16 Consulting travel essentials

Consultants Mind

I travel a lot. Funny sidebar – a friend was NOT traveling one week, and his credit card flagged him for using his personal card CLOSE to his home during a work week. Yes, traveling, thinking, typing, and talking. leisure travelers with kids). Related posts: You travel too much when you. Business travel in the winter. The post 16 Consulting travel essentials appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Fun Tips Travel

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Consulting travel

Consultants Mind

Traveling is an ugly part of consulting. No pretty way to say this, but traveling can be a bummer. Most consulting firms travel 50-80% of the time Mon-Fri to client sites. Eager to … Continue reading → Fun Consulting Travel Awesome when you are young and mobile.

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Business travel in the winter

Consultants Mind

A few words of wisdom for the newbie consultants traveling to into the cold: Staying warm Buy some 180s. They are ear warmers that don’t mess … Continue reading → Fun Travel Yes, I am currently staffed on the East Coast in February. #$^@#$ it’s #$%#$^ cold.

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Consulting travel: Red eye home

Consultants Mind

The post Consulting travel: Red eye home appeared first on Consultant's Mind. This image tells a story. Red eye. Business class. The good with the bad. Welcome to consulting. Strange life.

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You travel too much when you.

Consultants Mind

Management consulting = business travel. If you don’t like travel, you will hate consulting. Know your airline frequent flyer number, but not your mom’s phone number Take too … Continue reading → Fun Travel No way around it. Here are some things I have experienced.

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The Two Travel Cards in every New Consultant’s Wallet

Management Consulted

So why are we dedicating an entire post to the two travel cards that should vy for the top spot in … Continued. The post The Two Travel Cards in every New Consultant’s Wallet appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travelYes, you’re on the right website – this is Management Consulted, not the “Live Your Best Life Now Blog.”

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5 Insane Perks of Travel at Elite Consulting Firms

Management Consulted

The post 5 Insane Perks of Travel at Elite Consulting Firms appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travelLet’s face it – you didn’t sign up to be a consultant because you wanted to spend your work years in a cubicle, neck deep in mediocrity. You braved an insane interview process because you knew there was more out … Continued.

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Travel, Training and Mentorship

Tom Spencer

Three significant aspects in the life of a management consultant: travel, training and mentorship. Travel. When it comes to travel, different consulting firms have different policies. Management Consulting consulting formal training mentorship travel

Why Travel and Living Abroad Prepare You for Consulting

Tom Spencer

Have you ever felt guilty about travelling extensively? Have you ever wished that the money spent traveling could somehow pay dividends? Well, I believe it can pay dividends, so you shouldn’t feel guilty about your past and future travel.

Exactly When to Travel to Win Consulting Projects

David A Fields

Jay James, CEO of Big JJ, Inc. emails you about a potential consulting project he’d like your consulting firm to handle. At the end of your follow-up call with Jay, he suggests you meet with him and his senior team in person to discuss the consulting opportunity.

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Travel and logistics: Data drives the race for customers

McKinsey

We analyzed data from 15 European countries to better understand emerging travel industry technology and customer needs in the travel and logistics sectors. Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWhat can companies in this space do to respond to shifts and sharpen their digitization strategies?

Should You Travel to a Prospect on Your Own Dime?

David A Fields

They’re halfway across the country, so travel expenses would definitely be involved. A consultant called me yesterday with this question: A prospect called me out of the blue (hooray!) and what they need is exactly in my sweet spot and would be a decent size project (mid five-figures).

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How to Travel Less & Earn More Consulting Revenue

David A Fields

Some consultants love to travel for their consulting projects. Me, I’m not a big fan. I prefer to be with my family, sleep in my own bed, eat healthy, home-cooked meals, and work in my gym clothes. Besides, when I’m on the road, there’s less time for marketing and business development, and I can’t play old-man hockey at the local rink. But how do you build a booming, lucrative consulting practice while staying cozily ensconced in your home office?

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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.

Scientists Claim to Have Proof that Time Travel Exists

MishTalk

Not much is happening economically speaking this Sunday evening so let’s ponder the ability to travel back in time such that the future can change the past. Please consider Physicists send particles of light into the past, prove time travel is possible. more…). Economics

8 Tactical Tips for Stress Free Business Travel

MBO Partners

Eliminate the hassle and stress of business travel by following these 8 easy steps

Cracking the world’s biggest business-travel market

McKinsey

Asia accounts for more than a third of the world’s $1 trillion business-travel sector, and the region’s growth is accelerating. Do you understand its customers? Our Insights

Consultant flying home: 3 photos

Consultants Mind

Related posts: You travel too much when you. Fun Photo TravelWhat do consultants do? Links.

Announcing “Mish Moments” – Travel Photography Website

MishTalk

I am launching a new website, this one centered around travel photography. My economic blog will not go away. My first photography series is called “ Iceland in 16 Days “ My wife Liz and I went to Iceland two summers ago. The images are all from that trip, all taken in 16 days.

