2013 Canada Tour Recap – Ph.D.s, Snow and Vintage Chocolate

Management Consulted

If this is your first time joining us, we’ve spent the last 5 months traveling to top colleges across the planet – check out news from our latest gallivants to the U.K. , After a night of travels, we decided a stop for the best breakfast cafe in Buffalo on Yelp was a great idea. the Bay Area , and East Coast ( Harvard , Yale , Columbia , Georgetown , Duke and Georgia Tech ). *.

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Final 2013 West Coast Adventures: Bain, Berkeley, and Stanford

Management Consulted

After spending the last 5 months traveling to top colleges across the planet ( Canada , U.K. , Red and white were the colors of Day 1 (December 5th, 2013) of our tour. We’ve been busy. and the East Coast - Harvard , Yale , Columbia , Georgetown , Duke and Georgia Tech ), we decided to end our year off with one last trip to the Bay Area. This time we visited the Bain office in San Francisco, held 2 bootcamps at Stanford, and 1 bootcamp at Berkeley. *.

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Big Data's Impact on Holiday Travel

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While many consumers are scrambling to purchase last-minute gifts, others are plotting and planning their holiday travel itinerary. But travelers aren''t the only ones preparing for the rush at the airport. Many travel businesses are now using Big Data, behavioral trends, and text analytics to adjust their operations accordingly. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Travel and Transportation. Travel to client locations are required. The Top 25 Consultants (2013)(#17). 2013 Management Consulting Salaries – from Undergraduate and MBA to Interns and more. IBM Global Business Services (GBS). The history of IBM GBS is one of our very favorite business stories of all time, and one that reminds us that even the most enormous, boring and troubled companies can re-invent themselves.

Brews, News and Booz & Company: Interview and Culture Insights

Management Consulted

They travel quite a bit, but their hours are slightly less than BCG or McKinsey and on par with Bain. 2004 – 2013. 2012 – 2013. 2009 – 2013. Booz & Company Interview and Culture. So you have a Booz & Company interview coming up, and you want to be the best candidate they see? We agree! We want you to nail it. Where prestige, pay, exit opportunities and culture are concerned, Booz & Company ranks number 4 behind MBB.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, May 6, 2013. TSA PreCheck should be the best thing ever to traveling consultants like me. May 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM. June 6, 2013 at 2:06 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not? After all, it effectively rolls back security to pre-9/11 levels! But its been worthless in practice, since you never know if, when, and where youll get the nod.

The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSA's PRISM Leak?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, June 17, 2013. Presumably both were made in 2013 but by different incompetent office-dwellers. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Most Disappointing Aspect of the NSAs PRISM Leak? That Crappy PowerPoint. So the NSA has spent millions to build a secret network to spy on users of the biggest Internet portals.

The Ansoff Matrix

Tom Spencer

domestic air transport in America for cost-conscious business travellers). A framework to help executives, senior managers and marketers devise strategies for future growth. Background. THE Ansoff Matrix (referred to by some commentators as the Product/Market Expansion Grid) was developed by a Russian-American mathematician named Igor Ansoff , and first explained in his 1957 Harvard Business Review article entitled Strategies for Diversification. Benefits of the Ansoff Matrix.

NERA Economic Consulting Interviews – Moving Up in a Down Economy

Management Consulted

Size: 515 (2013). Lifestyle is a great reason to choose NERA – predictable hours, predictable travel, in an intellectually stimulating environment. . NERA ECONOMIC CONSULTING. Interviewing with NERA Economic Consulting? Well, NERA is no MBB. In fact, if you look at a list of top 20 consulting firms, NERA won’t be on it.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: How NOT to Start a Meeting

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Sunday, April 21, 2013. A colleague of mine was traveling to Boston, MA with his boss to meet up with a legal representative from one of the fortune 500 companies who was interested in his reverse legal auction consulting services. skip to main | skip to sidebar. How NOT to Start a Meeting. Many thanks to alert consultant Maria for contributing the following blog post.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What In The World Is A Deliverable?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, May 28, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. What In The World Is A Deliverable? If there is one constant in consulting it is the production of deliverables. But what the heck is a "deliverable" anyway? This is one of the first lessons in consultantese that new consultants learn. Deliverables are pretty much what we consultants do: Deliver stuff. So, leave it to the consulting mind to come up with a suitably vague yet descriptive term for whatever we crap out at the client site!

Crazy Airline Gobbledegook Nonsense

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Why not just call it travel ? The airline business is like nothing on earth, and airline people are some of the most common interactions we consultants have. I thought I would take a minute to note some of the crazy words that come out of their mouths. Note that I''m not talking about jargon - every field has special weird words for weird things. I''m talking about weird words for common things that didn''t need renaming. Weigh in in the comments if you''ve got more to add!

Tour Recap – Day 4 (Columbia)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. We’re on a Tour Throwback trip…welcome to Part 4. If you missed our recaps of Georgia Tech , Duke , or Georgetown , read those first. If you are just joining us, we are holding our next 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp in San Francisco on September 21.

