Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

Consulting compensates with perks that banking does not offer – from better travel allowances to more generous health and retirement packages. Travel. Consultants – depending on firm – travel anywhere from 25-75% of their time.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Good travel or bad travel?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Sunday, March 2, 2008. Good travel or bad travel? The difference between a good consulting trip and a bad one can be subtle, so Ive put together a brief guide to help differentiate: Car service arrives early with silver cadillac, leather interior, uniformed driver who carries my bags to the car - good travel. Car "service" arrives 30 minutes before flight, driver is drunk, there is no back seat - bad travel. Your suitcase, however, never appears - bad travel.

Short blogging break plus preview of what’s coming up at Management Consulted

Management Consulted

Hi readers: I hate to pause the blog train, but for the next few days I will be traveling and enjoying the last moments of 2008. You can expect my posting to start again on Friday, January 2. Here’s what’s coming up: -A series of posts on “breaking into consulting” from non-business/economics backgrounds (eg, engineering, liberal arts, etc).

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting with Dilbert

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Friday, February 22, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting with Dilbert. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 1:58 PM. Labels: Randomness. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

Short blogging break plus thanks to readers

Management Consulted

Wanted to let people know that I’ll be taking a (very) short blogging break from today through Monday, as I am traveling and making it way home for the holidays. Thanks to all my readers. Your comments are very appreciated and I personally will respond to each one. It’s amazing to me that I haven’t officially “launched” this site (plan to do this post Xmas), but I’m already getting many engaged readers, which is the best. Happy holidays to all!

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Change Is Great!

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, January 28, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Change Is Great! Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 12:09 PM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Word of the Day

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, September 22, 2008. Demoable Pronunciation: dem-o-ah-bull Function: adjective Inflected Form(s): demoed; demo·ing Etymology: ERP Implementation Date: 2008 1 a: the ability to display or present for a show or an audience. September 26, 2008 at 2:43 PM. September 30, 2008 at 1:53 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Word of the Day.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting Industry Theme of the.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, November 18, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting Industry Theme of the Day: AGONY. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 4:07 PM. 1 comment: Kevin. Have you seen the Consulting postcard from the Despair series? I use it on the About Me page of my blog. January 8, 2009 at 3:41 AM.

The Crazy Consultant was LITERALLY Allergic to the Client.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, October 21, 2008. October 22, 2008 at 5:14 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Crazy Consultant was LITERALLY Allergic to the Client. Okay.admittedly.the Crazy Consultant has been MIA for awhile. Why, you ask? Because I was sick for several months.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: This is just amazing

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Friday, May 9, 2008. May 17, 2008 at 9:38 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. This is just amazing. Nothing to do with anything. but wow. link]. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 10:07 AM. Labels: Randomness. 1 comment: BlackFerrari007. im both fascinated and humbled - the man is amazing. Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Au Revoir to Q1

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Saturday, March 22, 2008. I must be honest: 2008 has been off to a rocky start for me. March 24, 2008 at 12:26 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Au Revoir to Q1. I finally came to grips with the fact that I do not have enough miles to re-qualify for exec platinum. A sour, devastating blow to anyone in our profession. I also didn’t win the Road Warrior challenge (jeesh, what is up with AA these days, anyway???).

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Employee of the Month

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Wednesday, February 13, 2008. February 14, 2008 at 12:37 PM. February 14, 2008 at 11:49 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Employee of the Month. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 9:50 PM. Labels: bathroom , Consultants who are easily offended. insanity. 2 comments: Consulting SME.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: New Year's Resolutions for.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Saturday, December 27, 2008. 5) I will eat more healthy food, even when traveling (just because the steak is organic, doesnt mean that a 24oz monster thats been cooked in butter is good for you) 6) I will not mutter under my breath at project status meetings 7) I will stop trying to send evil death rays from my eyeballs during project status meetings (except when it comes to the test team leader, she deserves it). December 29, 2008 at 5:16 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: It's Time to Figure this Out

