Frustrated Engineers

Harvard Business

Managing up Organizational culture Decision making Gender Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure AudioDear HBR: answers your questions with the help of CEO and author Richard Sheridan.

Making cost engineering count

McKinsey

Cost engineering isn’t just for car companies and chipmakers. Across sectors, complexity and cost pressures are giving companies good reason to follow a more disciplined approach to finding savings. Insights on Operations

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Fine-tuning the growth engine: M&A in engineering and construction

McKinsey

The engineering-and-construction sector is seeing a merger wave. To avoid a wipeout, focus on culture, capabilities, and value capture. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Refueling the innovation engine in vaccines

McKinsey

Vaccine development has slowed over the past five years, but changes to investment strategies and a shift in focus to more technical and complex vaccines could renew the innovation engine. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

Rev up your growth engine: Lessons from through-cycle outperformers

McKinsey

Your decisions now will determine how strongly you come out of the COVID-19 crisis—and how well you perform in the next normal. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Central and Eastern Europe needs a new engine for growth

McKinsey

Creating a digital, tech-driven economy could be the growth engine that ten economies in the region need. Europe

Engineering Biology

Harvard Business

Investors Carina Namih and Gigi Levy-Weiss come together with LabGenius founder James Field and science writer Oliver Morton to explore the opportunity of engineering biology to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Technology Health Economics & Society Audio

R&D Pricing Strategies for Consultants: How to Price The Unknowns

Consulting Success

Consulting Articles Consulting Fees consulting fees consulting retainers Engineering R&D Science Value Based PricingPricing your consulting services hourly is one of the worst ways to charge your clients. You only have so many hours in a day.

Engineering Biology: The Next Frontier

Harvard Business

Vijay Pande, Andreessen Horowitz general partner, explores new technologies at the intersection of biology, engineering, and innovation. Disruptive innovation Research & development Technology Audio

How analytics can drive smarter engineering and construction decisions

McKinsey

Three applications illustrate how companies are beginning to embrace data-driven solutions while establishing a foundation for future initiatives. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Our Insights

An engineering approach to derisking R&D for novel drug modalities

McKinsey

Borrowing from the field of engineering, applying a “failure modes analysis” can quickly take some unnecessary risk out of a development program for innovative modalities. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

The new age of engineering and construction technology

McKinsey

New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to know about the evolving landscape. Our Insights

The engine of our discontent

Seth Godin Blog

When TV first was adopted, it was a magical gift. The shows united our culture and the ads fueled a seemingly endless consumer boom. Today, though, marketers have turned television into an instrument of dissatisfaction.

How To Sell Consulting Services With Craig Wortmann: Podcast #50

Consulting Success

Craig Wortmann of Sales Engine consulting reveals the key to sell more: networking. Consulting Success Podcast Craig Wortmann go-to-market growing portfolio How To Sell More How To Sell More With Craig Wortmann of Sales Engine Consulting messaging sales Sales Engine Consulting

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The Subtle Stressors Making Women Want to Leave Engineering

Harvard Business

Female retention in engineering remains a persistent problem. To build a deeper understanding of these experiences and how women deal with them, we interviewed and surveyed more than 330 engineers in the U.S. (43% Our interviews with male engineers confirm these beliefs.

From Engineer To Successful Ecommerce Consultant with Mike Gammarino: Podcast #48

Consulting Success

From Engineer To Successful Ecommerce Consultant with Mike Gammarino: Podcast #48 is a post from: Consulting Success. A lot of times, what we see for new product companies are you’ve got a couple of founders where one knows the product well because that started the idea, and then one knows how to market and sell the product. Once you have those two things together, the next piece is the ecommerce operations piece.

Cracking the Search Engine Code

Strategy+Business

E-tailers create sponsored ads in a bid to attract online consumers, but lower-cost improvements to search placement can be more profitable

Introducing customer success 2.0: The new growth engine

McKinsey

Can software vendors and other companies identify more opportunities to grow and deliver value by taking a fresh look at customer success? Our Insights

Artificial intelligence as auto companies’ new engine of value

McKinsey

What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run? Our Insights

Our engineering ratchet

Seth Godin Blog

Quietly, over the last thirty years, engineering has become dramatically more efficient and effective. 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. Several factors are at work: Computer aided design and engineering means that smaller teams can do more, faster.

Building an engine for growth that funds itself

McKinsey

You don’t have to look far to finance your growth ambitions. Marketing & Sales Insights

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Our Insights

Manage time using Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Manage time using Business Process Re-engineering (BPR). BPR your life takes the principles of business process re-engineering and applies them to the way you manage your time (and therefore your life). Five principles of re-engineering your […]. The post Manage time using Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

How Much Innovation Should We Juice Out of Engineers?

Strategy+Business

Are the bells and whistles on already highly engineered products just decadence, or are they a small price to pay for the gadgets we need

Add engines until airborne

Seth Godin Blog

The most direct way to get a jet to fly is to add bigger engines. That's certainly one way to get through a thorny problem. And the easiest way to gain attention is to run more ads, or yell more loudly. Horsepower is an expensive but often effective solution.

Scientist, Engineer and Operations Manager

Seth Godin Blog

The Engineer builds things that work. The engineer builds it out. Engineers shouldn't make stuff up. A career is often based on one of these three stances: The Scientist does experiments. Sometimes they work, sometimes they fail. She takes good notes. Comes up with a theory.

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?

Harvard Business

Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM. with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce. For decades, to attract more women to the field, engineering educators have focused on curriculum reform (e.g., Why men and women enter engineering.

How to ?Re-engineer? Your Business for Safety

Harvard Business

Apply this ‘90s business principle to your company’s reopening strategy. Managing organizations Strategic thinking Business processes Digital Article

How Engineering Principles Can Improve Healthcare

Strategy+Business

As demand for ambulatory care grows, providers can unlock access using existing resources. But they''ll need to redesign the way they operate--by putting the patient in the middle

Banks and the digital flywheel: An engine for ongoing value capture

McKinsey

A few banks are generating significant bottom-line impact from their digital investments. These leaders share a relentless focus on applying productivity gains as broadly as possible across the organization. Insights on Financial Services

The Problem of Visibility for Women in Engineering, and How They Manage It

Harvard Business

Women engineers have a visibility problem. In 2014 we interviewed 50 women engineers in three leading FTSE 100 organizations in the UK. All three organizations said they were committed to diversity and were attempting to hire, retain, and promote more women engineers.

Intelligent process automation: The engine at the core of the next-generation operating model

McKinsey

Full intelligent process automation comprises five key technologies. Here’s how to use them to enhance productivity and efficiency, reduce operational risks, and improve customer experiences. Our Insights

Ex-Google Engineers Launch “Otto”: Completely Driverless Truck Testing Underway

MishTalk

Four ex-Google engineers, including the man who built Google’s first self-driving … Continue reading → EconomicsMovement in the autonomous vehicle space accelerated once again.