Rita McGrath Keynote Speaker

  • #2 greatest management thinker in the world (Thinkers50)
  • Author of Discovery Driven Growth, cited as developing some of the most influential ideas on modern business strategy
  • Professor at Columbia Business School

Rita McGrath's Biography

Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a professor at Columbia Business School. She is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. Rita has received the #1 achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 awards (‘The Oscars of Management Thinking’ Financial Times) and has been consistently named one of the world’s Top 10 management thinkers in its bi-annual rankings.

As a consultant to CEOs, her work has had a lasting impact on the strategy and growth programs of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Rita is the author of the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business
Review Press, 2013) and her most recent book is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019). She has written three other books, including Discovery Driven Growth, cited by Clayton Christensen as creating one of the most important management ideas ever developed.

Rita McGrath received her Ph.D. from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and has degrees with honors from Barnard College and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

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