Engineering the switch to digital

McKinsey

The CIO of ING Bank discusses the importance of top engineering talent and agile ways of working when it comes to digitizing products and processes. Our insights

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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

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.

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

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.

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

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Our Insights

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. Our Insights

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

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

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

10X Business Growth: How an Engineer Turned Consultant Uses.

Consulting Business

Search for: 10X Business Growth: How an Engineer Turned Consultant Uses Marketing Automation. Steve took an engineering consulting firm from $250,000 to $3.1 Steve, let’s start off and talk a bit more about your previous job at that engineering consulting firm. The “Engineering Consulting” firm was “nick miller inc” a surveying company in Palm Beach Gardens Florida that later changed their name to “global Minds” Free Consultants Toolkit!

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business

Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organizations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while creating greater value for their customers. “Build real recommendation engines fast” is my mission-critical recommendation to companies aspiring — or struggling — to creatively cross the digital divide. Laura Schneider for HBR.

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

How the Imagined “Rationality” of Engineering Is Hurting Diversity — and Engineering

Harvard Business

Just how common are the views on gender espoused in the memo that former Google engineer James Damore was recently fired for distributing on an internal company message board? Research we’ve conducted shows that while most people don’t share Damore’s views, male engineers are more likely to. ” Students are taught engineering purity, Cech found , so their commitment to public welfare declines significantly over the course of their engineering education.

Financial Engineering Chart of the Day: Fed Balance Sheet vs. S&P 500

MishTalk

Fed Balance Sheet vs. S&P 500 I was playing around with some ideas on the St Louis Fed "Fred" database and came up with this. Mike "Mish" Shedlock Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management.

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

Search Engine Optimization core differences between 2008 and today

Leading Results Rambings

A core change of search engine optimization techniques between today and just a few years ago are the referred to “Panda” and “Penguin”- Apparently because no understanding of Google is complete without a trip to the zoo? This was a conventional technique for the traditional Search Engine Optimization companies that delivered outstanding bang for the buck. At one point, it was true that the best search engine optimized sites were not on those platforms.

Shockingly Bad Fiscal Health of Chicago (and the Financial Engineering Chicago Uses to Hide that Fact)

MishTalk

The following guest post by Culpepper first appeared on Tumblr as How Chicago has used financial engineering to paper over its massive budget gap.

Personalized Recommendation Engines Are Coming to Health Care

Harvard Business

In the past decade, consumers have shifted from worrying about sharing personal financial information when shopping on the internet to embracing online retailers’ recommendations for them.

How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

Harvard Business

When an aircraft manufacturer decides to create a new model, it doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, and then put all the pieces together. It is the realm of systems engineering, a field that has contributed to jaw-dropping achievements, such as sending a spacecraft on a nine-year voyage to Pluto and designing a nuclear submarine.

How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size

Harvard Business

When I joined Instagram in 2015 as head of engineering, the company had been part of Facebook for three years. It had 115 engineers, but we would soon scale to 300, and later grow to over 400 in 2017. The engineering department needed better organization and management, and its employees were craving more career development. Andy Crawford/Getty Images. It was not an easy task, but I had a powerful weapon in mind from the start: reorganization.

Volvo Goes All Electric – Well Not Quite: End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

MishTalk

The headline is not quite accurate, nor is the notion we are on the verge of the end of the internal combustion engine. SupplyChain24 says Volvo First Major Car Manufacturer to Go All Electric. This is a step in that direction, but let’s separate the hype from the reality. more…). Economics

Uber and Other Tech Companies Could Make Simple Changes to Avoid Driving Away Their Female Engineers

Harvard Business

On February 19 former Uber employee Susan Fowler wrote an explosive blog post describing her time as an engineer at Uber. And it’s important to note that it isn’t only Uber that (allegedly) has a problem retaining and supporting female engineers. While some of the details described by Fowler sound extreme, many female engineers have reported that hostile work environments are still unfortunately common.

New Evidence Shows Search Engines Reinforce Social Stereotypes

Harvard Business

These stories are consistent with a growing body of research on search engine bias. ” In other words, the researchers showed that image search engines exaggerate gender stereotypes concerning professions. In a project with my colleagues from the University of Sheffield’s Information School, Jo Bates and Paul Clough, we have been conducting experiments to gauge whether image search engines perpetuate more generalized gender stereotypes.

