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The Internet is Thin

Consultants Mind

Pre-internet I am Generation X. This means lots of things – but for me, it means that I remember life pre-internet. Yes, 1994 was a pivotal year. Crappy job, serious career angst; but the dawn of unlimited information thanks for the Mosaic Netscape browser. Yes, some of you might remember home-made websites with Geocities. It’s […]. The post The Internet is Thin appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Professionalism

Why “Many-Model Thinkers” Make Better Decisions

Harvard Business

“To be wise you must arrange your experiences on a lattice of models.” ” — Charlie Munger. Organizations are awash in data — from geocoded transactional data to real-time website traffic to semantic quantifications of corporate annual reports.

The 6 Million Euro Man (or Woman): Sourcing Superior Talent

Confessions of a Consultant

The cost of a ‘wrong hire’ can be enormous. Each time you hire a new employee you potentially spend several million Euro.

When Implementing Behavioral Science, What Is the Role of a Choice Architect?

Steve Shu Consulting

This post is based on an answer I wrote in response to a question posed to me on Quora, “What do choice architects do?”

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4 Steps To Qualify Consulting Clients with Michael Norton: Podcast #63

Consulting Success

There are a lot of people who are working on building their consulting businesses. They may already have a process in place for their marketing or for their selling, yet they’re not getting the results that they want.

How is helping workers prepare for a digital skill shift


Jacquelline Fuller, president of, shares how her organization is preparing for the future of work through online training that reaches those who need it most. Future of Work

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Shailendra Kumar on Smarter Data People Podcast

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Shailendra Kumar is the author of Making Money out of data. It’s not an analytics book, it’s a business book. Shaily is a keynote speaker on data analytics.

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Michael Zipursky on Drive for Success

Consulting Success

Michael was recently featured on On The Schmooze Podcast. You can listen to it here: Michael Zipursky on On The Schmooze What makes an effective leader? No matter what field you’re in, if you’re known as a leader, you’ll command respect.

Rebooting analytics leadership: Time to move beyond the math


To help their organizations capitalize on artificial intelligence and analytics, CAOs must do more than demonstrate their technical chops. They need to lead like a Catalyst. Analytics Insights

10 Things Effective Leaders Do To Earn Trust Quickly

Tom Spencer

There are some office resources that you can’t just order off Amazon: and trust is perhaps the most precious of these. When you’re assembling a team to achieve great things in a short timeframe, you need to know your crew has got your back.

How to create a HARO-ing experience (and get free PR for your firm or personal brand)

Rod Burkert

You’re reading or watching current business-type news and you see a colleague of yours being quoted or interviewed. How did they do that? To be sure, there are ways to “get in” with a reporter that happen over time … but there is an easy and free way to get started. Hey, what’s up everyone!

Celebrating 50 Years of the White Album

The More Clients Blog

As long as I can remember, music has always been important to me. And at the tender age of 10, I (and several million others), discovered The Beatles. That started my record collection. I especially remember Beatles ’65, Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Peppers. But The Beatles (commonly called The White Album), was something quite special. It was released 50 years ago this week, but I vividly remember listening to it for the very first time – and it blowing my 16-year old mind.

The advanced-analytics solution for monitoring conduct risk


Advanced analytics and machine learning can help institutions “connect the dots” across customer and other data to detect conduct risk comprehensively and cost-effectively. Risk Insights

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2008 Financial Crisis – Causes and historical context

Tom Spencer

My friends and I walked out of the Big Short several years ago feeling like a group of global financial crisis experts. We were shocked, how could no one have seen the collapse coming? It all seemed so clear.

Competitive or Collaborative Culture – Which is Better?

LSA Global

Competitive or Collaborative Culture in the Workplace.

M&A needs true commitment…a statement of the obvious or something more insightful?

Ben de Haldevang

A view from the Agile Gorilla on the challenges for acquirers who are looking at M&A as a strategic option. It turns out that those who are doing a ‘few’ have the most challenges, not necessarily those who are starting out in the world deals. As ever, I would appreciate your comments, thoughts and ideas. link]. Transformation

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Cyber risk measurement and the holistic cybersecurity approach


Comprehensive dashboards can accurately identify, size, and prioritize cyberthreats for treatment. Here is how to build them. Risk Insights

Thanksgiving Day 2018

Today is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving. On this day, I remind myself to give gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things in my life. I have a remarkable life. I am grateful to my parents for the many sacrifices they made to give me certain advantages in life. I am grateful to my friends who support, care, and love me every day. I am grateful to my children who have allowed me the greatest honor in my life. to be their dad.


