How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Harvard Business

Travelers with an Alexa device at home can book a car rental or hotel through Expedia and Kayak. On many fronts, artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers and apps seem poised to become the world’s virtual travel agents. If consumers start turning regularly to smart speakers for their travel needs, they could end up interacting less and less with traditional airline, hotel, and even online travel agency brands. A voice-enabled travel era.

Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions

Harvard Business

The demand for business travel is gender-independent, but men and women demonstrate different travel habits that impact the bottom line. We know from previous research that women react more strongly to unforeseen events and are more stressed than men when traveling for work.

Thanksgiving Travel Nightmare: Over 700 Flights Canceled, Major Storms; Black Friday Ice; Please Drive Safely


If you are traveling tonight or tomorrow, please take extra time. If you are traveling by plane, please check your flight schedule. As snow rapidly exits the Northeast into Thanksgiving Day, there will still be some travel trouble spots in the wake of the storm.

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. To date, instances have been reported in all 50 U.S. 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.

Airport Chaos: Trump’s Travel Restrictions Leave Some Stranded (You Can Leave, But You Cannot Come Back)


The airlines were caught off guard and now Rush to Comply With Surprise Travel Restrictions. carriers didn’t get advance notice of the travel ban or briefings from government officials on how it should be implemented, people familiar with the matter said.

Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

I went with the pizza, but my lack of choices was annoying — so much so that, when I got home, I started looking into the data on health and travel for work. According to the Global Business Travel Association and American Express , Americans took more than 500 million domestic business trips in 2016. To investigate the link between business travel and chronic disease conditions, my colleagues and I turned to de-identified electronic medical record data from EHE, Inc.,

F1Y Success Stories

I skipped going out on weekends, traveling on fall break, just to focus on getting better at it. Job Offer Reports McKinseyThe stories below are from readers who have successfully landed their first management consulting offer. I think you may find their stories and tips for preparation useful. Success Story: Thanks for all the help from the websites and your daily blog. As an experienced professional, the process is just the same.

Tips for Successfully Preparing for a Case Interview in a Short Time Frame

As I was about to travel overseas on volunteer work, I had a very condensed interview process with each firm (including one day with 6 straight case interviews in 8 hours!) BCG Job Offer Reports McKinsey Case Interview Articles case interview frameworks mckinsey recruitingWhat follows is a success story from a student who received offers from McKinsey, BCG and Booz with only a limited amount of time to prepare.

Case Interview Prep Tips from BCG New Consultant

rather than interning during my summers, I had travelled, run projects overseas, etc.) BCG Job Offer Reports bcg offer consulting offers success storyFollowing are tips from a BCG new hire that you might find useful in your case interview prep. I would just like to thank you very much for the wonderful resources you have provided on your website. I have just begun work for BCG in Australia and I would not have gotten through the case process without your help.

From Actress to BCG Consultant – Tips on How to Successfully Prepare for a BCG Case Interview

I'll be traveling, learning, and most importantly I've finally found a way to work towards running a company that employs artists. BCG Job Offer Reports bcg offer consulting offers success storyI recently received this success story from an actress (now a BCG consultant), and thought you would find her suggestions and tips on case interview prep useful. I would like to update you on the seven-month journey I have recently taken, throughout which you have played an enormous role.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

TSA PreCheck should be the best thing ever to traveling consultants like me. Now Gary Leff over at View From the Wing reports that at least one airline may actually be pre-approving PreCheck! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, May 6, 2013. TSA PreCheck: Hot or Not? After all, it effectively rolls back security to pre-9/11 levels! But its been worthless in practice, since you never know if, when, and where youll get the nod.

Tips for Helping Law Enforcement Position Itself as the Source of Trust and Credibility in a Crisis

Melissa Agnes

Within the first 30 minutes from the time the bombs went off in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, there were reported to be over 500,000 tweets with the hashtag #bostonmarathon alone.

Airbnb Is Facing an Existential Expansion Problem

Harvard Business

” But how many travelers can “live there” before Airbnb accepts that it has become a vehicle for mass tourism, and that its users are tourists, no more and no less? Regulation Internet Hospitality Travel Digital ArticleHBR STAFF.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: In Case You Need a Laugh.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, February 18, 2009. In Case You Need a Laugh.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Borax

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

For various times throughout history, there have been unsubstantiated reports of Borax sightings and most are presented through anecdotal in nature, passed through oral traditions at either the coffee pot or whatever substitutes for the modern offices "water cooler". skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, November 11, 2008. The Borax. Written by Furio What is a Borax?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What In The World Is A Deliverable?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

