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BCG Marks 50th Anniversary With Program to Explore 'Game Changing' Ways to Transform Business and Society
The Boston Consulting Group Identifies Five Key Issues for Transforming the Fortunes of Business and Society in an Age of Accelerating Change, Growing Complexity, and Heightened Competition
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 31, 2013 12:01 AM
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world's leading management consulting firms, announced today that it will launch a year-long program focused on the theme of "Game Changing" to help mark the company's fiftieth anniversary in 2013.
The Game Changing program will tackle the most fundamental dynamics facing leaders in an age of unprecedented turbulence, and it will develop and promote action-oriented breakthrough ideas for transforming the fortunes of business and society. The program will explore paths to success through content partnerships with other top-tier organizations, BCG publications, and an online and offline forum series that will foster debate between business leaders, policymakers, the media, and the public.
"The global economy is undergoing the most radical transformation since the Industrial Revolution," said Rich Lesser, who became BCG's president and chief executive officer on January 1. "The rapid rise of the emerging markets, extraordinary technological advances, hyperconnectivity, dramatic demographic change, fiscally constrained public sectors -- all of these are forcing companies to rethink and revamp the way they do business. To capitalize on the opportunities created by accelerating change, leaders need to be proactive and challenge the status quo. In short, they need to change the game." (For more on Lesser's appointment, click here.)
As part of the Game Changing program, BCG has identified five key issues or "dimensions" for successfully managing in an age of accelerating change:
Publications, Partnerships, and Special Events
To explore the Game Changing theme and each of the five dimensions, BCG will release a steady stream of new research and commentary throughout 2013. The first publications of the series -- The Most Innovative Companies 2012, Ending the Era of Ponzi Finance, and Allies and Adversaries: 2013 BCG Global Challengers -- have just been released. So, too, has a new eBook, Shaping the Future in a Time of Accelerating Change, which highlights some of the key issues facing business and society today.
BCG is also partnering with a number of highly influential organizations. Last week, BCG's latest work with the World Economic Forum was presented at the WEF's annual summit in Davos, Switzerland. In addition, BCG is establishing partnerships to cohost events that will bring together top business leaders and thinkers, to create exclusive reports and forums, and to curate a traveling photography exhibition with a world-renowned photo agency.
For information on the Game Changing program, please go to bcgperspectives.com, follow @BCGPerspectives on Twitter, or like BCG Perspectives on Facebook.
To speak with a BCG expert, or for more information, please contact Eric Gregoire at +1 617 850 3783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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