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

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.

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

Creating a New Approach to Engineering and Innovation at Hitachi Metals - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HITACHI METALS, LTD.

Harvard Business

As the new general manager of the Global Research & Innovative Technology Center (GRIT) at Hitachi Metals, Kenichi Inoue is tasked with creating an updated framework for research and development in advanced materials, helping his organization make the shift to a new approach to engineering and innovation in a disrupted world. Innovation Design Product development Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure Manufacturing Sponsor Content

Why Entrepreneurship Programs for Engineers Fail

Harvard Business

Entrepreneurs are known for their creativity and risk tolerance; engineers, mathematicians, and health care workers typically aren’t. Consider, for example, the ideal attributes of a civil engineer building an interstate bridge near your home. Do you picture a risk-tolerant engineer who is highly comfortable with uncertainty, or one who tends to prefer mathematical certainly? Jeffrey Coolidge/Getty Images.

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.

Building an engine for growth that funds itself

McKinsey

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

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.

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

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.

Engineering the future of maritime trade

McKinsey

Lessons from the expansion of the Panama Canal. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Consultant Ninja: Engineers as Rock Stars: Management Consulting.

Consultant Ninja

Engineers as Rock Stars. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Who cant love this ad? Posted by Consultant Ninja. at 7:37 AM. Related Posts. 1 comment: Cory. that was great =). August 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM. Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom).

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Billability - An Engineering Perspective

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Consultants who are easily offended

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

Deltek

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

Deltek

The Deltek Clarity A&E report highlights the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) A&E firms need to be tracking and details historical trends. Benchmark and set realistic goals for your firm

Dude, Where’s My Traffic?

Joellyn Sargent

As you roll out your new site, be sure that: If you redesigned an existing site, any pages that have been moved need to have 301 redirects set up so search engines will know where they went. “Help, I built a website and no one came!”

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

A&E marketing and business development guest post: Is it time for engineering to be sexy?

Deltek

This is the seventh post in Deltek’s A&E marketing and business development blog series. Expert David Stone, founder and President of Stone and Company, talks about the importance of differentiating your firm from the rest

10 Quick SEO Fixes

Joellyn Sargent

You don’t have to be an expert in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to have a search friendly website. Here are ten simple ways to make sure your site is properly indexed for search engines. 2) Every page is different - whether you have 5 pages on your site or 500, search engines expect each page to be unique. Search engines place more value on the first words in the title. Google and other search engines index images and display them in search results.