The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse

Navigating High Uncertainty Environments with Rita McGrath

Episode Summary

Are you wondering how your business is going to survive not just the remainder of the pandemic, but the looming recession too? Rita McGrath is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and a frequent speaker on business strategy. Key takeaways: What got Rita into the uncertainty space The entrepreneurial mindset What can people do in a crisis Rapid portfolio review Examples of companies pivoting during COVID-19

Episode Notes

Are you wondering how your business is going to survive not just the remainder of the pandemic, but the looming recession too? 

Perhaps you’ve realised you need to rewrite your business strategy but you aren’t sure what you need to focus on? 

Then you’ve come to the right place. 

Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. She’s one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review and a frequent speaker on business strategy. 

She’s the perfect guest to discuss how leaders can navigate these imminently choppy waters. 

In this episode of The Melting Pot, Rita, whose expertise lies at the intersection of strategy and innovation, discusses her incredibly useful model for rapid portfolio review and what she calls ‘discovery-driven growth’. I.e. how do you find things that you can drive revenue from, not just now, but in the future too.

We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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