Episode 034 Culture – The Only Truly Durable Competitive Weapon

I was privileged to meet Mats Lederhausen, whose gold-plated resume is surpassed only by his passion for building world-class cultures. For 20 years, he has preached “purpose bigger than product”
He started at BCG before building a key part of the McDonald’s empire. He & his family built the Swedish affiliate of McDonald’s from scratch. He drove innovation in recycling and health and built the division to many units.
Mats was promoted to head of Global Strategy for McDonald’s and moved to the US.  He overhauled the menu, R&D, and real estate. He then ran McDonald’s Ventures, which spun out Chipotle, Boston Market, and RedBox DVD. He even served as Chairman of Chipotle.
Mats is one of the finest thinkers on culture, recruiting, talent, leadership, and global business. You can’t afford to miss this interview.