It seems as though Uber upended the massive and entrenched taxi industry in less time than it takes to drive across Manhattan at rush hour. How did they do it, and what can legacy companies learn from their example? Business transformation expert Stefan Gross-Selbeck distills the unique qualities of today’s most successful start-ups and shares strategies for replicating this spirit of hyper-innovation and disruption in any business.
Stefan recently joined BCG as the Managing Director of BCG Digital Ventures. He has 20 years of experience as an operator and a consultant in the digital industry. Previously, Stefan served as the Chief Executive Officer of XING AG for four years, driving the expansion of the XING network. From 2002 until 2007 he was an executive for eBay in different roles including COO of the China operation and Managing Director of eBay Germany. He has also worked throughout Asia and Europe for ProSiebenSat1 Media AG and The Boston Consulting Group. He holds a PhD in Law and an MBA from INSEAD.
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