Episode 1 - EY-Parthenon and GIBS - Prof. Adrian Saville on navigating growth in a changing landscape

In the first episode of EY-Parthenon’s Real-World Strategy Dialogues – a new podcast series by EY-Parthenon – Professor Adrian Saville explains how businesses can build strategies to navigate change.

Saville is a professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), and is recognised as a leading strategist, academic, economist, and investment manager – with over 25 years of global corporate experience.

Saville has worked at GIBS since 2003 as a Professor of Economics and Finance and, more recently, as the Director of its Centre for African Management and Markets.

In this interview, Saville discusses the uncertainties an election year brings for South African businesses.

He talks about how businesses can build strategies to navigate change, and warns against the most common strategy errors.

Saville then explains whether businesses can truly disrupt from within and discusses the importance of fostering innovation.

He also highlights the strategic imperatives that executive leadership teams must get right for their business to be successful.

Finally, Saville talks about the strategies and principles he applies to manage the multiple businesses he is involved in.

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