Sat.Feb 09, 2019

How disruptive technologies are opening up innovative opportunities in services

McKinsey

Technology and advanced analytics are revolutionizing services ? and creating new sources of value for industrial companies that know how to use them. Here is a roadmap that works. Insights on Operations

Three things I wish I knew going into my summer internship

Tom Spencer

As an undergrad embarking on my first management consulting internship, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. On campus, I was involved in a consulting organisation where we did project work for clients, but I questioned if the skills I gained would be transferrable and applicable.

Cultivating the omnichannel farmer

McKinsey

Smart agriculture suppliers are giving farmers what every consumer wants: a digital interface for speed and convenience and human interaction when they need it. Here’s how they’re doing it. Marketing & Sales Insights

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Volunteer Consulting: The Ultimate Consulting Career Gut Check and Primer

Tom Spencer

The clients won’t be household names. Compensation for your volunteer consulting work is at an exciting zero. Worst of all, it will be just another project that competes with school work, networking, and sleep for a piece of your time.

Productive choices (which?)

Seth Godin Blog

When you’re doing scary creative work, or work that requires emotional labor, it’s natural to want to walk away a bit. To distract yourself. To go shave a yak , mindlessly eat or bother someone in the next cube. This is the main activity online, actually. People avoiding the real work. One useful practice is to have forced choices that break up the work but that are also productive. Not fun, that would be a mistake, but productive.

Client Buy-In – Practical Tips for Analysts and Junior Associates

Tom Spencer

One of the most vivid memories I have from my early consulting career was the time a Chief Operations Officer (COO) nearly torpedoed my first engagement.