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McKinsey & Co Insights

Please see below selected recent intelligence about McKinsey & Co.



April 2016




Quote 2747

We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising - and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation - Roman Soldier in AD66

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Quote 2746

We must not fight tomorrow's battles with old weapons - G K Chesterton

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We don't normally talk about our strategy...because it's strategic. I would rather have people think we're confused that let our competitors know what we are going to do - Larry Page, Google

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Quote 2744

There they go; I must hurry; I am their leader - Dr. Michael Hammer

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Quote 2743

Just as you have to stand back from an impressionist painting to really understand it, so too in modern management is it important to step back to see the wood from the trees.- The Monet View of KM, Debra Amidon, 1997

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Rethinking knowledge work Halcyon In Business 10 February 2011


In Rethinking knowledge work: A strategic approach, McKinsey argued that as knowledge workers.

Are many KM initiatives useless when it comes to strategy formulation? Halcyon In Business 28 January 2011