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McKinsey, Bain, and BCG: 3 Things They Look for in Consultants

Management Consulted

McKinsey, Bain, and BCG look for specific traits in consultants. After years of working with candidates that go to MBB firms and other consulting firms, we’ve noticed something. McKinsey, Bain, and BCG look for something different in consultants than other … Continue Reading.

Using Cartoons to Get Attention in Emails

The More Clients Blog

If you haven’t yet noticed, I’ve been writing a lot about how to use humor in emails to get more attention and response. And a wonderful subset of humor is cartoon humor. Should you use cartoons in your emails? Most certainly. They are great attention-getters. And who doesn’t love a good cartoon?

Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

“Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve. The logical reasoning you use to work through the case is just as important as the conclusions you reach” ( The University of Sydney, 2019 ).

How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

Before Goldilocks was eaten by the three bears (or was it the three pigs?), she fussily spotted the ideal porridge, chair and bed for herself. What’s the ideal consulting opportunity for your consulting firm? There are myriad guidelines you could apply to pinpoint your ideal consulting opportunity.

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.

Nudging Democratized: A Guide to Applying Behavioral Science

Steve Shu Consulting

In 2019, Inside Nudging will be re-released within a special edition book published by The Decision Lab, entitled Nudging Democratized: A Guide to Applying Behavioral Science. Many thanks to my brilliant co-author, Andrew Lewis, for collaborating with me on this release.

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How CEOs Buy Consulting Services with Lew Jaffe: Podcast #84

Consulting Success

Having a third-party vision of your business can sometimes be helpful. Having somebody that would take a step back and take a look at your company to see if you have things figured can be a way to know the holes in your business plan. That is the beauty of consulting. Former CEO of Picture Tel, Lew Jaffe, shares how consulting helped his previous company to grow. A philanthropist, professor, and executive coach, Lew reveals.

Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth

McKinsey

New research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows how good digital ID is a new frontier in value creation for individuals and institutions around the world. Digital Insights

Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG

Management Consulted

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

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So You Didn’t Do a Consulting Internship

Tom Spencer

Hypothetically, the fastest way to secure a consulting role after higher education is to do a consulting internship and then get a full time offer, or transition into another consulting offer with the ability to demonstrate you know what consulting is about.

Seven Surefire Ways To Kill Your Chances Of Scoring A TEDx Talk

Henry DeVries

TEDx talk invitations are lost, not won. TEDx speaker and TEDx speaking coach, Frank King, shares some surefire ways to kill your chances of landing an invite to deliver a TEDx talk

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Start me up: Where mobility investments are going

McKinsey

Our latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares for the years to come. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Delta Status Match & Status Match Challenge Options

Management Consulted

The Delta status match is a great way to take advantage of airline competition. It allows you to leverage your status on another airline for Delta perks. Established airlines face increasingly fierce competition as new competitors continue to emerge, driving … Continue Reading. The post Delta Status Match & Status Match Challenge Options appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel life as a consultant

Being the Best vs. Your Personal Best

CaseInterview.com

When you’re the best in the world at something, there’s nobody left to beat. If you’re Usain Bolt, you’re (literally) the fastest human being on earth and in all of history (world record holder for 100-meter dash). Who do you compete with? If you’re Michael Phelps and have more Olympic medals than anyone in history (by an enormous margin), who do you compete with?

How Branding Provides A Competitive Advantage

Henry DeVries

“A brand is a promise of an experience and is directly connected to trust. It’s what your customers say when you’re not around,” says Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes

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Can the gold industry return to the golden age?

McKinsey

It’s time to dig for a solution to the gold mining reserve crisis. Metals & Mining Insights

What are you willing to do for free to land new work?

Rod Burkert

Greetings from southwestern PA. The RV is parked just outside of Confluence where we will be taking in the sights of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. I hope you found our last conversation about ways to come up with ideas for your content to be useful.

