Become a Walking CRM System

The Thirsty Dog

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Upgrading your business to a digital operating system

McKinsey

One element of a successful digital transformation is developing a new way of operating that relies on the right talent, prioritizing speed, and targeting milestones. Our Insights

The beginning of system dynamics

McKinsey

It is much harder to change decision-making procedures than we realized when system dynamics started. Modeling afforded a number of insights about why high-technology companies fail. Whether in school or management education, the focus will be on “generic structures.”. Our Insights

The problem with complaining about the system

Seth Godin Blog

is that the system can't hear you. And the problem is that people in the system are too often swayed to believe that they have no power over the system, that they are merely victims of it, pawns, cogs in a machine bigger than themselves. Only people can.

Achieving Your Goals: A Simple 4 Step System

Consulting Business

Achieving Your Goals: A Simple 4 Step System is a post from: Consulting Success. At this time of year when the momentum of the New Year is still fresh many of us (especially all you motivated readers of this blog!)

When Will Spanish Banking System Collapse?

MishTalk

The question on my mind today is "When will the Spanish banking system collapse?" The Spanish banking system passed a so-called "stress test" in 2012, but sovereign government bonds are are not included in the evaluation.

Different kinds of broken systems

Seth Godin Blog

From healthy to toast. Something is broken, we know it''s broken, we can fix it right away and we''ll learn from it. It''s broken, we know it''s broken, we fixed it, don''t worry, but we learned nothing, it will break again, I''m just doing my job.

Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems

McKinsey

Investment in unmanned aerial systems is soaring, but challenges remain. Here’s what stakeholders need to know about the evolving landscape. Our Insights

Health systems: Improving and sustaining quality through digital transformation

McKinsey

As the price of healthcare rises and safety lapses persist, developed countries are seeking ways to lower costs and improve quality. Many are finding the solution in digital innovation. Our Insights

How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems

McKinsey

Rich data, ubiquitous connectivity, and real-time communication are changing the way companies work. For leaders, that transformation will extend much further than the machines on the factory floor. Our Insights

Data 22

Experiencing something other than the prevailing system

Seth Godin Blog

What it does is reverse systemic bias by requiring paying customers to adapt to a system that isn''t of their choosing. The original reason for systemic biases is usually benign.

Alternative Systems for Corporate Survival

Strategy+Business

John Kotter and Rita Gunther McGrath both argue that change will inevitably overwhelm hierarchical management systems, but their solutions differ

Systemic Risk: Deutsche Bank #1 at $100 Billion (BNP Paribas 2nd, Societe Generale 3rd)

MishTalk

Inquiring minds may be interested in a cornucopia of relevant numbers on Deutsche Bank including market cap, leverage, capitalization, deposits, liquidity, derivatives multiple ways, and systemic risk. Systemic risk numbers are from Nobel Laureate Robert Engle. more…). Economics

An Early Warning System for Your Team’s Stress Level

Harvard Business

A classic, and widely used example of such a protocol is the APGAR scoring system, introduced in 1952 by Dr. Virginia Apgar, which is used to quickly summarize the health of a newborn baby. Stress-APGAR dimensions, when taken together, can be used as a barometer that indicates changes in a pressure system. Cat Yu for HBR. “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!”

Electric road systems: The future of freight transport

McKinsey

How electrification is helping Sweden meet its environmental sustainability goals. Our Insights

"B" Word Hits Chicago: Illinois Governor Proposes Bankruptcy for Chicago Public School System

MishTalk

Christine Radogno and Jim Durkin, the state’s top Republicans in the legislature, outlined a proposal Wednesday that would allow the state to take control and even push the system, charged with educating almost 400,000 students, into Chapter 9. The track record of Chicago and its public school system is abysmal.” The school system is still broke. And instead of admitting the problem, mayor Emanuel wants the rest of Illinois taxpayers to "save the system".

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Harvard Business

Marwell needed to be a systems entrepreneur to change the entire system that constrained internet access. Over almost two decades, the social enterprise space has been learning how direct impact and systems change work together.

