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Knowledge Center

Welcome to the L.E.K. Knowledge Center. Here you will find our latest thought leadership series, Executive Insights, which shares our leaders’ deep expertise and capabilities across a range of industries. The Knowledge Center also offers compelling case studies that demonstrate how L.E.K. helps to achieve exceptional business results for our clients; valuable recruiting videos where you can glean insights about life at L.E.K., learn questions that our team asks during the interview process, practice case interview questions and much more; and original articles published in top business publications covering a broad spectrum of topics of interest to executives. 

Executive Insights

Volume XIX, Issue 2 By: David Danon-Boileau, Frédéric Dessertine, Maxime Julian

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.

Volume XIX, Issue 1 By: Clay Heskett, Helen Chen, Peter Rosenorn, David Barrow

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.

Volume XVIII, Issue 50 By: Frédéric Dessertine, David Danon-Boileau, Maxime Julian

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.

Published Articles

How to Manage Through Disruption (subscription required)

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two "right" answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs – choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, picking a slightly better option can create tremendous value. Pick the slightly worse one and the consequences can be far reaching.

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How CEOs Can Manage Strategic Tensions

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Instead, chief executives are often presented with two “right” answers, but one is slightly worse. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs — choosing where to focus. At the strategic level, picking a slightly better option can create tremendous value. Pick the slightly worse one and the consequences can be far reaching. This article discusses how CEOs should actively manage five specific tensions in today’s complex global business environment.

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Executive Summary of Japan Summit: Future Works

The Economists's Japan Summit: Future Works took place in Tokyo on October 21st 2016. Leaders in politics, business and academia gathered at the Summit to discuss coming changes to the world of work, and examine how these might help re-boot Japan's growth.

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