Company analysis: Pandora Media

Consultants Mind

The post Company analysis: Pandora Media appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Reading 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.

BCG report: The most innovative companies, 2016

Consultants Mind

BCG recently published its 11th annual global survey of the most innovative companies here (PDF, 1.1Mb). See the list of top 50 companies. No surprise you see FAANG companies (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google).… Read More » The post BCG report: The most innovative companies, 2016 appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning BCG Big Data Competitive Intelligence Incubator Innovation Innovative companies Patent

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Corporate Consulting For Fortune 500 Companies With Suzanne Bates: Podcast #43

Consulting Success

If you aspire to make it as a Fortune 500 company, then you might want to consider corporate consulting to help you bridge that gap from strategy to execution. Luckily we have Suzanne Bates to guide potential leaders with her company, Bates Communications. Corporate Consulting For Fortune 500 Companies With Suzanne Bates: Podcast #43 is a post from: Consulting Success.

Analyzing a company: Agilent example

Consultants Mind

You better spend 2-3 hours getting smart on the industry and company. To that effect, wanted to choose a random company and show how I might go about […]. The post Analyzing a company: Agilent example appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Consulting tip: Subscribe to Fast Company

Consultants Mind

I read Fast Company. Read Fast Company. The post Consulting tip: Subscribe to Fast Company appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Consulting Fast Company Future Trends

When Company Culture Counts

Joellyn Sargent

Instead of shutting employees out of the process, leaders in these companies turn to them for support. A one-time report won’t do it, but quarterly or even consistent annual updates help your staff understand their role in the company’s financial success. Company Culture is Strategic. Moving into your next executive strategy session, make some time to consider your company’s culture. The post When Company Culture Counts appeared first on Joey Sargent.

Example Companies Involved with Behavioral Economics

Steve Shu Consulting

These days I see an increasing number of internal behavioral economics groups or initiatives starting within traditional companies or organizations.

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

When people think about consultants, they often think about those that work for companies like McKinsey, Accenture, Deloitte, etc. These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors.

How To Productize Consulting Services with John Warrillow: Podcast #55

Consulting Success

To productize consulting services and build a sellable company, the ultimate challenge is to try to find something that you offer which is truly unique to what you do. Bestselling author and founder of five companies John Warrillow says they spend a lot of.

Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG

Management Consulted

Bain & Company careers are different versus competitors BCG and McKinsey. What it’s like to work for Bain & Company. The post Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG appeared first on Management Consulted. Jenny Rae explains to us, not about Bain Case Interviews like in some of our other videos, but on culture. … Continue Reading.

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Big Design: McKinsey & Company buys Lunar

Consultants Mind

It’s not surprising that McKinsey & Company bought a design company. Design is popular. Many consulting firms are branching out with acquisitions in areas which were once considered non-core. Deloitte has picked up a few digital agencies. Accenture bought Fjord, a … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Design Management consulting McKinsey

BCG: List of top 100 emerging market growth companies

Consultants Mind

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. It’s their 6th study and argues these companies are not only growing, but reaching a new level of maturity. Jumping to … Continue reading → Learning BCG Consulting Management consulting

A Meaningful Company Mission Matters

LSA Global

A meaningful company mission, your fundamental purpose, helps to create broad organizational commitment and drive peak performance. A meaningful company mission underpins an organization’s game plan for success. Your company’s purpose should create a strong desire to want to do more.

How much is your company worth to its customers?

McKinsey

Established companies with long histories of performance, increasingly face new competitors with no track record and lower prices. What’s the value of experience? Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

How a healthcare company is pursuing agile transformation

McKinsey

Roche’s head of talent innovation discusses her company’s global leadership initiative. Insights on Organization

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BCG blue team = Bain & Company

Consultants Mind

Also, great trivia story about how the BCG “blue team” became… Read More » The post BCG blue team = Bain & Company appeared first on Consultant's Mind. If you are a consulting geek, or like to read business history, The Lords of Strategy (affiliate link) is a fascinating and easy read. Helps you understand the economic, regulatory, and business trends that gave rise to the Big 3 consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, Bain).

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The Bionic Company

Strategy+Business

Businesses used to rely on financial capital, human capital, and sometimes environmental capital for growth.

A framework for understanding technology companies

Tom Spencer

The technology industry is booming: in 2008, Microsoft was the only tech firm ranked in the world’s top 10 public companies by market capitalisation. Tech is often treated as a monolith; ‘Silicon Valley’ serves as shorthand for many genres of company.

Corporate Center Design in Complex, Global Companies

Kates Kesler

That’s the question Neville Isdell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Coca-Cola Company, … Function Design “How are you adding value?”.

Why Are Public Companies Too Short Term Focused?

Tom Spencer

Boards of public companies, responding to investor demands, often pressure management to meet short term earnings estimates. DOMINIC Barton , global MD at McKinsey , talks with Tom Keene about how corporate boards of publicly listed companies tend to be too short term focused.

