Time travel is exhausting

Seth Godin Blog

Writing a book (all caps, WRITING A BOOK) or preparing for a TED talk (already in all caps) can paralyze an ordinarily productive person. On the other hand, a book feels permanent. And so, when you sit to write your book (or your blog, for that matter), you imagine who’s going to read it, one day in the future. Time travel. If you’re imagining your future and then looking back at today through a rear-view mirror, it can wear you out.

Business Book Review: Start-Up Nation

Management Consulted

Today is an interesting book review on Start-Up Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer. Dan lives in New York and has studied in Israel and lived, worked and traveled in the Arab World. 3 INTERESTING BOOK INSIGHTS. Business Books

Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions

Harvard Business

The demand for business travel is gender-independent, but men and women demonstrate different travel habits that impact the bottom line. We know from previous research that women react more strongly to unforeseen events and are more stressed than men when traveling for work.

Finding the Time to Write a Book

Women in Consulting

By: Anne Janzer. :: Thinking of writing a book? Writing a book can transform a career, opening up new possibilities and expanding your reach. By the time you’ve accumulated the wisdom to share in a book, you’re often busy doing whatever you’re good at.

Business Book Review: The McKinsey Way

Management Consulted

Today, we continue our series of book reviews with a look at The McKinsey Way , a book written by a former Associate at McKinsey, Ethan M. Although the book is fun and well structured, the book skims the surface on a wide variety of topics and doesn’t go into great detail.

How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Harvard Business

Travelers with an Alexa device at home can book a car rental or hotel through Expedia and Kayak. People can even book flights through voice-enabled Google Search. On many fronts, artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers and apps seem poised to become the world’s virtual travel agents. Or, if travel companies are paying attention, such voice-enabled devices could provide brands with a new front door to the customer. A voice-enabled travel era.

Business Book Review: The 4-Hour Work Week

Management Consulted

If you want to submit a review on a book you’ve been reading, follow the same format, target 600+ words and send it over by email! This is not your typical time management book. Overall summary/conclusion This book is an easy and fun read.

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What Business Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs: Stealthy Luxury

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

So let’s talk about what paying business travelers like me really want. I can request a National reservation from any admin or travel department yet roll in a real car. United offers Premier 1K and Global Services fliers instant upgrades on M-Class economy tickets at booking. These aren’t cheap and it’s just about impossible to finagle one from a wary travel agent, but if the client lets me book my own reservation online I always go this route.

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. In fact, short-term travel can often test people more than long-term assignments.

An end of books

Seth Godin Blog

Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate systems around the paper book wither, but many of the treasured elements of its consumption will disappear as well. If the function of a bookstore is to stock every book and sell it to you quickly and cheaply, the store has failed. Ten generations ago, only the rich and the learned owned books.

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Uber Surpasses Rental Cars for Business Travelers; You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet


Since 1st quarter of 2014, Uber’s percentage of ground transportation business booked on Certify, the second-largest provider of expense software … Continue reading → Economics

What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

But if the new parent’s return involves business travel, and that parent has chosen to nurse, it’s even more complicated. While it’s common for new parents to feel stressed about juggling life at work and home, for a pumping, traveling parent the stress can be heightened. “I went about looking for how to pump and travel,” she told me. Become a Travel-Logistics Master.

The Road Not Taken - Tom Spencer consulting blog

Tom Spencer

Book Shop. TWO ROADS diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler, long I stood. I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. About. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. The Road Not Taken.

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4 Financial Innovations to Make Business Easier

Tom Spencer

Aside from working on her own business, she likes to use social media, and read travel books. Innovation Betterment consulting Financial Force financial innovation Fresh Books Future Advisor Management Consulting MintThis is a guest post from Sarah Smith. Overview.

Productivity Boost for Consultants

Consulting Success

Transcript Hey, it’s Michael Zipursky from ConsultingSuccess.com. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

Harvard Business

In corporate travel, extending a business trip for personal purposes is known as “bleisure,” an awkward term that’s only saving grace is that it’s less awful than the alternative, “bizcation.” ” Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as many as 6 out of 10 people have tacked on personal time to a business trip. Companies should also take bleisure travel into account.

Tips for Helping Law Enforcement Position Itself as the Source of Trust and Credibility in a Crisis

Melissa Agnes

He ended up booking him and he stayed in jail for three days over a bill that was less than $20. Crisis Preparedness Melissa's Speaking and Travel boston marathon bombing crisis communication emergency management keynote speaker law enforcement presentation video winx

Introducing Michelle Joyce, My New Director of Events!

Melissa Agnes

Michelle and her team will be managing my speaking business, booking all of my customized seminars and programs and ensuring that my clients have the best possible experience while working with me. Melissa's Speaking and Travel

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CheapOair Humanizes Technology with In-App Customer Service

1 to 1

Despite our innate affinity to journey all over the world, travel can often become complicated. However, for CheapOair , mobile technologies have enabled the online booking site to provide customers with consistent, personalized service no matter their method of choice.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

Additionally, after careful selection, I also read three books that I felt would help me deliver a TEDx-worthy presentation. The first book was Power Cues , by Dr. Nick Morgan. This book is inspiring and motivating in itself. This is not the type of book you only read once.