Artificial Intelligence – Utopian Dreams and Existential Risks

Tom Spencer

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Stanford Professor Andrew Ng has stated that “AI is the new electricity”. [1] 1] In other words, it is a technology that has the potential to completely transform every major industry. Similarly, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Eric Schmidt has declared that “we are in the process of inventing the equivalent of oil”. [2]. AI has become a central focus for many leading tech firms.

Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company

Harvard Business

Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images. Scan the newspaper headlines, or switch on cable news for a few minutes, and it’s easy to conclude that we are living through harsh, mean, divisive times.

How to win in Africa


The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution. Middle East and Africa

New Rules For Dress For Success For Men

Henry DeVries

Let’s face it, clothing is marketing. Are your clothes attracting or repelling clients

What We’re Grateful For at Leadership Vision in 2018

Leadership Vision Consulting

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and so we’re taking a little break from talking about the implementation and practice of Strengths. Instead, I’ve asked our team to briefly reflect on their year and share a few things they are grateful for in 2018.

A New Way to Become More Open-Minded

Harvard Business

Danae Diaz/Getty Images. Benjamin Franklin knew he was smart — smarter than most of his peers — but he was also intelligent enough to understand that he couldn’t be right about everything.

Smarter call-center coaching for the digital world


The demands facing contact-center staff are becoming more complex, more varied, and more valuable. That calls for a smarter coaching approach. Insights on Operations

Confirmation Not Blind Belief

Martinka Consulting

As part of Jessica’s training we are reviewing one chapter a week from Russell Robb’s book, Selling Middle Market Companies (which is really about selling non-micro but still small to mid-sized businesses). Chapter four had a few topics near and dear to me. It started with the topic of preparing a business for sale. He strongly said sellers should not take on any big, new projects or purchases (that will hurt short-term performance but has long-term potential).

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Get More Warm Leads With A Twist On This ‘Tried And True’ Ecommerce Marketing Strategy

Kai Davis

It’s November 20th. Your inbox is about to be blown up with Black Friday deals, friend! Take a page from the Ecommerce Playbook. Offer your clients a discount on your services as a special for the holidays, Black Friday sale style. Here’s the twist to help you make more money — that’s what you come to Uncle Kai for, isn’t it? Use your ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ sale to promote (and sell) your future services.

The Subtle Stressors Making Women Want to Leave Engineering

Harvard Business

Luis Alvarez/Getty Images. Female retention in engineering remains a persistent problem. Even after overcoming hurdles to enter the profession, women leave at much higher rates than men, often because of the stress that comes with being female in a male-dominated field.

How Indian private equity is coming of age


As more capital becomes available, competition increases, and lessons from past excess and inexperience result in better performance, private equity firms are reevaluating their strategies and internal capabilities. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Gratitude’s Role in Leadership

Peter Stark

Would the people you live and work with describe you as a grateful person? George Burns, who lived to be 100 years old, once said, “The first thing I do each morning is check the obituary section of the paper. If my name is not in it, I know it’s going to be a great day.”.

Get More Warm Leads With A Twist On This ‘Tried And True’ Ecommerce Marketing Strategy

Kai Davis

It’s November 20th. Your inbox is about to be blown up with Black Friday deals, friend! Take a page from the Ecommerce Playbook. Offer your clients a discount on your services as a special for the holidays, Black Friday sale style. Here’s the twist to help you make more money — that’s what you come to Uncle Kai for, isn’t it? Use your ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ sale to promote (and sell) your future services.

Don’t Let Lazy Managers Drive Away Your Top Performers

Harvard Business

Ricardo Lima/Getty Images. Many people believe that being a good manager only requires common sense, and that it is therefore easy to be one. If this were true, good managers would be commonplace at all levels of more organizations, and as a result, employee engagement and retention would be high.

Full speed ahead in European asset management


Three types of firms made the most of another banner year in European asset management. Lagging performers should take note. Insights on Financial Services

The Roles of Trust and Conflict in Commitment

LSA Global

Roles of Trust and Conflict in Commitment for Team Dynamics. The roles of trust and conflict in commitment of your team members are critical and should be well understood. First Comes Trust.