Spectator sports

Seth Godin Blog

Every year, we spend more than a trillion dollars worth of time and attention on organized spectator sports. The half-life of a sporting event is incredibly short. It turns out that this insignificance and the ephemeral nature of sporting events is the heart of their appeal.

Consulting is a team sport

Consultants Mind

Consulting is a team sport. One of the best things about consulting – and project work more generally – is that it’s a team sport. There is a goal. People have different roles. You don’t have to be good at … Continue reading → Consultant Clients Communication Consulting Learning Management consulting Project Management Trust

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We are wrong about millennial sports fans

McKinsey

Millennials enjoy sports just as much as members of other generations. It’s the way they consume sports that matters. Our Insights

Stop Comparing Management to Sports

Harvard Business

Often, when I’m asked to give a speech on strategy at some company event or conference, I find that one of the other speakers is a former professional sports player. Good management is not like a competitive sport. Why sports metaphors are damaging.

Why Sports is the Next Digital Innovation Hub

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Yesterday at Advertising Week in New York City, MLB, NBA, and NFL executives shared their thoughts on the evolution of customer engagement in major league sports and why they’re experimenting with new technologies from live video to virtual reality.

Brussels Enters Lockdown, Warns of "Paris-Style" Attack, Airport and Sporting Events Closed

MishTalk

Brussels faces an imminent threat of a Paris-style Islamic State terrorist attack, authorities warned, as the city shut down its metro system and shopping malls, canceled sporting and cultural events and told people to avoid gathering in large groups. “ Authorities canceled sporting events and cultural activities around the Belgian capital. Officials in Belgium have "precise information" that Brussels faces a "Paris-Style" Attack. In response Brussels Enters Lockdown.

Video Gaming Levels Up into a Sport

Strategy+Business

E-sports has emerged as a force on the entertainment and media landscape slowly -- and all at once. As a media business, e-sports has a compelling set of attributes. The demand for live events is spurring construction of dedicated e-sports venues.

Sports Leagues Eye a Future with Streaming Partners

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I remember where I was when the Jacksonville Jaguars were losing to the Buffalo Bills 3-27: in the kitchen, feeding the cats with one eye on my laptop.

Sports Writer Robots; Will an AI Robot Writer Win a Pulitzer Prize?

MishTalk

Robots are continually in the news. Here’s an investigation of the shape of things to come for robotic journalism. In … Continue reading → Economics

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Socialism May Work in Sports but Not in Business

Martinka Consulting

In the NFL, and other pro sports, the league has a salary cap that teams must adhere to. The post Socialism May Work in Sports but Not in Business appeared first on Martinka Consulting. It’s to promote parity and it’s worked. Over the last 10 years only five of the 32 teams have a cumulative winning percentage of.600 or higher.

Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Brand to Create Passionate Fans: What Microsoft Learned About Customer Engagement in the Sports Industry - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Microsoft

Harvard Business

At Microsoft, we continuously collaborate with businesses in an industry whose customers already self-identify as fans: sports. For billions of people around the world, sports are a matter of passion, touching lives by offering a depth of human engagement unparalleled in other activities. FOX Sports: real-time fan engagement around the world. In sports, every second matters. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/digitaldifference and view Sports Reimagined.

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

College football: Multibillion industry with great margins

Consultants Mind

It was a very close game which Alabama won … Continue reading → Fun Graphics Business College debate Graphs Salary Sports Just watched the Alabama-Georgia game. For international readers, this was the equivalent of the semi-finals for college football between two rival teams who both had a winning season so far (11wins-1loss).

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Has a Game Plan

Strategy+Business

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presides over one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world.

The Olympics Needs a New Business Model

Harvard Business

Business models Sports Central & South America Digital ArticleThe 2016 Summer Olympic Games are opening in Rio de Janeiro amid environmental and health concerns ranging from the Zika virus to polluted competition waters.

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

Harvard Business

Labor Talent management Sports Digital ArticleJohn Leyba/Getty Images. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” ” With those emphatic words at an NFL owners meeting in New York on October 18, 2017, Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair set off a firestorm.

What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

It is a team sport. Management Consulting. It’s a lot of things. It is an industry; we all know McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, PWC, and others. It is a profession built on asking good questions. It is a bit of an attitude. It is a tribe that is difficult to get into. It is a set… Read More » The post What is management consulting? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Consulting Management consulting

Amazon By the Numbers: Cyber Weekend Spending, Prime Accounts, Online Share, P/E

MishTalk

Amazon sports some pretty startling numbers. Let’s dive into various reports for a close look. more…). Economics

Nordstrom's Critical Condition - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

I don’t see shopping as a sport, pastime, or pleasure. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Nordstrom’s Critical Condition. by Linda Henman on June 4, 2013. I’m not a shopaholic. In fact, I represent the antithesis of one—whatever that is. I go to stores because I can’t get everything online. When I do go to a department store, I am mission driven. You’d have to be asleep to miss my focus and determination.

