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How do big companies compete with quick, small competitors?

February 4, 2015

They focus on customer value.

McKinsey says that leading companies combine insights about customers, competitors, and costs to develop more innovative and cost-effective products.

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Excerpted from McKinsey Quarterly’s, “Designing products for value”

A rising tide of prosperity in developing economies is reshaping the nature of competition. Recognizing the challenges of the new environment, a few product makers … are taking a different approach.

Here are some examples:

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Want a job? Then learn to crunch nums …

September 26, 2014

McKinsey recently published a report “Big Data – The Next Frontier” that concludes:

The United States faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to  make decisions based on their findings.

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Crunch those nums …

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Want a job? Then learn to crunch nums …

April 11, 2014

McKinsey recently published a report “Big Data – The Next Frontier” that concludes:

The United States faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to  make decisions based on their findings.

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Crunch those nums …

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McKinsey nailed it (in March) …

November 20, 2013

According to the Washington Post, the Obama administration brought in McKinsey to independently assess how the federal online health insurance enrollment system was developing.

And, McKinsey nailed it, “issuing a clear warning that the Oct. 1 launch was fraught with risks.”

This risk assessment was delivered to senior White House and Department of Health and Human Services officials in four briefings between March 28 and April 8.

 

 

“But with many of the project’s shortcomings now glaringly obvious, the report appears prescient in many respects”

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Want a job? Then learn to crunch nums …

September 18, 2013

McKinsey recently published a report “Big Data – The Next Frontier” that concludes:

The United States faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to  make decisions based on their findings.

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Crunch those nums …

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Ouch: New book smacks McKinsey …

September 10, 2013

McKinsey does a relatively good job of staying out of the press.

But, a book called “The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business,” is being released today that may stir the pot a bit.

Early reviews indicate that the book dishes some serious smack at my former employer.

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Here are some of the lowlights …

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How do big companies compete with quick, small competitors?

December 3, 2012

They focus on customer value.

McKinsey says that leading companies combine insights about customers, competitors, and costs to develop more innovative and cost-effective products.

* * * * *
Excerpted from McKinsey Quarterly’s, “Designing products for value”

A rising tide of prosperity in developing economies is reshaping the nature of competition. Recognizing the challenges of the new environment, a few product makers … are taking a different approach.

Here are some examples:

(more…)

Want a job? Then learn to crunch nums …

October 5, 2011

McKinsey recently published a report “Big Data – The Next Frontier” that concludes:

The United States faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to  make decisions based on their findings.

image

Crunch those nums …

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