Strategy& is the global strategy consulting business of
professional services firm PwC. Formerly Booz & Company, the
firm was acquired by PwC in the spring of 2014.
Strategy& is one of the industry's top strategy houses,
helping clients solve their most challenging strategic issues. To
help its clients compete, Strategy& places a heavy emphasis on
foresight and innovative thinking-a trait that goes all the way
back to founder Edwin Booz. While typically maintaining a high
level of confidentiality around the companies it works for, the
firm has an impressive list of accomplishments it has publicly
acknowledged, including: the merger between the National and American Football Leagues in the
1960s; helpng Chrysler with its historic turnaroundin the 1970s;
developing supply chain management theory; working with the German
government to privatize Germany's telecom operations and establish
Deutsche Telekom in the 1990s; developing the organizational DNA
concept in the 2000s; and launching Strategy That Works in 2016.
Spreading ideas and innovation
The firm continues to stress innovation and leading edge
business ideas, regularly publishing reports, white papers, books,
and the award-winning quarterly magazine,
strategy+business. It also produces regular podcasts and
videos to promote its leading research.
Strategy&'s consultants work with the world's leading public
and private businesses, government ministries, and institutions,
providing them with a broad spectrum of services including: growth
strategy, portfolio strategy, mergers and acquisitions,
organization design, marketing strategy, sales and channel
management, operations strategy, and digital and information
technology strategy. In addition, the firm's think tank, the
Katzenbach Center, is a center for excellence in the areas
of organizational culture and leadership, the informal
organization, and motivation. And, in the Middle East, it
has The Ideation Center, a think tank that aims to promote
sustainable growth in the region by helping leaders across sectors
translate socioeconomic trends into actions and better business
In terms of industry expertise, the firm has expert talent and
resources across multiple areas including: aerospace and defense,
automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy and utilities,
financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, industrial
products, media and entertainment, oil and gas, retail,
transportation, and others. Its broad expertise is evident in the
list of notable firm alumni, including: Abigail Johnson, President
& CEO Fidelity Investments; Akio Toyoda, President & CEO
Toyota; Karim Sabbagh, President & CEO SES; Eric Spiegel,
President & CEO Siemens Corp.; Nancy McKinstry, Chairman &
CEO Wolters Kluwer; Jonathan S. Bush, Co-Founder AthenaHealth;
Karol J. Bobko, Astronaut; and Raymond J. Lane, Partner Kleiner
Perkins and former President Oracle.
IN THE NEWS
PwC with Strategy& named a Leader in IDC MarketScape
on Worldwide Strategy Consulting
PwC with Strategy& has been named a Leader in the IDC
MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Business Consulting Services 2016
Vendor Assessment. According to IDC, strategy consulting is defined
as those services which "assist an executive with defining a vision
and goals for the business and acquiring and aligning resources to
reach the objectives of the business."
The report goes on to say that PwC with Strategy& is
regarded among business consulting clients as the most capable firm
overall at helping them implement changes and innovations that
produce results. For strategy consulting, PwC with Strategy& is
viewed by clients as performing better than many peers in the areas
of identifying options for growth and supporting business change
across client organizations. Read more here.
Strategy& finds that CEO Turnover at a Record High
Globally, With More Companies Planning for New Chiefs from Outside
In 2015, 17 percent of the largest 2500 public companies in the
world changed their CEO, more than in any of the previous 16 years
of the CEO Success Study from Strategy&. Over the
past several years more big companies have been
deliberately choosing their new CEO from outside of the
company as part of a planned succession, an indication that hiring
an outsider has become more of an intentional leadership choice
than a necessity.
For more insights and the full study, click here.
PwC's Strategy& presents the Strategy That
Works book: A look at why certain companies succeed and why
others may not
Strategy That Works, a new
book from Harvard Business Review Press by authors Paul Leinwand,
Principal at PwC's Strategy& and Cesare Mainardi, retired CEO
of Strategy&, demystifies the perennial question of "why are
certain companies so successful?" Strategy That Works
guides corporate leaders through real-life examples of how
successful companies around the world have bridged the gap between
strategy and execution to rise to the top of their industries.
For more on the Strategy that Worksbook, click here.
Strategy& reveals its 2016 Industry
Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives
addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies
to consider in 2016 and beyond across 14 major industries. Our
experts developed their views from industry discussions,
observations of shifting market dynamics, and skilled analysis of
data in the sectors that Strategy& serves. To learn more about
the outlook in industry, click here.
Celebrating two decades of strategy+business
strategy+business (s+b) magazine is PwC's award-winning
publication; its website was named one of the Top 25 Websites for
CEOs by Forbes and its readership spans more than 1,000,000 engaged
business leaders from around the world. As it marks 20 years of
publication, it looks back (and forward) to reflect on the themes,
people, and ideas that have animated two decades of original
Read the celebratory and curated series of blogs here.
Strategy& presents the 2015 Global Innovation 1000:
Innovation's New World
Every year Strategy& examines the R&D footprint of some
of the world's top companies to understand how much they are
spending on R&D, where and how that spend has shifted. In 2015,
Strategy& found that the globalization of R&D has become
the norm and that the flow of R&D funds is shifting away from
Europe and aggressively moving towards Asia. The Global Innovation
1000 studies of the past have long confirmed it's not how much you
spend, but how you spend it and now it is also where you spend it
that determines your success.
See the full study in strategy+business here.