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.

What Managers Can Do to Keep Women in Engineering

Harvard Business

Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. In 2014 we interviewed 34 women engineers in two FTSE 100 firms in the UK. Ten of the engineers were in the early stages of their careers, 19 were mid-career, and five were in late career. PET’s engineering workforce was about 12% women, and TTD’s was about 9%.

High Performance Cultures: What every organization can learn from Ferrari, Bentley, and Lamborghini

Claris Consulting

The engine, only a few inches from my head, pounded in my chest as if I was receiving CPR, and the trees flew by so fast that they were no longer trees, but more a blurry green swatch of color out of the corner of my right eye. It was one of the most thrilling moments in my life.

The Perils of Internal Disruption (Part 4)

Markovitz Consulting

It made no sense for consultants traveling all the way from Japan to the United States to work with a company for just a half-day or a full day. Cambridge Engineering, an HVAC manufacturer near St. “Disruption” has become another business buzzword that obviates the need for prudent, careful thought and consideration. If something is “disruptive,” then it must by definition be good.

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Crazy Airline Gobbledegook Nonsense

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Wouldn''t it be cool to have a conductor and an engineer on an air-coach? Why not just call it travel ? The airline business is like nothing on earth, and airline people are some of the most common interactions we consultants have.

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

The Top 8 Undergrad Consulting Majors

Management Consulted

A fun fact – Jenny Rae was an economics major at UVA, but famously decided to shave her head and travel the world after graduation (yeah, her parents were really proud). Engineering (Mechanical Engineering is the most operationally focused). As an engineer, you’ll also become more and more familiar with a wide range of industries, including medical, energy and automated manufacturing, which you’ll undoubtedly consult for one day.

Newsletter or Blog: which is better?

Rod Burkert

Email newsletters contribute zero internet search engine juice to your online presence. Every blog post is a new web page and increases your reach and ranking in search engines. #7 These people get a little more insight into what we do, pet travel news updates (e.g.,

Tips for Undergrads Pursuing the Consulting Track

Tom Spencer

But for those who come from non-business majors (science, engineering, arts, law, etc.), Ask insightful questions because the consultants have heard the same boring questions about travel and favorite projects more than enough.

Constraints and measurement

Seth Godin Blog

These are the two axes of professional design and engineering. If you need to build a bridge, yes, of course you could build one out of unobtainium and even an amateur could build one that can’t carry truck traffic, but a professional engineer eagerly accepts the constraints she signed up for and insists on measuring just how much wear and tear the bridge can actually handle. And while it’s shiny, the failures of engineering and design are everywhere.

We have Ebola

Seth Godin Blog

Our kneejerk reaction is that "they" need to be isolated from us (more than 55% of Americans favor a travel ban for everyone, not just the sick). Even fifty years ago, a travel ban was difficult, now it''s impossible.

How Iceland 'Gets' Frictionless Experiences

1 to 1

Hospitality and travel companies could learn a lot from Iceland in terms of creating a frictionless guest experience. Although it was a short trip, it gave me a glimpse into a well-oiled tourism engine that companies should aspire to.

Managing your Weaknesses

CaseInterview.com

Since broadband, streaming video, and video conferencing were not yet widely available, I concluded that in order for me to get customers or clients without traveling was to learn how to communicate with the Internet in writing. You need to make a strategic choice to either be a high-level individual contributor (such as a product architect or distinguished engineer with no direct reports) or invest energy in improving your people skills so it doesn’t hold you back.

Google Enters the Hotel Business, Takes on Advertisers Priceline, Expedia, and Trip Advisor

MishTalk

Google is adding more photos and reviews to its hotel listings, so they increasingly resemble those of travel search sites such as Priceline Group Inc. And it is more aggressively promoting its "hotel-price ads" that post room rates directly as travel-search sites do. The idea is to encourage travelers to plan more of their trips directly on Google. But the move is risky: Online travel agencies are among Google''s biggest advertisers.

An Ex-Consultant’s Jump into the Start Up World

Management Consulted

He co-founded MobileSuites, an app that puts travel concierge services and hotel information at your fingertips, and which you can (and should) find and sign-up for here. I ended up traveling on a few projects with my friend Basel, an analyst who started the same day that I did. The more we thought about it, the more we thought we could build something that could really change how people travel. The travel ecosphere is one that consultants are very familiar with.

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Improving the Patient Experience: People, Process, Place Model

Tom Spencer

A model that healthcare and health system leaders use, supported by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering ( ASHE ), in order to evaluate and address patient satisfaction is the “people, process, place” model.

'Sort by price' is lazy

Seth Godin Blog

What if the airline search engines returned results sorted by a (certainly difficult) score that combined travel time, aircraft quality, reliability, customer service, price and a few other factors? This extends far beyond air travel.

France Considers Forcing Google to Disclose Search Algorithm; Too Much Satisfaction!

MishTalk

As well as search issues, the investigation has looked at allegations that Google illegally scrapes content from rivals, locks some publishers into using Google search ads, and makes it hard for advertisers to move campaigns to rival search engines. Almost 20 complainants against Google want the search engine to abide by strict rules that ensure its formula treats its own services — providing results for travel, shopping and maps — no differently from rivals.

