How to Win with Automation (Hint: It’s Not Chasing Efficiency)

Harvard Business

In much the same way, nobody calls a travel agency to book a simple flight anymore. ” So the key to winning in the era of automation, where robots do jobs formerly performed by humans, is not simply more efficiency, but to explore and identify how greater efficiency creates demand for new jobs to be done. In 1900, 30 million people in the United States were farmers. By 1990 that number had fallen to under 3 million even as the population more than tripled.

Consulting tip: Use Waze

Consultants Mind

For those who have not used it, it’s a basic map app which tells you the most efficient route to your destination, which factors in traffic and construction. You travel too much when you. Fun Tip Travel WazeI am a huge fan of Waze.

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business

Finally, they would take over the international air travel market. ” Airlines are also pursuing efficiency in ways customers don’t see so easily, such as reducing the number of short-haul flights they offer and centralizing passengers in large airports.

Five trends of future working


In its stead, there is a budding respect for a balanced and efficient individual, who takes time for personal pursuits and self-care. Companies will rely on skilled Virtual Teams to get large amounts of work done efficiently and remotely. Workplaces are sacred.

What Now? How to Recover When You Can’t Deliver

Joellyn Sargent

Now matter how efficient your organization is, there will come a time when you simply can’t deliver as planned. At 78, air travel is becoming more challenging for them, so we agreed to meet in Atlanta and travel together through Boston for a family reunion in Maine.

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15 Best Business Podcasts for Independent Consultants

Tsavo Neal

Podcasts make amazing listening material for commutes, travel, and listening for when you don’t feel like taking out a book. The show also features experts providing advice on topics such as insurance, contracts, travel, use of LinkedIn, and daily routines.

IoT Disruptions in 3 Industries and What You Can Learn From Them

Tom Spencer

The massive benefits seen in Australia from the development of digital technology include increased living standards, shrinking distances through telecommunications, improved efficiency for businesses and government, as well as a larger workforce.

New Technologies in the Insurance Landscape (Part 2 – Blockchain)

Tom Spencer

Insurance industry observers, for their part, believe that the innovative distributed ledger could introduce a variety of improvements and efficiencies to the insurance landscape, and have the following four applications: Fraud detection.

Why we don't have nice things

Seth Godin Blog

The service is efficient but friendly. The creation of worthwhile work is a duet. The creator has to do her part, but so does the customer. One of the best airport restaurants I've ever encountered breaks my first rule of airport eating.

Our engineering ratchet

Seth Godin Blog

Quietly, over the last thirty years, engineering has become dramatically more efficient and effective. But travel back in time just a bit and you'll see that few things worked as well as they do now Insulated glass, cars that don't break down, keyboards with just the right feel to them… Mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering are all moving faster than ever.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Perils of Printer Toner

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

In the interest of organizational efficiency, nothing may be done here without "opening a ticket." They take time.and theyre about as efficient as the DMV. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, March 4, 2009. The Perils of Printer Toner. I am not making this up. This is an actual email chain that went around the client site today. A little background: Yesterday, there was a small crisis here at the client site.

Business Book Review: The McKinsey Way

Management Consulted

Consultants work long hours, travel a lot (especially at McKinsey due to their global staffing model), and put up with significant pressure to deliver in their jobs.

New Technologies in the Insurance Landscape (Part 3 – Cloud)

Tom Spencer

While any new technology brings inherent risk, cloud computing is safe and efficient when acquired through large, reliable providers. He’s also an avid traveller with passion for FinTech, marathon, and blogging.

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

People are willing to travel for expertise, but they’re not willing to travel to hire a consultant from the other side of the world or the other part of the continent if they can get the same thing down the street.

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The Crazy Lives of Consultants: is it just me.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Maybe you hope to find cheap airfare in the local newspaper's travel section. Finding the cheapest plane tickets is difficult because travel agents and Internet websites use the central reservation systems that are updated periodically throughout the day. Discover our Efficient, Affordable, Modular Houses Made From Wood on: [url=[link] Bretagne[/url]. Its people are definitely much happy so that you travel in a Cheap First College class Flights.[url=[link]

6 Skills for Consulting Success

Tom Spencer

It is crucial not just to know how to prioritize but also to know how to be efficient at managing your resources, which are often limited. The attributes that cannot be acquired and are mandatory for consulting are enthusiasm for the work, love for travel, and the willingness to accept long work-hours. Having a successful career in consulting requires sustained motivation.

Doing the hard things

Seth Godin Blog

He books theaters and has a traveling road show. Henry Ford did the same thing with the relentless scale and efficiency he built at Ford. One model of organization is to find something that you''re good at and that''s easy and straightforward and get paid for that.

Healthcare Branding: The Need for a Strong & Unique Brand

Tom Spencer

Over the last several years we have seen hospitals invest millions of dollars in the form of advertising, expansion of services, construction and enhancement of facilities, and adoption of the latest technologies to improve efficiencies and appeal to patients.

How I used cold emailing to land an internship in Mongolia

Tom Spencer

Leading up to the summer before my senior year of college I was searching through Google for my next travel destination when a pop-up ad directed me to a website about Mongolia, the land of nomadic culture and once the largest contiguous empire founded by Genghis Khan.

If We Are Doing So Great…Why is Morale So Low?

Peter Stark

I can travel all week doing presentations for clients. When I travel for two or three weeks in a row, I start to focus on the negative impact the travel is having on my body, my family and my team at work. If We Are Doing So Great…Why is Morale So Low?

