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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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  • 12 4 2014
    »Cover Me
    You say you want a revolution? Well, we’ve got one in Insurance. The industry is accelerating toward a global transformation. Megatrends, regulations, changing demographics and technologies, as well as new products and models are dramatically altering the landscape. Do consultants have it all covered?
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  • 12 4 2014
    »Case Study: Huron Brings Revenue Cycle Solution to Louisiana’s Woman’s Hospital
    Woman’s Hospital is a private nonprofit organization with one of the largest women’s specialty hospitals in the United States. Woman’s is widely recognized for its innovative programs for women and their families.
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  • 12 4 2014
    »Data Science Download
    Last month, Booz Allen Hamilton announced the release of its Explore Data Science online training program, a self-paced, hands-on course geared toward all levels of data science proficiency.
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  • 11 4 2014
    »The 2014 Excellence in Social and Community Investment Awards

    Consulting magazine recognizes that some of the most satisfying client work that consulting firms are doing these days is for a higher purpose. And now, to honor and formally recognize these efforts, Consulting is proud to introduce the Consulting magazine Achievement Awards: Excellence in Social & Community Investment.
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  • 11 4 2014
    »Digital is the Default
    The Digital Consumer Economy has arrived. Forming a cohesive digital strategy, as well as leveraging new tools to interact with and understand customers, are quickly becoming mandatory parts of doing business.
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  • 10 14 2014
    »One on One with Robert Wise from Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory
    Consulting firm compensation is a hot button issue these days. While the industry overall enjoys solid growth, compensation at consultancies has actually remained somewhat flat. This has resulted in more consultants staying put at their firms, and lowering industry-wide attrition. Is that necessarily a good thing?
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  • 10 10 2014
    »IBM, Apple: A Story of Goliath & Goliath
    IBM’s Chief Strategist talks partnering with Apple—and what it means for analytics
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  • 9 8 2014
    »Executive Roundtable: The New Normal
    Clients have realized it’s a new day: C-level management teams are realizing that the incremental, one-at-a-time changes of the past won’t deliver the type of results customers are now demanding. In more settled times, business leaders could take comfort in the notion that an incremental approach to change made sense: But not today—economic and political uncertainly have helped usher in a new era of consulting, one that requires a complete overhaul of the client and, ultimately, the customer experience.
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  • 9 8 2014
    »The New HR Agenda
    Welcome to the world of evidence-based HR, one where consultants are being asked to use analytics and technology to deliver strategic services and sustainable solutions. Talent management remains the top priority, but there’s plenty more on the HR professionals’ plates these days.
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  • 9 8 2014
    »Pace Harmon Now Employee Owned
    Pace Harmon announced that it has implemented an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) as it completes the transition to a 100 percent employee-owned company.
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