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195. Why strategists should embrace imperfection

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We're joined by Charles Conn and Rob McLean, AM, the co-authors of The Imperfectionists: Strategic Mindsets for Uncertain Times. Charles is an investor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Monograph, a venture firm, and was previously CEO of the Rhodes Trust in Oxford. He is the Board Chair of Patagonia and sits on The Nature Conservancy European Council. He was the founding CEO of Ticketmaster-Citysearch and a partner at McKinsey & Company. Rob is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy in Australia and Asia, and a Director of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Australia’s largest philanthropic foundation. He is the former Dean of the Australian Graduate School of Management. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Rob and Charles' books can be found here: You can also listen to their previous interview on Inside the Strategy Room or read the edited transcript on  Join our Strategy and Corporate Finance  LinkedIn community of over 90,000 members and follow us on X at @McKStrategy.  Discover our latest insights and join more than 90,000 influential professionals who are part of our LinkedIn community.: See for privacy information

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