5 Steps to Creating a Consulting Website That Attracts Clients.

Consulting Business

Is your website engineered to build your authority status and provide you with a stream of leads? Helping You Become A Successful Independent Consultant. Contact Us. Skip to content. PRODUCTS. WORK WITH MIKE. ARTICLES. ABOUT.

The Results are In: The 37th Annual Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Report

Deltek

Smart Debt Engineering: Markets Giddy Over Greek Debt Proposal; ECB Nixes Plan Already; Party On Dudes

MishTalk

Smart Debt Engineering The markets are giddy today over a Plan to End Debt Standoff released yesterday by Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis.

Wal-Mart Shares Plunge 10 Percent; Retail Price Wars On the Way? Capital Investment Financial Engineering

MishTalk

Capital Investment Financial Engineering In a press release Wal-Mart announced " Capital investments will be approximately $11.0 Wolf Richter took Wal-Mart to task for that statement in his appraisal The Chilling Thing Wal-Mart Said about Financial Engineering. It has been the most successful method of financial engineering. In this era, once financial engineering fails to prop up stock prices, all bets are off.

Print Media Doom Part 2: Lack of Vision and Strategy = Epic Fail

The Thirsty Dog

The Media advertising digital media Jason Price jason price seattle magazine news media Newspaper Print News Media revenue search engine strategic planningThis post by Jason Price can be seen at The Thirsty Dog Blog - Seattle's Finest Blog on Business and Consulting by Jason Price. In this installment – Jason Price examines the effects of limited vision and strategy and the corresponding decline in advertising revenue have had in the print media industry.

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NASA Rocket With Russian-Made Engine Explodes On Takeoff; Ironies Abound

MishTalk

Sanctions or not, NASA uses Russian-made engines to propel rockets. Yesterday, just seconds after takeoff, a NASA Antares rocket with a Russian-made engine exploded on takeoff. The Russian maker of the engine used in the unmanned US supply rocket that exploded after liftoff in Virginia denied on Wednesday that its product was at fault for the catastrophe. In essence, the AJ-26 engine is undergoing flight tests,” it said.

How Industrial Firms Invest in Renewable Energy, Affordably

Harvard Business

Sustainability Accounting Operations management Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Manufacturing Digital ArticleBig companies have been buying a lot of clean energy lately – 3.5 gigawatts of renewable capacity last year alone (a good chunk of all the capacity added*).

Strategy Talk: Should We Split Our Stock to Boost Returns?

Strategy+Business

Financial engineering won't fix a stagnant valuation

Strategic insight through stress-testing: How to connect the 'engine room' to the boardroom

McKinsey

This report offers an overview of stress testing as a management and regulatory tool in banking. The report suggests ways that banks can use stress tests and their component parts to connect strategic thinking at Baord and senior management level to meaningful actions across their organizations. It offers a five-step program for achieving greater positive impact from stress testing, including modeling P&L and liquidity impacts and using scenarios more effectively. Our Insights

It’s Never Been More Important for Big Companies to Listen to Local Communities

Harvard Business

Multinational Cross-cultural management Risk management Energy & Natural Resources Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Digital ArticleAlice Potter/Getty Images. On paper, the project seemed like it would be a hit: The investment by the mining company would bring jobs and 21st-century technology to an economically poor area and tax revenues to the government.

Beating the low-productivity trap: How to transform construction operations

McKinsey

Engineering and construction companies suffer from low margins and relatively low productivity. They can do better. Our Insights

How to Make Every Dollar of Infrastructure Investment Go Further

Harvard Business

Our research at McKinsey Global Institute finds that the construction industry could boost productivity 50% to 60% by instituting best practices and innovations in seven areas: regulations; contractual relationships; design and engineering processes; procurement and supply chain management; on-site execution; digital technology, new materials, and advanced automation; and workforce development. Economy Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Digital Article

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

7 Questions that Will Multiply Your Consulting Firm Revenue & Margin

David A Fields

But to generate a quantum leap in consulting revenue and profit, you need an Engineering Vision. Want to achieve the next big step up for your consulting firm? You’ve undoubtedly written goals, and I’ll bet you’ve crafted plans, too. Answer the seven questions in this article, and you’ll be poised for explosive growth. One of [ ] Consultants Fees Mindset

Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda

McKinsey

In an open letter to business leaders, a Harvard Business School professor and a learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative present an emphatic case to make learning a corporate priority.