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Book Club event with Sven Smit

October 5, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We gladly invite you to attend our next INSEAD Alumni Book Club Night at McKinsey’s office in Amsterdam on Wednesday October 5th, 2022.

The speaker for this event is INSEAD alum Sven Smit (MBA’92D), a senior partner at McKinsey and the co-author of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick (2018) and The Granularity of Growth (2008).

In a presentation followed by a Q&A moderated by Kirsten Spahr van der Hoek (MCCC13S), Sven will primarily discuss his latest book, Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick, and highlight what has changed since and what has not.

Because the number of seats are limited at around thirty (30), tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

Register here

18.00 Welcome, soup and bites
18.30 Presentation and Q&A Sven Smit
19.30 Closing drinks
20.30 End

About Sven Smit

Sven is a senior partner at McKinsey and chair of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. He is member of McKinsey’s Shareholder’s Council as well as McKinsey’s executive committee, known as the Acceleration Team, overseeing insights & ecosystems.

Sven works with leading companies to develop strategies for growth, serving all industries. Analysing the success factors required for business growth, examining the way megatrends influence it, and defining the lessons of diversified growth, he builds on the ideas in Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick (2018) and The Granularity of Growth (2008), two books he co-authored. As chair of MGI he leads research and authors MGI reports on global economic trends and topics such as productivity and growth, urbanization, innovation and technology, labor markets and the Future of Work, emerging markets, and Europe’s economic outlook.

He helps develop the firm’s point of view on core issues such as economic volatility, inflation, and uncertainty, and defines ways to help clients navigate the problems. Previous roles Sven has held within McKinsey include leading the firm’s work in Western Europe and the global Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice. Sven holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from INSEAD. Prior to joining McKinsey in 1992, Sven worked at Philips Research Laboratories in measurement and control as an engineer and researcher. He contributes to society through NL2025, an initiative committed to a better future for the Netherlands.

The INSEAD Alumni Book Club
At the request of many alumni, the INSEAD NAA NL has launched a book club to host a series of events around books across a wide range of subjects. This event will be the second edition, after the inaugural (pre-COVID-19) edition back in October 2019 with Annet Aris and Kayvan Kian. Next year another event will be held, around different topics with different speakers. So stay tuned for more events around books!

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