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Growing a global tech unicorn: Five key insights from Infobip

– The CEO and cofounder of Infobip shares how the company has used small, mission-based teams and a positive growth mindset to capture high-yield, low-cost tech markets.

Uncovering untreated heart disease with AI and big data: A conversation with egnite’s Joel Portice and Edwards Lifesciences’ Don Bobo

– Two executives behind a cutting-edge healthcare start-up discuss their goal to drastically reduce the number of misdiagnosed and... at-risk heart patients through a revolutionary digital platform.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition

Transforming cutting-edge science into a business: Lessons from C1

– C1’s cofounder and CEO discusses the challenges he overcame in transitioning from “classical” internet businesses... to climate tech.
Interview - Learn to Leap

Building a culture that grows with the business: Lessons from Tibber

– Richard Eklund, chief technology officer of Tibber, discusses how the fast-growing energy company cultivates purpose, autonomy,... and mastery.

A circle of sustainability: A conversation with circulee’s Thomas Gros

– The CEO and cofounder of a German start-up explains how his company’s circular model reduces CO2 emissions by... reinventing the sourcing of IT hardware by smaller businesses.

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Introducing Leap by McKinsey

Ralf Dreischmeier, senior partner and global leader of Leap by McKinsey, explains our business-building approach that brings together a global network of experts to build dynamic, innovative businesses that can reinvigorate your entire organization.

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What matters most? Six priorities for CEOs in turbulent times

– With economic troubles mounting, it’s a time to tighten belts and put on hard hats. But don’t forget the jet pack,... to accelerate into the next phase of growth.
Interview - Learn to Leap

Building a human firewall to block cyberattacks: Lessons from SoSafe

– The cofounders of SoSafe share how they built a learning-by-doing platform solution to help organizations protect themselves against... cyberattacks.

Tokenizing nontraditional assets: A conversation with Ascend Bit’s Brian Clark

– The chief product officer of a Bangkok start-up explains his company’s mission to leverage blockchain innovation for the... mothership.

Lessons from leaders on green business building

– Gain insights from leaders across industries who have successfully built and scaled green businesses.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition

How to accelerate innovation in new green business building

– Companies that want to scale quickly must cultivate deep market knowledge and a culture that embraces learning through failure.

The executive’s guide to new-business building

– How to master the most important growth game.

Disrupting Thailand’s B2B food marketplace: A conversation with Makro PRO’s Tirayu Songvetkasem

– The chief digital officer of a Thai incumbent catering to the food services sector explains how the company’s B2B spin-off... combines the best of the start-up and enterprise worlds.

Buy and scale: How incumbents can use M&A to grow new businesses

– Digital disruptors use M&A to build and scale new businesses at speed. Incumbents can do so, too.

Business building: The path to resilience in uncertain times

– In an uncertain economy, executives’ first instinct might be to cut costs and shore up established holdings. A better way is to... build new businesses.
Interview - Learn to Leap

How start-ups can manage uncertain times: Insights from leading European venture capitalists

– Start-ups are shifting their focus from fast-paced growth toward sustainable economics amid global headwinds. Four prominent European... venture capitalists discuss how founders and funders can play the long game.

Democratizing alternative asset investing: A conversation with ADDX’s Oi-Yee Choo

– The CEO of a Singapore fintech explains how her start-up’s cutting-edge technology is opening the door for the mass affluent... to invest in securities once available only to the ultrawealthy.
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