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The 2016 M&A Report

BCG

Report Tuesday, August 30, 2016. and “How Portfolio Masters Make M&A Work for Shareholders,” both BCG articles, August 2016.) Following a strong 2014, the year 2015 will go into the books as a record for global M&A deal making. But in the long run, it may also be remembered as the year in which a sea change in investors’ appetite for deals became apparent. Capital markets have long greeted acquisition announcements with skepticism—and with good reason.

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Global Payments 2016: The Interactive Edition

BCG

Interactive Monday, September 26, 2016. This interactive explores how regions and segments of the payments market will shift in important ways from 2015 through 2025. The selected stories in chapters 1–4 of the interactive explore four aspects of this evolution. Interactive

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Global Payments 2016: Competing in Open Seas

BCG

Report Monday, September 26, 2016. At the top of the collective agenda in 2016 is the digitization of payments, which has come with more than its share of hype. The world of payments remains in constant flux, reflecting an ongoing rebalancing of power among incumbent banks, digital giants, financial technology (fintech) startups, card networks, and, of course, consumers and merchants.

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2016 Top 10 Global MBA Programs for Management Consulting

Management Consulted

The post 2016 Top 10 Global MBA Programs for Management Consulting appeared first on Management Consulted. Welcome back to the 2nd installment of our rankings series (see our U.S. list here ), covering the best majors and programs specifically as they relate to the consulting field. Today, we highlight the Top 10 Global MBA programs for consulting. Whether you reside outside of the U.S.

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The 2016 Value Creators Rankings

BCG

Article Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The 2016 rankings are based on an analysis of TSR at approximately 2,000 companies worldwide from 2011 through 2015. We also show TSR performance from January 1 through June 30, 2016. Since 1999, BCG has published annual rankings of top value creators based on total shareholder return over the previous five-year period.

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2016 Management Consulting Salaries – Undergraduate, MBA, Interns and More

Management Consulted

This leap year, 2016, is exciting on many fronts. The year promises the world’s first space hotel, NASA’s Juno spacecraft arriving at Jupiter, soccer’s Euro 2016 in France and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the US Presidential Elections (aka circus) and much more. Have a wonderful 2016! If you have any compensation data for 2016, you can help us do that. Welcome to the New Year Management Consulted Subscribers !

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2016 Top 10 U.S. MBA programs for Management Consulting

Management Consulted

With that in mind, we compiled the 2016 Top 10 U.S Fuqua’s Class of 2016 was just as impressive, garnering 20 internships at Deloitte, 11 at BCG, 9 at McKinsey, and 8 at Bain. The post 2016 Top 10 U.S. Going to a top notch business school to get an MBA is high on the list for many aspiring consultants, especially those based in or desiring to work in the U.S. But which U.S. MBA programs should you apply to if you want the best inroads to consulting?

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Best Business Books 2016

Strategy+Business

See also Best Business Books 2016 -- in Pictures For the 16th edition of our Best Business Books of the year section, we've assembled a team of learned, expert, and stylish guides.

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Innovation in 2016

BCG

This article is an excerpt from The Most Innovative Companies 2016: Getting Past “Not Invented Here,” (BCG report, January 2017). Even a quick scan of BCG’s 2016 list of the 50 most innovative companies highlights the impact of the digital revolution. Article Thursday, January 12, 2017.

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Global Corporate Banking 2016: The Next-Generation Corporate Bank

BCG

Report Monday, December 12, 2016. Corporate banking is a tough business. Players everywhere are facing increasing competition, declining revenues, surging regulatory costs, spiking loan losses, and rising capital requirements. But not everyone is being dragged down.

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TeBIT 2016 Executive Report: Drilling for Digital Gold

BCG

Report Monday, October 10, 2016. TeBIT 2016 finds, for instance, that telcos take privacy and security seriously and that they seem hesitant about collecting and monetizing certain types of information, such as data from social networks. Big data and analytics isn’t just a hot area but an increasingly lucrative one. Many companies (think Google and Amazon) use it to drive their business models—and their success.

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Global Capital Markets 2016: The Value Migration

BCG

Report Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Unfavorable economic conditions, escalating capital requirements, and stubbornly high costs continue to depress the performance of many investment banks. Their collective 6% ROE in 2015 capped off five years of dismal revenue results. Yet the same cannot be said for the capital markets industry as a whole—the ecosystem that includes buy-side firms, sell-side firms, information service providers, and exchanges.

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2016 ECS Value Creators Report: Building Endurance

BCG

Report Wednesday, October 26, 2016. lthough the engineering, construction, and services (ECS) industry continues to lag substantially behind the broader market, a doom-and-gloom outlook is by no means warranted. Notable successes emerged in 2015, showing that value creation is possible and signaling important opportunities for many companies in the years ahead.

