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McKinsey Digital Assessment

Management Consulted

We have to give credit where credit is due – McKinsey is trying to make recruiting (somewhat) fun. One of the more recent additions to McKinsey’s recruiting process is the McKinsey Digital Assessment, a video game that is used to … Continue Reading.

The secret ingredient of successful big deals: Organizational health


Creating value from a merger is not easy. Acquirers that get it right start with an overlooked advantage: a healthy organization. Insights on Organization


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Kai Davis

Value is Impact divided by Effort. High Impact, low Effort? That’s valuable. Low Impact, high Effort? That’s not as valuable. What does Effort mean for a client when they’re paying you to do the work? They aren’t putting in the sweat equity of Effort themselves, you are.

Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030


The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade. What must companies know to succeed? Automotive & Assembly Insights

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Can you have more than one ideal client?

Rod Burkert

I hope our last conversation about your ideal client inspires you to build out your profile for them. Because you will never know the kind and depth of relationship you can have with that client – and how to reach them – until you go through the exercise of describing them. On to this week.

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I was talking with the founder of a private equity group, we got on the subject of management in the companies they’ve acquired, and he said the following to me: We’ve never worked with a firm where the owner had built a strong enough management team to have that management team run the company after we’ve bought it.

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How do you really inspire people? It begins with you. Be inspired to be better in your approach. Then, start with the source: your team, your people, your employees. There are many reasons this all-too-easy and gets bypassed, doubted and ignored. If you ask, you appear to be a great leader.

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Technology shows up and changes the culture. The culture then enables new industries and movements, which further change the culture. And then technology shows up and puts an end to the system we were all used to. The parentheses open, and then, perhaps, they close. The pop-rock parentheses opened with the transistor radio (kids could listen to music without their parents) and closed with streaming (no scarcity meant long tail meant no mass market).

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Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

When the Heir Apparent Is the Wrong Choice for CEO

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