Household Demographics 2003 vs. 2013: Spotlight on Age of Head of Household


Here''s a look at some interesting demographics, comparing 2003 vs. 2013. Number of Households by Age of Head of Household 2013 vs. 2003 The next chart shows the change in number (in thousands), in the age of the head of household.

Fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, Tax Refunds, etc. Total $1 Trillion Since 2003


Please consider GAO: Feds Made Nearly $1 Trillion in Overpayments Since Fiscal 2003. Since fiscal 2003, “cumulative improper payment estimates have totaled almost $1 trillion,” the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report. A huge chunk of your tax dollars every year goes straight into the pockets of crooks. Nearly one in three earned income credits (EIC) is fraudulent.

Yellen Yap: Dollar Briefly Takes Out March High, Surging to Level Last Seen March 2003; For What It's Worth


As Fed Chair Janet Yellen yapped about the strength of the US economy in a speech to the Economic Club of Washington , the US dollar index briefly surged above a level set in March, to a high last seen in April of 2003.

No more excel graphs, Tableau is the future

Consultants Mind

Tableau is a company based out of Seattle Washington, founded in 2003 to commercialize work out of Stanford. Tableau. Yes, this is french for Table. It is also the most user-friendly, powerful, and amazing desktop visualization tool for consultants. Fast-forward 10 … Continue reading → Graphics Analysis Communication Consulting Tools Excel Graphs Learning Management consulting Presentation

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A view from the front lines of baseball’s data-analytics revolution


In the second of a two-part interview, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow describes how analytics has changed baseball—from Moneyball in 2003 to the last out of the 2017 World Series. Insights on Organization

China Trade Actions Solidly Benefit Trump: On Purpose?


Seven New Dumping Investigations, Most Since 2003 Actions by the Chinese government to subsidize failed corporations led to seven new … Continue reading → Economics

Can Airplane OEMs Increase Their Share of Profits?


The relative profitability of OEMs and suppliers (excluding engine manufacturers) has changed little from 2003 through 2014.

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


CRB A chart of the Reuters-Jeffries Commodities Index (heavily weighted by oil) shows commodity prices are back a level seen in February 2003. Gold For all the bashing gold has taken in mainstream media, one might have thought gold would also be back at 2003 prices.

US Dollar Surges, December Rate Hike Odds Soar Following Strong Jobs Report


US Dollar Index 15-Minute Chart US Dollar Index Monthly Chart The last monthly close above 100 was in 2003. Following today's jobs report the odds of a December rate hike approached 70% and the US dollar index surged.

Obamacare in Action: 74% Say Insurance Costs Went Up, Record 36% Say "By a Lot"; Plan for Still More Hikes


This percentage is up marginally from the 67% who last year said their costs increased, but it is generally in line with what Gallup has found in yearly updates since 2003.

List: Aussie Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

Founded in 2003, Pacific Strategy Partners has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Founded in 2003, Momentum Partners has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. List of Australian Strategy Firms in 2013. BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Australian strategy firms.

Will that Dirty Laundry Damage Your Brand?

Joellyn Sargent

He sent another lette r to the board, this time saying his decision to support Dugas’ appointment as CEO in 2003 was “ perhaps the biggest mistake of my career.”

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How to Get Your Articles to Millions of Readers

The More Clients Blog

I built a very big list from 1997 to about 2003. A couple weeks ago I did an interview with an independent professional that just might rock your marketing world. Her name is Teresa Riccobuono and she’s a business consultant and coach for financial advisors. When she explained one of her marketing strategies, I thought, “Wow, you really cracked the code on this!”.

Getting Smart About Change Management


And organizations are conscientiously incorporating it into their operating models: in the decade between 2003 and 2013, according to a recent survey, the proportion of respondents adopting a “structured approach” to change management rose from 32% to 80%.4. Focus Thursday, January 05, 2017.

NPS: Out with the Old, In with the New

1 to 1

In 2003 author Fred Reichheld introduced 'the ultimate question in his Harvard Business Review article "One Number You Need to Grow." Answers to the question, "What is the likelihood that you would recommend company X to a friend or colleague?" proved to be so powerful in predicting customer behavior and customer loyalty that the question became known as Net Promoter Score and served as a key growth indicator for leaders.

