Consultant Ninja: BearingPoint Goes Chapter 11: Management.

Consultant Ninja

Between 1999 and 2002, the company took on debt to make various acquisitions. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Wednesday, February 18, 2009. BearingPoint Goes Chapter 11. I was wrong about BearingPoints business Model ; turns out that you can bankrupt a services business.

Corps Business: The 30 Management Principles of the US Marines by David H. Freedman

Consultants Mind

I read this book in June 2002 by David H. Freedman. It was the year before I went to MBA, and it made an impression on me. I remember telling the HR director about it, and then seeing quotes from … Continue reading → Learning Books Business Consulting Leadership Management mangaement consulting Marine Military

“Moneyball” in Commercial Lending: From Art to Science in Pricing


Despite its small budget, Oakland enjoyed a record run of 20 victories in 2002, following this change in approach. Article Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Health Economics Part II – Insurance

Tom Spencer

This allowed researchers at Australian National University to publish a 2002 research paper [pdf] comparing the performance of New Zealand before and after the adoption of ACC.

East goes West – Interview with Martin Lau, Managing Partner, First State Stewart

Ben de Haldevang

He joined the FSSA team in April 2002 and manages a range of China and Asia funds for First State. East Goes West is a series of podcasts focused on the challenge of Asian businesses coming to Europe and the US.

The Hardest Thing About Being Self-Employed

The More Clients Blog

In 2002 I literally “moved to the woods” in Boulder Creek, California (90 minutes south of San Francisco) where I’ve been happily running my business for the past 16 years. Being self-employed isn’t easy.

Copper Plunges to Price Seen February 2006; Copper vs. Gold


click on any chart for sharper image Bloomberg notes that copper is the worst performing non-energy raw material on the Bloomberg Commodity Index ( BCOM ), which fell today to the lowest since August 2002.

The Paths of Consultancy

Tom Spencer

Fifteen years later (with a brief run for senator in between) he became dissatisfied with the never-ending quest for wealth accumulation and oversaw the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Existing Home Sales Down 4.8%, Decline More Than Expected; "Still Healthy and Trending Higher" Says Bloomberg - Let's Investigate


Home sales are now back to about where they were between January 1999 and August 2002. On a population-adjusted basis, the number of units sold per thousands of people was pretty steady at about 25 units from 1999 to August 2002.

11 Best Consulting Blogs: Read These Blogs To Grow Your Consultancy

Tsavo Neal

Since 2002, virtually all of my business has come as a result of my email newsletter and blog. When is the last time you read a helpful blog article that gave you actionable advice to improve your consulting business? Did you know that there are consultant-specific blogs that host such advice?

Workplace Romances: How should you respond?

Confessions of a Consultant

Counterproductive Workplace Behaviours: Spector and Fox (2002) list a range of potentially destructive and detrimental acts that hurt colleagues and organizations. It will happen. Figure out your ‘stance’ on this in advance. You may already know this, but there are approximately 2.3

Insights from Australia's Leading Social Sector Consulting Firm

Tom Spencer

Founded in 2002, SVA invests in social change projects to help increase the impact and build the sustainability of high potential organisations in the social sector. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. Insights from Australia’s Leading Social Sector Consulting Firm. by Tom Spencer on September 9, 2012 · 0 comments. in Management Consulting. SOCIAL VENTURES Australia ( SVA ) is a relatively new non-profit organisation.

Altman Vilandrie: Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Formed in 2002, the firm focuses all of their attention on 3 key sectors: telecom, media and technology (TMT). Created in 2002, Altman Vilandrie is a newbie consulting firm, so its history is short. After working on the management team at CSMG, a boutique global communications, technology and digital media consulting firm (now Cartesian) Rory Altman formed the company with Ed Vilandrie in 2002. ALTMAN VILANDRIE CONSULTING. Welcome back to another one of our firm profiles!

Why Strong People Make a Lasting Difference

Leadership Vision Consulting

Carneiro first came to worldwide attention in 2002 as a finalist in the Maazel-Vilar Conductor’s Competition at Carnegie Hall. She followed that by winning the Young Musician’s Foundation 2002 National Conductor Search.

"Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100%" Says John Hussman in Chris Martenson Interview; Financial Repression Revisited


or below in every single economic cycle including recent decades, including not only the financial crisis but 2002 and every other economic cycle we have been in. But valuations were still relatively high on a historical basis in 2002.

FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Below is a timeline of key milestones up until 2002. 2002: FTI made a major move into the corporate restructuring business with their post-Enron acquisition of the business recovery services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. They have added 1,000+ employees to the Forensic and Litigation (“FLC”) division since the passing of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE.

Legacy Skills and Capital; Sugar and Steel; Turning TPP to TP


steel industry, President Bush in March 2002 imposed tariffs on imports of certain steel products for three years and one day. 200,000 Americans lost their jobs to higher steel prices during 2002. These lost jobs represent approximately $4 billion in lost wages from February to November 2002. More American workers lost their jobs in 2002 to higher steel prices than the total number employed by the U.S. steel producers in December 2002).

Deflationary Pressures Mount: Export Prices Sink 1.1%, Import Prices Sink 1.2%


percent which is the steepest decline since 2002. Deflationary Pressures Mount Export and import prices continued the collapse today according to the latest BLS Data. Export prices fell 1.1%, over double the Econoday consensus estimate of -0.5%

Afghanistan a How-To Lesson in Perfect Stupidity: 54,000 Paid Ghosts, Vanishing Firearms, Warlord Protection Rackets


billion since 2002 and Britain about £890 million, for hundreds of development projects. Thank president Bush, vice president Dick Cheney, and president Obama for working together to create a how-to map of perfect foreign policy stupidity. The Telegraph has details in Afghanistan has cost more to rebuild than Europe after Second World War American taxpayers have provided £61.5 The military operation has cost America a further £296 billion and Britain £22 billion.

Covered Employment Update: Employment vs. Federal Spending


Covered Employment Covered Employment Notes Covered employment hit 128,673,493 in January 2002. Here''s some new charts from reader Tim Wallace on "Covered Employment" (working in a job eligible for unemployment benefits). First a few notes.

Recovery Mirage in Spain Dissipates Into Ashes


Between 2002 and 2007, Spain was amassing a growing external deficit, as more and sell less abroad (exports) and bought more (imports), bringing its foreign debt grew. The mirage in Spain pretending to be a recovery, has officially dissipated into wind-blown ashes. Spain''s trade deficit doubled in the first half as imports soared. Spain is again dependent on foreign financing. Via translation from Libre Mercado, Spain Again Borrows Abroad to Finance Consumption.

Corporation Oxford

Tom Spencer

Oxford Entrepreneurs: Founded in 2002 by British entrepreneur Alex Hearn , Oxford Entrepreneurs is now the largest student entrepreneurship body in the world. The illusion of permanence, and the persistence of innovation. Source: Tom Spencer ).

The Most and Least Digital Jobs – and How Well They Pay

Harvard Business

They found that 95% of those occupations became more digital between 2002 and 2016, meaning that computers became a more important part of the job. Once you select an occupation, you’ll see below the main chart how that score changed since 2002, as well as the change in average pay. But even if health care isn’t very digital, relatively speaking, it still saw one of the largest increases in digitization between 2002 and 2016. Tyler Machado/HBR STAFF.

Thoughts on PwC’s Booz Purchase

Tom Spencer

And so, as of 2002, PwC was just a big old accounting firm. The deal will almost certainly result in post-merger headaches . As we learnt at the end of October last year, PwC and Booz & Co are planning to merge.

Alvarez & Marsal Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In 2002, they played a pivotal role in steering HealthSouth out of a $2.7B By 2002, their agreement, their strategy and their implementation appeared to have paid off, as Alvarez & Marsal’s client base continued to diversify. . ALVAREZ & MARSAL CONSULTING. Alvarez & Marsal have been making waves in recent years for the high profile, high quality work they did in the midst of the banking crisis.

Thinking of Quitting Your Job? Wage Growth vs. Quit Rates


Note that between 2002 and 2004, quits fell during an expansion. Looking for Greener Pastures? A Chicago Fed report investigates Job Switching and Wage Growth. People generally switch jobs by quitting (rather than losing) their previous job.

