Business Book Review: Boston Consulting Group On Strategy

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Welcome to yet another opportunity to gain valuable insights from a book review, written by Preeti Vemu, MC intern, MC events organizer extraordinary, and an ex-Deloitte consultant. Boston Consulting Group on Strategy is a compilation of 82 valuable articles called Perspectives, 4 Harvard-reviewed business articles and 8 other articles written by various members of The Boston Consulting group between 1968 to 2005.

BCG Presentations: A Baker’s Dozen

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Here are a dozen+ presentations (freely and publicly available online) from Boston Consulting Group. This… Read More » The post BCG Presentations: A Baker’s Dozen appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant BCG Boston Consulting Group PresentationsWhat does good look like? All thoughtful business people are curious what good presentations look like.

BCG report: Loose dogs in Dallas

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It’s always good to look at consulting decks to see how they put together data in a coherent way to tell a story. BCG was giving the City of Dallas advice on how to… Read More » The post BCG report: Loose dogs in Dallas appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Fun BCG Boston Consulting GroupGreat presentation. It is a craft and an art form. Was reading through reddit, and they mentioned this odd presentation from 2016.

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BCG report: Ending the Era of Ponzi Finance

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The Boston Consulting Group even went so far as to call … Continue reading → Learning BCG Boston Consulting Group Consulting Economics Era of Ponzi Finance Management consulting Not sure how this happens, but the entire developed world is in debt. Europe, the US, and Japan have borrowed so much money that they are headed towards ruin.

Why consultants love best practices

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Management consultants use the phrase “best practices” often. You will see that magical phrase mentioned numerous times in white papers and research on these websites: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture. A few pictures that help … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Benchmarking Best Practices Boston Consulting Group Business Consulting Deloitte Harvard Business Review Management consulting Professionalism PWC

Review: BCG 2016 M&A Report

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Good fees for consultants. Consultants work on M&A-type projects all the time. Have you done M&A related work as a consultant? Management consulting mergers: PWC buys Booz & Co. Learning BCG Boston Consulting Group M&A Mergers Private equity

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BCG report: Improving the Odds – Strategies for Superior Value Creation

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Boston Consulting Group released their 14th annual report on total shareholder value (TSR). Simply … Continue reading → Consultant Management consulting Consulting Boston Consulting Group Business Model BCG Strategy It was worthwhile read, even if you are not in corporate finance. They talk about global trends in economics, capital flows, investor expectations and business generally.

Experience Curve

Tom Spencer

In 1966, Bruce Henderson and the Boston Consulting Group conducted research for a major semiconductor manufacturer, in which they introduced the concept of the Experience Curve and revealed that unit production costs fell by 20 to 30 percent every time production experience doubled.

BCG: List of top 100 emerging market growth companies

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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) just released a report called 2014 BCG Global Challengers here which lists the top 100 fast-growing and formidable companies from emerging markets. Jumping to … Continue reading → Learning BCG Consulting Management consulting It’s their 6th study and argues these companies are not only growing, but reaching a new level of maturity.

BCG: Atlas of Strategy Traps

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Take a look at Boston Consulting Group’s new website here – the design is more graphical, interactive, and actually. Of the big 3 consulting firms, they are the first to step away from the standard … Continue reading → Consultant BCG Consulting Design history StrategyMuch more graphical.

BCG: Six simple rules to manage complexity

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The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has a refreshing new book which makes the argument that companies have a bad habit of responding to complex business environments by simply getting more complicated. For those of us who have worked with Fortune 500 clients, … Continue reading → Learning BCG Consulting Leadership Management Management consulting

Simple Is Better

Tom Spencer

See why “simple is better” in this short video from the Boston Consulting Group. Management Consulting BCG consulting powerpoint simple is better

What is a best practice?

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Management consultants use the phrase “best practices” often. You will see that magical phrase mentioned numerous times in white papers and research on these websites: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture. appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant BCG best practice Corporate Executive Board Deloitte McKinseyI wrote this post 5 years ago. It is still true today. Perhaps too often.

Example Companies Involved with Behavioral Economics

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Here are some firms and practice groups in the behavioral science and economics space: Behavioral Insights Team – Home – Behavioural Insights Team. BeSmart at Boston Consulting Group. TGG Group – TGG Group – About.

A Dialogue on Family Business in Mature and Emerging Markets

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Bhalla is a senior partner in the Mumbai office of The Boston Consulting Group. Video Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Bridging the Trust Gap: Data Misuse and Stewardship by the Numbers

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These slides present results from The Boston Consulting Group’s 2015 Big Data and Trust Consumer Survey of more than 8,000 consumers in the US and the top five European economies (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK) and the results of BCG’s 2015 Big Data and Trust Company Survey of the data stewardship practices of 140 companies in eight industries. Slideshow Thursday, October 20, 2016.

The 2016 Australian Value Creators Report: Shareholder Value Creation Through Persistent Uncertainty

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Article Thursday, March 16, 2017 Each year in its Australian Value Creators Report , The Boston Consulting Group identifies the industries and companies that have created the most shareholder value.

Three Ways Nondurables Companies Can Create Value in a Tough Market

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In 2016, The Boston Consulting Group conducted its annual analysis of the total shareholder return (TSR) of nearly 1,620 publicly traded companies in 28 industries.1 Article Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

The Most Innovative Companies: An Interactive Guide

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This interactive guide shows the changes to The Boston Consulting Group’s list of the most innovative companies. Interactive Thursday, January 12, 2017. In the Stories tab, explore four categories of change in the list over time: * Steady Innovators. Companies on the list every year from 2005 through 2016. Movers. Companies that advanced ten or more positions from 2015 through 2016. * New Entrants. Companies that first appeared on the list in 2016. Returnees.