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Thursday, November 6, 2008. November 6, 2008 at 4:36 PM. November 6, 2008 at 4:43 PM. November 9, 2008 at 3:26 PM. November 10, 2008 at 9:18 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Its Time to Figure this Out. Can anyone explain to me why, given that we now have a new President, that the Dow is STILL down over 400 points today? I really dont get it. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 3:18 PM. Labels: In the News , Randomness. 4 comments: Noah D.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Please Tip Your Consultant.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Thursday, December 11, 2008. Heres the guide for 2008: Who How Much or What Newspaper Deliverer $10-$20 Babysitter An evenings pay in cash or gift card Nanny A weeks pay, plus a small gift from your child Mail Carrier A small gift (government regulations allow carriers to accept non-cash gifts worth up to $20) Trash Collectors Management Consultants $10-$20 each One hourly rate (or $20, whichever is larger) Housekeeper A weeks pay Childs Teacher A small gift, such as a picture frame.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Hot soda?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, December 9, 2008. December 10, 2008 at 9:10 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Hot soda? I did it again. Left my bottle of Pepsi (the Consulting SME usually drinks Coke, but this client cafeteria has a contract with Pepsi) next to my laptop and went to a meeting. Came back and took a sip. Hot soda! Yes, the heat vent from the laptop is on that side, and was blowing on the bottle the whole time. Whats worse than expecting cold soda and getting hot soda? Cold coffee?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: When You're Too Platinum with the.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, April 15, 2008. April 16, 2008 at 10:09 AM. June 18, 2008 at 8:15 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. When Youre Too Platinum with the Hotel. Good Consultants! Like you, I have Platinum Status with just about ever hotel, airline, rental car agency, and liquor store in the Continental United States. DOUBLE Platinum with some, Id like to point out.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: A New Low

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, October 21, 2008. October 21, 2008 at 2:43 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. A New Low. I took a cab to the airport this morning, and when the cabbie knocked on my door, we recognized each other. The random Radio Cab cabbie knows me. I officially have no life. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 2:36 AM. Labels: insanity. 1 comment: Anonymous said. no car service? scoff! Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting vs. Banking

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, October 21, 2008. October 21, 2008 at 3:32 PM. October 22, 2008 at 5:11 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting vs. Banking. Ummm.Did they KNOW there was a financial crisis? Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 2:40 AM. 2 comments: Anonymous said. CLASSIC! Anonymous said. In addition to the expected decimation of the junior investment banker population (layoffs), Barney Frank today proposed a moratorium on investment banker bonuses.

Despite the Fact that the Consulting Industry is Crap at the Moment

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Thursday, November 6, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Despite the Fact that the Consulting Industry is Crap at the Moment. This is really kind of cool - no matter who you voted for. Headlines From Around the World. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 3:08 PM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Well.Despite the Economy.At.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, November 25, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Well.Despite the Economy.At Least We Have Shrimp Running on Treadmills to Make us Laugh. Who would have thought a little shrimp would become an Internet Sensation? I mean seriously - who needs Angelina pregnancies when running shrimp can entertain you? Simply stated: I think it was a slow news day, though supposedly this was done for legitmate scientific reasons. Check it out: Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 11:20 AM.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting without Pants

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Sunday, December 7, 2008. December 8, 2008 at 5:16 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting without Pants. I dont think Ive ever shared this. Imagine it: Client Site, Halloween 2006, Houston, TX. A group of consultants decide to go out for Halloween. The Crazy Consultant ALWAYS dresses as Wonder Woman. And why shouldnt I? I have the whole outfit - red boots, cape and all. At 7 - I meets up with friend Cydney at Cydneys house.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: More tales from the client's restroom.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, November 10, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. More tales from the clients restroom. I was going to write about the guy at my client who was taking a conference call from Stall #1. complete with cell phone, newspaper on the floor, and apparently a blackberry (from all the clicking and typing). I thought that would make the top of the list. No, the top of my list came in at 6pm on Friday. same restroom. this time Stall #2. Office is quiet, most people are gone, Im on my way out.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Borax

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, November 11, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Borax. Written by Furio What is a Borax? For various times throughout history, there have been unsubstantiated reports of Borax sightings and most are presented through anecdotal in nature, passed through oral traditions at either the coffee pot or whatever substitutes for the modern offices "water cooler". Environment The Borax, it is theorized, is found mainly within corporate environments.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting Fashion