Q&A: Looking Beyond Net Promoter Score

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Net Promoter Score (NPS) - which measures the likelihood of a customer to recommend a company a friend or a colleague - has provided businesses with a lot of benefits since it was first introduced by Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company, and Satmetrix in 2003.

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Australia Is An Innovation Laggard (Nigel Lake, Part 10 of 10)

Tom Spencer

I moved [to Australia] in 2003 and was amazed by the almost complete lack of online anything. (Source: Flickr ). This is the tenth instalment of my conversation with Nigel Lake , CEO of Pottinger , a global corporate advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia.

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Tony Blair's Disingenuous, Self-Serving Analysis of Iraq


Blair Defends Iraq Invasion CTV News reports Former British PM Blair defends 2003 invasion of Iraq. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West''s failure to intervene in Syria is to blame for the violent insurgency in neighbouring Iraq -- not the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. led intervention in 2003, and is now a Middle East peace envoy. No one suggests the Mideast would be at peace now had we not invaded Iraq in 2003.

Improving the Patient Experience: People, Process, Place Model

Tom Spencer

2003). In this day and age of hospitals working to provide better care and outcomes for a cheaper price, one of the ways to gauge the impact that the implemented changes are having is through measuring patient satisfaction.

Do Most Companies Even Try to Innovate Anymore?

Harvard Business

Take the example of Germany: Between 2003 and 2015, R&D expenditure in the business sector increased by 59%, reaching a record high of 157.4 Overall, business R&D increased by 67% between 2003 and 2014. companies with the largest R&D budgets invested 92% more in innovation than in 2003. We are living in the age of the superstar firm. Companies like Samsung, Google, or BMW—the top players in their respective industries—are prospering.

Venezuela Bans Evictions, Delinquencies Soar 99%, Impossible to Get New Lease


A rent freeze in 2003, led to a 25% decline of rental units. Thanks to inane economic policies enacted by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and kept in place by current president Nicolás Maduro, it's impossible to find an apartment to rent in Venezuela. Mish-modified translation from Libre Mercado. Renting an apartment in Venezuela is impossible mission.

Surge in Home Equity Loans Coming?


Even "if" home prices continue to rise, projections as to what "may" happen if recent vintages follow the 2003 pattern are invalid because attitudes towards borrowing and lending are not the same now as in 2003.

Defense Dept. to Request $30-40 Billion a Year to Fight ISIS; History Lessons


That was the US Defense Department estimate in 2003. Ahead of and shortly after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, a number of officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy Paul Wolfowitz suggested the war could be done on the cheap and that it would largely pay for itself. In March 2003, Mr. Wolfowitz told Congress that " we''re really dealing with a country that could finance its own reconstruction. "

Looking Beyond Short Term Financial Metrics (Nigel Lake, Part 2 of 10)

Tom Spencer

One of my colleagues at Pottinger held an iPhone in his hand in about 2003, which was four years before Apple had the iPhone, except that the iPhone said Nokia on the bottom of it. (Source: Flickr ).

History Lesson for Hypocrites, Warmongers, and Fools


Ahead of and shortly after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, a number of officials, including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy Paul Wolfowitz suggested the war could be done on the cheap and that it would largely pay for itself.

Ominous Looking Picture in Healthcare and Education Jobs


Education and Health Services Employment Monthly Change in Thousands The chart appears as if there were several instances of negative numbers in 2003, but a download of the actual data shows the only other negative number in the entire series of data dating back to 1990 occurred in 2003-07-01.

Nonfarm Payrolls +192,000, Unemployment Rate Steady at 6.7%; Economy Poised to Accelerate?


Initial Reaction Nonfarm Payrolls rose by 192,000 nearly matching the Bloomberg Consensus expectation of 200,000. Revisions to January and February added another 37,000 jobs. Private employment, which excludes government jobs, surpassed the pre-recession peak for the first time.

