Rita Gunther McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath

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Rita Gunther McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. She is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. 

Rita Gunther McGrath has received the #1 achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s Top 10 management thinkers in its bi-annual ranking. As a consultant to CEOs, her work has had a lasting impact on the strategy and growth programs of Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Rita Gunther McGrath is the author of the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage. Her new book is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen. 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 Gunther McGrath is a highly sought-after speaker at exclusive corporate events around the globe, such as the Global Peter Drucker Forum. She 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. 

Speaking Topics
  • Catch a Wave: The New Strategy Playbook
  • Failing By Design
  • Discovery Driven Planning: Conquering Death By Spreadsheet
  • Snow Melts from the Edges: How to See Around Corners
Rita Gunther McGrath: The End of Competitive Advantages
Rita McGrath on Constantly Reconfiguring and Adapting Your Business
Keep Your Strategy Moving: Rita Gunther McGrath
Leading Indicators of the Future: COVID-19 Edition with Rita McGrath

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