Edge Strategy Video Series

In a three-part video series, coauthors Alan Lewis and Dan McKone; discuss what differentiates Edge Strategy from other traditional growth strategies and how companies can achieve high profit margins with less investment and lower risk.

 

How can an Edge Strategy mindset benefit your business?

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Special Report

How should CEOs of global industrials respond to critical challenges rooted in slow growth, disruptive technologies, unforeseen competitive threats and the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things? New special report provides a comprehensive analysis.

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Thought Leadership

In this Executive Insights Paris partners David Danon-Boileau, Frédéric Dessertine and Maxime Julian explore the numerous investment and growth opportunities on offer in the french residential construction sector and identify four winning strategies that will enable companies to thrive.

Developing therapeutics and medical devices for global healthcare markets remains a risky proposition. The medical innovations now coming to market are remarkable and reflect the reaction of healthcare companies towards innovation a decade ago. Globally, the biopharma and medtech sectors are being shaped by four significant forces, which will determine the success factors for the next generation of healthcare products. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. examines each of the key forces driving change.

The horizon is brightening for the building industry, according to a survey of 300 building contractors across France, Germany and the U.K. conducted by L.E.K. Consulting in Spring 2016. In this Executive Insights Frédéric Dessertine, David Danon-Boileau and Maxime Julian examine the results of the survey and discuss the implications for building contractors in France.

Consumer expenditure at foodservice outlets has grown by 8% annually in the six large Southeast Asian countries over the past decade. Yet the foodservice industry suffers from insufficient coverage by suppliers, distributors and retailers alike. This Executive Insights examines the rise of new models emerging across the region for grocery retailers to capture a greater share of foodservice expenditure.

Passenger demand forecasting plays a central part in building a business case for a major transport infrastructure project such as a high-speed rail line. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting applies a commercial and data-driven approach to create a view of passenger demand based on traveler behavior and preferences, population trends, economic growth forecasts and cost base constraints.

The European unsecured debt management (DM) market has seen considerable M&A activity over the past decade. The international majors now find themselves competing with one another in a continental consolidation game. In this Executive Insights, London partners Eilert Hinrichs and Peter Ward examine the range of possible approaches to M&A strategy which can lead to sustainable success in the endgame of European DM.

What will the transition to a Trump administration mean for the healthcare industry’s key constituents? While experts of all stripes are asserting predictions, they are typically long on speculation and short on evidence. In a moment of political uncertainty, it is most useful to know which issues and stakeholder “tensions” to watch closely. This Executive Insights will highlight some of these questions.

Cybersecurity is a key concern today for businesses around the globe. There is no shortage of advice, however most focus is on IT risk, with little attention paid to the broader, strategic causes and implications. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting partners Clare Chatfield and Larry Verge recommend a holistic approach to cybersecurity that addresses both the technology and people-based risks.

As today’s consumer brand leaders assess their strategic options, it’s always tempting to “think bigger” — but it’s not always the best way achieve and sustain long-term growth. This Executive Insights examines the merits behind “thinking small” and cites multiple successes of consumer brands that are winning big with this approach.

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