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Creating Value Through Active Portfolio Management: The 2016 Value Creators Report

BCG

Report Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Every company aspires to be a top value creator. Relatively few actually achieve this—and even fewer are able to sustain top performance over time. Doing so requires continually revisiting a company’s value creation strategy and adapting it to changing circumstances and new starting positions. One of the most powerful ways to drive continual adaptation is active portfolio management. That is why we focus on that topic in this year’s Value Creators report.

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Best Business Books 2016: Marketing

Strategy+Business

Bonin Bough's TXT ME (646) 759-1837 and looking at how that most personal device -- the smartphone -- is changing what it means to be a person and a marketer in 2016 and beyond This year's best business books on marketing tend to "think small." albeit in wildly different ways. While information technology allows company to amass and analyze huge volumes of aggregate data on customer behavior, the authors of these books argue we need to understand and relate to consumers at the micro level.

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Global Wealth 2016: Navigating the New Client Landscape

BCG

Article Tuesday, June 07, 2016 The growth of global private wealth hit a speed bump in 2015, especially in the developed markets, with all regions other than Japan experiencing a slowdown relative to last year. This development, combined with the ongoing decline of revenue and profit margins—all amid shifting client needs in both traditional and nontraditional segments—is forcing wealth managers to reevaluate their strategies. Article

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Best Business Books 2016 -- In Pictures

Strategy+Business

The "top shelf" picks in our Best Business Books 2016 roundup

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Global Asset Management 2016: Doubling Down on Data

BCG

Report Monday, July 11, 2016. Tepid markets and turbulence, which persist in 2016, are today’s reality. In 2015, the asset management industry recorded its worst performance since the 2008 financial crisis. Growth in assets under management (AuM) stalled, and net new flows of assets, revenue growth, and revenue margins all fell. Fee pressure on managers continued to rise.

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Best Business Books 2016: Management

Strategy+Business

When things go wrong at companies - whether they're epic debacles or minor glitches - it often seems the system is in some ways to blame. The real culprit turns out to be a hodgepodge of systems, processes, or managerial decisions that didn't raise alarms until the consequences suddenly exploded. This year's three best business books on management offer compelling and useful advice on how to avoid such problems.

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Best Business Books 2016: Strategy

Strategy+Business

Business, like life, is inherently uncertain. So it's no surprise that this year's three most compelling books on the topic of strategy touch on how to plan for, quantify, and cope with unpredictability -- in life, business, nature, and geopolitics. The first two -- Yossi Sheffi's The Power of Resilience and Robert Salomon's Global Vision -- are explicitly about managing the risks faced by managers of large global enterprises.

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Best Business Books 2016: Technology

Strategy+Business

This year's best books about technology recognize the tensions inherent in new technologies - the ability to bring about enormous good and progress, and the potential to cause enormous harm and disruption. In The Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance, by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna, make a strong history-based case that the post-Cold War era rivals the original Renaissance as an epoch of unparalleled progress and quantum leaps.

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Best Business Books 2016: Narratives

Strategy+Business

Theories and best practices can't always explain what makes the difference between a spectacular success and a catastrophic failure. This year's best business narratives show we have to explore and understand the motivations, decisions, and flaws of individuals in order to gain such insight.

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Best Business Books 2016: Economy

Strategy+Business

For the last decade, the most compelling economics books have focused on the bailouts, bubbles, and blow-ups surrounding the 2008 financial crisis. But smart analysts are now widening their lens to help us understand the dynamics at play in the global economy. This year's best economics books include Robert J. Gordon's truly long-term view of The Rise and Fall of American Growth and Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson's politically minded history of the last several decades, American Amnesia

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African Consumer Sentiment 2016: The Promise of New Markets

BCG

Focus Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Given the negative headlines that dominated news coverage about Africa in 2015, the casual observer might conclude that the outlook for business there is gloomy. But nothing could be further from the truth. If projections hold, Africa will have over 1.1 billion consumers by 2020—more than the populations of Europe and North America combined. And incomes are growing. In 2020, Africa will have twice as many affluent consumers as the UK.

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Best Business Books 2016: Talent & Leadership

Strategy+Business

The rising quantity of data and scientific studies on leadership doesn't seem to have improved the quality of leadership in the real world. So it's no surprise that this year's best business books on talent and leadership merge art with science to offer distinctive insights that are useful in everyday life and that resonate with human experience. Two of the books -- new offerings by the famously skeptical Jeffrey Pfeffer and the influential team of James M. Kouzes and Barry Z.

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Value Creation in Chemicals 2016: Navigating the Territory of Extremes

BCG

Article Monday, December 19, 2016. The chemical industry was once a top value creator, generating a five-year total shareholder return (TSR) above that of every other industry in BCG’s annual Value Creators ranking. Today, the industry is one of the more challenged. Its median TSR from 2011 through 2015 was 9.5%, considerably below the 12% median of the 28 industries we tracked.

