Publication Spotlight

In this insightful yet practical book, L.E.K. Consulting's Alan Lewis and Dan McKone articulate a mindset that helps leaders recognize and capitalize on the substantial opportunities for growth that are often hidden in plain sight, at the edge of the core business.

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Special Report

China is now Australia’s largest trading partner and in 2015 Australia welcomed over 1 million Chinese travelers. This special report quantifies the current and future potential economic impact of Chinese travelers to Australia and looks at what Australian tourism and related industries must do to remain competitive.

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Thought Leadership

In this Executive Insights Spotlight on Transport, L.E.K. examines the changing behaviors of passengers and reveals how transport providers must act and think differently to implement a differentiated merchandising strategy — one that truly captivates their passengers with personalized, bundled content and connectivity offerings and makes the most of their time on board. 

 

There are only a few KPIs which have a large influence on profitability – but defining and understanding how they interact with each other can be difficult. L.E.K. has developed a Dynamic Performance Management tool which can help businesses to address this problem and improve profitability by more than 30%.

Industrial businesses cannot afford to ignore disruptive technologies. Technological change is accelerating faster than ever and the digital revolution is ushering in new innovations that have the potential to change business models and industry structures. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. presents a framework for assessing the potential challenges and opportunities of disruptive technologies.

Historically a stronghold of the “Big 5” banks, the U.K. retail banking market has seen a number of new entrants in recent times. Most recently, a wave of technology-enabled propositions have emerged which have collectively been described as “neobanks”. In this Executive Insights, Diogo Silva and Peter Ward identify the three broad strategies employed by “neobanks”, and examine the key merits and issues for consideration for each one.

Brexit will fundamentally alter the political, economic and commercial landscape for the U.K., Europe and the global community. In times of significant discontinuity, Scenario Planning allows executives to envisage alternative ways in which the future might unfold. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. sets out four possible scenarios for a post-Brexit world, and explains how to develop a winning strategy for an uncertain future.

How should consumer businesses decide which tech trends to invest in when many wind up being costly distractions? We outline a framework for focusing on innovations that matter in our latest Executive Insights.

Marketplace lending, also known as peer-to-peer or P2P lending, has grown significantly over the past five years, but remains an alternative finance class in the U.K. In this Executive Insights, London Partners Ashish Khanna and Diogo Silva explain why marketplace lending is both scalable and sustainable, and explore the considerable opportunities available for both current and new participants.

In this Executive Insights, we’ll look into a number of factors that could determine whether established pay TV providers will be able to keep pace, particularly as younger viewers continue to tune out and a new wave of emerging digital platforms takes on the market.

In this Executive Insights, we examine how changing consumer preferences are presenting new challenges and opportunities for packaging companies that must act swiftly in order to earn outsized rewards.

Participating in the public health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a tremendous financial strain for most health plans. In this Executive Insights Healthcare Spotlight, we examine how a few profitable exchange plans may yield some insights — and raise key questions — as to how sustainable exchange plans will evolve. What are the lessons for a more sustainable exchange future?

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