Company analysis: Pandora Media

Consultants Mind

The post Company analysis: Pandora Media appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Data analysisReading Pandora Media’s financial statements is like rubbernecking at a car crash on the highway. Completely not necessary, not classy, and perhaps a waste of time.

What is gap analysis?

Consultants Mind

Gap analysis is exactly what is sounds like – figuring out how far you are from a particular goal or target. In fact, I can’t think of any project where we did not include at least one gap analysis somewhere. While… Read More » The post What is gap analysis? Consultant Data gap analysis metricsConsulting firms do this all differently. It takes many forms, but is super common.

PEST Analysis

Tom Spencer

While the ordering of the letters may have changed, the four factors that Aguilar identified 47 years ago have not, and they form the basis of PEST Analysis. PEST Analysis Explained. Insights gained from the analysis can then be used to develop a strategic plan of action.

Rental property analysis: 4 examples

Consultants Mind

The post Rental property analysis: 4 examples appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Big fan of rental properties as a way to get retired early. The following is a collection of 4 different blog posts, analyzing the pros / cons of different houses in the Atlanta area. Added photos and ran through the numbers. Gives you a sense of what a good ROE looks like in a mid-size […]. Real Estate

Data analysis in 20 minutes

Consultants Mind

For most … Continue reading → Learning Analysis Consulting Excel Management consulting Consultants are in the business of taking messy, unorganized data and turning it into information, and hopefully, some insights. Here is a simple example of excel clean up, and the steps to copy, paste, filter, sort, and cleanse data.

Data Analysis: the meaning behind the US state names

Consultants Mind

It was well-timed for July 4th, but a bit long … Continue reading → Consultant Learning Analyzing Data Business Consulting Data Analysis Excel Management consulting Maps Presentation Tools Visualization Happy Birthday! The United States is celebrating its 236th birthday today. I saw an article from Mental Floss Magazine by Matt Soniak called How All 50 States Got Their Names.

Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ANALYSIS GROUP CONSULTING. Today, as we continue our firm profile series, we’ll be looking at Analysis Group. Founded in 1981, Analysis Group is one of the largest economic consulting firms in North America. Stacked full of big-brained folks, most of Analysis Group’s 600+ staff hold advanced degrees in law, economics, finance, accounting or business. KEY STATS FOR ANALYSIS GROUP. Analysis Group Website: www.analysisgroup.com . ANALYSIS GROUP HISTORY .

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Thinking Like a Consultant: Paralysis by Analysis

Management Consulted

I exhibited the one dark downside of thinking like a consultant: paralysis by analysis. The post Thinking Like a Consultant: Paralysis by Analysis appeared first on Management Consulted. It was 5:45am on a Wednesday in June this year. I had a flight out, but it wasn’t the one I should have been on. I had a chance the day before to go big and love someone extravagantly, but I didn’t finish strong.

The Refresher: Regression Analysis

Harvard Business

A two-minute guide to one of the most important types of data analysis. Managing organizations Video

Ten insights on the US opioid crisis from claims data analysis

McKinsey

Careful analysis of health insurers’ claims data can provide important insights into the opioid crisis by identifying patterns that could help shape strategies to combat opioid dependence and abuse. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

Involve Your Employees in the Organization SWOT Analysis

Gina Abudi

By involving employees in the SWOT analysis process, leadership can develop a better SWOT overall. The post Involve Your Employees in the Organization SWOT Analysis appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership employee engagement strategic planning SWOT analysis SWOT processImprove the Results of the Process! Too often SWOT (Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats) analyses are done by the top leadership only.

How to download Linkedin data

Consultants Mind

Learning Data analysis NetworkingHuge fan of Linkedin. It’s the primary way I stay in touch my friends and work colleagues from the last 20 years. Barely use Facebook, but use Linkedin daily.

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Change Management: Head + Heart + Hand

Consultants Mind

Head: The logic of the analysis… Read More » The post Change Management: Head + Heart + Hand appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Analysis Change Management Head Heart Hand implementation LeadershipAfter reading Switch (affiliate link) by the Heath brothers, I am convinced that successful consulting projects must appeal to the head, the heart and the hand. It’s a simple way to think about change management, but it also makes a lot of sense.

McKinsey: Obfuscation through Excessive Analysis - Consultant Ninja

Consultant Ninja

McKinsey: Obfuscation through Excessive Analysis. One common characterization of McKinsey work is that they will do all sorts of ridiculous levels of analysis, even if the outcome isnt cogent to the actual case. A harsher view would say that McKinsey hangs audacious ideas onto that analysis to push the client into pursuing their recommendations, even if they wont work in reality (i.e. If she instead writes "a power curve analysis with an R-squard of 0.96 Analysis. (40).

Statistical Analysis Likely Solves “Covfefe” Mystery

MishTalk

On May 31, President Trump made a mysterious Tweet, now removed, that used the non-word “covfefe” Trump Tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” Here is a copy of the Tweet. more…). Economics

All other things being equal (simple contribution analysis for pricing)

Seth Godin Blog

If you make a product that costs $5 to produce and package, how much should you charge for it? I don’t know. But there’s a simple bit of arithmetic you can do to understand sensitivity in pricing. Should you charge $7 or $9? Well, if you charge $7, you make $2 a unit. If you charge $9, you make $4 a unit, or twice as much. Which means, all other things being equal, you’ll need to sell twice as many at $7 as you’ll need to sell at $9.