Redesigning the public transportation experience: London’s contactless card system

McKinsey

The journey to a ticket-free transit system—and the path ahead. Our Insights

European Banking System on Verge of Collapse; Market Votes “No Confidence” in Italian Bank Rescue

MishTalk

European bank shares are down for the second day following a last minute bailout package aimed at Italian banks one … Continue reading → Economics

An Insider’s Look at The Case Interview Scoring System

Management Consulted

Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, once summed up consulting interviews perfectly when she said, “The first rule of any game is to know you’re in one.”. The insights we’re giving are derived from our team’s exact experiences at Bain, McKinsey, and Deloitte but does not reflect an exact existing scoring system (we’re staying out of hot water here by keeping the exact firm secrets a secret).

Former Bundesbank Vice-President Recommends Gold, Says Current Economic System is "Pure Fiction"

MishTalk

Anyone who is thinking clearly knows the economic system fostered by central banks is totally and completely out of control. Jürgen Stark, former vice president of the Bundesbank, and also former chief economist of the ECB (unofficial title) says " The System is Out of Control ". In a conference organized by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Germany, recommended to protect the attendees directly against a probable collapse of the global monetary system.

Why Big Health Systems Are Investing in Community Health

Harvard Business

But changes in health care financing are pushing some health systems to take a more holistic approach and address social factors that directly impact patients’ health. health care system has been slow to move beyond pills and procedures. Optimism about what the evidence will show led Kaiser and Health Leads to convene leaders from a dozen US health systems last year to explore what role their organizations should play in addressing social needs.

Unnecessary Surgeries? You Bet! Doctors Treat Patients as ATMs; US Healthcare System Explained in Six Succinct Points

MishTalk

It’s crazy the way the system is set up,” Mitchell said in a telephone interview. Medicare, the nation’s health-care system for people older than 65, is at the center of the debate. The answer, in part, is that the Medicare system is not designed to discourage doctors from performing it, according to past and present Medicare officials. US Healthcare System Greased for Fraud. US Healthcare System Explained in Six Succinct Points.

Illinois General Assembly Retirement System Only 13.52% Funded: Overall, Illinois Pension Debt Interest Hits $9.1 Billion Per Year

MishTalk

GARS, the Illinois General Assembly Retirement System, is only 13.52% funded, down from 17% funded in 2013. Despite a massive rally in the stock market, Illinois public pension liabilities continue to grow. How long can GARS last? Meanwhile, Illinois has accrued a combined net pension liability of roughly $130 billion on which it assumes a 7% return. Effectively, that is an interest liability of $9.1 billion a year even though that liability technically does not bear interest.

Bluff of the Day: Germany Warns "Greece is No Longer of Systemic Importance For the Euro"

MishTalk

Greece is no longer of systemic importance for the euro." If not, who''s bluffing whom regarding "systemic importance" of Greece? The irony of the day is that Greece was no systemic threat to the eurozone until the Troika foolishly threw €245 billion at Greece hoping to prevent a default. In the obvious bluff of the day, Euro zone No Longer Obliged to Rescue Greece, Merkel Ally Says. Actually, the eurozone was never obliged to rescue Greece, and in fact did not rescue Greece.

One Doctor's Take on How to Fix the Sick Healthcare System

Strategy+Business

In his new book, Mistreated, Permanente Medical Group CEO Robert Pearl diagnoses the woes afflicting one of the country's largest industries

Building on maximized systems

Seth Godin Blog

If you eat beef, you're probably using a maximized system. The challenge gets worse when a maximized system is pushed just a little further. Maximized" means that more demands and more inputs lead to degradation, lower output and eventual system failure.

How U.S. Hospitals and Health Systems Can Reverse Their Sliding Financial Performance

Harvard Business

Since the beginning of 2016, the financial performance of hospitals and health systems in the United States has significantly worsened. To be financially sustainable, hospitals and health systems must revamp their strategies and insist that their investments in new payment models and physician employees generate solid returns. health systems. To achieve sustainable financial performance, health systems must match their strategy to the actual market demand.

Emails From Kiev: Free Speech Vanishes, Total Media Thought Control; US Radar System Falls Into Rebel Hands?

MishTalk

is prepared to ship arms to Ukraine, essentially becoming a sort of middleman through which American weapons systems are sent to Ukraine. Specifically, the UAE has the BGM-71 TOW US antitank system, long ago discussed in relation to the pumping up junta troops'' defensive lethal weapons.

