Lang Davison

Lang Davison

Lang joined McKinsey in 1994, and spent the next 13 years as a leader of the Firm's publishing group, including 4 years as editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly. During that time, he developed and edited more than two hundred articles for the Quarterly and elsewhere, including Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He was the collaborating writer behind the best-selling books Net Gain and Net Worth, excerpts from which won the McKinsey Award for best article published in Harvard Business Review in 1999. After leaving the Firm in 2007, Lang co-founded the Deloitte Center for the Edge, where he designed and published primary research into digital technology's transformation of the global business environment. Published in 2009 as The Shift Index, these "landmark" (HBR) research findings, which have been widely cited in academic and management journals, form the core of Lang's best-selling book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion (co-written with John Hagel III and John Seely Brown), named one of Strategy + Business magazine's Best Business Books of 2010. Lang is also the author of more than two dozen print and digital articles for Harvard Business Review, including "Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption" (October, 2008), and "The Big Shift: Measuring the Forces of Change" (July, 2009). Lang rejoined McKinsey in 2015 as the Quarterly's executive editor. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife MJ and two children, Kiki and Keilan.

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