Ralph Hamers on Disrupting the Banking Industry

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Hamers recently sat down with Huib Kurstjens, a senior partner and managing director in the Amsterdam office of The Boston Consulting Group. Video Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

The Power of Technology Economics

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In this report, The Boston Consulting Group shows that, on the contrary, declines in technology investment are followed by startling drops in all these measures of economic growth. Report Monday, October 31, 2016.

Following the Money in Education Technology

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But a new global survey conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that parents and educators have a narrow understanding of SEL. Infographic Monday, June 13, 2016.

Peru: Climbing the Andean Heights of Wealth and Well-Being

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In recent years, Peru has made significant progress on both fronts, as evidenced by The Boston Consulting Group’s most recent Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA). Article Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Digital Transformation—From Black Box to Crystal Clear

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The Boston Consulting Group partnered with IBM and the Electronic Business Group, a leading French think tank, to interview digital leaders and C-suite executives on the topic of digital transformation. Interview Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Transportation and Logistics in a Changing World: The Journey Back to Profitable Growth

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The Boston Consulting Group analyzed the revenues and margins (calculated using earnings before interest and taxes, or EBIT) of approximately 500 T&L companies worldwide. Report Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Aligning the Board and Management During Corporate Transformation

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Brunow recently spoke with Teemu Ruska, a senior partner in the Helsinki office of The Boston Consulting Group. Video Friday, July 01, 2016.

Managing Change in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Alekperov recently sat down with Hans-Paul Bürkner, the chairman of The Boston Consulting Group. Video Tuesday, November 01, 2016. Lukoil is the largest privately owned company in Russia and one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world.

Sustainable Answers

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The sustainability imperative is very real for their industries—and will only intensify—according to Mining & Metals in a Sustainable World 2050 , a report prepared by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Risk and Exploration

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Careful not to draw exact parallels between exploration and business, he offers some general observations and insights in the course of his conversation with Alexander Roos, a senior partner and managing director of The Boston Consulting Group and global leader of its Corporate Development practice.

A New Approach to Organization Design

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In a survey conducted by The Boston Consulting Group, almost 80% of respondent companies reported under-going a recent reorganization exercise—in about half of those cases, a large-scale, enterprise-wide reorganization initiative. Focus Tuesday, April 05, 2016.

Global Asset Management 2016: Doubling Down on Data

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That becomes clear at the outset of this report, The Boston Consulting Group’s fourteenth annual study of the asset management industry worldwide. Report Monday, July 11, 2016. In 2015, the asset management industry recorded its worst performance since the 2008 financial crisis.

Lotus Nation: Sustaining Vietnam’s Impressive Gains in Well-Being

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To understand how far Vietnam has come—and what the country's leaders must do sustain progress—we used The Boston Consulting Group’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment (SEDA). Report Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Vietnam's success over the past two decades is undeniable.

Will Your Software Help or Hinder Digital Transformation?

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The Boston Consulting Group and CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement, have established a partnership to help companies address functional, data, and technical complexity in their IT landscape and operations. Article Monday, May 02, 2016.

Digital or Die: The Choice for Luxury Brands

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In the US alone, consumers anticipate spending 20% to 35% of their total outlays online in the next few years, according to research by The Boston Consulting Group. Focus Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Five Lessons on Digital Transformation from B2C Leaders

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Article Monday, December 12, 2016. Companies’ lifespans are shorter than ever before. Digital disruption has become so intense that pure players in digital are no longer disrupting just incumbents, they are disrupting other pure players as well: HomeAway has emerged as a strong rival to Airbnb.

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How CPG Companies Win with Amazon

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Interview Monday, May 16, 2016. A few retailers may have grown faster and further than Amazon, but none has had as disruptive an impact on consumer behavior or on the retail sector. Amazon has changed the way much of the world shops.

Heineken Moves to Become a Digital Lighthouse in the Beverage Industry

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Before joining Heineken, Hagh held various positions at the L’Oréal Group, including marketing director in the company’s UK business unit; general manager in both the UK and Germany; and general manager for the Lancôme business unit in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Digital Disruption in the US Small-Business Insurance Market

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According to estimates by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), about 17% of premiums in the US small-business market will be digitally underwritten by 2018. Article Thursday, April 07, 2016.

The Smart and Simple Way to Empower the Public Sector

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In our work with thousands of organizations globally, we have seen how public-sector leaders can achieve a step change in performance by adopting an approach that The Boston Consulting Group calls Smart Simplicity. Article Wednesday, January 04, 2017.

Retail Banks at the Crossroad

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Article Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Nearly eight years after the financial crisis, the performance of many retail banks is still disappointing investors and financial markets, particularly in Europe.

Vietnam and Myanmar Continue to Advance

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The Boston Consulting Group highlighted the growth prospects of Vietnam and Myanmar in late 2013, and the trends that we described in that report have only strengthened since then. Article Tuesday, August 09, 2016.

Bridging the Trust Gap: The Hidden Landmine in Big Data

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The Boston Consulting Group conservatively estimates that trusted uses of big data and advanced analytics could unlock more than $1 trillion in value annually by 2020. Article Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Digital Technologies Raise the Stakes in Customer Service

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Research by The Boston Consulting Group, which most recently assessed the experiences of more than 227,000 customers with 650 brands in eight countries and seven industries, shows definitively that brands with high levels of advocacy significantly outperform those that are heavily criticized.