson, a brilliant leader of innovation who for many years ran SRI, the research organization responsible for the invention of Apple’s Siri and many other multi-billion dollar products. The SRI story is one of an astonishing turnaround—when he took over as CEO in 1998, the organization had… The post How to Lead an Organization Through an Inflection Point appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]

  • Decoding why digital is so disruptive
    by Rita McGrath on January 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    My colleague, Ryan P. McManus, is at CES this week and is much in demand for his perspective on why digital is so disruptive.  He traces the evolution of digital from its 4G impact on consumer products and media through its current impact on business models.  For a more detailed explanation, have a look at… The post Decoding why digital is so disruptive appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath. […]