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»Time To Simplify and Get Organized (Well, At Least Your Cloud Services)
The practice of adding cloud services in silos and based on specific department needs often results in overlapping and many different contracts with the same vendors.
»Riding the Waves of Healthcare Risk
The modern healthcare system is much like the ocean—stormy, choppy, and hostile at times, soothing, calm and inviting at others. For surfers, the more waves you go for, the more you will catch, and the more likely you’ll “wipe-out.”
»The Department of Defense Wants a New Mantra
“Do more with less.” It’s become a tired refrain that U.S. Department of Defense leadership is all too familiar with hearing from all directions, whether it is their direct superiors, Congress, or the Executive.
»Things Go Wrong
Things go wrong. Anyone who plays poker knows this. One moment you’re on the verge of a royal flush, and the next, you pull a six of diamonds, and you’re called. Things do indeed go wrong.
»The Next Big Thing
Consultants are always looking for the next big thing, the innovation that will see clients storming through their gates, bypassing pesky procurement departments, and writing blank checks for the magic mousetrap that whitens and brightens and cleans windows, too.
»JP Morgan and The Whale: A Parable
After a tumultuous period of banking hyper-regulation after 2008, no one would have suspected in 2012 that JP Morgan, the world’s largest bank, had ineffective controls in place that left the company flat-footed when its “rogue” trader had taken untenable, long-term positions on Credit Default Swaps.
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»Marriott Goes Big in NYC
Marriott International, Inc. and G Holdings opened what they’re calling an “iconic addition” to the New York skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in midtown Manhattan. The $320 million, 68-story property is the tallest single-use hotel in North America.
»Best Places to Stay: Travel Bounces Back
Consultants are on the road again, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
»FAA: ‘Staffing Challenges’ Causing Delays
In case you haven’t noticed, non-weather related delays at U.S. airports are on the rise. (And I know you’ve noticed that weather-related delays are definitely on the rise.)
»Hilton’s Building Boom
Coming off a whirlwind 2012, Hilton Worldwide is the fastest growing global hospitality company by number of rooms.
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»Excerpt: Procurement as Productivity
The following is an excerpt from the book Procurement 20/20: Supply Entrepreneurship in a Changing World by a quartet of McKinsey & Company consultants—Peter Spiller, Nicolas Reinecke, Drew Ungerman and Henrique Teixera.
»Review: The Risk-Driven Business Model
Most companies focus their innovation on new products.
»Review: Lead Positive
Today’s business leaders face intense pressure to deliver results in an uncertain, chaotic, and high-stress business environment.
»Review: Step Up
No matter what your title or place in the organization chart, you have the potential to be a leader.
»The Three Rules
Earlier this year, Deloitte Consulting’s Mumtaz Ahmed and Michael Raynor published The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think. The authors set out to answer what was, in their mind, the ultimate business question—how do some companies achieve exceptional performance over the long haul?
»Thinking in New Boxes
Creativity is key if you are to thrive in a time of accelerating change, according to The Boston Consulting Group’s Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny.
- Live Events
Consulting® magazine brings together thought leaders and colleagues from across the profession to learn, share, and elevate the profession. We invite you to visit the links below to learn more about our annual Consulting Summit, our prestigious Awards Dinners and other in-person gatherings.
- Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner
April 24, 2014 at the W Chicago City Center
Highlighting the best young talent in the consulting profession. Consultants who are under the age of 35 before January 31, 2014 are eligible to be named one of the Rising Stars of the Profession.. To recognize their achievements, Consulting® magazine brings the profession together in the spring to honor the best.
- The Top 25 Consultants Awards Dinner
June 19, 2014, JW Marriott Essex House New York
Each spring, Consulting® recognizes the Top 25 in the profession. An event that is always growing in popularity, we now receive some 400 nominations from the largest enterprise firms right down to some of the smallest niche firms, and numerous clients as well.
- NEW! The Excellence in Social & Community Investment Awards Dinner
September 18, 2014 at The St. Regis New York
It’s time to acknowledge all the profession does to partner to make the planet a better place. Consulting® will be hosting an awards dinner on September 18 to formally recognize consulting firms and their social and community partners.
- Women in Consulting Leadership Awards Dinner
November 6, 2014 at The St. Regis New York
The impact of women on the consulting profession is significant and growing. To recognize their achievements, Consulting® magazine brings the profession together every fall to honor the best.