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, September 2, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting Fashion.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Penance

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Sunday, August 24, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Penance. i recently broke my tailbone when i was on a date (a great way to make an impression, let me tell you). the doc said 4 to 6 weeks before i would be back to normal. the weekend it happened, my friends were kind enough to buy me a very fashion-forward "donut" from the local walgreens. they even offered to bedazzle it for me, but something told me i should pass. this donut was bright yellow, the kind you dont miss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting Rep

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Wednesday, May 21, 2008. Could it be that the legacy of our industry is our mastery of the world of air travel? :-). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting Rep. I met someone who was complaining that their daughters honeymoon flights got messed up and they were stuck in an airport overnight waiting for another plane. Then they said,hey, youre a consultant - cant you just call the airline and do something? I said ".uhh, uhh, I dont fly American".

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: ooo.Haikus.I'm Inspired

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Thursday, February 7, 2008. February 9, 2008 at 4:36 PM. February 11, 2008 at 10:38 PM. February 11, 2008 at 10:53 PM. February 11, 2008 at 11:12 PM. February 11, 2008 at 11:42 PM. February 12, 2008 at 8:51 PM. February 13, 2008 at 9:53 PM. February 14, 2008 at 12:41 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. ooo.Haikus.Im Inspired.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Memorial Day Fashion Update

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, May 27, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Memorial Day Fashion Update. Fashion Reminder: Fashion rules have changed as of Memorial Day.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Career Death, A Consultant's Lament

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, January 29, 2008. January 29, 2008 at 5:04 PM. January 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Career Death, A Consultants Lament. Oh career death how you abusin’ me, Taking away any advancement I may see, Making me a highly paid secretary, Tempting me with other opportunities Pulling them away so there is nothing I can see, How did it come to this? Oh Career Death, did I not do all I was asked? Did I not complete all my tasks?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Red Subaru

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Sunday, March 2, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Red Subaru. I bought a red subaru so that I could drive to my office without attracting attention. Instead, Ive attracted the attention of a crazy blonde with a different car each week. She must be stalking me, since she always tries to cut me off at the entrance to my office parking lot. I think she wants my choice parking spot. Damned consultants. Posted anonymously). Posted by. Consulting SME. 11:32 PM. No comments: Post a Comment.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting Zen

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, February 5, 2008. February 11, 2008 at 11:06 PM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consulting Zen. Ahh yes, there we were. Meeting with the SVP of a potential client. Hes not from this functional department, he was sent here to clean it up. Meeting is going well, we are getting through all of the introductions etc. then its my turn. I tell him my background and experience. Then the question: "So, youve been a consultant for a long time. Have you ever had a real job?"

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Conference Call Haiku

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Wednesday, February 6, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Conference Call Haiku. Man I wish this call/Would end before the sun sets/Id fit in a run. Courtesty of Boston.com). Posted by. Consulting SME. 2:20 PM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

State of the Union.It's Tonight. - The Crazy Lives of Consultants

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, January 28, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. State of the Union.Its Tonight. Asbsolutely, Positively DO NOT WATCH UNLESS YOU"RE USING THIS: [link]. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 7:15 PM. Labels: Randomness. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants. were type A (who, us?);

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Steve Perry was a consultant?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Thursday, February 14, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Steve Perry was a consultant? okay, how is it that Journeys lyrics are so appropriate for consultants?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Great Moments in Consulting

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, February 5, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Great Moments in Consulting.the only car left was one of those new Cadillacs that looks like it was made out of folded paper (hint - it was). Same price as the yugo. big metallic red monster with chrome wheels. I pick it up from the hotel valet in the morning, and the valet asks me, ".hey, hey, did you turn down the chrome spinner wheels on that thing?".

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Life and Death on the Consulting.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Friday, January 11, 2008. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Life and Death on the Consulting Savannah. What is consulting? What shall I compare it to? Is it like the sky? Vast, and empty and blue? Perhaps it is more like the clearing summer sky, warm, sunny with large fluffy clouds of opportunity moving across it? Each opportunity as fleeting and diaphanous as the vapor that makes up the cloud? There and gone in a moment? Never to be captured again? Mayhaps it is more like the oak?