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The Venture Podcast

Empowering corporate entrepreneurs with the playbook to design, build, and scale new businesses.

The Venture is an original podcast series hosted by serial business builders from Leap by McKinsey. In each episode, our experts cut through the noise to empower corporate entrepreneurs in designing, building, and scaling new companies. We break down the journeys of legendary venture builders—how they did it, the challenges they faced, and how they built successful and competitive businesses.

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Building a start-up innovation ecosystem: A conversation with Jardine Matheson’s Anne O’Riordan and Michael Poon

– Two executives share how a three-pronged approach to partnering with start-ups has spelled success for an almost 200-year-old Hong Kong multinational.

There are three things preventing innovative change in organizations: hierarchy, bureaucracy, and not having the permission to experiment, or not creating an environment where it’s OK to experiment.

Anne O’Riordan, group director of digital at Jardine Matheson

Previous episodes

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Growing an incumbent by building a new business: A conversation with True Digital’s Bernd Vindevogel

– Building and scaling a corporate spin-off requires striking a critical balance between growing as an independent entity while... serving the needs of the parent organization, according to the chief analytics officer at True Digital Group.
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A culture of caring: A conversation with Globe Telecom’s Glenn Estrella

– Growing a market-leading business while spawning start-ups depends on freedom to fail and a culture of caring modeled from the... top down, according to the start-up chief of the Philippines’ largest mobile telecom provider.
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Clone or create: A conversation with Aaron Tan, CEO of Carro

– Building a new business isn’t necessarily about creating an entirely new business model but about understanding the market... and where the opportunities lie, according to the CEO of Southeast Asia’s largest automobile marketplace.

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Innovating from necessity: The business-building imperative in the current crisis

– The coronavirus crisis is a world-changing event. Here are early solutions and concrete steps leaders can consider as they plan... and build new businesses for the next normal.
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Building an e-commerce business: Lessons on moving fast

– With consumers moving online in reaction to coronavirus restrictions, companies will need to learn how to launch new e-commerce... businesses quickly.
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Building new businesses: How incumbents use their advantages to accelerate growth

– For large companies, building new businesses is essential for growth and reinvention. The key to success? Combining the strengths... of an incumbent with the agility of a start-up.

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