How Geisinger Health System Uses Big Data to Save Lives

Harvard Business

Nonetheless, in 2015 Geisinger Health System implemented an IT system called a Unified Data Architecture (UDA) which allowed us to integrate big data into our existing data analytics and management systems. Legacy analytic systems fail to accommodate new types of data, such as unstructured, free-text patient notes that do not fit neatly into traditional rows-and-columns databases. There are wide variances in surgical costs and outcomes across hospital systems.

How Consultants Added $4.63 Million in New Client Revenue Last Year

Consulting Business

Blog News Consulting Articles Marketing a Consulting Business Running a Consulting Business Consulting Revenue Consulting Systems Marketing for Consultants Marketing Systems for Consultants 2014 was a landmark year for our clients and all of us at Consulting Success.

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

However the bigger learning and training opportunity is to arm leaders and their teams with new models and systems that will help them to upgrade their leadership operating system. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’?

Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment. Promoting More Women Will

Harvard Business

federal courts found on-the-job harassment to constitute sex discrimination , companies created anti-harassment training programs and set up systems to handle internal complaints. In 1998, to the surprise of many legal experts and social scientists, the Supreme Court found in dual judgments that providing anti-harassment training and grievance systems could shield companies against some types of harassment charges — even though such programs had never been proven effective.

Bill Gross: Too Much Debt, Too Many Zombie Corporations, Low Interest Rates Destroy Pension System

MishTalk

In an Bloomberg Television interview Bill Gross of Janus Capital spoke with Bloomberg Television''s Trish Regan about the outlook for Federal Reserve policy, the U.S. economy and his objectives at Janus Capital. Key Quotes "Not even thin gruel is being offered to our modern-day Oliver Twist investors. You have to pay to come to the dinner table and then sit there staring at an empty plate." "The The interest rate can''t be raised substantially even over the next two to three years." "The

How Intuit Built a Better Support System for Intrapreneurs

Harvard Business

A number of the companies I advise are still in the beginning stages of developing support systems to nurture the entrepreneurs within their walls. Most companies claim to support entrepreneurial behavior — but their employees are not so sure.

Reader Question on Banking System Insolvency, QE, and "Necessity"

MishTalk

Dave asks " Can''t an argument be made that since much of the banking system is really insolvent, that the Fed increasing its balance sheet is necessary? " "Necessity" This depends on what you mean by "necessary" and more importantly, who gets to decide. In response to Will Prices Rise Significantly When Velocity of Money Picks Up? reader Dave, a friend, noted that as the Fed jacked up its balance sheet, velocity has mirrored the curve to the downside.

How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

Harvard Business

Preventing complications, errors, and other harm too often depends on the heroism of clinicians rather than the design of safe systems. It is the realm of systems engineering, a field that has contributed to jaw-dropping achievements, such as sending a spacecraft on a nine-year voyage to Pluto and designing a nuclear submarine. Our solution was Project Emerge, a system that integrates data from several sources into one easy-to-read computer display.

How the U.S. Army Redesigned Its Mental Health System

Harvard Business

Leaders in today’s complex health care systems need better processes and systems for aligning day-to-day, clinical-care activities with the strategic goals of their organizations. Army has accrued valuable experience in this area over the last decade through the design and implementation of its behavioral health system of care, its term for all of the mental health and substance-use clinical care it provides. Istock.

Why This Health System Offers Refunds to Dissatisfied Patients

Harvard Business

Karen’s communication, and others like it, represent a success for us: We had built a system to assure that we encouraged criticism – in essence inviting patients to speak their minds – so that we could learn and improve. In March of 2016 we expanded the refund program system-wide to include all patients and all forms of patient individual financial responsibility (copayment, coinsurance, and deductible).

How Pharma Companies Game the System to Keep Drugs Expensive

Harvard Business

I help the University of Utah hospital system manage its drug budgets and medication use policies, and in 2015 I got sticker shock. ” And for a while, the system worked well. The system intended to reward drug companies for their innovations, but eventually protect consumers, is systematically being broken. Ways to Fix the System. To create transparency around drug quality, the FDA has proposed a system of letter grades for manufacturers.