Own The Future: 50 Ways To Win From The Boston Consulting Group

  • 5h 16m
  • David Rhodes, Janmejaya Sinha (eds), Michael Deimler, Richard Lesser
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

The world faces social, political, and economic turmoil on an unprecedented scale—along with unsettling levels of turbulence and volatility. Market leadership today is less of a predictor of leadership tomorrow. Therefore, senior executives today must strive to own the future.

In Own the Future, The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative management consulting firms, offers a roadmap. Drawing on the firm’s experience advising organizations on how to achieve and sustain competitive advantage, this book offers 50 ideas to help readers chart their organization’s path to future leadership. The articles are organized along ten attributes critical to success in the current environment—adaptive, global, connected, sustainable, customer-first, fit to win, value-driven, trusted, bold, and inspiring.

The future may be unknowable, but The Boston Consulting Group offers insights from its 50 years of practice on how readers can position their organization to win—to change the game and to own the future.

About the Editors

Michael Deimler is a senior partner and managing director in BCG's Atlanta office and was the global leader of BCG's strategy practice from 2005 to 2012. He coedited The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy (Wiley). He holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

Richard Lesser is the president and chief executive officer of BCG. Before that, he was the firm's regional chairman of North and South America. He is based in New York and also has an office in Beijing. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

David Rhodes is the chairman of BCG's global practices. He is a senior partner and managing director in BCG's London office and coauthor of Accelerating out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Janmejaya Sinha is the chairman of BCG's Asia Pacific region. He is based in Mumbai and holds a PhD from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

In this Book

  • Own The Future—50 Ways To Win From The Boston Consulting Group
  • Introduction
  • Why Strategy Needs a Strategy
  • Adaptability—The New Competitive Advantage
  • Systems Advantage
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Competing on Capabilities
  • Globality—The World beyond Globalization
  • The New Global Challengers
  • Winning in Emerging-Market Cities
  • What the West Doesn’t Get about China
  • The African Challengers
  • The Digital Manifesto
  • Data to Die For
  • The Collision of Power and Portability
  • China’s Digital Generations 3.0—The Online Empire
  • The Benefits of Sustainability-Driven Innovation
  • Creating Practical Consumer Value from Sustainability
  • Potential Impacts of the New Sustainability Champions
  • Breaking Compromises
  • Brand-Centric Transformation—Balancing Art and Data
  • Unlocking Growth in the Middle—A View from India and China
  • Treasure Hunt
  • High-Performance Organizations
  • Shaping Up—The Delayered Look
  • Getting More from Lean—Seven Success Factors
  • The Demand-Driven Supply Chain
  • Pricing Fluency
  • The IT Organization of the Future
  • The Experience Curve Reviewed
  • The Rule of Three and Four—A BCG Classic Revisited
  • The CEO as Investor
  • Focusing Corporate Strategy on Value Creation
  • Powering Up for Postmerger Integration
  • Resilience—Lessons from Family Businesses
  • Social Advantage
  • From Reciprocity to Reputation
  • The Return of the Politician
  • Collaboration Rules
  • Thinking in New Boxes
  • Rethinking Scenarios—What a Difference a Day Makes
  • Business Model Innovation—When the Game Gets Tough, Change the Game
  • The Deconstruction of Value Chains
  • Time-Based Management
  • The New ‘‘Low Cost’’
  • The Hardball Manifesto
  • Leading Transformation
  • Jazz vs. Symphony
  • Probing
  • Smart Simplicity
  • Strategic Optimism—How to Shape the Future in Times of Crisis
  • Lessons from My Three Decades with the Change Monster
  • Contributors