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  • »It’s a Floorwax... It’s a Dessert Topping... Actually, it’s Both!
    There are few sure things in the world. One might cite death and taxes, but only slightly down the list is the inevitable answer a Big Four consultant provides to the question “What is your firm’s strength?” Everything, of course.
  • »Show Me The Money
    Management consulting is a cash business. Now salaries and bonuses within the consulting industry are certainly not at the stratospheric levels enjoyed by their kindred brethren in investment banking. But consultants generally do realize much-better-than-average wages relative to their counterparts in the corporate world.
  • »Will ‘Knowledge Workers’ (Consultants) Be Replaced by Machines? It’s Possible
    The management consulting industry to date has been largely unscathed by the wave of technological change. However, there are signs that digital technologies are now beginning to disrupt the management consulting industry as well, with potentially deep and far-reaching consequences.
  • »A Force in Consumer Banking
    Banks have been stepping up their customer satisfaction game in recent years against the typical market forces at play. The pace of change has been head-spinning for an industry not well known for its swift response to customers.
  • »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.”
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Travel Advisory

  • »Survey: Consultants Are On the Road Again
    After years of fits and starts in an uncertain economy, travel is back in the consulting profession, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
  • »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.)
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Book It!

  • »Q&A: Keeping It Simple
    BCG’s Six Simple Rules sets out to simplify some organizational complexity.
  • »Review: Leading the Life You Want
    It seems that everyone has an opinion on work/life balance these days, but Stewart D. Friedman’s Leading the Life You Want isn’t necessarily one of them.
  • »Review: The Culture Map
    Globalization led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies, and now those same employees are expected to collaborate with colleagues scattered all over the world.
  • »Review: Twitter is Not a Strategy
    Today’s digital frenzy has led many to declare that advertising is dead… or at least dying. Is it?
  • »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.
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  • 11 4 2014
    »The Well-Balanced CEO is a Paranoid Optimist
    No company wins all the time. It’s not realistic to think a CEO won’t face problems during their tenure. I managed NetQoS through thirty-one consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, but that winning streak was bookended by the recession after 9/11 and the great recession beginning in 2008.
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  • 11 4 2014
    »HighPoint Solutions Gains Agility and Scalability for Rapid Growth with NetSuite OpenAir PSA
    Founded in 2000, HighPoint Solutions has experienced exponential growth becoming the premier provider of specialized IT services globally, by focusing on serving the life sciences and healthcare industries.
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  • 10 17 2014
    »The State of Digital Marketing in 2015
    Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, said “The only thing that is constant is change.” Nowhere is this truer than in the digital marketing arena.
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  • 10 17 2014
    »Social Collaboration: The Cornerstone of Your Consulting Firm?
    In the virtual business environment of most consulting firms, remote working—across states or the globe—and collaboration among engagement teams and clients, is absolutely essential. Does your current platform support this type of streamlined communication to aid in improving operational performance and employee productivity?
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  • 9 8 2014
    »The Evolution of IT Services Firms
    IT consulting firms help bridge the gap between the customers that have business areas they wish to automate, and the technology companies that enable the desired automation.
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  • 9 8 2014
    »Who Should Be Making Commitments in the Sales Process?
    Are you in sales? If so, are you the one making commitments or is it the buyer? Who should be making commitments in the sales process? If you already follow a sales process you may know the right answer to this question. Or you may be very surprised.
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  • 9 8 2014
    »Eight Habits of Effective Critical Thinkers
    Critical thinking—the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take appropriate action—has been identified as a key skill by educators business leaders and governments. Here are eight ways to become a better critical thinker at work and in life.
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  • 7 8 2014
    »Executive On-Boarding
    Some 15 years ago, a study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that 40 percent of external hires failed in their new positions within 18 months. Today, data suggests that this number may be as high as a whopping 60 to 80 percent within 24 months.
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  • 7 8 2014
    »Pack Your Bags—The Move to the Cloud is on for Consulting Firms
    According to the soon-to-be-published IDC profitability survey of worldwide consulting firms, 3 out of 4 firms plan to implement a cloud solution in 2014. In fact, the cloud services market is expected to double from $45B to $95B in the next few years.
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  • 6 11 2014
    »Serving Up Corporate Data on a Silver Platter—Without Even Knowing It
    The fastest-growing security threat in the workplace right now is the spread of consumer-grade file sharing solutions. Some 600 million work files are saved by employees to Dropbox each week. 
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