How companies can help midlevel managers navigate agile transformations

McKinsey

Agile organization models have less hierarchy and fewer conventional managers. Here’s how executives making the move to agile can keep their valuable former managers engaged and motivated. Insights on Organization

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Regulatory challenges faced by technology companies

Tom Spencer

Unlike aggregators who sell advertising, hardware and software companies do not primarily make money through user data. No hardware or software company is as close to a vertically integrated monopoly today, so break-ups seem less likely.).

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat

McKinsey

How the energy, mining, and materials industries can meet the unique challenges of protecting themselves in a digital world. Risk Insights

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Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers

Consultants Mind

Labor has become so specialized (read: Adam Smith talk) that there is a company willing to take that repetitive process off of your… Read More » The post Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers appeared first on Consultant's Mind. This is shocking because it shows the extent to which outsourcing is no longer a trend, but just a simple, fat reality. The days of Hershey, PA life-time employment are long-dead.

Reinforcing Switzerland’s attractiveness to multinational companies

McKinsey

Switzerland could reestablish itself as the leading location for multinationals by reviving its business-friendly and pragmatic mind-set. Europe

An insurance company transforms itself by putting technology first

McKinsey

The deep transformation of healthcare company Anthem presented unique challenges. Here’s how the company set up its strategy to meet them. Digital Insights

Why Good Companies Fail

Steve Tobak

If you ask 10 CEOs why good companies fail, you’ll get 10 different answers. The post Why Good Companies Fail appeared first on Steve Tobak. They’ll say corporations are like complex, modern-day sports car engines. They have so many moving parts it isn’t funny.

Bridging the gap between a company’s strategy and operating model

McKinsey

Four questions can help a company translate business goals into operating-model design. Insights on Organization

The Tax-Savvy Company Restructuring

Strategy+Business

Consequently, leaders are likely either to create tax inefficiencies or to miss opportunities to put their companies in a better tax position During a corporate restructuring, executives often treat taxes as a cost of compliance after the major decisions are made.

The Most Innovative Companies: An Interactive Guide

BCG

This interactive guide shows the changes to The Boston Consulting Group’s list of the most innovative companies. Companies on the list every year from 2005 through 2016. Companies that advanced ten or more positions from 2015 through 2016. * Companies that first appeared on the list in 2016. Companies that returned to the list in 2016 after falling off in 2015 or before. Interactive Thursday, January 12, 2017.

The platform play: How to operate like a tech company

McKinsey

For tech to be a real driver of innovation and growth, IT needs to reorganize itself around flexible and independent platforms. Digital Insights

The Mindset That Wins Consulting Work With Fortune 500 Companies with Mindy Millward: Podcast #24

Consulting Success

We talk about how to find clients that are really ready to make lasting change, how to most effectively market your services, and whether it’s worth your time to compete with larger consultancy firms, particularly for the business of Fortune 500 companies.

Who Are Your Company's Keystone Employees?

Strategy+Business

Your organization, much like a natural ecosystem, relies on a complex web of interrelationships to survive and thrive. And just as in nature, there are a handful of keystone workers who facilitate those relationships. To find your keystone employees, look beyond titles and paystubs, and consider who fosters the most significant interactions between your stakeholders

What Makes and Adaptive Company… A Few More Thoughts

Kates Kesler

Martin Reeves sets out three elements of an adaptive company: flexible strategy approaches, leaders able to fit strategy to context, … Adaptable Organizations Publications

Review: 2016 BCG Global Challengers

Consultants Mind

In sharp contrast from the last post about slow global growth, BCG writes in their 10th annual report about emerging market companies that are killing it. Who does not want a company that does 13% / 13%. Lots of B2B companies.

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How Gulf companies can overcome the five biggest challenges to their digital transformation

McKinsey

Although many businesses in the Gulf region are interested in digitization, few of them have moved aggressively enough. But there is a clear way forward. Digital Insights

Should Your Consulting Company Name Include Your Own Name?

David A Fields

A consultant just emailed me this question: I feel like large companies want to hire large, established, consulting firms and since the name of my firm–Smith Consulting Group– has my name in it, it seems too obvious I’m a “lone ranger.”

Artificial-intelligence hardware: New opportunities for semiconductor companies

McKinsey

Artificial intelligence is opening the best opportunities for semiconductor companies in decades. How can they capture this value? Insights on Semiconductors

McKinsey’s $125B savings plan for the Pentagon, Ignored

Consultants Mind

Consultant Cost Savings Department of Defense McKinsey&Company Pentagon PresentationSo this morning there was a fantastical headline in the Washington Post here: Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste What the hay? Isn’t this a Ben Affleck movie about a government cover-up?

Advisory Board Company Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

THE ADVISORY BOARD COMPANY. Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of The Advisory Board Company. The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) is a professional services firm that offers resources to players who are mainly in the healthcare industry.