Seth's Blog: Reality is not a show

Seth Godin Blog

The media-pundit-advertiser industrial cycle has discovered that turning life into a sporting event (with winners and losers, villians and heroes and most of all, black and white issues) is profitable. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers.

Seth's Blog: Just the good parts

Seth Godin Blog

" "I want to play varsity sports, but I need to be sure I'm going to make the team." Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

Prior to beginning her successful consultancy, Emma worked in sports marketing, fashion retail marketing, and telecommunications with companies in England including Westfield, Diane Von Furstenberg, Westpac, and T-Mobile.

How New Balance Is Bringing Industry 4.0 to Shoemaking

BCG

technologies to a sector that is among the most difficult to automate—sports shoes. Article Tuesday, August 08, 2017 New Balance is keeping manufacturing jobs in the US by bringing advanced Industry 4.0 Article

Best Business Books 2015: Leadership

Strategy+Business

This year's best leadership books were penned by the head of a sports network, a famous bearded serial entrepreneur, and the founder of an earthy-crunchy snack bar company

Consulting Sales Systems That Work for Introverts with Bob Burg: Podcast #16

Consulting Success

He started out as a sports broadcaster for a local radio station, then landed a spot as a TV news broadcaster. Transform your failures into success in no time by implementing sales systems that will work for you.

3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

I initially started out in Sports Marketing, working for Lord’s England and Wales Cricket Board , which was fantastic because it’s England being one of the big homes of Cricket.

Eroding Customer Trust, One Data Auction at a Time

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Sports Authority customers can expect to hear from Dick's Sporting Goods in the near future. Sports Authority, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has sold its intellectual property including about 114 million customers' files and 25 million email addresses to Dick's Sporting Goods in an auction, Los Angeles Times reports.

Majora Carter and Josh Hanagarne: leading underserved tribes

Seth Godin Blog

Big tribes, rich tribes, tribes that change elections or root for sports teams get a ton of press. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

6 problems with teams

Consultants Mind

I recently wrote about how consulting is a team sport, but I also wanted to share some caveats. Teams are not always great. It’s not always rainbows and cute ponies. #1: 1: Working with new people: In consulting, you work with … Continue reading → Consultant Communication Management consulting Professionalism team teamwork

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A Sucker's Bet in Sochi

Strategy+Business

After reading the International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, it''s hard to see how Russia will benefit from hosting the Winter Olympics

A consultant’s view of 40 Years of Olympics Data (1972-2008)

Consultants Mind

At a macro-level, it is a family get-together of 200+ nations where all the international relations and the geopolitical clatter is replaced with sports. The Olympics are a wonder. It’s a rare opportunity where xenophobia, racial stereotypes, and hatred are … Continue reading → Graphics Data Graphs Olympics Trends

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Perfect Timing for Austria Election: Erdogan Again Threatens to Unleash 3M Refugees

MishTalk

The fragile truce between Turkey and Brussels is sporting increasingly huge cracks. Earlier today, the European Parliament voted to suspend EU membership talks with Turkey. In response, the very angry Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan Threatened to Unleash 3 Million Refugees Into Europe. more…). Economics

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What Your Drink Says About You.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Change the topic of conversation to cars or sports: Youll only make enemies discussing Scotch. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 29, 2013. What Your Drink Says About You (And Your Client). Aah, cocktails! The time-honored way to unwind while simultaneously "entertaining" clients!

“Moneyball” in Commercial Lending: From Art to Science in Pricing

BCG

From sports to advertising to policing, we are seeing a shift from gut feel to statistical science. Article Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

6 Olympic Lessons for Business Leaders

Joellyn Sargent

The athletes’ dedication to their sports and the adversity many overcome to reach their goals is compelling. Here are a my top picks for business lessons from the world of sports: 1. Acceleration and control are two critical aspects of sports and business.

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Using experts – It Pays

Martinka Consulting

I got to thinking about this during some recent sports injury rehab on my leg. Finally, I met a sports medicine therapist. There are a lot of things I can do around my house. Paint, install doors, fix some electrical and plumbing issues, etc. There are some things I can’t or won’t do including building things needing a permit (new elevated deck), a kitchen or bathroom remodel, etc. The latter items are when I use an expert.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: The Client is Always Wrong

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

It can even become a sport! skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, March 11, 2013. The Client is Always Wrong. The hardest-learned lesson for any young consultant is how to be wrong. After all, youre the expert, right? But were all painfully aware of our own limitations; otherwise wed be in sales! Its important for a good consultant to acknowledge and admit his limitations. Once youre gray enough, you can plead ignorance to almost anything and still get the gig!

Making Your Promises Explicit: Taking a Leadership Oath:

Tandem Consulting

One entrance has a police figure wearing a flat cap; the other entrance has a figure sporting officer’s headwear – reflecting the different entrances to the building (based on rank) in the police force 100 years ago. Should Leaders take an Oath?

Akimbo, my new podcast, launches today

Seth Godin Blog

No guests, no fancy production, it won't remind you of NPR or sports radio either. Akimbo is a posture of strength and possibility. The chance to make a difference, to bend the culture. It's at the heart of my work. Your work too. The work of making change that we're proud of.