On Digital Tools, Behavioral Economics, and Retirement

Steve Shu Consulting

How Digital Tools and Behavioral Economics Will Save Retirement. Just wanted to share a Harvard Business Review post by my colleague, Shlomo Benartzi. In a nutshell, the digital world opens up many possibilities to apply behavioral economics to help people.

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Essential Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs

Women in Consulting

It’s also key to have practical tools to get established and maintain your workflow. Here are a few valuable use cases and my go-to technology tools: Keep track of the interwebs. By: Josh Zerkel. :: Entrepreneurs need lots of support to be successful, and it can take many forms.

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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

McKinsey

Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side solutions to make progress. Meeting Society’s Expectations

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5 Online Tools I Use to Grow My Consulting Firm

David A Fields

The right tools can multiply the effectiveness of your efforts, enabling you to grow your consulting firm’s revenue and profit faster.

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Tools and Tips for Content Marketing Success

Women in Consulting

Several of these tools and techniques were covered in a recent C i sion webinar, “ Nine Tools and Tips That Drive Content Marketing Success.” ” The speaker, Ian Cleary , is the founder of RazorSocial , a blog providing insights on social media tools and technology.

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Consulting tool: Finviz.com #1: How to screen stocks

Consultants Mind

While there are multiple tools on the website, will focus on something call the screener. As you can see here and below, there are 60+ filters (industry, country, P/E, operating margin, dividend %, beta, EPS growth rate) you can apply… Read More » The post Consulting tool: Finviz.com #1: How to screen stocks appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Finviz.com is a great way to filter stocks and generally get smart on specific industries.

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New Tools! More Pure Bank Profit!

MishTalk

It proposes a new tool to pay banks even more interest on money banks don''t lend and cannot use (as an alternative to shrinking money supply). New Tools! Policy makers are testing a new tool intended to improve their control of near-term borrowing costs.

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Bank of Canada Announces Tools Including -0.5 Interest Rates; Loonie Sinks to 2004 Low; Right Tool at the Right Time

MishTalk

Tools Needed Isn't a sinking currency supposed to help exports and the economy in general? Instead, the Bank of Canada announced it has Tools Beyond Zero Rate if needed. If the Fed knew how to use tools, why was there a global financial collapse?

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5 Best Lead Generation Tools for Your Consulting Website

Tsavo Neal

It’s a tool that can help bring you more leads. To get more leads through your consulting website, you need the right tools to do the job. The right tools to acquire leads are ones that… Foster interaction between you and your potential clients.

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How social tools can reshape the organization

McKinsey

In a new survey, respondents say the most valuable tools make it easier for employees to collaborate—and could even transform the way organizations work. Not all social technologies bring equal benefits. Our Insights

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Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company

Harvard Business

They discuss their research showing how effective these tools can be and warn about common traps companies face when they implement them. Neeley and Leonardi are co-authors of the article “ What Managers Need to Know About Social Tools ” in the November-December 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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How Digital Tools and Behavioral Economics Will Save Retirement

Harvard Business

If a basic digital tool like email is so effective, I’m optimistic we can get even better results using text messaging, personalized videos, and chat bots. If we don’t provide them with easy digital tools for savings, we could be looking at a generation of workers struggling to achieve even a semblance of financial security in retirement. ryccio/Getty Images.

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Until You Have Productivity Skills, Productivity Tools Are Useless

Harvard Business

Making the switch to electronic tools was difficult and disruptive, and initially I didn’t want to do it. But the truth is, it wasn’t the tools alone, it was also the workflow management process —or methodology—I applied to the tools.

A Tool to Capture and Categorize StrengthsFinder Results

Leadership Vision Consulting

Your Tools What tools have you found helpful when collecting StrengthsFinder results? When you use StrengthsFinder with a group, it can be a challenge to collect everyones results.

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Virtual Training Best Practices – Common Collaboration Tools

Gina Abudi

There are a variety of collaboration tools common to virtual training environments that enable you to effectively engage participants and enable for them to collaborate and share with each other. These include: TOOL USE FOR… Whiteboard Brainstorming solutions to case studies/problems Summarizing what participants have learned using annotation tools Having participants debrief on their individual [.].

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A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

Harvard Business

In teaching this subject to MBA graduates at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, we have introduced a simple decision-making tool: the AI Canvas. The AI Canvas is a simple tool that helps you organize what you need to know into seven categories in order to systematically make that assessment. Martin Holste/EyeEm/Getty Images.

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If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless

Harvard Business

Alan Schein Photography/Getty Images. Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics and decision-making for generations, it carries a special warning for machine learning.

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A Tool to Map Your Next Digital Initiative

Harvard Business

One tool that I have used to great effect to improve the likelihood of a successful result from digital investments is the benefits dependency network (BDN). A tech company that I worked with rolled out a suite of collaborative tools on employees’ desktops.

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The 8 Digital Productivity Tools Everyone Should Adopt

Harvard Business

For most people, the goal is to adopt the smallest number of tools necessary to work efficiently. While I often find myself recommending specific technologies to people with particular challenges, there are some tools I suggest again and again, because they are useful to just about everybody.

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Bain & Co: Management tool and trends 2011 survey

Consultants Mind

Bain & Co conducts a survey every few years on how executives use management tools. Unsurprisingly, these are the exact tools that management consultants often use when coaching, prodding, and helping executive think about their business. If you want to … Continue reading → Consultant bain Best Practices Consulting Executives Operations Resources Strategy Survey Tools

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Should You Be Part of a Large Network with an Assessment Tool?

David A Fields

A consultant sent me the following question: I have been approached by a company that wants to market through affiliates. Their approach is to pitch free assessments that diagnose problems then call upon specialists to man the projects.

