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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 39 By: Alex Vadas, Peter Rosenorn

Companion diagnostics (CDx) are key to delivering personalized medicine in oncology. However, commercializing CDx products remains a challenge for pharmaceutical companies as it may require touching unfamiliar stakeholders and processes as well as performing a range of incremental activities.

Volume XIX, Issue 38 By: Paulo Vandor

Economic recovery, regulatory updates and the need to upgrade Brazil’s existing terminals are turning port terminals into attractive opportunities for investors. This Executive Insights examines why the timing is right for port infrastructure investment in Brazil.

Volume XIX, Issue 37 By: Marcelo do Ó

In the late 2000s, the Brazilian Development Bank established Profarma, a program with a line of credit intended to create a Brazilian national super-pharma company. But Profarma did not deliver. This Executive Insights will examine how economic recovery, new regulations and competition will drive the future of Brazil’s pharmaceutical market.

Published Articles

Amazon May Transform Grocery — But it Won’t Happen Overnight

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market shocked the grocery industry and sent competitors’ stocks reeling. Investors are expecting that the online giant will quickly transform the grocery business. Will it?

 

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3 Things Are Holding Back Your Analytics, and Technology Isn’t One of Them

During the past decade, business analytics platforms have evolved from supporting IT and finance functions to enabling business users across the enterprise. But many firms find themselves struggling to take advantage of its promise. We’ve found three main obstacles to realizing analytics’ full value, and all of them are related to people, not technology.

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To Survive, Health Care Data Providers Need to Stop Selling Data

Most data-driven healthcare IT (HCIT) providers aren’t going to survive. Their business models are at serious risk of failure in the next three to five years. To beat those odds, they need to evolve dramatically, and fast, to a point where they are not selling data at all.

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