The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. In fact, short-term travel can often test people more than long-term assignments.

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Service increasingly was hit or miss, and Forbes Travel Guide issued a preliminary rating that would have docked the restaurant a star.

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German Reader on "Political Correctness"; Denmark Cancels All Trains From Germany; Juncker Pleads for Compulsory Refugee Quotas


Denmark Cancels Trains For Indefinite Period The BBC reports Denmark-Germany Rail Links Suspended Denmark's DSB rail operator said trains to and from Germany had been suspended for an indefinite period because of exceptional passport checks. Police also closed part of the E45 motorway - the main road link between Germany and Denmark - after about 300 migrants left another train and set off on foot towards Sweden near the border town of Padborg.

Climate change consulting: Does it have a future?

The Source

As attitudes translate into behaviour (in 2018 a record 32 million passengers travelled by SJ, Sweden’s state train operator), the organisations they work in and buy from will need to change too.

S-Corp Checklist

Women in Consulting

Some of the advantages are that they have a liability protection, if the business operates legitimately, as well as no double taxation with distributions and losses typically reduce other personal income. Review the travel expenses. Make sure you separate out any personal travel. Count every travel day that you worked more than 4 hours. Consulting Training and Education Top Consulting Tips

A New Hospitalist Model for Managing High-Cost, High-Need Patients

Harvard Business

For example, organizations such as CareMore have invested in “extensivists,” primary care physicians who travel to hospitals where CareMore patients are admitted and link the hospital stay with primary care. Operations Organizational structure Healthcare Digital Article

An Unconventional Path: One Medical Student’s Journey Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

As I went through my medical training I even came to the point where I just knew I would be a surgical oncologist. As one could imagine, medical school doesn’t really train you to be a life sciences consultant.

Future of Healthcare: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Tom Spencer

Medical student education and resident training, patient therapy, and physician operations are three segments in healthcare with high growth potential for VR and AR technologies. Medical Student and Resident Training.

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

Tom: Accenture offers a range of services including Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations. Additionally this specialisation may not be specific to an industry but could be related to our technology, strategy, digital or operations business. Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at Accenture? Is training provided online or does Accenture bring consultants together as part of a regional or global training program?

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

Tom Spencer

MD or PhD), is whether to pursue residency training for newly minted physicians or a post-doctoral research fellowship for PhDs. A second area of interest for many advanced degree candidates is the level of formal training that firms provide. Introduction.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

Tom Spencer

Tom: LEK offers a range of services including Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Mergers & Acquisitions. Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at LEK? Tom: What is LEK’s travel model?

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

Self-described “recovering consultant” Blair Enns is the CEO of Win Without Pitching, a sales training organization for creative professionals in the design, advertising, and public relations fields. It’s a sales training organization to creative professionals.

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Unspoken truths of top-tier consulting: things every consultant knows, but no one says 

Tom Spencer

When you first start consulting, it can seem like a sort of corporate utopia: interesting work, a new client every few months, access to leaders of industry, great colleagues, endless career development and training, generous dinner budgets, extensive travel, nice hotels, international travel. Consultants often operate in an information vacuum: have the confidence that your answer is right, because it is – until proven otherwise.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

Consulting compensates with perks that banking does not offer – from better travel allowances to more generous health and retirement packages. Travel. Consultants – depending on firm – travel anywhere from 25-75% of their time.

Conversation with Partners in Performance

Tom Spencer

Tom: PIP appears to offer a broad range of services including Coaching & Training, Operations & Maintenance, as well as Strategy. Tom: What kind of training and mentoring programs does the firm offer for graduates? Tom: What is the firm’s travel model?

Managing the very small business

Seth Godin Blog

This is an organization that's bigger than a solo operation, but it almost certainly involves everyone reporting to the boss. Fellow travelers: This is a group of people with similar goals, approaches and perceptions.

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. Did you have any idea of what you might have wanted to do later, that you wanted to get training for, in all these broad areas, or was part of the process just exposing you to things because you didn’t know whether you would like them or not?

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Conversation with Cartesian

Tom Spencer

Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at Cartesian? Adam Fraser: There is a two-week [on-boarding] training process, followed by Brown Bag sessions (internal training) and external training. Cartesian uses various software packages for analysis, one of which is called Alteryx, and the training teaches you the basics of the software. Beyond this, you receive a great deal of on-the-job training.

IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Recognizing client’s needs for help managing IT operations and resources, IBM Vice President Robert M. Operations and Supply Chain. Travel and Transportation. Some key differences vs. other bohemoths like Deloitte Strategy & Operations Consulting?

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Sean Sternbach – Director of Operations – Pet Lodge Pet Resort. Even for such a high travel firm, which we’ll discuss below, they all seem to be so gosh darn chummy with each other. Travel – Now don’t get us wrong, warning a prospective consultant about travel is a bit like warning trainee surgeon that they may see blood once in a while. The travel here is tough, and long, and the hours aren’t easy. ALIXPARTNERS CONSULTING.

The Top 8 Undergrad Consulting Majors

Management Consulted

If you’re an undergrad with a desire to break in to consulting, an economics degree will train your mind to tackle problems and make you an attractive prospect for internships and Masters’ programs. 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).