The (ongoing) trouble with travel distribution: Customer experience

McKinsey

The industry’s rapid evolution continues unabated. To profit through this turbulence, leaders must focus on what really matters—the customer. Our Insights

Self assurance checklist for the anxious traveler

Seth Godin Blog

Travel has always meant possibility and change, and for some people, that means anxiety. There are people who will tell you to just get over it and enjoy travelling, but for some people, the real benefit happens if they can eliminate the things that trigger the biggest issues.

What Business Travelers Want Most From Loyalty Programs: Stealthy Luxury

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

So let’s talk about what paying business travelers like me really want. I can request a National reservation from any admin or travel department yet roll in a real car. These aren’t cheap and it’s just about impossible to finagle one from a wary travel agent, but if the client lets me book my own reservation online I always go this route. I guess I sounded like a dick in my last post, torching “manufactured spend” and other stupidity while offering a rich white-guy toast.

Scientists Claim to Have Proof that Time Travel Exists

MishTalk

Not much is happening economically speaking this Sunday evening so let’s ponder the ability to travel back in time such that the future can change the past. Please consider Physicists send particles of light into the past, prove time travel is possible. more…). Economics

Travelers Are Suffering from the "Last Mile" Problem

Strategy+Business

Although the transportation of people and goods has gotten cheaper, faster, and safer, low infrastructure investment has created frustrating bottlenecks

Consultant’s packing list

Consultants Mind

Here is a list of things I have used and favored when I travel. Team TravelNow that you got your consulting offer, what should you pack in your bag? Some are common sense (shoe polish), while others are personal preference (Tumi vs. Briggs and Riley). Feel free to chime in with some of your favorite products, services, […]. The post Consultant’s packing list appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Consultant’s packing list

Consultants Mind

Here is a list of things I have used and favored when I travel. Team TravelNow that you got your consulting offer, what should you pack in your bag? Some are common sense (shoe polish), while other’s are personal preference (Tumi vs. Briggs and Riley). Feel free to chime in with some of your favorite products, services, […]. The post Consultant’s packing list appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Miles ahead: How to improve airline customer-loyalty programs

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWithout a new approach, airline loyalty programs risk alienating many customers.

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.

Scientists Claim to Have Proof that Time Travel Exists

MishTalk

Not much is happening economically speaking this Sunday evening so let’s ponder the ability to travel back in time such that the future can change the past. Please consider Physicists send particles of light into the past, prove time travel is possible. more…). Economics

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. In fact, short-term travel can often test people more than long-term assignments.

Big Data's Impact on Holiday Travel

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While many consumers are scrambling to purchase last-minute gifts, others are plotting and planning their holiday travel itinerary. But travelers aren''t the only ones preparing for the rush at the airport.

B2B Salespeople Need to Act More Like Travel Agents

Harvard Business

Consider what’s happened with travel: With the explosion of internet travel sites in the 2000s, consumers took charge of their own travel, and travel agencies hemorrhaged business. According to the travel and leisure marketing firm MMGY, the use of travel agents increased by 50% from 2014 to 2015. Because consumers, overwhelmed by information and inundated with choices, are again turning to travel agents to take the work out of travel planning.

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Thanksgiving Travel Nightmare: Over 700 Flights Canceled, Major Storms; Black Friday Ice; Please Drive Safely

MishTalk

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.

Powered by data, driven by people: The travel sector’s future

McKinsey

Without human beings to develop and apply new technology, to direct the analytics, and to implement the findings, nothing ever happens. Our Insights

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. 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. Establish executive travel email protocol.

Men Spend More on Business Travel

Harvard Business

They don’t plan as far in advance. Economics & Society Video

“Nightmare” Mistake: Visa Free Travel for 80 Million Turks Coming Up

MishTalk

Of all the inane, self-serving, deals German Chancellor Angela Merkel made with Turkey, visa-free travel for 80 million Islamic Turks … Continue reading → Economics

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 Crazy Lives of Consultants: Good travel or bad travel?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Good travel or bad travel? The difference between a good consulting trip and a bad one can be subtle, so Ive put together a brief guide to help differentiate: Car service arrives early with silver cadillac, leather interior, uniformed driver who carries my bags to the car - good travel. Car "service" arrives 30 minutes before flight, driver is drunk, there is no back seat - bad travel. Your suitcase, however, never appears - bad travel. travel?

Airport Chaos: Trump’s Travel Restrictions Leave Some Stranded (You Can Leave, But You Cannot Come Back)

MishTalk

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.

Does your airline still cross seat belts? A ten-point lean checklist for leaders

McKinsey

Insights on Travel, Transport & LogisticsWasteful processes abound at many supposedly lean airlines. How does yours measure up?

Autumn leaves, New York 

Consultants Mind

… Continue reading → Fun Photo TravelWorked like a dog this week. Got a $284 speeding ticket. Need some changes in the working team. However, life is still good. Check out these leaves from New York, where the client site is. Enjoy.

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Working at the Hotel

Consultants Mind

Walking around the hotel – to wake myself up … Continue reading → Fun Travel HotelIt’s 1am and I am working on a proposal due this Friday. It has to go through multiple reviews, so I would be wise to get it 80% finished tonight. Oy Vey.

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