Everything Thought Leadership – Inside the McKinsey Publishing Machine – with Raju Narisetti


As the leader of McKinsey’s global publishing for three years and counting, Raju Narisetti has a knack for helping businesses, media companies and journalists remain relevant in the digital age. His goal at McKinsey, a leader in the management consulting industry, is to triple the size of its audience over five years.

Raju’s 32-year career includes 14 years as a writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. He was both the youngest and first person of color to appear on the mastheads of The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. (The masthead is a newspaper’s listing of its top editors, publisher and owners.) Raju also founded Mint, an Indian business newspaper, where was editor in chief for three years.

Raju and Bob Buday met each In November 2022 at Profiting From Thought Leadership, a conference that Bob has co-produced six times since 2016. At the event, Raju and McKinsey Global Editorial Director Lucia Rahilly spoke on their firm’s approach to thought leadership.

Today, Raju joins Bob on his firm’s “Everything Thought Leadership” video & podcast to discuss how McKinsey is able to produce so much high-quality content in high volume. Raju will also delve into how the firm has been using data visualization and digital tools to change the way it presents content, how he views the state of the thought leadership profession, and how he transitioned from journalism to professional services.

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