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Tour Recap – Day 7 (New York Consulting Bootcamp)

Management Consulted

Welcome…to the final day, the crowning achievement, of our 2013 8-day East Coast (we counted our final travel day too). Later, with a few beers with the cast, 1 long cab ride, and a delicious crepe – with a piece of cheesecake inside – behind us, our tour was at an end, and all that remained of our life-changing experience was the final travel day to head back to the office in California.

Undergrad Bootcamper Breaks into McKinsey Chicago

Management Consulted

So if you wanted to take some time to travel, then you would have the opportunity to do that, right? We first met Rachel in September; she was nice and very unassuming. When we got her 1:1 in our New York Bootcamp, however, we were impressed with her experience, her depth of business understanding and her very solid motivations for her passion about consulting.

Tour Recap – Day 3 (Georgetown)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. This is Part 3 of a 7-part throwback series on our East Coast Tour. Go back to Part 1 or Part 2 here … In case you’re new to the site, we are holding our next 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp in San Francisco on September 21. Or, invite us to come present a 2-hour Bootcamp Lite (60 attendees minimum, lecture) or 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp (8-30 participants, interactive w/breakouts) – we would be honored to meet with you.

Tour Recap – Day 1 (Georgia Tech)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world, as long as you ask nicely and especially if you are located near a tropical beach. And…we’re back. Not back in the saddle – we never left (and we never do!). But back from the East Coast – where we just completed an invigorating, hilarious, exhausting 8-day tour of some of the most beautiful and smarty-pants campuses around. A huge shout-out to all 500+ of you who met up with us in person on the tour.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What Your Drink Says About You.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, July 29, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. What Your Drink Says About You (And Your Client). Aah, cocktails! The time-honored way to unwind while simultaneously "entertaining" clients! Even the IRS allows you to deduct half the cost! But what does a cocktail choice say about the drinker? Here lies a minefield for consultants! If your client orders beer , you must not order booze. Get a Sam Adams.

UK 2014 Consulting Bootcamp Tour Recap

Management Consulted

It’s good to travel with an ex-consultant! Speaking of the near future, we’re not done with the year yet… We’re off to Canada and the Bay Area for a series of 8-hour bootcamps in November and December (2013) and back on the East Coast in January (2014) and in Europe in April (2014). As if staying Stateside wasn’t enough, we decided to chase the Autumn weather to its last ends in the U.K.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Email Listserv Privileges Gone Awry

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Thursday, February 14, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Email Listserv Privileges Gone Awry. Who remembers this? The best example EVER of what happens when someone accidently sends an email intended for one office to an entire worldwide management consulting firm (of 20,000+ employees). Names have been redacted to prevent major embarrassment. THE EMAIL. > > From: XXXXXXX. > > To: XXXXXXXXXX , All Users. > > Sent: Tuesday, July, 2007 7:02 PM. >

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: An Ode To The Madness That Is.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, April 29, 2013. May 27, 2013 at 1:40 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. An Ode To The Madness That Is Teleconferencing. Thank you for calling WonderCall! Please enter your meeting ID and then press the pound sign. Look up meeting ID. Try to memorize stupidly-long meeting ID. Invalid meeting ID. Please re-enter your meeting ID and then press the pound sign. Re-check and re-momorize meeting ID. Please enter your meeting ID and then press the pound sign. Give me a second!

Classic Consulting Quotes

Consultant Ninja

We will significantly reduce or eliminate expenditures on meetings and internal travel, including –break--. What must change is our attitude to futurity – I am committed to the idea that the firm must emerge stronger --break--, not merely surviving, but thriving. I am also committed to the idea that the firm must achieve its rightful place in the world.

6 Ways to Overcome Loss Aversion

Tom Spencer

I’m currently travelling on a shoe string budget in Eastern Europe, and it really hurts me to spend money if it makes me exceed my daily budget. Loss aversion can lead people to favour the status quo, and so clever marketing is sometimes needed to convince people to buy new products. LOSS AVERSION can lead people to favour the status quo. How so?

Tour Recap – Day 4 (Columbia)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. We’re on a Tour Throwback trip…welcome to Part 4. If you missed our recaps of Georgia Tech , Duke , or Georgetown , read those first. If you are just joining us, we are holding our next 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp in San Francisco on September 21.

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Tour Recap – Day 4 (Columbia)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. We’re on a Tour Throwback trip…welcome to Part 4. If you missed our recaps of Georgia Tech , Duke , or Georgetown , read those first. If you are just joining us, we are holding our next 8-hour Consulting Bootcamp in San Francisco on September 21.

