Upcoming Educational Webinars

How Midsize Companies can use Data to Compete with Digital Giants

with Jonathan Byrnes, DBA'80

April 29, 2021 |  10:00 am Pacific Time, 1:00 pm Eastern,
6:00pm London, 7:00pm Continental Europe
RATE: $25 HBS Angels Members, $35 Non-Members

About this Event:


The pandemic has hit midsize companies hard and rewarded Amazon and the other digital giants. Many midsize business leaders look at the growth of those giants and worry that there’s no place for them to prosper. In fact, there’s a large, wide-open playing field for incumbent firms to reposition. The key to your midsize company’s survival in the post-pandemic period is to use the data you have readily available to identify your profit peaks and profit drains and strategically align your organization around your profit core to build dominance in your target market segments. In this webinar, Jonathan Byrnes offers three steps that will provide a proven pathway to sustained, defensible profit growth in the post-pandemic period and throughout the era beyond.

This webinar is based on Jonathan Byrnes’ and John Wass’ recent HBR article.



DBA'80, MIT Senior Lecturer

Jonathan Byrnes (HBS DBA ’80) has been a senior lecturer at MIT for over 30 years. He is chairman and founder of Profit Isle, a SaaS profit solutions company that has created 10-30% sustained year-on-year profit increases for tens of billions of dollars of client revenues. He wrote a monthly column for HBS Working Knowledge for four years, and he wrote the award-winning book, Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink. He is co-author of the forthcoming book, Choose Your Customer: How to Compete Against the Digital Giants and Thrive. He is frequent contributor to HBR and other leading publications, and a popular keynote speaker for the Chief Executive Group, HBS Clubs, and other leading organizations.


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