Men Spend More on Business Travel

Harvard Business

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

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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Productivity Boost for Consultants

Consulting Success

Consulting Videos consulting checklists Consulting Productivity Time Management for ConsultantsTranscript Hey, it’s Michael Zipursky from Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

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.,

Money as Communication: A Purposely "Non-Educational" Fallacious Video by the Atlanta Fed


We recently produced a simple four-minute video on the subject. 4-Minute Video link if video does not play: Fed Explains Good versus Bad Standards Right at the one minute mark, the video proclaims " In the United States, the standard measurement for value is the dollar. "

The Data on Who Takes "Bleisure" Trips

Harvard Business

Everyone combines business travel and vacation. Managing yourself Video

How to fix your lame-assed email autoresponder

Rod Burkert

You are traveling? I travel full time in an RV and always have access to email. You are traveling out of the country. Not that you can’t … or that will have limited access … or that you will be traveling out of the country. Practice management Video

The Hardest Thing About Being Self-Employed

The More Clients Blog

I rarely travel anywhere for business and meet all my clients by phone or video conference. Being self-employed isn’t easy. Not only do you have to develop, market, and deliver professional services at a very high level, you also need to accomplish all of this in relative isolation.

Introducing Michelle Joyce, My New Director of Events!

Melissa Agnes

For more information on my programs, videos, and testimonials, browse through or give us a call! Melissa's Speaking and TravelAs you know, I speak to audiences around the globe on crisis management and creating a crisis-ready culture. Well, I have exciting news!

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Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. Related Video. See More Videos > See More Videos > All loyalty programs are vulnerable to a blockchain revolution, but the travel industry is perhaps the most at risk. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

Therefore, as much as I needed to relate to the audience that I would be presenting in front of in real-time, I also needed to relate to those who would click play on the video of my talk in the future. Melissa's Speaking and Travel Fun

How Service Companies Can Earn Customer Trust and Keep It

Harvard Business

But with smartphone video just a couple of clicks away for a witness, any service failure that looks bad on camera may be transmitted worldwide in a matter of minutes. Customer service Operations management Branding Hospitality Travel Digital ArticleBeing perceived as unreliable or unfair is a sure way for a service company to lose the trust of its customers.

Why I Was Wrong About 2 Second Lean

Markovitz Consulting

So off I went to my clients, with Paul’s videos embedded in my PowerPoint presentation, ready to show them how 2 Second Lean is the answer to their productivity problems, their low employee engagement and morale scores, their mediocre customer service, and their too-high defect rates. You have to make videos of every little kaizen, and show them to the whole company at the daily huddle. Travel gets in the way a lot.

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Crazy Airline Gobbledegook Nonsense

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I counted it at least three dozen times in the safety video alone! Why not just call it travel ? The airline business is like nothing on earth, and airline people are some of the most common interactions we consultants have.

How I Became a Millionaire as an Independent Consultant

Successful Independent Consulting

For more about this, I recommend this 90-second video: “ Friends Don’t Let Friends W-2 *.”) For me it’s time with family and friends and traveling. Recently I logged into my retirement accounts and was surprised (and pleased!) to see that I had crossed the million-dollar mark.

Merry Christmas From the TSA


Traveling this holiday season? Link if video does not play: TSA''s 12 Banned Items of Christmas Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management.

Newsletter or Blog: which is better?

Rod Burkert

Since I last wrote, I did two short videos … the first one was about getting a jumpstart on planning where you will show up in 2019 (writing and speaking) and the second one revealed my best prospect pick up line (I just want to date you, not get married). And then I added video into my mix.

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide


A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. See Qemploy explained in the video below. Why consulting?

4 Ways Cloud Computing Impacts Business Success

Tom Spencer

For example, Slack (team collaboration), Salesforce (customer relationship management), Amazon Web Services (on-demand cloud computing), Dropbox (file sharing), and Zoom (audio and video conferencing). In her spare time, Riya always enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

Oliver Wyman Careers

Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences. Either way, Oliver Wyman's global approach tends to result in more international travel than firms with a local staffing model (e.g.

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

Managing your Weaknesses

Since broadband, streaming video, and video conferencing were not yet widely available, I concluded that in order for me to get customers or clients without traveling was to learn how to communicate with the Internet in writing. When it comes to managing your career, you need to be aware of your own weaknesses. A weakness that’s known can be worked around. A weakness that you’re not even aware of will sink your career.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Improve Business with Technology!