Inane Analysis on "Who Benefits from a Higher Minimum Wage"

MishTalk

Without any analysis or comment, Barry Ritholtz posted EPI propaganda on " Who Benefits from a Higher Minimum Wage ". I would like you to say how stupid such analysis is.

Good day for me, Tableau stock up 20%

Consultants Mind

I am writing about it because management consultants need to understand how the … Continue reading → Consultant Analysis business intelligence Deloitte TableauI am a terrible stock-picker. Trust me, my portfolio returns lag the general market. If you read about a stock on this consulting blog – just look the other way.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

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Trend Analysis. you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Excel tip: How to clean duplicate rows

Consultants Mind

Went to the American Express … Continue reading → Learning Analysis ExcelData is often imperfect. As consultants we know that perfect data is a myth. No matter the organization or website, data is gunky, irregular, and often broken. Was at Starbucks this morning doing my travel and expenses.

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Truly Inane Bloomberg Analysis On Gold

MishTalk

Bad economic analysis abounds. Some of it is so bad you wonder if the authors understand how any markets work, not just the topic of discussion.

The problem with metrics

Consultants Mind

The classic continuous improvement methodology DMAIC depends on M (measuring) and … Continue reading → Consultant Analysis Best Practices Consulting KPI Management consulting metricsMetrics are everywhere. As a consultant, we are in the business of quickly understanding business problems, proposing solutions, and measuring results. Metrics are a necessary evil of any project.

Olympic medals: apples-to-apples comparison

Consultants Mind

Fun Data analysisWho doesn’t love the Olympics? It’s a chance to see the world’s best compete in a safe environment, free from politicians’ rhetoric and jingoism. It’s inspiring to hear athletes’ stories.

Chicago Pension Situation Improving Says Mayor: Careful Analysis Uncovers Lies

MishTalk

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel brags about balancing the Chicago budget and fixing the city’s pension plans. Reuters writer Dave McKinney … Continue reading → Economics

An Analysis of July Employment Numbers 1955 to 2013

MishTalk

Trend Analysis. An Analysis of July Employment Numbers 1955 to 2013; Full-Time Employment Down Over 5 Million Since 2007. An Analysis of July Employment Numbers 1955 to 2013; Full-Time Employment Down Over 5 Million Since 2007. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers.

Expect "Dramatic Slowdown" in Germany: Saxo Bank Analysis

MishTalk

For further discussion and analysis, please see. Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jakobsen had some interesting comments on Germany and German exports given a slowdown in China and a rising Euro. To help put things in perspective, here is a chart on the Euro.

Ensure Success by Predicting Failure: Testing Design Solutions with Premortem Analysis

Kates Kesler

After weeks of assessment, analysis, and discussion, your design team has arrived at a comprehensive solution that will create an organization with the right structure, roles, governance, process, and metrics to deliver on the business strategy. Pre-mortem analysis offers a safe and effective way to test a design solution. As both an internal and external consultant, I have used premortem analysis a number of times with positive results.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Bernanke Wants 2.

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Trend Analysis. In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31 the so-called Millennial generation—were living in their parents’ home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific.

Ensure Success by Predicting Failure: Testing Design Solutions with Premortem Analysis

Kates Kesler

After weeks of assessment, analysis, and discussion, your design team has arrived at a comprehensive solution that will create an organization with the right structure, roles, governance, process, and metrics to deliver on the business strategy. Pre-mortem analysis offers a safe and effective way to test a design solution. As both an internal and external consultant, I have used premortem analysis a number of times with positive results.

No more excel graphs, Tableau is the future

Consultants Mind

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

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Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: General Obligation.

MishTalk

Trend Analysis. The Bond Buyer says Detroit Filing Could Impact Future Rating Analysis. ratings agencies said the outcome may have a negative impact on unlimited-tax general obligation bonds in future credit analysis. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Expect What the.

MishTalk

Trend Analysis. you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Troubles at the Top: Challenges Facing the Modern CEO

SkillQuo

Featured CEO on demand competitive analysis lean startup modern ceo strategic consultingWe dug, spoke, polled, and researched CEO concerns, and we unearthed a few nuggets on the biggest challenges facing CEOs of companies. CEOs have had a particularly tough year in 2017.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: China Manufacturing.

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Trend Analysis. you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: US Consumer Spending.

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Trend Analysis. you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: MBS Clobbered and.

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Trend Analysis. you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

Frameworks: Distill your thoughts until they are 80proof

Consultants Mind

They may not have as intuitive a grasp on the topic as the client – after all, the client has been living in this field their entire life – but consultants excel at piecing together bits … Continue reading → Consultant Analysis Consulting Management consulting marketing MBA McKinsey PowerPoint Strategy Consultants are structured thinkers.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Gold Backwardation.

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Trend Analysis. you take as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately your responsibility. MISHS. Global Economic. Contact. Advertisers. Sitka Pacific. Recent Posts. Featured Links. GoldMoney: The Best Way to Buy Gold & Silver.

US elections, a non-event

Consultants Mind

That said, very little gets done with state and national elections – … Continue reading → Learning Analysis election United States I voted. Today is an election day in the United States for Congress and Senators. I always vote, as it is one of my rights as an citizen.

Consulting Jargon, Slang and Double-speak that drive clients crazy

Consultants Mind

It is if consultants were jealous of doctors … Continue reading → Fun Analysis Cartoons Communication Consulting Habits Jargon Resources Slang Consultants use jargon as if it were a second language. It serves as a short-hand way to say boring things in a more pseudo-intellectual way. It is a chummy way to talk.