Wed.Nov 07, 2018

United Air Lines: Five Lines, Two Lines, No Lines?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Although all airlines suck, you still have to pick one. So I picked United. I fly a lot so they pretend to treat me well (as long as it doesn't cost them anything). All I really want is the " stealth luxury " of being left as un-molested as possible at the airport.

Hu?nyíng to the new Chinese traveler

McKinsey

Our new research finds that Chinese tourists are broadening their horizons in many ways. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Asking Why – A Great Question

Martinka Consulting

I’m known in my family for constantly asking, “Why?” Others will say something about what they’re going to do, what they want to get, etc. and I’ll ask, Why? Sometimes I get the answer, “Because.” And no, that’s not a reason why you want to do something. A client told me if he had the money (at the time) he’d like to buy a larger machine. It turns out because he likes big machines, not because the business needed it. Years ago, one of my clients bought a business with way too much inventory.

Private equity operating groups and the pursuit of ‘portfolio alpha’

McKinsey

While this function has become ubiquitous at private equity firms, they have yet to adopt a standard approach. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words

Harvard Business

Caiaimage/Martin Barraud/Getty Images. Fearless public speaking is about more than combating nerves. It’s about knowing the technique, the art, and the business of public speaking.

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Change Behaviors to Change Corporate Culture

LSA Global

To Change Corporate Culture, Change Behaviors. Change behaviors to change corporate culture. Difficult as it may be to change corporate behavior across the workplace, it can be done.

The Fundamentals of Leadership Still Haven’t Changed

Harvard Business

Gary S Chapman/Getty Images. Recently the Chief HR Officer for a healthcare firm asked us to identify the best new framework for leadership that she could use to train and develop a cadre of high potentials.

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What We Can Learn About the Economics of Discrimination from a Chilling Study of 1930s Germany

Harvard Business

MirageC/Getty Images. Large-scale, government-directed discrimination against a group of people is extremely damaging to those being targeted. It also permeates every aspect of society, including business.

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Independent Contractor Engagement: How to Overcome Compliance Risk

MBO Partners

Follow these three key strategies to mitigate risk when engaging independent contractors

How Children’s Health System of Texas Is Improving Care with Design Thinking

Harvard Business

Hero Images/Getty Images. The potential for improving the quality of healthcare has never been greater.

Understanding random testing

Seth Godin Blog

There are two good reasons to do random testing. The first is that you’re working with a homogenous or expected distribution, and the cost of letting something defective slip through is pretty low. For example, the chef doesn’t have to taste every single serving before it leaves the kitchen. Quality manufacturing is based on the efficient use of random testing to be sure that each batch is expected to be within tolerance.

The Hidden Costs of Initial Coin Offerings

Harvard Business

Renee Comet/Getty Images. In recent years, much has been written about how the Blockchain is poised to transform traditional industries such as banking, real estate, and healthcare.

Can Netflix Keep Winning? And Why People Are Fleeing Latin America

Harvard Business

Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee debate whether Netflix’s success is sustainable, before trying to wrap their heads around the unthinkably high murder rate in Latin America. They also share their After Hours picks for the week. Download this podcast. For interested listeners: Latin America is the Murder Capital of the World (Wall Street Journal)You can email Youngme, Mihir and Felix with your comments and ideas for future episodes at: harvardafterhours@gmail.com.