A deliverable can be anything, but traditionally its a full written report, printed and bound, delivered with an accompanying presentation. After all, arent bound reports kind of "1970s Rand" and dont we live 4 decades in the future? Project Report" illustration by Nick Bramhall.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What is a "3-4-5 Consultant"?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Fill out expense reports and attend "team meetings" all day Friday. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 22, 2013. What is a "3-4-5 Consultant"? There are many terms in consulting that just sort of seep through our consciousness without needing to be defined.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Use Whoever's On The Bench

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Maybe Incredible turns in the final report and attends a few dinners, but he really had nothing to do with the project. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, April 22, 2013. Use Whoevers On The Bench. Warming the Bench by LouisRiley.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Quick! They Have Money! Propose.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

They marched in, sat through meetings, and handed over THE EXACT SAME REPORT I had prepared. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, March 18, 2013. Quick! They Have Money! Propose Something!

Casual Apparel Outperforms High-End Fashion


See Creating Value Through Active Portfolio Management, the 2016 BCG Value Creators report, October 2016.) Travel and tourism, consumer durables, consumer nondurables, and retail were the other four, and all five consumer industries finished in the top ten of the 28 industries we analyzed.

A Bigger Problem: Part 3 of Sex Among the Consulting Class

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

It was such a relief for both of us to be our bad selves, talk about work, and get some flirting done without it winding up on our performance report! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 17, 2013. A Bigger Problem: Part 3 of Sex Among the Consulting Class.

Oliver Wyman Careers

Oliver Wyman reports that they consider every hire a potential partner, and regularly boast about having one of the shortest times to reaching Partner. Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences.

Passenger Experience: The World’s Busiest Airport

Joellyn Sargent

” As an Atlanta-based frequent traveler I found it heartening to learn that the public sector is starting to catch on to that fact that what’s good for people (in this case passengers) is good for business, too. They benefit from easy access for visiting customers as well as reduced stress on their traveling employees and greater efficiency when people can get places faster and arrive refreshed.

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Newsletter or Blog: which is better?

Rod Burkert

Survey particpants will receive a free Executive Summary of the results, plus an offer to purchase the full report for $99 (regular price is $299) and a chance to win a free year of BVResearch Pro (a $1,595 value). Greetings from Anaheim, CA.

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Management Consulted

&quot, Plus around tricky global financial moments, spreading a economical stress which includes a spouse6 normally requires the responsibility out of this business that they are the only real professional, &quot, the woman reported. &quot, Whelan reported.

Will long-term transformations threaten the consulting industry’s ability to hire top graduates?

Tom Spencer

A consultant may be responsible for their own track, or may work in the central ‘project management office’, collating progress reports from all the other tracks.

Improve Business with Technology!

Women in Consulting

Track your time and expenses on the go, generate invoices and reports, receive credit card and PayPal payments, and other customizable, effort-saving features. Business Travel. By: Renee Daggett. Technology can help increase productivity and provide convenience in running a business.

So I got this phone call from the AICPA …

Rod Burkert

Along with the work we had done at my in-laws in Wisconsin, we will be in tip-top shape – inside and out – for our continued travels. We imagine that the free calculators produce black box values that aren’t worth the paper their inferior reports are written on.

IoT Disruptions in 3 Industries and What You Can Learn From Them

Tom Spencer

Internet of Business reports that farmers in the state of Victoria have been promised $15 million to help them deploy robotics, wireless networks, sensors, and analytic solutions to take advantage of the enormous potential of connected technologies.

Managing your Weaknesses

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.

My 4 best newsletter tips for landing readers and clients

Rod Burkert

Continued greetings from Palm Springs … 4 weeks of hibernation down, 5 weeks to go before we start traveling again. My newsletter has its own voice and, thus, its own writing style … nothing like what I write in a valuation report.

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. According to its diversity reporting , the workforce is 36.8%

The Secrets of Retail’s Repeat Top Performers


See Creating Value Through Active Portfolio Management, the 2016 BCG Value Creators report, October 2016.) Travel and tourism, consumer durables, consumer nondurables, and fashion and luxury were the other four. Article Friday, January 20, 2017 During the past decade, the global retail industry established a solid record of very strong value creation. For the five years from 2011 through 2015, the industry’s performance declined somewhat in both absolute and relative terms.

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


Thus, I welcome the Wall Street Journal report Google Checks In to the Hotel Business. 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.

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. Many interviewers report that many MBA students aren’t much more effective at cracking the case than average undergraduate applicant.)

CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Instinct and intuition are replaced by survey data and analyst reports that often dehumanize buyers, chunking them into segments and turning them into personas instead of people. Incorporate occasional customer interaction with your existing travel schedule.

Read Like a Consultant: Reading habits for a professional world

Tom Spencer

I bet most people who read know that they should open a book or report with questions. It’s not the book or report that is teaching you. If you are able to do so, and you can convince the other person to buy the book, or download the report, then congratulations!