Andrew White: Raising Productivity is Our Number One Task

Reading the U.K. government Spring Budget 2017 report (HM Treasury, HC1025, March 2017)  one sentence stood out for me by a mile: “Raising productivity growth sustainably remains the central long-term economic challenge facing the U.K.” Of course this comment could and does apply to any of the G7 countries and in fact to most if … Continue reading Andrew White: Raising Productivity is Our Number One Task

The new normal: The Great Normalisation of Global Trade

Exceptionally weak global trade growth over recent years has presented a puzzle to academics and policymakers alike. This column presents a study by an expert network across European central banks which suggests that it may actually be the past strength of trade which was exceptional, rather than the subsequent slowdown. Source: The Great Normalisation of … Continue reading The new normal: The Great Normalisation of Global Trade

BCG: Five Case Studies of Transformation Excellence

n a business environment characterized by greater volatility and more frequent disruptions, companies face a clear imperative: they must transform or fall behind. Yet most transformation efforts are highly complex initiatives that take years to implement. As a result, most fall short of their intended targets—in value, timing, or both. Based on client experience, The … Continue reading BCG: Five Case Studies of Transformation Excellence

McKinsey Competing for the connected customer (in automotive)

The purpose of this report is to offer a perspective on the value that is going to be enabled by increasing in-car connectivity and automation. Based on extensive consumer and executive surveys across three geographies (Asia, Europe, and North America), we outline the impact of connectivity and automation on the automotive industry, and discuss potential … Continue reading McKinsey Competing for the connected customer (in automotive)