Sven Smit

Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2017: McKinsey Global Survey results

April 19, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from a recent study completed by the McKinsey Global Survey. Contributors to the development and analysis of this survey include Martin Hirt and Sven Smit. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn…

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The Granularity of Growth: A book review by Bob Morris

January 10, 2016

The Granularity of Growth: How to Identify the Sources of Growth and Drive Enduring Company Performance Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit, and Mehrdad Baghai John Wiley & Sons (2008) Here is a rigorous analytical foundation for understanding growth and the architecture…

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Why it’s still a world of “grow or go”

November 29, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Yuval Atsmon and Sven Smit for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain why, in a challenging environment, growth matters more than ever. To read the complete…

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The do-or-die struggle for growth

February 16, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from a “classic” article written by Sven Smit, Caroline M. Thompson, and S. Patrick Viguerie for the McKinsey Quarterly (2005), published by McKinsey & Company. They discuss an enduring reality: The largest corporations rarely sustain…

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Rethinking the role of the strategist

December 11, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Birshan, Emma Gibbs, and Kurt Strovink for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. They acknowledge that strategic planning has been under assault for years. But good strategy is…

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The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore

January 18, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Chris Bradley, Angus Dawson, and Sven Smit for the McKinsey Quarterly. In it, they explain how a systematic scan of the economic-profit performance of nearly 3,000 global companies yields fresh…

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Avoiding the quicksand: Ten techniques for more agile corporate resource allocation

October 21, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Michael Birshan, Marja Engel, and Olivier Sibony for the McKinsey Quarterly published by McKinsey & Company. As they explain, these tested ideas can help organizations overcome inertia and implement their…

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/14/13)

October 20, 2013

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Lessons from the Sandbox: Rediscovering the Keys to Business Success Alan Gregerman Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer:…

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The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore

October 14, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article by Chris Bradley, Angus Dawson, and Sven Smit for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In it, they discuss a systematic scan of the economic-profit performance of nearly 3,000 global companies…

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/7/13)

October 13, 2013

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett The Multiplier Effect: Tapping…

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