About the Author
PATRICK VIGUERIE is a Director at McKinsey & Company and leads the firm's strategy practice in the Americas. His work focuses on helping companies develop and implement strategies for renewal and growth. Viguerie has served companies in a wide range of industries and has published a number of articles on corporate strategy issues. He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
SVEN SMIT is a Director at McKinsey???&???Company, coleading McKinsey???&???Company's strategy practice's initiatives on growth. He has served companies in a range of industries including telecommunications, high-tech, and media and has published a number of articles on growth. Smit holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD.
MEHRDAD BAGHAI is Managing Director of Alchemy Growth Partners, a boutique advisory and venture firm in Sydney. He is coauthor of the international bestseller The Alchemy of Growth and has published a number of articles on growth. He was the coleader of the global growth practice at McKinsey???&???Company in the late 1990s. Baghai received a BSE from Princeton University, an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government, and a JD from Harvard Law School.