Future of Healthcare: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Tom Spencer

Currently engineers, physicians, other healthcare providers, and educators are working to create innovative ways to apply these immersive technologies in order to transform clinical teaching and practice.

Driverless Trains: Why Does Chicago (US in General) Lag London (Europe Europe in General)?

MishTalk

100,000 Club In November of 2014, the Sun Times reported Metra's $100,000 Club Includes Conductors, Engineers. Driverless trains are about to make a big impact in London. The Telegraph reports New 'Driverless' Tube trains unveiled by TFL.

Top Consulting Firms

CaseInterview.com

However, they tend to have an intense lifestyle with lots of travel, face-to-face engagements, and long hours as a result. If you are interested in a career with a lot of travel, this could be a good place for you. What are the Top Consulting Firms?

6 Ways to Change Your Organisation: A Menu of Choices

Confessions of a Consultant

Re-engineering gains can normally be achieved over a 12-week period. Workout Programme: Process re-engineering lends itself to involving people at lower levels in the organization. Use process tools/discipline: This work requires a full re-skilling of the workforce – giving them access to engineering skills and process disciplines more typically associated with ‘graduate level’ positions. *A Some of the German discount supermarkets are now travelling this route.

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

Tom Spencer

This has promoted the use of virtual meeting spaces which are quickly eliminating the need for big fancy meeting rooms and the high costs associated with business travel. The ‘UBER’ fever has caught North America.

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. For example, at Bulger Partners you’ll travel less than you would at Deloitte or PwC. Many Tech CEOs are not former consultants, but rather engineers first. Bulger Partners also looks for a baseline knowledge of software, and recruits heavily from Engineering and Computer Science departments. BULGER PARTNERS.

Bank of Japan Buying Over 100% of Japanese Bond Issuance; Steen Jakobsen Expects "FantasyLand Will Give Way to RealityLand"

MishTalk

Yes, world should rejoice, take stocks & US dollar higher making sure EM engine is killed totally. World only has two engines of growth: EM and US. End of financial engineering? Steen Jakobsen has some interesting comments on China and Japan in his latest email.

The 6 Million Euro Man (or Woman): Sourcing Superior Talent

Confessions of a Consultant

Managerial jobs can be subdivided into 3 key areas: (1) Thinking Skills: The knowledge requirements for the position and the intellectual ability to make decisions/solve problems that typically arise e.g. chemical engineering. (2) The cost of a ‘wrong hire’ can be enormous.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Office Annoyances and Jargon.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Good day Mansour Engineering believes that completeness, accuracy and integrity of contract documents must be assured by a thorough constructability quality assurance program. Mansour Engineering documents are always comprehensive, clearly detailed and well-coordinated across trades. url=[link] click here to go to Mansour Engineering[/url] [link]. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 15, 2010. Office Annoyances and Jargon - Top 10.

Book Review – “How the mighty fall” by Jim Collins

Tom Spencer

While one might point out that there have been successful businesses that have entered into a wide range of industries, venturing into unrelated fields such as aviation, fertilizer, engineering, and Formula1 did not work for UB Group. Introduction.

The Power of Workplace Culture to Drive Behavior

LSA Global

With tiny engines hidden in bike frames, some cyclists were able to cheat their way to greater speed through what is being called “mechanical doping.” when it was commonplace for people to toss trash from car windows as they traveled the highways.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisers to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

The firm also employs a lighter travel model than many other firms. For example, at Bulger Partners you’ll travel less than you would at Deloitte or PwC. Many Tech CEOs are not former consultants, but rather engineers first. Bulger Partners also looks for a baseline knowledge of software, and recruits heavily from Engineering and Computer Science departments. BULGER PARTNERS.

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

Tom: What is Accenture’s travel model? Accenture: Accenture’s travel expectations are largely driven by the needs of our clients. If a graduate is placed in a role which requires them to travel they will typically fly out on Monday morning and return to their home location on Friday afternoon. Students can join Accenture from any academic discipline; and we’re particularly keen to recruit graduates from maths, science, engineering and technology backgrounds.

Why consulting?

Management Consulted

Marketing to safari clientele for funding, partnering with local safari companies for logistical support and networking to learn everything from charity fundraising to electrical engineering. I am an engineering student with experience being an executive at the debate club.

Retirement Planning: Taking Control of the Final Chapter

Confessions of a Consultant

In terms of the future – we mine unfinished business or explore brand new avenues to be travelled. ’ Well…I’m fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whiskey into urine. You get to write the Last Chapter. As an executive coach, I get to work with people at all careers stages.

Why Consulting?

CaseInterview.com

While these figures might not look as impressive as, say, an engineering firm, some unstaffed time can bring the figures back into balance. The third challenge is coping with the additional hours and travel demanded by the consulting lifestyle. Sometimes, when struggling through yet another case interview practice , candidates might wonder: "Why consulting again?"

Business Book Review: Start-Up Nation

Management Consulted

Dan lives in New York and has studied in Israel and lived, worked and traveled in the Arab World.

Conversation with Cartesian

Tom Spencer

Adam Fraser: At the business analyst level, you have the opportunity to engage with, and present to, clients and have quite a bit of client interaction, including traveling to client sites. Tom: What is the firm’s travel model? Some projects may require you to travel to another country and be on-site every day. I recently had the good fortune to talk briefly with Adam Fraser who is a Business Analyst at Cartesian.