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How To Build A Sustainable Consulting Business With Kate Gaertner: Podcast #218

Consulting Success

How do you build a sustainable consulting business? One effective way is to keep your carbon footprint low. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Kate Gaertner, the Founder and CEO of TripleWin Advisory. Kate talks with Michael about how the pandemic changed how the consulting business works.

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5 Great Marketing Ideas

The Fearless Marketer

Every week for 25 years I’ve written this newsletter, The Fearless Marketer (used to be More Clients). I write about 50 articles a Year. But in the past few months, I’ve written what I think are some of my most practical, hands-on articles.


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Great Leadership – what it is and what happens when you do it too much.

The Management Centre

Leadership is multi-faceted and complex. That’s why there are so many books on the topic as well as blogs, videos, articles, training courses and podcasts.

How to Elegantly Handle a Request for References

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Prospects who are talking with your consulting firm about your services will commonly ask to speak to your past clients. You could simply hand over a few names with contact information, or you could take a more nuanced approach. There’s nothing untoward about a prospect asking for references.

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A new operating model for pharma: How the pandemic has influenced priorities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted pharma companies to rethink their organizational strategies. A survey of executives suggests where value might lie. Insights on Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals

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When People Assume You’re Not In Charge Because You’re a Woman

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Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

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Zero-emission fuels and vessels will need to start being deployed at scale over the next decade to achieve full decarbonization of the shipping sector by 2050. This ambitious goal could be catalyzed by green corridors. Insights on Sustainability Logistic providers Sustainability


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