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Seth's Blog: Hoarding information

Seth Godin Blog

August 2013. July 2013. June 2013. May 2013. April 2013. March 2013. February 2013. January 2013. August 2013. July 2013. June 2013. May 2013. April 2013. March 2013. February 2013. January 2013. Measuring without measuring » May 31, 2013. Ask a travel agent. Posted by Seth Godin on May 31, 2013. | |.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Quick! They Have Money! Propose.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, March 18, 2013. April 18, 2013 at 4:36 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Quick! They Have Money! Propose Something! Everyone knows consultants are driven by money, but most dont realize just how "coin operated" their firms can be. Just like a cigarette machine, most consulting firms will happily devour your last dollar! There was the rare case where I was on the receiving end of this crazy consulting business… I had joined a small firm looking for more reward.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Use Whoever's On The Bench

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, April 22, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Use Whoevers On The Bench. Warming the Bench by LouisRiley. Lots of people are aware of the old "bait and switch" perpetrated by the Big Firms: Show up with Mr. Incredible during sales, then staff the project with Jane and Joe College once the contract comes in. Maybe Incredible turns in the final report and attends a few dinners, but he really had nothing to do with the project.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: I Got the Squeaky Chair

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, May 20, 2013. May 30, 2013 at 9:14 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. I Got the Squeaky Chair. Considering how often I find myself sitting behind a desk at the client site, you might be surprised to learn how much I loathe it. Its not that I dont want "face time" with the client - far from it! Rather, I despise the petty politics of cube life, especially when they dont mean a thing to me. Take my chair. Please. I know cube-dwellers place tremendous value in their chairs.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: True Facts About the Tarsier

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Friday, April 12, 2013. May 16, 2013 at 6:06 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. True Facts About the Tarsier. This admittedly has nothing to do with anything, but Ive been on a Ze Frank kick recently, and this made me laugh so hard snot particles start flying out of my nose. Happy Friday. Taken from [link]. Posted by. Crazy Consultant. 11:23 AM. 1 comment: Shiva Shakthi. Very Nice Blog!!your

Seth's Blog: Self service requires information, which requires design

Seth Godin Blog

August 2013. July 2013. June 2013. May 2013. April 2013. March 2013. February 2013. January 2013. August 2013. July 2013. June 2013. May 2013. April 2013. March 2013. February 2013. January 2013. The 5000th post* » June 04, 2013. Posted by Seth Godin on June 04, 2013. | |. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Client is Always Wrong

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, March 11, 2013. March 13, 2013 at 6:27 PM. April 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Client is Always Wrong. The hardest-learned lesson for any young consultant is how to be wrong. After all, youre the expert, right? But were all painfully aware of our own limitations; otherwise wed be in sales! Its important for a good consultant to acknowledge and admit his limitations. It can even become a sport!

Carl the Robot Bartender Mixes Drinks and Chats With Customers

MishTalk

Monday, July 29, 2013 12:59 PM. Hes handy with a shot glass and customers travel from far and wide to admire him at work. August 2013 (16). July 2013 (82). June 2013 (70). May 2013 (82). April 2013 (85). March 2013 (100). February 2013 (83). January 2013 (88). MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Reader FAQ — weekend getaway flights, new hire jitters, and the LinkedIn labyrinth

Management Consulted

I book my flights through my company’s travel site and charge it to my corporate card. You have many years of fully-funded travel ahead of you. While the majority of questions we get from our readers are about breaking into consulting, a good portion of them are from new hires looking for guidance in their first 3 months on the job.

Merry Christmas From the TSA

MishTalk

Traveling this holiday season? Whether yes or no, the TSA has 12 helpful hints about what you can and cannot carry on planes. Link if video does not play: TSA''s 12 Banned Items of Christmas Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What We Do: Part 1 of Sex Among.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, April 15, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. What We Do: Part 1 of Sex Among the Consulting Class. Sex is a tricky subject, especially in a competitive and personality-driven field like consulting. Far from a simple, universal, physical act, sex brings along issues of power and misogyny, as well as obvious legal and contractual troubles. This is part 1 of a 3-part post on the dynamics of consulting and sex. What We Do. Photo by GoingSolo.

NSA Monitored 60 Million Phone Calls in Spain; Drowning in Useless Data; Hello NSA!

MishTalk

They refer to the period between December 2012 and January 2013, and again highlight the sheer volume of phone traffic monitored and recorded by the NSA. Because of my frequent international travel which is undoubtedly logged, this email will make it past another filter. Is there anything the NSA is not monitoring? That''s the question of the day as I note the Financial Times article NSA monitored 60m phone calls in Spain, say media.

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The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consultants Do It Better Than.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Monday, July 8, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultants Do It Better Than Everyone (But Disney). Aah, vacation! When consultants get to kick back, relax, and spend some hotel points and airline miles. Ko Samui, here I come! But, even on vacation, I just cant stop consulting! When all you do all day is criticize the crappy way everyone runs their business, vacation isnt all that relaxing.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Airport Olympics

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Tuesday, April 2, 2013. skip to main | skip to sidebar. The Airport Olympics. Its easy to hate airport security. But consultants do so much flying we have to learn to live with it. Once giving the screener the silent treatment (or the finger) gets tiring, what else is one to do? A few years back, well after 9/11 but before the transparent slowdown booths were installed, my project team and I hit on a great way to while away the lines: The Airport Olympics!

Hypocrites and Bullies Speak on "The Importance of Trust"

MishTalk

Sunday, July 07, 2013 3:41 PM. Mike Rogers, told he “absolutely” thinks that one of the countries will give Snowden travel documents. August 2013 (16). July 2013 (82). June 2013 (70). May 2013 (82). April 2013 (85). March 2013 (100). February 2013 (83). January 2013 (88). MISHS. Global Economic. Trend Analysis. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links.