Strategy and general business consulting firms in Australia

Tom Spencer

Founded in 2003, Pacific Strategy Partners has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Founded in 2003, Momentum Partners has offices in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe.

Dollar Surges, Bonds Sink as ECB's Rate Cut to -0.3% and Pledge of More QE Until March 2017 "or Beyond" Not Dovish Enough


US S&P 500 down 1.1% (market still open) US DOW down 1.0% (market still open) US Dollar 15-Minute Chart After surging yesterday to a high last seen in March of 2003, the dollar index pluinged 2% over the course of four hours today.

"Have the consultant do it"?

The Nonprofit Consultant

As a prime example, when I started as an independent consultant, back in December 2003, one of the main things I did was grant proposal writing. The title of this post is written with tongue in cheek, but it does get to what's often a fine line between consulting and contracting.

The Real Reason the German Labor Market Is Booming

Harvard Business

For a long time researchers have attributed the transformation to federal labor market and welfare reforms enacted, starting in 2003. When Germany’s government under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder implemented the so-called Hartz reforms, in 2003, they were extremely controversial. Did the 2003 Hartz reforms contribute to the recent decline in Germany long-term unemployment?

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


And in 2003, wages ticked up years after quit rates. 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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ECB Ups ELA to Greece; Draghi Announces "End to Eurozone Crisis"; Euro Sinks to Eleven-Year Low


Today the euro sunk to a low last seen in August of 2003. One euro is now worth $1.10. click on chart for sharper image Apparently this is a "success" even though the ECB was hell bent on "saving the euro" in 2012 when one euro was worth $1.20 or so.

Job Hub: Tesla Motors Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Based out of Palo Alto, California, Tesla Motors was established in 2003 with offices in 3 countries. Today we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors is an American company that has made waves in the car industry, so much so that General Motors then-Vice Chairman Robert Lutz said in 2007 that this company’s car inspired him to push GM to develop the Chevrolet Volt. .

2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney

Tom Spencer

Founded in 2003, Pacific Strategy Partners has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Founded in 2003, Momentum Partners has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The definitive 2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney. Source: Flickr ).

Winter Scramble; Refugees Will Freeze to Death Warns Juncker; Tony Blair Apologizes for Creation of ISIS


Blair acknowledged that there are "elements of truth" in the view that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was the principal cause of the rise of ISIS. "Of Of course, you can't say that those of us who removed Saddam in 2003 bear no responsibility for the situation in 2015," he said. Scramble is On November is less than a week away and nighttime temperatures are dropping rapidly. What is Europe supposed to do with hundreds of thousands of migrants in need of shelter?

Nonfarm Payrolls +214K (Led by 52,000 Leisure Jobs); Unemployment 5.8%; Labor Force +416,000


Click on Any Chart in this Report to See a Sharper Image Unemployment Rate - Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment January 2003 - October 2014 Nonfarm Employment Change from Previous Month by Job Type Hours and Wages Average weekly hours of all private employees rose by 0.1

The Ultimate Question 2.0 Book Review

Management Consulted

The Net Promoter Score is a customer loyalty metric originally formulated by Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company, and Satmetrix in 2003. Hello there! Our awesome intern Preeti is back to bring you her unbiased review of a very unique book: The Ultimate Question 2.0 – How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer Driven World , authored by Fred Reichheld (from Bain and Co.).

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Gallup Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Because Gallup’s staff were so highly sought after by academic institutions (many come from academia in the first place), the firm opened a 50-acre Gallup University campus on the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska in August 2003. GALLUP CONSULTING INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE.

Iran Offers to Help (I Say Let Them); Isis Closes In On Iraq's Largest Refinery; Mobil, BP Evacuate Staff; Iraq PM Struggles to Remain in Power


Rather than seeing the new round of sectarian violence in Iraq as another hammer-blow to their 2003 decision to invade the country – as many of their critics do – several key figures in the Bush administration are using the conflict to defend their own records. Another former Bush-era official seeking to re-enter the Iraq debate is Paul Bremer, the former diplomat who was sent to run Iraq shortly after the 2003 invasion.