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Tapping into the business value of design


Design, whether it’s of products or experiences, is not only about aesthetics but also about specific actions taken to boost revenues and customer engagement. Design Insights

Consultant’s Advice: Use numbers

Consultants Mind

Numbers are compelling. They are easy to see and remember. They serve as proof. No wonder your resume bullets should have them. The Economist uses numbers to great effect. In fact, they love fractions. Copy/pasted quotes from last two issues of the Economist. All quotes, click on the titles for links. Family offices become […]. The post Consultant’s Advice: Use numbers appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Economist Magazine

Three Steps to Avoid Holiday Hangover at Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Maybe you’re taking a break from your consulting practice entirely this week. Or, perhaps just enjoying a lazy schedule with fewer client demands, lighter hours and higher stacks of festive chocolates.

2019 Consulting Salary Information Promo

Management Consulted

Our full 2019 Consulting Salary Report will be out in just a couple of weeks! See here what will be included in in the full report, and what to expect. Transcription of 2019 Consulting Salary Information Promo: Hi, I’m … Continue Reading.

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.

Organization Design in China

Kates Kesler

Organization design and development are relatively new fields in China. But, as leaders of local companies become more sophisticated in … Blog

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Ten Digital Marketing Predictions For 2019

Henry DeVries

Here are some predictions for the future of marketing in the year 2019 and beyond from thought leaders

More BVFLS opportunities courtesy of Alexa

Rod Burkert

Post-Xmas greetings from Lajitas, TX. We’ve been here for six weeks so far … no snow, lots of sunshine, and most days in the mid-60s to low 70s. Some of you found last week’s Alexa-find-me-a-business-valuation-expert conversation a little disconcerting, i.e., more technology to master.

Comparing Three types of Competition (Re-Broadcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

We’re taking a short break from new episodes of the Leadership Vision Podcast where we share our expertise in the discovery, practice, and implementation of CliftonStrengths.

How to select and develop individuals for successful agile teams: A practical guide


What personality traits and values help agile teams bloom? Discover ways to identify these when recruiting and coaching your people. Insights on Organization

Defining Statements And The Law Of Attraction

Henry DeVries

Creating a great defining statement can be challenging. If you take some time to consider the law of attraction, the process will be made easier. For many the difficulty comes in wanting a final statement that says everything and will attract anyone anytime anywhere


“Nobody dabbles at dentistry”

Seth Godin Blog

There are some jobs that are only done by accredited professionals. And then there are most jobs, jobs that some people do for fun, now and then, perhaps in front of the bathroom mirror. It’s difficult to find your footing when you’re a logo designer, a comedian or a project manager. Because these are gigs that many people think they can do, at least a little bit. If you’re doing one of these non-dentist jobs, the best approach is to be extraordinarily good at it.

The seven make-or-break API challenges CIOs need to address


Application programming interfaces hold great promise for tech modernization—if CIOs develop a coherent strategy in advance. Digital Insights

How to serve today’s digital traveler


Travel went digital a long time ago, but the digital customer isn’t standing still. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Reimagining global ties: How China and the world can win together


Unraveling links between China and the world could increase risks in the global economy; reimagining ties could drive global growth for all. Asia-Pacific


Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results


Executives report the least-positive views on economic conditions—at home and in the world economy—that they have all year. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

What Singles Day can tell us about how retail is changing in China


Singles Day is the largest single-day sales event globally, but new trends are changing what it means inside and outside of China. Marketing & Sales Insights

A commitment to possibility

Seth Godin Blog

Pessimists are right. Optimists are right. Expectations have magical powers. So many people to connect with, so many things to learn. Doors to open, helping hands to be offered. The magic of our time is that forward motion multiplies and ideas can be shared like never before. Of course it could all go sideways. The person who invented the ship also invented the shipwreck. But today’s as good a day as any to commit to possibility

If you don’t have time to clean up, you don’t have time to cook

Seth Godin Blog

Professionals understand that the project is the whole project, not simply the fun or urgent or interesting part of the work. There are countless productive shortcuts along the way. But not finishing the project isn’t one of them

We are all poets now

Seth Godin Blog

Poets use words (and silence) to change things. They care about form and function and most of all, about making an impact on those that they connect with. Every word counts. Every breath as well. In a world filled with empty noise, the most important slots are reserved for the poets we seek to listen to, and the poet we seek to become


Go find a ladder

Seth Godin Blog

While it might be fun (or appear expedient, or brave, or heroic) to try to scale a cliff with no tools, it turns out that ladders are a more effective way to level up. When it’s time to drive a nail, a hammer is a lot more useful than a rock. Even if you have to invest in obtaining one. Often, we spend most of our time throwing ourselves at the wall instead of investing the time to find a useful ladder instead.

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In search of specific

Seth Godin Blog

So much pressure to be general, to be all inclusive, to aim for the middle. That’s what meetings push you to do. Advertising. Social. But what if you were specific instead? Precisely for you, not you. Precisely does this, not that. When you’re specific, you only find two kinds of people: people who are delighted, and the rest. Specific can be its own reward

The Marketing Seminar returns

Seth Godin Blog

In just about a week, we open the doors for the sixth session of The Marketing Seminar. If you’ve read This Is Marketing , you have an idea of the content, but you might not be familiar with the extraordinary cohort, the innovative learning approaches and the measurable transformations that happen inside. Some of our alumni have been back three times. The last time we opened a marketing seminar was almost eight months ago, so this is a great chance for you to level up.