Healthcare Paradigm Shift: Emphasis on Outpatient Care

Tom Spencer

For healthcare executives it is therefore imperative that they develop a strategy that provides convenient and cost-efficient ambulatory care to their communities. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter.

Robot Taxis Starting 2016 in Japan; Self-Driving Trucks on German Autobahn; Millions of Truck and Taxi Driver Jobs will Vanish in US by 2025


The company says it will seek to offer unmanned cabs to users including travelers from overseas and locals in areas where buses and trains are not available. Daimler says autonomous trucks improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions. I predicted robot taxis and trucks by 2020.

Future of Healthcare: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Tom Spencer

However, these new tools can assist in maximizing the quality of learning, efficiency of workstreams, and proficiency of patient care. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter.

In search of competition

Seth Godin Blog

American Airlines, our worst possible domestic airline, always does best in routes where travelers don''t have a choice. This is one reason Amazon''s efficiencies are so fearsome--they prefer to start in a market with competition. Most companies (and non-profits) fear competition.

‘Uberization’ of consulting: A major disruption or merely hype?

Tom Spencer

UBER and Air-BNB are the companies who have perfected this model and have radically democratized the taxi and hotel industries, tapping into un-utilized excess capacities and ultimately making the economic system more efficient. The ‘UBER’ fever has caught North America.

Inside the Minds of Your Prospects: 37 Critical Digital Marketing Statistics for Consultants

Tsavo Neal

They come for the content or the service, like booking air travel. Blogging and content marketing is one of the most efficient ways for consultants to generate more leads. Do you judge people strictly by their actions — or by how they dress and present themselves?

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Role of Big Data in Healthcare

Tom Spencer

His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter. Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity. The healthcare industry generates a large amount of data.

4 Autopsies of Big Change Management Failures

LSA Global

They received early success because of the early American desire for big vehicles that could travel over any terrain in the world. To perform and thrive, you have to be able to adapt to an ever changing environment. If you resist and defy change, your company is not long for this world.

Finding the Time to Write a Book

Women in Consulting

During dedicated writing periods, work as productively and efficiently as possible. Remember that writing is a journey that changes the traveler. By: Anne Janzer. :: Thinking of writing a book? There are many compelling reasons to do so.

Is More Effective Training the Answer?

LSA Global

More Effective Training Creates More Effective Performance. Recently there has been a spotlight on Capitol Hill over TSA’s abysmal record at spotting weapons as they pass through airport security.

64 Proven Ways Consultants Can Generate Leads Online (Consulting Lead Generation)

Tsavo Neal

This is an efficient way to re-purpose your content and create more value out of what you’ve already produced. What’s great about speaking at a web conference is that you don’t have to travel — and neither does your audience.

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Blockchain in Healthcare: Possibilities and Limitations

Tom Spencer

A nationwide blockchain network for electronic health records (EHR) could improve clinical efficiencies, track patient records, and enhance patient outcomes. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter.

Conversation with Partners in Performance

Tom Spencer

Tom: What is the firm’s travel model? Potential candidates should expect heavy travel days. WE were grateful for the recent opportunity to talk with Amanda Melo, recruitment manager at Partners in Performance.

Researching Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

Below we provide some ideas to help make your research as effective and efficient as possible. What is the firm’s travel model? (Source: Flickr ). IN this post we look at researching consulting firms. Why, how and what should you research?

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

Thus, they work towards creating or upgrading current purchasing processes to enhance efficiency and maximize savings. Transportation & Travel. Summer Associates are given the opportunity to travel as they will be stationed both at client sites and in the office. You have to be prepared for Sunday – Friday travel, which is the flip-side of client exposure – you get to meet and collaborate with the client, but you are NEVER at home.


Seth Godin Blog

The more quickly, efficiently and safely, the better. We expect that it's possible to travel somewhere safely, and we expect that speaking up about a new idea won't lead us to get fired. The ignored secret behind successful organizations (and nations) is infrastructure.

Excellent Performance From People: Follow the ‘10 Commandments!’

Confessions of a Consultant

This ordered hierarchy was an efficient way to denote ‘who did what’. What speed is the car travelling? We know how to manage people (for thousands of years). Improving organizational performance by leveraging Human Resources has been a hot topic since God was a boy.

Conversation with North Highland

Tom Spencer

Tom: North Highland offers a range of solutions including Data and Analytics, Managed Services, Operating Efficiency Ratio, People and Change, Professionalising IT, Social Insights Lab and Strategy and Advisory. Tom: North Highland has a broad range of industry expertise including in Energy and Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications, Public Sector, Retail and CPG, and Transportation, Travel and Leisure.

The Lessons I Learned From Peter Drucker

Tom Spencer

According to my aunt, who accepted the Medal of Freedom on his behalf (because at that point he was too sick to travel), Drucker was also unbelievably embarrassed that “ management by objective ” had been used to justify the Iraq War. This is a guest post from Marguerite Arnold.

Getting the Most from Consultants: The E-Tender System Sucks

Confessions of a Consultant

With tons of options, you talk to a travel agent who has actually been to the place you’re thinking of visiting. We have an obligation to our staff to run our companies efficiently and not engage people on ‘make work’ projects. ‘How not to’ allocate business! This blog format is relatively straightforward. Grab attention. Make the point. Move on. But every now and again, a slightly more difficult topic is worth exploring.