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. See More Videos > See More Videos > All loyalty programs are vulnerable to a blockchain revolution, but the travel industry is perhaps the most at risk. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections. Marketing Technology Travel Digital Article

Seth's Blog: Hoarding information

Seth Godin Blog

Seths Books. Check out Seths books. Books by Seth Godin. SETHS BOOKS. Seths most important book about the art of marketing. The Book Depository (Free Worldwide Delivery). An instant bestseller, the book that brings all of Seths ideas together. The Book Depository (Free Worldwide Delivery). The Book Depository (Free Worldwide Delivery). The classic Named "Best Business Book" by Fortune. Ask a travel agent.

How Service Companies Can Earn Customer Trust and Keep It

Harvard Business

As restaurateur Danny Meyer wrote in his book Setting the Table, “Generosity of spirit and a gracious approach to problem solving are, with few exceptions, the most effective way I know to earn lasting goodwill for your business.” Customer service Operations management Branding Hospitality Travel Digital ArticleBeing perceived as unreliable or unfair is a sure way for a service company to lose the trust of its customers.

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

Seth Godin Blog

Seths Books. Check out Seths books. Books by Seth Godin. SETHS BOOKS. Seths most important book about the art of marketing. The Book Depository (Free Worldwide Delivery). An instant bestseller, the book that brings all of Seths ideas together. The Book Depository (Free Worldwide Delivery). The Book Depository (Free Worldwide Delivery). The classic Named "Best Business Book" by Fortune.

Manufactured Spend and Other Stupid Games, or, "I’ve Got A Real Job"

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Constant business travelers like me spend lots of time studying the nuances of “loyalty” programs. We make sure we maximize our airline and hotel status, we have a wallet full of credit cards, and we pick our travel providers accordingly.

High Performance Cultures: What every organization can learn from Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini

Claris Consulting

In my book, 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership I outlined that driving a culture that is the equivalent of a finely tuned sports car requires embracing five high performance mindset shifts. It was one of the most thrilling moments in my life.

Diversify and Create Multiple Income Streams as a Consultant with Dorie Clark: Podcast #11

Consulting Success

Dorie is the author of several popular business books — Entrepreneurial You, a guidebook about how you can make money doing what you love, Reinventing You, a book on professional reinvention, and Stand Out, how to become a recognized expert in your field.

What Now? How to Recover When You Can’t Deliver

Joellyn Sargent

At 78, air travel is becoming more challenging for them, so we agreed to meet in Atlanta and travel together through Boston for a family reunion in Maine. We booked tickets on US Airways with a plane change in each direction, a total of 4 flights for our round trip journey.

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15 Best Business Podcasts for Independent Consultants

Tsavo Neal

Podcasts make amazing listening material for commutes, travel, and listening for when you don’t feel like taking out a book. We discuss what actually works in generating business, from writing books to organizing events to old-fashioned relationship building.

Tips for Undergrads Pursuing the Consulting Track

Tom Spencer

I started reading books more regularly in the past year. Granted, finishing a book can be a big-time commitment, but start off with something small. Ask insightful questions because the consultants have heard the same boring questions about travel and favorite projects more than enough.

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

People are willing to travel for expertise, but they’re not willing to travel to hire a consultant from the other side of the world or the other part of the continent if they can get the same thing down the street. The major might be, “I’m going to write a book.”

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What’s the recipe for a Perfect holiday?

Confessions of a Consultant

Last year, I packed 3 ‘heavier’ books, alongside the usual mix of sex and violence literature and lugged it all through the airport. Self-Esteem: But, plugging away on books and blogs has another, hidden benefit. Travel Agent: “And, where would you like to go Sir?”.

Google Enters the Hotel Business, Takes on Advertisers Priceline, Expedia, and Trip Advisor


Google Inc (GOOG) is moving boldly to play a larger role in booking hotel rooms—at the risk of offending some of its most important advertisers. Google is adding more photos and reviews to its hotel listings, so they increasingly resemble those of travel search sites such as Priceline Group Inc. And it is more aggressively promoting its "hotel-price ads" that post room rates directly as travel-search sites do. As far as I am concerned the more competition the better.

Cultivating a Mindset of Imperfection Action: Interview with Consulting Success Founder Michael Zipursky

Consulting Matters

Spend more time with loved ones, travel, do whatever is most meaningful for them. A lot of people—I've seen this, and I've talked a lot about it in my book, and I talk about these days which is I think a lot of people focus on tactics and strategy. I know you wrote a book on it but is it just the can-do aspect or are there other aspects to this mindset? That's the reason why I wrote the book.

Minto Pyramid Principle


Student Question: Recently I came across a book called 'The Minto Pyramid' , you might know this book, by Barbara Minto, ex-McKinsey. Then we'd go to the travel department, book our airline tickets, and go get the data (at the client site, visiting our client's client to interview them, etc.). Would you recommend me to use MINTO principle??? This way I can show the interviewer I am 100% hypothesis driven and I don't ask any irrelevant data.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Times 10

Seth Godin Blog

  Except that messages now travel 50 times faster than they used to, sent to us by 100 times as many people as we grew up expecting. Except that we're spending ten times as much time with a device, and one-tenth as much time reading a book