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AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In 2002, Jay Alix & Associates PC became AlixPartners, as a reflection of the firm’s belief that it is a partner to its employees, clients and referral sources. ALIXPARTNERS CONSULTING. Today, we continue our Firm Profile series by looking at AlixPartners. AlixPartners is an international business advisory firm based in Southfield, MI known for its work in corporate turnarounds, bankruptcy assignments and restructuring.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in San Francisco

Management Consulted

The San Francisco office opened in 2002, and houses around 30 consultants. Here at MC, we’ve been absolutely thrilled to launch our new series and bring you some juicy insights into the Top 10 Consulting firms in every major consulting city and region around the world. This week, we continue with sunny – and windy – San Francisco.

How to Focus your Team on Positive Aspects of Strengths

Leadership Vision Consulting

When I began working with StrengthsFinder in 2002, it was a foreign concept to many, now it is part of over 13 million people’s lives. The past few years have been a great time to be involved with StrengthsFinder team training and development.

Does Your Job Require a College Degree? Should It?


Fifty-seven percent say it does not, unchanged from 2005, but down slightly from 61% in 2002. For those of you who are employed, I have a simple question: Does your job require a college degree? The reason I ask, is a Gallup poll shows Majority of U.S.

Democrat Quotes on Iraq; Ron Paul Asks "Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?"


For example, Senator Hillary Clinton stated in a 2002 speech. " In September, 2002, arguing against a US attack on Iraq, I said the following on the House Floor: No credible evidence has been produced that Iraq has or is close to having nuclear weapons. Ron Paul was right in 2002 and he is right now. One reader recently emailed a list of statements made by various war-mongering democrats regarding Sadaam Hussein, Iraq and WOMDs.

Worst Election Performance by Sitting President's Party Since Truman; Republicans Take Senate, Increase Lead in House and Governorships


The last serving Republican governor in the Massachusetts was Mitt Romney, elected in 2002. I watched the returns all evening from Start to finish, not that anything was much in doubt. I expected the Republicans would finish stronger than the polls suggested, and they did by a huge margin. Senate Results Republicans picked up at least 7 Senate seats with Alaska and Louisiana yet to come.

Job Hub:T-Mobile Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

in July 2002. Today we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at T-Mobile. T-Mobile, an American operating entity of a German company, is the smallest big player in U.S. Telecom. T-Mobile has been ranked by J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing-information-services firm, as the highest in retail store satisfaction amongst its competitors consecutively for the the past four years and also the highest for customer care two years consecutively.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

In 2002, many large accounting firms were selling off their management and technology consulting segments. IBM Global Business Services (GBS).

CIA Torture Reports: Frozen to Death; Rectal Rehydration, Broken Limbs; 54 Countries Assist US; Dick Cheney War Criminal


Frozen to Death At COBALT, the CIA interrogated in 2002 Gul Rahman, described as a suspected Islamic extremist. By the way, at a meeting on December 12, 2002, Tenet assured president Bush that the evidence that Iraq had WMDs amounted to a "slam dunk case."

Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In October 2002, Gallup introduced the world’s first web storage system containing millions of records of human thoughts/opinions – aptly named “The Gallup Brain.” GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE.

Capgemini Consulting Interviews – Tech, Business or Both?

Management Consulted

By 2002, Cap Gemini had grown to 54,882 employees and a revenue of 7B Euros. CAPGEMINI CONSULTING. Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of Capgemini Consulting. Founded in Paris, and containing the spliced DNA of other major firms it acquired along the way (Ernst & Young Consulting being the most notable), Capgemini Consulting is a global player in today’s consulting industry. KEY STATS FOR CAPGEMINI CONSULTING. Website: [link].

Hay Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

In 2002, World at Work posthumously honored Edward N. HAY GROUP CONSULTING. In this firm profile, we do a deep dive into Philadelphia-based Hay Group, a darling in the boutique organizational consulting realm. A global firm with a very interesting history, they’re known for motivating, developing and training their clients’ staff as well as the for research they carry out on the companies they work with.

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The Hospital Bed Question - Tom Spencer consulting blog

Tom Spencer

You will see since 2002 the rate of growth in births is 0.94%. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. The Hospital Bed Question. by Tom Spencer on November 24, 2011 · 5 comments. in Case Interviews , Management Consulting. THE guesstimate question is a usual type of question that you can expect to be asked when interviewing for a position at a consulting firm. Here is one to test your mettle. The Hospital Bed Question.

Credit Crunch Underway: Can Recession Be Far Behind?


NACM data only goes back to 2002. In the entire series since 2002, the only other time we have seen deep plunges in amount of credit extended and rejection of credit applications was deep in the middle of the last recession.