Women in Consulting

Pocket Cloud – Pocket Cloud gives you access to all your files, music, videos and applications from anywhere, anytime with no cloud storage fees. Dropbox – Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, documents and videos anywhere and share them with anyone easily.

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

I worked in a company for a long period of time, over 30 years, in various roles so it was like I had moved through various different jobs; traveled all over the world at a very high level position of a global vice president role; 250 people globally working for me, those kind of things.

Case Interview Prep Tips from BCG New Consultant

The last two rounds were via video conference. In particular, I found your case videos and frameworks to be very useful. With video conference interviews, remember to look at the camera (rather than the screen) as far as possible. rather than interning during my summers, I had travelled, run projects overseas, etc.) Following are tips from a BCG new hire that you might find useful in your case interview prep.

IoT Disruptions in 3 Industries and What You Can Learn From Them

Tom Spencer

Australia’s size and the high costs associated with business travel have long been a thorn in the side of many businesses. Improvements in both video and sound have enabled the use of virtual meetings spaces that eliminate the need for physical meetings and travel.

Divided Greece; Eve of Referendum Polls Split; 20,000 Rally 'No' and 20,0000 Rally 'Yes'; Back Home From 17 Days in Iceland


Bloomberg Poll 20,000 Rally 'No' and 20,0000 Rally 'Yes' RT has an interesting video of rallies with each side claiming 20,000 participants. Link if video does not play: Drone View of Greek Rallies We find out soon enough.

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AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Even for such a high travel firm, which we’ll discuss below, they all seem to be so gosh darn chummy with each other. Travel – Now don’t get us wrong, warning a prospective consultant about travel is a bit like warning trainee surgeon that they may see blood once in a while. But where AlixPartners differs from a lot of other firms is the amount of Monday-Friday travel you’ll be doing as compared to Monday-Thursday travel that you can expect at even the very top firms.

Driverless Trains: Why Does Chicago (US in General) Lag London (Europe Europe in General)?


Driverless Train Video Link if video does not play: London's Driverless Tube Trains. London vs. Chicago The above video got me thinking about the sorry state of Chicago infrastructure and some spectacular "L" and subway crashes. But this time a mere video might do the trick.

Accenture Careers

The Products Operating Group concentrates on Air Freight & Travel Service, Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure & Transportation Services, Life Sciences, and Retail.

My 4 best newsletter tips for landing readers and clients

Rod Burkert

Continued greetings from Palm Springs … 4 weeks of hibernation down, 5 weeks to go before we start traveling again. Therefore, a text-only newsletter will only get you so far, which is why you will want to expand into other mediums like voice and video.

Minto Pyramid Principle

Then we'd go to the travel department, book our airline tickets, and go get the data (at the client site, visiting our client's client to interview them, etc.). Members get access to 6 hours of video tutorials on case interviews , the actual frameworks I used to pass my interviews, and over 500 articles on case interviews. Student Question: Recently I came across a book called 'The Minto Pyramid' , you might know this book, by Barbara Minto, ex-McKinsey.

Indianapolis Airport Unveils Roaming Customer Service Robot on Wheels; Next Big Thing in Airport Customer Relations


The robot was rolled out Thursday, with a staffer guiding it remotely around the baggage claim area greeting travelers and looking for anyone who needed assistance.

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

People are willing to travel for expertise, but they’re not willing to travel to hire a consultant from the other side of the world or the other part of the continent if they can get the same thing down the street.

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Australia Considers Paperless Passports Based on Fingerprints, Face Recognition, Eye Scans; We Know Who You Are!


Australia, New Zealand Consider Paperless Passports In the wake of fake passports and people smuggling in the EU refugee crisis, here's a potential solution from Australia: The Cloud Could Soon Let Aussies Travel Without a Passport. Link if video does not play: Scene from Goodfellas.

From Actress to BCG Consultant – Tips on How to Successfully Prepare for a BCG Case Interview

Your advice in your newsletter and on your website embodies the ideas in your friend's videos. To paraphrase the video "It's a marathon, and not a sprint." I'll be traveling, learning, and most importantly I've finally found a way to work towards running a company that employs artists. Members get access to 6 hours of video tutorials on case interviews , the actual frameworks I used to pass my interviews, and over 500 articles on case interviews.