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Rita McGrath presents at the Inaugural meeting Chief Strategists’ Club

“The Inaugural Dinner of the Chief Strategists Club took place on Wednesday 18th September 2013 at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Our special guest for this exclusive event was Rita Gunther McGrath, author of The End of Competitive Advantage, Professor at Colombia Business School, and one of the world’s top 50 business thinkers.” Read the full article here. read more »

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Columbia Prof: To Survive, Broadcast TV Must Disrupt Its Own Business Model

Rita McGrath is quoted at FishBowlNY about the sinking profits of the broadcasting industry, and what must be done. To read the entire post, click here. read more »

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Strategy in Volatile and Uncertain Environments

eTalks.me interviewed Rita McGrath on the topic of Strategy in Volatile and Uncertain Environments. To read the interview, click here. read more »

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Rita McGrath cited by Bloomberg Businessweek

In a blog entitled The Game Theory Behind Starbucks’ Big Coffee Price Cut, Rita McGrath is quoted as to why Starbucks has discounted its coffee sold in grocery stores: “Starbucks already has plenty of $6 barista-brewed drinks to capture the top of that market, but a bag of $10 coffee is very much in the middle…” and “By committing to lower prices (and not using coupons or sales), Starbucks is... read more »

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Rita McGrath named as one of 50 Most Influential Business Professors of 2013!

MBARankings.Net has published its list of the 50 Most Influential Business Professors. Professor McGrath is at #12 slot (though the list is in no particular order.) To read the entire list, click here. read more »

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Does Microsoft have a Plan B?

At PCWorld.com, Rita McGrath addresses the question within their article No Plan B? The fallacies and risks of Microsoft’s all-in Windows gambit. With respect to transitioning Windows desktop to tables and smart phones, Microsoft’s CFO claimed to have no Plan B. Rita McGrath believes…that Microsoft has a Plan B pivot or two hidden up its sleeve—though the company may not realize it. “Even if Microsoft doesn’t consciously know there’s a... read more »

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The Next Music Business

At Billboard.com, Rita McGrath has written an Op-Ed about the changing face of the music business. “In fact, the music industry is enjoying a period of explosive growth, experimentation and new opportunity that never would have been possible under the old model. It’s a little like the airlines before they were de-regulated, the phone company when it was still Ma Bell or computers when a few big companies were the... read more »

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Infosys cites Rita McGrath’s article “Is Your Company Biased Against Innovation?”

At InfyTalk, the Infosys CEO addresses Rita McGrath’s article in a talk about Innovation: “Our company, she says, has a systematic way of estimating how long a particular advantage is going to last, not to mention ‘systems that nurture innovation and processes that make sure the right people are at work on the business.’ These organizational features are terribly important in what has become a very competitive global economy. Established... read more »

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Forbes post mentions Rita McGrath’s upcoming book

In a Forbes interview of Steve Anthony of Innosight about his Harvard Business Review article Accelerating Innovation in the New Corporate Garage, Steve Anthony is quoted: “Just look at the pace of change that’s going on in every market. Rita McGrath at Columbia Business School has a book coming out next year where she talks about the death of competitive advantage and how we now have to live with temporary... read more »

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Finweek cites Rita McGrath in “How to Find Better Investments” blog

At Finweek, Rita McGrath’s 2012 Harvard Business Review article on the subject is cited extensively. …which shows us that of 4793 companies, each with a market value in excess of $1bn, only 8% were able to grow real earnings faster than world GDP without interruption between 2005 and 2009. Finweek commented further on the article, and then applied Rita McGrath’s findings to South African companies. To read the entire article,... read more »

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Economic Times:  Rita McGrath recommends innovation led growth in difficult times

The August 31st edition of Economic Times profiled Rita McGrath. “An expert on strategy in uncertain and volatile environments, McGrath recommends innovation led growth in difficult times without taking expensive gambles. More important, she guides you through how you should do it, advocating a practical, organic ‘discovery driven’ approach to innovation. In other words, reducing risks and recognizing and seizing all possible opportunities.” To read the entire profile, click here. read more »

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Specializing in Seniors: Limiting, or Limitless?

At the Selling to Seniors site, Rita McGrath is quoted “Businesses might do well to specialize in Boomers and seniors,” says Rita Gunther McGrath, if it’s the right space for them. “It really comes down to the firm’s strategy and whether they have a good way of replenishing their customer base, since by definition it suffers from modest attrition,” says McGrath, associate professor in the strategy area at Columbia Business... read more »

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Rita McGrath named one of Top Professors on Twitter

The LDRLB Leadership, Innovation and Strategy blog has named Rita McGrath one of its Top Professors on Twitter in the Strategy category. “At LDRLB (@LDRLB), we draw much of our content from the research and writings of the world’s top professors. Most are from business schools, others from a variety of fields relevant to leading organizations. These professors consistently build upon the body of knowledge and further the goal of... read more »

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Rita McGrath quoted by Washington Post re Facebook stock value

In the Business Section of the Washington Post, an article entitled Facebook stock decline shows Wall Street is wary of give-it-away-free approach, Rita McGrath is quoted: “Free serves purposes, but you have to go beyond free to make some money,” said professor Rita McGrath, who teaches corporate strategy at Columbia Business School. To read the entire article, click here. read more »

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CNN Interviews Rita McGrath about the Olympics and Business Values

You can view the interview here. read more »

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