Traveling for Work? You’re a Prime Target for Hackers

Harvard Business

As if the stresses and headaches of business travel weren’t enough, there’s one more thing to worry about while traveling in unfamiliar places: the security of your email. Each time a traveling executive opens spymail, they reveal a wealth of private information — their current location, the time of day they read their email, the hotel at which they are staying. Establish executive travel email protocol.

Mobile Phones Promise to Bring Banking to the World’s Poorest

Harvard Business

Because she is paid in cash and conducts all of her transactions in cash, she must travel to pay her bills for medical or child care in person. However, some services, such as the well-popularized microcredit financing, designed to grow small businesses, have not worked as well as anticipated.

Bogus Audited Statements Are Holding Africa Back

Harvard Business

Indeed, for all the mileages accumulated by African market regulators as they travel around the world promoting their markets, nothing could be more impactful than building trusted institutions where audited statements are reliable.

Kim Ramko, Principal, Southeast Health and Life Sciences Industry Leader at EY

The Source

Kim Ramko’s travel schedule has been pretty hectic recently, even by her standards. Not long after, Ramko moved into a systems analyst role, travelling frequently and conducting training for business users on finance systems, working alongside EY.… It’s July 3rd 2017.

Does Your Startup Have a Spending Strategy?

Harvard Business

If your startup spends a lot on office design or executive first-class travel, consider the impression on your staff. Entrepreneurial finance Budgeting Costs Entrepreneurial management Digital ArticleCatherine Ledner/Getty Images. Starting a new business involves a host of challenges, and chief among them is knowing what to spend your money on—and how much to spend. You have to consider salaries, marketing budget, office size, technology services, and on and on.

4 Financial Innovations to Make Business Easier

Tom Spencer

There are many new innovations that allow companies to finance purchases creatively in order to meet their goals over the long term. Online banking is another recent innovation in the banking and finance industry. Finance Tools. This is a guest post from Sarah Smith. Overview.

Consulting Networking: 6 Best Practice Guidelines

Tom Spencer

Generally speaking, strengths fall under three categories: Skills – e.g. accounting, finance, data analysis. One of the more memorable parts of the consulting recruiting process was witnessing people attempting to network with consulting firms.

Accenture Careers

CaseInterview.com

The Products Operating Group concentrates on Air Freight & Travel Service, Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure & Transportation Services, Life Sciences, and Retail. Finance and Performance Management.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

The cons of investment banking – the long hours, the repetitive and unengaging nature of the work, the lack of non-finance exit opportunities – mattered far more to me than a 6-figure salary. Travel. Further reading: Consulting travel ; Day in the life of a consultant. #3

Due Diligence by Management Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

These are outsourced by PE firms or corporate acquirers to a specialist adviser: lawyers for legal issues, accountants for auditing, and investment bankers for carrying out due diligence from a financing perspective.

4 Types of Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

The benefit of being an internal consultant is that you have greater access to the company’s data, rarely travel for engagements, and get to see all sides of the company over a longer period of time.

The Paths of Consultancy

Tom Spencer

Daryl Morey took the path less travelled, the path that began with academia and consultancy. Of course, the work is very difficult, and the individuals involved are some of the most talented university graduates around, but it is a well-travelled path.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Management Consulting in Canada

Tom Spencer

Along with the prestige, a career in consulting is alluring to graduates due to well-known tenets of the job including exposure to C-level executives from day one, frequent business class travel, complimentary fine dining, and extensive training and mentorship.

CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Your time is consumed with things like financing, board meetings, product decisions, operational considerations, legal issues…the list is endless. Incorporate occasional customer interaction with your existing travel schedule. When was the last time you spoke to a customer?

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). Finance – A Finance degree not only shows that you’re proficient in math, but also implies you’re inquisitive and like to get to the root of problems. To be successful in Finance and consulting, you don’t need just intelligence, but personality also.

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. If you’re a startup CEO that’s poor at finance, you have the option of hiring someone that’s really good at what you’re bad at. When it comes to managing your career, you need to be aware of your own weaknesses. A weakness that’s known can be worked around.

Consulting or Banking

Tom Spencer

People in the “investment banking” or “corporate finance” division typically help large organisations undertake merges and acquisitions. Travel: Bankers sometimes do roadshows to drum up support from investors, but will typically spend 90% of their time in the office.

Business Lessons from Henry David Thoreau

Emerson Consulting Group

Many of life’s major arenas and how we approach or practice them, such as environmentalism, writing, travel, war and peace, politics and rebellion, philosophy and introspection, are steeped within the life and legend of Henry David Thoreau. But too often the path to such a vision/mission is traveled in a backwards direction by trying too hard to be practical, reasonable or careful. By Ken Lizotte CMC. As part of his ongoing column in Money Inc.

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?

Tour Recap – Day 4 (Columbia)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. Next stop – a meeting with the Executive Board of the Women’s Finance Society at Columbia University. We’re on a Tour Throwback trip…welcome to Part 4. If you missed our recaps of Georgia Tech , Duke , or Georgetown , read those first.