How I used cold emailing to land an internship in Mongolia

Tom Spencer

Leading up to the summer before my senior year of college I was searching through Google for my next travel destination when a pop-up ad directed me to a website about Mongolia, the land of nomadic culture and once the largest contiguous empire founded by Genghis Khan.

Kalypso Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Currently, Kalypso LP operates as a subsidiary of Palladius Inc. Kalypso’s day-to-day operations are run by George Young (Chairman), Mick Broekhof (Founding Partner, Head of Kalypso Europe), and Bill Poston (Founding Partner, Managing Director). KALYPSO.

Conversation with North Highland

Tom Spencer

Tom: North Highland offers a range of solutions including Data and Analytics, Managed Services, Operating Efficiency Ratio, People and Change, Professionalising IT, Social Insights Lab and Strategy and Advisory. Tom: North Highland has a broad range of industry expertise including in Energy and Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications, Public Sector, Retail and CPG, and Transportation, Travel and Leisure.

Robot Taxis Starting 2016 in Japan; Self-Driving Trucks on German Autobahn; Millions of Truck and Taxi Driver Jobs will Vanish in US by 2025


Autonomous taxis will operate in test mode next year with a goal of full production by 2020. The company says it will seek to offer unmanned cabs to users including travelers from overseas and locals in areas where buses and trains are not available.

Top Consulting Firms

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. LEK operates in an intense, associate-heavy case team structure.

Conversation with A.T. Kearney

Tom Spencer

Kearney offers a broad range of services including Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Operations and Strategy. Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at A.T. We have a series of formal and informal training sessions which consultants must join as part of their development – certainly the formal training. Kearney’s travel model?

Top 10 Consulting Firms in San Francisco

Management Consulted

McKinsey’s Bay Area operation consists of two offices: San Francisco and Silicon Valley. In addition, BCG hosts combined Training & Development events between the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices to incorporate team-building across offices and engage them in learning together. There are many inbuilt programs and training modules for employees at various levels in their career to upgrade both hard and soft skills.

How I Fell In Love With Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

My best friend and traveling companion, Lawson, was sporting – she’d studied Spanish for 10 years and was confident, conversational and even funny in the language. And I didn’t know how to operate. We went into dump villages to train people on business in Guatemala. We traveled to a mountain village in central Honduras and met people who changed our life. In SE Asia, we worked with rescue and skills training centers for women that left the sex trade.

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Conversation with Marakon

Tom Spencer

That being said, the travel model will vary depending on the needs of the client. Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at Marakon? We provide 80 hours of formal training within the first 12 months.

Terror in Paris: "Several Dozen" Dead, Hostages Taken, France Closes Borders; Hey Chancellor Merkel


Operations are still unfolding, there’s a police assault at the moment in Paris. Many hundreds of French citizens have travelled to Syria and Iraq, and the risk from those who return is well known and severe,” he said. France is having second thoughts about open borders.

BTS Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

BTS Group specializes in digital technology, leadership development, sales training, and assessments. However, the firm operates in five main practice areas: Assessments, Business Acumen, Leadership Development, Sales Training, and Strategy Execution. Intern pay and training are on-par compared to what you will find at many other consulting firms, and prior interns have found it a good foot in the door for landing permanent positions. BTS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE.

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How I Started My First Consulting Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

Fresh from backpacking training, I bought avocados, bread, Nutella, eggs and kept myself healthy while trying to establish some sort of routine. I set myself one target a day – write one story about my recent travels – and didn’t let myself leave the house until I did. At the end of my third week, I had shaped a vision for a book – my first book – outlining my travels around the world.

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OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

This firm was birthed out of the frustration they both felt with their employer, who they believed devoted too much time to operational issues while neglecting strategic analysis. Operational Strategy. However, operations projects are focused on the client’s site.

6 Ways to Change Your Organisation: A Menu of Choices

Confessions of a Consultant

Initially launched as a war against non-value-added activity, GE trained all staff in the removal of non-productive processes and the overall programme was labelled Workout. Some of the German discount supermarkets are now travelling this route. Leveraging synergy within and between businesses (maximum separation + optimum co-operation). “Without the spur of a crisis or a period of great stress, most organisations — like most people — are incapable of changing” John F.

Archstone Consulting Culture and Interview Tips

Management Consulted

Founded in 2003 by two former Deloitte partners, Archstone Consulting specializes in helping companies eliminate operational inefficiencies, cut costs and invest resulting savings back in to the growth of the firm. The practice areas at Archstone Consulting reflect the operational nature of consulting projects at the firm: Business Strategy. IT Strategy & Operations. However, many former employees have noted that the training program is subpar at best.

From STEM PhD to Federal Consulting: An Interview with Josh

Management Consulted

A year after graduation, my rugby career started to show promise and I quit my analyst job to focus on training and competing. This provided me with a steady income, a flexible schedule to travel and train and also helped me tap into my “inner entrepreneur” (I have started three businesses since this experience). I have little desire to work in academia or a lab, but I still wanted a career that values my technical training.