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Don’t just look to the future. Let’s Leap.

Leap by McKinsey works with established organizations to imagine, build, and scale new businesses—and develop the capabilities needed to do it again and again.

Most organizations aren’t built for change. They spend a lot of time talking about it, but don’t always know how to make the first move. And in the meantime, they get left behind.

Many of the world’s most successful organizations take a different path. They build and scale whole new businesses at incredible speed, catapulting themselves into different sectors and markets and cutting across traditional value pools, while leveraging what they already do best.

This approach isn’t easy, but can create tremendous value. This is why Leap by McKinsey exists.

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700+

Leap experts

with business-building and innovation experience

5K+

technical and digital experts

from McKinsey Digital

Our Approach

We bring together a global network of experts to build dynamic, innovative businesses that can reinvigorate your entire organization.

Impact stories

Leap Insights

Video

How six companies are using technology and data to transform themselves

– In the first of a five-part multimedia series airing on CNBC, we look at how the acceleration of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the next normal.
Blog Post

Kate Smaje: Why businesses must act faster than ever on digitization

– McKinsey Digital’s co-leader explains why digital is one of the most important areas of business for executives to understand on the path to The New Normal.
Blog Post

Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh share four ways to ‘blitzscale’ your business

– Hear tips from two of the world’s greatest serial business builders.
Podcast

The Venture Podcast

Empowering corporate entrepreneurs with the playbook to design, build, and scale new businesses.
Interview - Learn to Leap #10

From new business to unicorn: Scaling a new corporate business

– Quick pivots and a clear focus helped About You become the first $1 billion start-up business in Hamburg.

Reimagining the real estate industry for the next normal

– How one real-estate developer’s focus on digital reinvention before coronavirus is helping it navigate the current crisis and beyond.

Featured experts

Yran Bartolumeu Dias
Senior Partner, São Paulo
Advises retail and digital banks, financial services, and credit card companies on developing and executing digital strategies and on effecting mergers and acquisitions to achieve above-market growth in Latin America
Raphael Bick
Partner, Shanghai
Builds digital businesses across China and Southeast Asia
Stina Carlsson Reich
Expert Associate Partner, Stockholm
Reimagines customer experiences and uses digital as the catalyst to build the businesses of tomorrow
Ralf Dreischmeier
Senior Partner, London
Helps companies build businesses that use digital strategies to achieve transformation and establish more nimble and agile ways of working
Desiree El Chebeir
Associate Partner, Paris
Brings more than 18 years of experience in the technology industry and working with start-ups to help clients launch and scale digital and agile transformations
Ari Libarikian
Senior Partner, New York
Advises companies on building thriving businesses, helping organizations to grow, improve business processes, and strengthen digital capabilities
Mark Patel
Senior Partner, San Francisco
Advises clients across sectors on IoT, analytics, and digital. with a specific focus on the industrial, high tech, and semiconductor sectors
Tawanda Sibanda
Partner, San Francisco
Helps established and early-stage organizations build and scale new digital businesses, with a focus on the financial services sector
Suman Thareja
Partner, New Jersey
Helps established organizations build and scale new businesses through talent-management strategy and capability building to accelerate innovation, and leads digital and agile transformations with a focus on building digital solutions through agile ways of working

Don't just look to the future. Let's Leap.