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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Article

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.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition #7

How a Spanish scale-up became a leader in green energy

– Holaluz cofounder Carlota Pi Amorós details her ambition for the start-up to become a decentralized energy-as-a-service... green-tech company.
Podcast

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.
Article

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.
Article

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.

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

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Lessons from leaders on launching and scaling new ventures.

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An ongoing fireside-chat series lifting up and celebrating diverse entrepreneurs, founders, business builders, and funders.

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
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
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, Bay Area
Advises clients across sectors on IoT, analytics, and digital, with a specific focus on the industrial, high tech, and semiconductor sectors
Tawanda Sibanda
Partner, Bay Area
Serves global financial services firms including financial infrastructure providers, FinTechs, and payments companies in building and scaling new digital businesses
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

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