July, 2019

Compare and Contrast: Texas, California

Consultants Mind

Consultants excel at making sense of disparate, messy, and sometimes conflicting data. This is not a robotic exercise in copy/paste into an excel – no – you’ve got to think through the problem. What’s relevant? What’s valid?

5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck

David A Fields

You’re stuck. Or your consulting firm is stuck. A task or goal has claimed permanent residence on your to-do list. Write a book, or track consulting project profitability, or win a consulting project from the Danish royal family.)

Landing a $60 Million Deal Without a Proposal with Subir Chowdhury: Podcast #95

Consulting Success

A good consultant gathers all the information and evaluates it accurately. The more depth and understanding you have, the better results you can deliver. Subir Chowdhury, the CEO of ASI Consulting Group, believes in this concept.

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If You're a SME Make Extra Money with GLG

Successful Independent Consulting

Most self-employed consultants I know have deep expertise in a certain function or industry, and nearly everyone would like to earn some extra money. If this describes you, check out what I recently discovered.

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Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Consulting Resume: Complete Guide

Management Consulted

The management consultant resume is the most important document in the recruiting process. Maybe that’s why it causes so many headaches for candidates! But have no fear – we are here to help you craft your perfect management consulting resume. … Continue Reading.

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Revamp Lebanese Economy? Call McKinsey

Consultants Mind

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The Little Act that Can Transform Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Your consulting firm can take bold actions to win clients and generate value. Today, though, my question is whether you could accomplish more for your consulting firm by focusing on small, mundane acts. Most people harbor an outsized obsession with “the big play.”

Inside My Daily Routine As A Consultant: Podcast #97

Consulting Success

Being able to balance building a business with having a life full of freedom that allows you to travel, spend much time with your family, and take care of yourself is an ideal daily routine for most people. Today, we get inside Michael’s daily routine as a consultant.

How to Write a Great Sales Letter

The More Clients Blog

In the ABDO (Attention-Based Direct Outreach) Marketing process there are five main components: 1. Getting your list of prospective clients together. Getting attention via email or other marketing activity. Getting a meeting and initial conversation with your prospective client.

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Consulting Firms 101

Management Consulted

Consulting firms 101, or consulting firms basics, is something you must understand if you’re preparing to go into consulting. Understanding the differences between the Top 3 firms, MBB firms, and the Big 4 accounting firms, versus the tier 2 boutique … Continue Reading.

Homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area: The crisis and a path forward

McKinsey

Homelessness in and around the San Francisco Bay Area continues to rise. Coordinated efforts among governments, nonprofits, and the private sector could stem the crisis and spark progress. Public Sector Insights

US Guns, complex issue that needs resolution

Consultants Mind

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Consulting Projects: 6 Ways to Close ‘em, 5 Ways to Lose ‘em

David A Fields

Rick, a friend and colleague of mine, routinely sells millions of dollars in consulting projects for his boutique consulting practice. Since Rick had the same question, a few years ago he analyzed 95 consulting proposals he had submitted in order to find out why some closed and others didn’t.

Selling Consulting Services As An Agency Owner with Jeff Robbins: Podcast #96

Consulting Success

Sales is one of the most important factors when doing consultancy because you need to be able to master the art of selling consulting services. No one enters the consultant field to give free advice to clients because it is a form of a disservice.

LinkedIn Connection Secrets

The More Clients Blog

I’m not a LinkedIn Expert. More like a LinkedIn Dummy. Watch my quick video on this. But I’m learning, and looking at how to get more out of LinkedIn.

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Land A US Offer As An International

Management Consulted

Landing a U.S. consulting offer as an international candidate can be challenging. Decreased exposure to recruiters, a potential non-target school background, and work authorization uncertainties do make the process more challenging. But never fear!

A better way to lead large-scale change

McKinsey

By methodically putting equal emphasis on the hard and soft elements of leading change, organizations can more than double their odds of success. Insights on Organization

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Review: White Coat Investor

Consultants Mind

Recently read a 150pg book on personal financial advice targeting physicians. It’s called White Coat Investor (affiliate link) by James Dahle, a practicing emergency room doctor. Good title, huh? It has a matching website, and podcast here. My physician brother-in-law says it’s solid; it has 970+ reviews, and ranked 4.8 stars on Amazon. Ddaang. Lots […]. The post Review: White Coat Investor appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Investment

Getting The Best Out of Your Team

Tom Spencer

“Leaders need to provide strategy and direction and to give employees the tools that enable them to gather information and insight from around the world. Leaders shouldn’t try to make every decision.”. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

Simplicity: An underrated virtue in consulting

The Source

If William of Occam were alive today, I think we can be fairly certain that he wouldn’t have been a management consultant. Famously, the principle of Occam’s razor states that, faced with many possible explanations, the simplest is the most likely.

The Four Secrets of Getting Attention

The More Clients Blog

For someone who is essentially an introvert, I sure talk a lot about getting attention! But if you want to attract new clients, it all starts with attention. And these days, attention is harder to get than ever before.

STAR Method: Should it be Used in Fit Interviews?

Management Consulted

Preparing for behavioral interview questions for consulting recruiting can be challenging. There are endless potential questions that can be asked, so even starting to prepare for them can feel overwhelming. But just as how there are strategies to study case … Continue Reading.

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship

McKinsey

The relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing, and a great deal of value could be at stake depending on whether there is more or less engagement. Businesses will need to adjust to the uncertainty ahead. China

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Consultants are paid to worry

Consultants Mind

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MBA vs Non-MBA Programs as a Pathway to Consulting

Tom Spencer

An MBA degree has long been known as a robust pathway towards accessing management consulting career options. Yet, what about other graduate degrees in comparison to an MBA?

How To Build A No-Fail Trust Culture

Henry DeVries

A culture of connection, commitment and community has a strong appeal when you seek to attract high-paying customers and clients

Should consultants make their clients’ lives easier?

The Source

It’s surely a no-brainer: Can you imagine a consulting firm going to market with the strapline, “We like to make our clients’ lives more difficult”? Yet we often hear grumblings that suggest this is precisely what’s happening. “I

Recap: Week of July 14, 2019

Management Consulted

Consulting Resume: Complete Guide Resumes can help land you a consulting interview, and if not of impeccable quality, resumes can also make you lose your chance. See the complete guide to everything you need to know about consulting resumes. … Continue Reading.

The next big thing? Quantum computing’s potential impact on chemicals

McKinsey

The chemical industry is poised to be an early beneficiary of the vastly expanded modeling and computational capabilities of quantum computing. Companies must act now to capture the benefits. Chemicals Insights

Consulting tip: Big mac index

Consultants Mind

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