We’ve spoken with thousands of leaders across the world on how to retool strategy amid turbulence and uncertainty - here we share our findings.
You are leading your teams through unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, and you shouldn’t have to go it alone. That’s why we created this special collection of insights drawn directly from CEOs’ experiences and perspectives. Through an ongoing series of global CEO forums we foster conversations among small groups of senior executives on the challenges, opportunities, and imperatives facing leaders today. This continuing series will provide you with up-to-date takes from your peers. Ready to meet the moment? You’re in good company.
Buy, don’t build, an Engine 2
An “Engine 2” is our term for building an alternative core business to achieve faster growth. Downturns are a great time to experiment with such projects, and our research suggests it’s best to buy your way to this type of growth. We looked at hundreds of Engine 2 businesses, and of the 58 most successful, 40 relied on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).