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

The NHS is part of the fabric of Britain. However, increasing pressures on the system have resulted in an NHS which is now in crisis. Private healthcare providers have the potential to help meet the country’s growing healthcare needs by providing critical and complementary support to core NHS services. This Executive Insights examines the changing nature of the U.K.’s healthcare needs and details five key challenges private providers need to address if they are to become of greater strategic importance.

L.E.K. Consulting recently conducted a survey among different age groups that looks at the various forces reshaping sports fandom in the U.S. In the first of a two-part Executive Insights series, we examine how engagement, preferences and trends across traditional and alternative segments (e.g., eSports), as well as emerging platforms (e.g., over-the-top broadband Internet television (OTT)), are poised to redraw the map for teams, leagues, broadcasters and marketers/retailers.

Brazil has just entered a new era of investments in power transmission. As the economy recovers from a recession, this Executive Insights examines why April 2017 is a key month for transmission investments, how winners of 2017 auctions will benefit from improved economic conditions, and what investors need to know about market conditions in order to be successful.

Every year, a handful of consumer products become runaway hits. Pet Rocks, Beanie Babies, the Atkins Diet, inline skates and paintball arenas are good examples of fads, whereas Lego, yoga and natural shampoos became part of an established and consistently growing market. This Executive Insights takes a deeper look at fads versus trends, which is crucial to investment strategy and revenue projection across industries, from technology to toys to consumer services.

Boards of directors play two roles. They must protect value by helping companies avoid unnecessary risks, and they must build value by ensuring that the companies change quickly enough to address emerging competitive threats, evolving customer preferences and disruptive technologies. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting discusses four ways boards can become better challengers and champions of change.

The success of ride-sharing service Uber has led both business thinkers and hopeful venture capitalists to be bullish abouth the potential “Uberization” of the trucking industry. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. Consulting compares the differences between taxis and trucking and analyzes the conditions that need to be present in order for an Uber-like model to be successful.

Disruptive technologies are transforming the industrial sector. In this Executive Insights, L.E.K. partners Tom Diplock and Jeremy Wheatland examine how industrial business are responding to disruptive technologies and explain how to make the right strategic choices in order to turn the arrival of new technology into an opportunity.

The 2016 Health & Wellness Study examines consumer spending preferences for nutritional supplements, personal care and healthy grocery products among Millennials, Gen X and Boomers. The study looks at category engagement, drivers of channel selection and, the potential for subscription services, as well as the success factors for private-label products.

The modern media industry has excelled at acquiring loyal consumers by enabling each one to create a custom experience out of a mass offering. While the media industry is at the forefront of this shift, the core strategic tenets are relevant to any consumer business. This Executive Insights examines three strategies that retailers and consumer brands can adapt from the media industry to gain critical competitive advantages.

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