Profit vs. Positive Cash Flow

CaseInterview.com

In every McKinsey engagement, there’s a moment when the senior client says to us, “Hmm. that’s interesting.”. That is the moment when the client thinks to him or herself, “Okay, maybe the $1 million consulting fee was worth it.”. You might be wondering what the McKinsey team says to the client that prompts that reaction. It was an. Insight. An insight occurs when the client’s perspective and understanding of the business shifts.

Inspired by popcorn

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This is something to brighten your day. Popcorn (the soundtrack) was one of the first songs I learnt to play on my Hammond organ when I was 12, so this is especially important to me! I am really quite bemused by the semi-subliminal cuts to boobs and bums, though!

Infographic: What is good digital ID?

McKinsey

An increasing number of governments and businesses are implementing digital identification programs. What makes a digital ID beneficial to both the user and the institution? Digital Insights

The unchallenged Rules of post deal integration…part 3

Ben de Haldevang

All that is written cannot be changed…the tablets of stone of the business case! In what other walk of life can you imagine a situation where the thoughts, analysis and assumptions of one person (or perhaps a small team), drawn up before any access to the subject matter was granted and therefore based entirely on an ‘out to in’ perspective are entirely inviolate? …all because this was the rationale presented to shareholders on the day that the deal was announced?

Writing the Perfect Consulting Resume: 4Tips toWriting Your Resume with an Example.

CaseInterview.com

For almost any professional job, applicants are required to provide a resume and cover letter to demonstrate their qualifications. Your resume is one of the most important documents during the application process, as it acts as a summary of your education, experience, and skillset.

Broadway songs to inspire you

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: I’m a bit of a musical theatre nut. So if you, like me, find some of the broadway stuff rousing, here are 10 broadways songs to pump you up! The post Broadway songs to inspire you appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Inspiration

What Chinese consumers want from fresh-food retailers

McKinsey

We surveyed nearly 5,000 consumers in China to discover how they buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Here’s what we learned. Retail Insights

What’s in Your Bird Feeder (Your Marketing Plan)

Martinka Consulting

Birds are attracted to bird feeders. Customers need to be attracted to us by what we do marketing wise. Take a listen. The post What’s in Your Bird Feeder (Your Marketing Plan) appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Audio Podcast Increasing Value

The Big Ask

CaseInterview.com

In your career, there will be a few pivotal moments when you “sell” a big idea to someone else whose decision will become an inflection point in your career. You could be “selling” your boss on the idea of promoting you, choosing you to lead a high profile project, or taking on major new responsibilities. Out of a 2,000-hour work year, regardless of your field, you will spend a percentage of that time convincing someone else of something.

Say no nicely

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: As you’re probably aware if you’re reading my blog, i’ve been paying attention to ways to make a no sound more like a yes. Came across these splendid articles today, so here they are!

Unlocking the economic potential of Central America and the Caribbean

McKinsey

The region has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years, but a number of trends could affect whether the economies continue to grow. Americas

What, You Only Have Six Customers?

Martinka Consulting

For the foreseeable future once a month this memo will be on a topic to increase value in a business, which is exactly what business owners should want and is definitely what business buyers are looking for. I’ll start with one I’ve seen a lot of lately, customer concentration. Here are three examples: Seventy percent of sales to one customer. Seventy-five percent to three customers. Eighty percent to three customers (one being a middleman buying for their clients).

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Why Case Interview Preparation is so Important

CaseInterview.com

Consulting is a very competitive field, with most firms receiving tens of thousands of applicants each year. Regardless of one's natural intellect and career qualifications, I continue to be amazed by the number of emails I receive from people who put in only one or two days of preparation, got rejected and are surprised by the outcome.

Defense Mechanisms and Leadership Performance

Steve Tobak

It is physically impossible to French-kiss a man who leaves the new roll of toilet paper resting on top of the empty cardboard roll. Does he not see it? DOES HE NOT SEE IT? Rachel (aka Rita Wilson), The Story of Us Bringing a new head of business development[.] Read On.