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Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company

Seth Godin Blog

Hundreds of years ago, Hermes and Louis Vuitton started out as luxury makers of tools. They competed on luxury, which is a fundamentally different promise than the optimal design of a tool. Patagonia is still a luxury tools company.

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Naming tool of the year

Seth Godin Blog

When it''s time to name your project, you probably want to find a domain for it. And, alas, all the obvious and most of the silly dot com choices were taken a very long time ago. Time for wordoid. Scroll down on the left, put a short word in the ''pattern'' box and off you go

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Top Four Productivity Tools I Cannot Live Without

Women in Consulting

I get asked a lot about all the various nifty tools I use to run ThinkResults (and me to be honest!), I discovered this tool while working with the first cohort of Microsoft Ventures as their Go-to-Market advisor. And if you have other tools that you love, let me know. By: Jennifer LeBlanc. so I decided to pick four of my faves and share them with y’all. I count on these to run aspects of our business every day and don’t know what I do without them.

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4 Tools to Help You Identify the Skills You Need to Grow

Harvard Business

There’s also a tool from Heidi Grant Halvorson that will improve the odds of sticking to your development goals once you’ve set them. A Tool to Help You Reach Your Goals in 4 Steps. This tool breaks down the process of goal setting using if/then statements into 4 steps.

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2 tools you need in every client meeting

Killer Consultant

The two tools that you need in every client meeting are – you might have guessed it – pen and paper. You got a meeting with a client scheduled. Maybe just a “if you have five minutes, would you swing by my office? Thanks!”-type ”-type of event.

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A Tool for Balancing Your Company’s Digital Investments

Harvard Business

Instead, they should use a portfolio tool that classifies all existing, planned, and potential digital investments into four categories based on an assessment of their current and future contribution to business success. The portfolio tool can be used as a common frame of reference in management discussions about a number of areas. How does your organization manage the money it spends on digital?

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Design Your Room, Quadcopters, Tools, With Holograms: Are Holograms, the Next Deflationary Force?

MishTalk

Reader Thoughts on Holograms Reader "DT" from Brazil emailed a link and some thoughts on holograms. "DT" DT" writes. Hello Mish, I'm from Brazil and I have been reading your blog daily for the past 2 or 3 years.

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The Tools That Can Make You a Better Innovator

Strategy+Business

A new interactive graphic shows which digital innovation tools are the most widely used--and how effective they actually are

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When Will the Fed Hike Part II - Discussion of Debt Duration - Communication the Only Tool Left

MishTalk

In response to When Will Interest on US National Debt Exceed $1 Trillion some readers objected stating "things are different now". I had to laugh at that. Others stated that I ignored duration.

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Facebook Tries to Woo SMBs with New Customer Engagement Tools

1 to 1

Yesterday, I did something I haven't done in years: I picked up my phone and called a store to ask a question. A friend told me about a farm that sells lavender but she wasn't sure whether customers could pick their own flowers.

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Peer Coaching as a Tool for Culture Change

Strategy+Business

Sometimes the best approaches to revamp an organization''s culture come from the employee level, rather than edicts issued by senior executives

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2 tools you need in every client meeting

Killer Consultant

The two tools that you need in every client meeting are – you might have guessed it – pen and paper. You got a meeting with a client scheduled. Maybe just a “if you have five minutes, would you swing by my office? Thanks!”-type ”-type of event.

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NSA tool collects "Nearly Everything You Do On the Internet"

MishTalk

NSA tool collects "Nearly Everything You Do On the Internet"; Targeting Journalists; What Google Knows About You; Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Upheld. Lets kick off with the Guardian XKeyscore: NSA tool collects nearly everything a user does on the internet. MISHS. Global Economic.

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Consultant’s Tool: What is a maturity model?

Consultants Mind

Management consultants are always looking for ugly problems and broken things to fix. After all, we only get paid when we uncover difficult problems and fix them. Clients do not always know what is wrong What really surprises me is … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture AICPA Assessment AT Kearney Booz Allen Consultants Consulting Deloitte Maturity Assessment Maturity Model Survey

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Getting better than the tools we’d been taught: Lean and people

McKinsey

An auto-industry veteran describes how rededication to lean-management principles—especially to fostering leadership at every level—led his organization to new performance breakthroughs. Our Insights

Yellen Discusses “Tools”: She’s 70% Confident That Rates will Be between 0 and 4.5% in 2018

MishTalk

Today Fed Chair Janet yellen gave a speech at the “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future,” symposium in … Continue reading → Economics

Have you heard about a cool tool – Adobe InDesign Integration?

Deltek

Did you know Vision can integrate directly with Adobe InDesign to produce high quality proposals and qualifications submittals without having to go through Microsoft Word first? Since the release of Vision 7.1, Vision users have been able to create their own InDesign Resumes or Project Profiles using information directly from Vision

"War Games" Show Fed Worried About Commercial Real Estate, Interest Rates; Fed Weighs Consequences of "Macroprudential Tools"

MishTalk

George, who said rates weren’t the right tool to address bubbles. Fed officials said afterward they saw they lacked clear-cut tools or a proper road map of regulatory measures to help stem the simulated booms. These tools are not things you just pull off the shelf and say, ‘Now I’m going to use them,’” Ms. William Dudley, president of the New York Fed asked in an October speech, Is the Active Use of Macroprudential Tools Institutionally Realistic?

Probabilistic modeling as an exploratory decision-making tool

McKinsey

This working paper highlights how probabilistic modeling can fail when used in the wrong way. It explains two different relevant definitions of the term probability, discusses some fundamental problems in dealing with uncertainty, and gives concrete examples how probabilistic modeling can be used well. Our Insights

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