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‘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. Some of these top consulting firms also have strong alumni networks in industry, finance, law and government.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: More tales from the client's restroom.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

My summer in finance, there were stories of people sleeping in bathrooms, in the personal telephone booths, even in a janitors supply closet. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, November 10, 2008. More tales from the clients restroom. I was going to write about the guy at my client who was taking a conference call from Stall #1. complete with cell phone, newspaper on the floor, and apparently a blackberry (from all the clicking and typing).

From the Bench and Bedside to the Boardrooms (How to transition from academia into consulting, Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

These programs include putting new consultants through a “mini-MBA” where they spend approximately 3 weeks learning core business principles from leading economics, accounting, and finance professors. Introduction.

Job Hub: Virgin Group Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

This group has a startling 300 companies in its portfolio in sectors ranging from travel, telecommunications, health, financial services, leisure, music, space travel, and renewable energy. The group’s travel-related operations, led by 51%-owned Virgin Atlantic Airways, are among its largest cash generators. When interviewing for a job at Virgin, you are required to travel at your own expense to interview with them. 28% of Management Consultants Pursue Finance.

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Venezuela Strengthens Currency Controls in Impossible Mission to Stop Capital Flight; Airlines Collapse; End of the Line

MishTalk

The exchange rate for foreign travelers was just set to is 11.36 Please consider Venezuela Bonds Plunge After Bolivar Weakened for Travel. Venezuelans traveling abroad, airlines and foreigners sending remittances home must use a secondary exchange rate determined at weekly auctions, Economy Vice President Rafael Ramirez said yesterday. billion last year to finance travel, airlines and remittances, 19 percent more than in 2012, according to Ramirez.

Why You Should Take a Break from Your Business (and How to Get Away)

Joellyn Sargent

Maybe you want to travel around the world, maybe you want to spend six months in Bali, laying on the beach and just chilling out. Money Matters Planning ahead so that you have your finances in order is a really important aspect of taking a break because you don’t want to take a break and then come back and feel like you’ve got no income coming in. A sabbatical can work wonders to restore your mindset and motivation.

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Tour Recap – Day 4 (Columbia)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. Next stop – a meeting with the Executive Board of the Women’s Finance Society at Columbia University. We’re on a Tour Throwback trip…welcome to Part 4. If you missed our recaps of Georgia Tech , Duke , or Georgetown , read those first.

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Tour Recap – Day 4 (Columbia)

Management Consulted

We travel anywhere in the world. *. Next stop – a meeting with the Executive Board of the Women’s Finance Society at Columbia University. We’re on a Tour Throwback trip…welcome to Part 4. If you missed our recaps of Georgia Tech , Duke , or Georgetown , read those first.

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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.

How to Balance Work and Life in Management Consulting

CaseInterview.com

Travel. Travel is hard on the lifestyle because you are just not at home. If you want to avoid traveling, work in an industry that is largely based in the same city as your office. This was not a deliberate choice, but I had the interest in the sector, I wasgood in certain aspects related to the finance industry, I liked my colleagues in that sector, and they and my clients liked me a lot. Traveling to the client often involves just taking a taxi or Uber.

Want to be Happy? Then decide your ‘Purpose’

Confessions of a Consultant

Solid finances? ? Sometimes, people seek to embrace a higher order calling and embark on a journey (reading, travelling, working with a not-for-profit organisation, reflection exercises and so on) to discover or reconnect with their passion in life.

Why consulting?

Management Consulted

“I am competitive in nature and always give the best in whatever I do and my passions include photography, travelling and embracing new cultures and languages. The perks were fantastic – travel to new locations, work in different industries, client pays for the travel.

Brexit & The Future of Startups In Europe

Tom Spencer

You could still travel to central parts of London and see unreconstructed bomb sites left over from the war. Marguerite Arnold is an entrepreneur, author and third semester EMBA candidate at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. This is a guest post from Marguerite Arnold.

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

MishTalk

China Momentum The world is now reduced to: Japan QE Infinite (Helicopter money next) – BOJ is buying more than 100% of issuance from Ministry of Finance now! Steen Jakobsen has some interesting comments on China and Japan in his latest email.

Treasury Department Places "Real Value" on Digital Currencies, Sees No Widespread Criminal Bitcoin Use; Virtual Currency Rules Coming Later This Year

MishTalk

government sees no evidence of “widespread” use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to evade sanctions or finance terrorism, the Treasury Department’s top official targeting money laundering said. Terrorists generally need ‘real’ currency, not virtual currency, to pay their expenses -– such as salaries, bribes, weapons, travel, and safe houses,’ David S. In statements that all but endorse bitcoin and digital currencies, Treasury’s Cohen Sees No Widespread Criminal Bitcoin Use.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Finance Risk. Travel and Transportation. Areas like finance, accounting, communications, HR and marketing. Travel to client locations are required. IBM Global Business Services (GBS).