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A Sisyphean Struggle: Insights from BCG’s Treasury Benchmarking Survey 2016

BCG

Focus Thursday, November 03, 2016. Our 2016 survey found that most banks are still in the stabilization phase. Our 2016 Treasury Benchmarking Survey analyzed how treasury departments are approaching these imperatives. In the two years since The Boston Consulting Group conducted its last ­Treasury Benchmarking Survey, banks have remained locked in a Sisyphean struggle. Once an issue like liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) is dealt with, other challenges and new regulations appear.

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AI Is the Talk of Tech Leaders at Code Conference 2016

BCG

Commentary Monday, July 18, 2016. The hymn at Code Conference 2016 —the annual tech industry get-together (BCG is a founding sponsor) organized by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher—was that artificial intelligence (AI) will drive the next wave of technology disruption in business. When top tech evangelists such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Ginni Rometty all sing from the same hymn book, it’s a good time for the congregation to pay attention.

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Corporate Treasury Insights 2016: It’s All About Security and Client Experience

BCG

Focus Wednesday, May 11, 2016. A global survey of treasurers at multinational corporations around the world reveals that while banks remain valued partners, a more open and digitized playing field has changed what it takes to compete effectively in transaction banking.

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What to Do When Faced with Competition for a Consulting Project

David A Fields

Text and images are © 2016 David A. Fields, all rights reserved. Consultants Consultative Selling Consultative selling positioning

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Best Business Books 2016: s+b's Top Shelf

Strategy+Business

Our picks for the best business books of 2016 in seven categories

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12 Best Lessons Learned From 2016

Chad Barr

I would like to share my 12 best lessons learned from 2016 with you: Continued commitment to the creation of unique intellectual property. The post 12 Best Lessons Learned From 2016 appeared first on The Chad Barr Group.

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Promise and Responsibilities in Our Digital World: Our Take on the USI 2016 Conference

BCG

Article Wednesday, August 24, 2016. It’s a forum that is well-known for both insight and candor, and USI 2016, which featured 40 speakers, did not disappoint. A core idea of the digital era—one commonly treated as a universal truth—is that digital is making life better. And, no doubt, it is. Digital technologies have improved our access to knowledge, simplified transactions, brought people closer together, and given voice, often loud, to views and opinions.

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Thank you to our 2016 Silent Auction Donors & Volunteers!

Women in Consulting

By: WIC Blog Admin. :: We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s silent auction on September 15, 2016! Thank you to our awesome team of volunteers, who helped make the 2016 Silent Auction possible: Jen Berkley Jackson, The Insight Advantage ; www.theinsightadvantage.com. The participation and collaboration of our extended community helped us exceed our goals for this year’s event.

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The Most (and Least) Empathetic Companies, 2016

Harvard Business

As the newly released 2016 Empathy Index demonstrates, empathy, which is about understanding our emotional impact on others and making change as a result, is more important to a successful business than it has ever been, correlating to growth, productivity, and earnings per employee. billion) in the year to end-March 2016. Empathy has never been in more explicit demand from corporate leaders — particularly after a divisive U.S.

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Real Investment Picks Up: 2016 Recession Off?

MishTalk

Real gross private domestic investment (not to be confused with income ) is the measure of physical investment used in computing GDP. Real GDPI measures investment in the private economy, not under the influence of massive amounts of relatively stable government spending. It is an indicator of the future productive capacity of the economy. Real GPDI rebounded this quarter following three negative quarters, but the trend in investment remains historically weak if not outright recessionary.

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The 2016 WIC Speed Mentoring Event in Review

Women in Consulting

By: Robin Weintraub. :: When I proposed launching a WIC Mentorship Program in 2014, none of us knew where it would lead. WIC has an incredibly vibrant community, with a culture of supporting one another’s success; a mentorship program seemed a natural fit for the organization. Fast forward two years: we’ve launched six Mastermind groups and two Speed Mentoring events, with demand for more. We’ve had bumps along the way.

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New Year's Resolutions: Improve your consulting techniques in 2016

freshminds

Whether a junior consultant or a senior partner, there are plenty of skills in your daily work work that are always essential. But as you progress within a company, sometimes it is easy to forget what the key competencies are that you were hired for in the first place. Our best techniques become dulled through routine and over confidence, our personalities more ingrained.

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Emerging Careers Report's Hot Jobs For 2016

Henry DeVries

In a February, 2016 op-ed, John MacAfee announced that his team of “75% social engineers…and…25% hardcore coders” could help the FBI unlock a notorious iPhone—for free—to keep Apple (APPL) out of awkward struggle between the company’s customers and the U.S.

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The lowdown on Retail Week Live 14th-18th March 2016

freshminds

If anyone is anyone in retail, the annual coming together of industry bosses at Retail Week Live is a big date in your calendar. The popular news website www.retail-week.com puts together this conference to allow a fantastic networking opportunity for retail professionals who are in its readership.

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