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Tackling the retirement adequacy problem: A conversation with Endowus’s Samuel Rhee

– The cofounder of a Singapore fintech explains how a digital platform designed to help residents better invest their social security savings transformed into an all-purpose investment app.

Where delegation fails: Five things only the enterprise CEO can do to build new businesses

– Business building is increasingly important for company resilience, and CEOs are uniquely suited for the job. Here are five tasks... that CEOs can undertake to build successful new businesses.

One CEO’s journey to becoming a business builder

– In this interview, Patrick Hylton, CEO of NCB Financial Group, shares his experience launching a digital mobile-payments business... and what it takes to succeed.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #6

Launching net-zero businesses: Lessons from a digital leader

– Many companies are hustling to start low-carbon businesses. Ram Ramachander works at the speed of a start-up and with the backing... of a corporation.

The SaaS factor: Six ways to drive growth by building new SaaS businesses

– Software as a service (SaaS) can be an impressive source of revenue growth for nontech companies that follow these six key principles... for developing SaaS products.

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Introducing Leap by McKinsey

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Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #5

From vision to green-tech unicorn: Lessons from Enpal

– Enpal’s CEO and founder discusses how an interest in solar installation fueled the creation of a company moving toward full-scale... green energy and mobility systems.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #4

How quantum computing can help tackle global warming

– Quantum computing has the potential to drive the major breakthroughs needed to help solve the climate crisis. A pioneer in the... field discusses how his company is seeking to harness this technology for large-scale climate-change mitigation.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #3

Companies that care: Lessons from a unicorn founder and his purpose-driven investor

– Doing good may also be a good investment—and potentially transformative for the world. Two leaders on the front lines discuss... the current landscape and what’s next.

Building a green business: Lessons from sustainability start-ups

– Green tech and climate technology companies are rapidly altering the competitive landscape. With sustainability now a business... imperative, incumbents need to move quickly—or risk being left behind.

Growing meat instead of raising animals for food: A conversation with Eat Just’s Josh Tetrick

– The cofounder of a food-technology company wants nothing less than to change the way we produce and consume meat.

Singapore emerges as a new-business-building hub

– New infrastructure and funding sources, along with established practices, are helping traditional companies launch new businesses... that can scale quickly.

Getting it right before going global: A conversation with LingoAce’s Hugh Yao

– The founder of an online Mandarin language-learning platform explains why starting slowly prepared his start-up for exponential... growth.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #2

Make room for alternative proteins: What it takes to build a new sector

– Alternative proteins have the potential to dramatically slow climate change. This interview with three leaders in the field reveals... the strategies and insights needed to unlock that potential.

How telcos can succeed in launching new businesses beyond connectivity

– A quarter of operators’ new ventures struggle. Understanding what underpins the success of different business archetypes... and selecting the right business-building approach can help ensure that more flourish.

How medtech companies can create value with new-business building

– Medtech industry senior executives recently convened to discuss new-business building. Their experiences illuminate what it can... do for companies, why it’s so difficult, and how to get it right.
Interview - Learn to Leap #15

Scaling from start-up to blue-chip company: Lessons from Delivery Hero

– Delivery Hero was able to scale rapidly by delegating authority, promoting accountability, and executing new business efforts... quickly.
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