Tue.Aug 20, 2019

The Consulting Firm Danger Zone (and How to Avoid It)

David A Fields

I’m going to walk way out on a limb and assume you want to grow your consulting firm or your bank account and/or your personal capabilities. Okay, it wasn’t much of a limb. More like lounging in a lawn chair while looking at the tree.

Start small. Move fast.

Markovitz Consulting

An improvement team at my client was struggling to get started on their experiment. They spent nearly a month interviewing people in multiple functions, trying to understand all the possible permutations of the current condition. They discovered that it’s really, really complicated.

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The diversity opportunity for new CEOs


New McKinsey research has uncovered a fascinating correlation between gender diversity and corporate performance. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

How to Manage Your Reputation Online

Henry DeVries

Have you Googled what people are saying about you lately? Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly about your reputation online

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Innovating business models to boost India’s economy


Many Indian companies need to transition from being founder-led to more effectively implementing professional processes, improving corporate-governance standards, and devising new business models. Asia-Pacific

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Asia’s energy transition


The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology. Asia-Pacific

Monitor Deloitte Consulting Interview Tips


The following is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who recently received an offer from Monitor Deloitte and his tips for consulting interview success. Success Story: Here is the short and sweet version of my story (longer version below): Doctoral student applies for McKinsey APD -- rejected. Decides to be a "good" PhD and consider academia. Two years later, decides being a consultant is a "great" PhD decision.

How to Unlock High Sales Growth for Your Company

LSA Global

Why Do Some Companies Grow Profitably While Others Stall? All companies seek to experience high sales growth.

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Widest common denominator

Seth Godin Blog

If you’re creating something where widespread inputs, usage and adoption lead to significant benefits, it’s worth considering who you’re excluding. The curb cut turned out not simply to be a boon for wheelchair users. At low cost, it opened the sidewalk to a significantly larger audience of strollers, delivery people and skateboarders, too. Often, we make the mistake of focusing on too broad an audience.


The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

181 Top CEOs Have Realized Companies Need a Purpose Beyond Profit

Harvard Business

The Business Roundtable’s new letter could mark a turning point. Social responsibility Economics & Society Digital Article

What Supply Chain Transparency Really Means

Harvard Business

And five steps to get started. Supply chain Sustainability Digital Article


Should a Pension Fund Try to Change the World?

Harvard Business

Harvard Business School professors Rebecca Henderson and George Serafeim discuss the impact investing efforts of Hiro Mizuno, CIO of GPIF, Japan’s government pension fund. He says that improving corporate governance, increasing inclusion and gender diversity, and addressing climate change would expand Japan’s economy. But, should a pension fund try to change the world? Government Economics & Society Policy Audio

Why Are We So Bad at Choosing the Right Job?

Harvard Business

Do what you’re good at, not what pays the most. Career planning Job search Professional transitions Digital Article


Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

The Challenges (and Triumphs) of a Young Manager

Harvard Business

Julie Zhuo, Facebook’s VP of product design, started at the company as its first intern and became a manager at the age of 25. Like many first-time bosses, she made many missteps and acted how she thought managers were supposed to act. Eventually, she grew to find joy in the role and today she leads hundreds of people. She says that becoming a great manager also helps you know yourself better.