Rita Gunther McGrath Author. Speaker. Consultant.

  • Global Peter Drucker Forum Sessions That Made Me Think
    by Rita McGrath on December 17, 2019 at 1:22 am

    The theme of the conference was “the power of ecosystems,” and it very much reflected my longstanding interest in managing in complex (rather than just complicated) environments.  While it would be too much to offer an overview of the whole conference, there were some great nuggets in all of the conversations.  Managing Yourself A panel… The post Global Peter Drucker Forum Sessions That Made Me Think appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • The Booming Business of Looking After Boomers
    by Rita McGrath on December 14, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Plenty of people are gearing up to make a—ahem—killing in the senior care business. Is it an opportunity or a mirage?   The World Is Getting Grayer One of the more interesting types of strategic inflection points are caused by demographic shifts. And by all accounts, we are in for a doozy when it comes… The post The Booming Business of Looking After Boomers appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • Packaging: A $1.2 Trillion Sector Going Through a Rethink
    by Rita McGrath on November 16, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    We want it personal, digital, flexible, and eco-friendly, and we’re starting to turn away from plastics, but none of this is easy.    We’re Asking a Lot More of Packaging Than We Used To—and Suppliers Are Responding  As e-commerce continues its penetration into every corner of our commercial lives, the packages that land on our doorstep have a lot more work to do than ever.  The massive amounts… The post Packaging: A $1.2 Trillion Sector Going Through a Rethink appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • The Fast Changing, But Fickle, Competition in Consumer Packaged Goods
    by Rita McGrath on October 9, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Digital has made a whole new kind of business model possible—and incumbents are reeling. Born-Digital Companies Are Going Direct They’re new, they’re nimble, and they’re communicating with your customers right under your nose, causing decades-long assumptions about retail success to become obsolete.  It Used to Require Lots of Access and Huge Marketing Budgets—No More FMCG. … The post The Fast Changing, But Fickle, Competition in Consumer Packaged Goods appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.

  • Venture Capital 2.0: This Time, It’s Different?
    by Rita McGrath on September 23, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Venture capitalists are partying as if it’s 1999—and we know how that went. Entrepreneurship 101 says startups should conserve cash, keep costs flexible, and operate with parsimony.  Way too many founders in the 90’s laughed at that—the same way they’re laughing today.  The Money Keeps Pouring In, But It Keeps Pouring Out, Too Investment in… The post Venture Capital 2.0: This Time, It’s Different? appeared first on Rita Gunther McGrath.