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.

Startup funding in logistics


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Your report meets spec … here’s why that’s a problem

Rod Burkert

The RV is parked for the winter as another travel season (our 10 th ) has come to a close. On to this week: Over the years, by design , most of our non-litigation valuation reports have come to look the same. Your report checks all of the expected boxes.

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.

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.,

The Six-Minute Hypothesis Rule

I have added your contact info to my travel file for India - thanks for the invitation. Case Interview Articles Hypothesis Job Offer Reports case interview format case interview tips consulting case interview consulting offers hypothesisEmail: I am an MBA student at a leading Indian B-school and successfully secured offers following my AT Kearney interview and BCG interview for their [ City in India ] office last week.

Applying to McKinsey from a Non-Target School

You put in a lot of time, energy, and money (travel to interviews, taking people out to lunch, buying a new suit, prep materials, etc.) Job Offer Reports McKinsey Non-Target School mckinsey interview process McKinsey offer mckinsey recruiting networkingQuestion: I wanted to thank you for your excellent materials, specifically the LOMS program. Using your frameworks and guidelines, I was able to recently secure offers from Oliver Wyman and McKinsey (I accepted the McKinsey offer).

The Right Attitude for Case Interviews

On the latter point, firms vary in the culture, mix of work, travel demands, and numerous other factors. I have added your invite to my travel file and hope to meet you the next time I am in NYC. Getting The Interview Job Offer Reports case interview preparation case interview tips consulting offers nervousness in case interviewsEmail: My success is really your success at case preparation. Here's how I prepared and what worked well for me.

BCG Offer vs. AT Kearney Offer

To transition to another region starting from BCG Eastern Europe, you will have to physically travel to the country you want to work in, to network and interview. 4) Or at some point, quit BCG, live off savings, move to the country of your choice (assuming you have travel visas, etc.) AT Kearney BCG Job Offer Reports AT Kearney Offer bcg case interview bcg offer consulting offersQuestion: Thank you very much for your daily emails and for the website.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Are Your Values Worth the Paper They’re Printed On?

Markovitz Consulting

And clearly, the stress is exponentially worse for companies in industries like travel and leisure that aren’t thriving in the current environment.

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: 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 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.

Consulting vs. Coaching

Consulting Matters

Leaders who is reticent about holding their direct reports accountable for poor performance might seek out coaches, which is not what coaching is intended for.

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.

Reasons for Today's Stress Pandemic (and Why High-Achieving Women Suffer the Most)

Consulting Matters

Or fall flat on their face in a pool of blood like Arianna Huffington reports in her best seller “Thrive.” Since men did the traveling, men went to market and so the market institutions, rules, laws and habits were created by men for men. Heavy travel.

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.

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!

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.

The Science of Burnout: Interview with Dr. Sangeeta Pati

Consulting Matters

Well I was born in the United States and traveled and got exposed to a lot of schooling abroad, which obviously ultimately has influenced where I have gone in medicine. Betsy: I remember the first time I traveled with my kids together. Interview Transcript: Betsy: Good afternoon.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.