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  • You Lose, We Win: Consultants Profit Even When Candidates Underperform

    NYT > Consultants
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Why the market for pollsters, strategists and other political experts doesn’t work.
  • Deloitte Survey: Where There is Reward for Travel, There is Risk

    Deloitte U.S. Top Stories
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Three-quarters of frequent travelers expect their loyalty program data to be secured but only 33 percent feel their accounts are secure enough, according to a new Deloitte study.
  • Consulting Mindset and Model of the Most Successful

    Consulting Success
    Michael Zipursky
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Each week I speak with 20-30 consultants. These include my clients, coaching students and those wanting to join my coaching program. It’s become clear to me that what separates those that will be successful from those that won’t boils down to two things. The Mindset of Success The first is mindset. Consultants that want to […] Consulting Mindset and Model of the Most Successful is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Booz Allen to Host Conference Call to Discuss 2nd Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

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    13 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), the parent company of management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, to discuss the financial results for its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 (ending September 30, 2014).
  • Fall 2014 East Coast Tour Recap

    Management Consulted
    Jing
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Over the last month, we kicked off our Fall Consulting Bootcamp tour and have trekked up and down the East Coast to several universities – after visits to Columbia, McGill, Duke, Georgia Tech, Yale, Harvard, and Wharton (UPenn), we finally hosted a private bootcamp in New York. We have a number of other bootcamps coming up – we’ve just visited the University of San Diego and are headed to Arizona State, University of Virginia, Stanford, Pepperdine, and the University of Southern California (USC) in the next 2 weeks. In addition, we’ll be in the UK in October – if…
 
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  • Consulting Mindset and Model of the Most Successful

    Michael Zipursky
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Each week I speak with 20-30 consultants. These include my clients, coaching students and those wanting to join my coaching program. It’s become clear to me that what separates those that will be successful from those that won’t boils down to two things. The Mindset of Success The first is mindset. Consultants that want to […] Consulting Mindset and Model of the Most Successful is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Business Growth Around the World

    Michael Zipursky
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    You’re good at what you do. In fact, you’re one of the leading authorities in your region. You know you should be getting more clients. And that your business shouldn’t be susceptible to ups and downs Yet, for some reason, you’re not able to get that momentum in your business that you crave. You know […] Business Growth Around the World is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Want More Consulting Clients Avoid This Marketing Mistake

    Michael Zipursky
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    I spoke with a consultant the other day that had it all wrong. It’s not his fault. Many people make the same mistake he did. He was blown away when I told him that 95% of my clients spend very little on ‘marketing’. Many spend zero. The most effective forms of marketing don’t cost much. […] Want More Consulting Clients Avoid This Marketing Mistake is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Leading By Example

    Michael Zipursky
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    It’s midweek and the sun is beaming in through your windows. The room where you work from is getting hotter every minute. Your friend calls and suggests you go out for a drink and enjoy the sunshine. What do you do? Just last week you added a note in your schedule book to pick up […] Leading By Example is a post from: Consulting Success
  • 4 Points Consulting Clients Care Most About

    Michael Zipursky
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Your ideal consulting clients, the buyers of your services, don’t care about your methodology. Fancy brochures with a colorful diagram mean nothing. It’s not about YOU, it’s about THEM believing in you and trusting that you’re the right person to get them from A to B. Presentation slides with process maps are futile. Why? Because […] 4 Points Consulting Clients Care Most About is a post from: Consulting Success
 
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  • Booz Allen to Host Conference Call to Discuss 2nd Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), the parent company of management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, will host a conference call at 8 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, to discuss the financial results for its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 (ending September 30, 2014).
  • Leadership Development Program Offers Real-World Strategic Challenges, Stirs Spirit of Service in Booz Allen Senior Associates

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    What happens when a company selects 60 of its best performing employees to apply their technical, creative, analytic and other skills to solve some of the biggest challenges of the community’s non-profits? Families with seriously ill children can be served by improved programs; a provider of mental health services to veterans can better demonstrate its effectiveness; a charitable board can enhance its fundraising to help children.     
  • Booz Allen Appoints Technology Executive Gretchen W. McClain to its Board of Directors

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), the parent company of consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., has appointed Gretchen W. McClain to its Board of Directors, effective September 2, 2014. Ms. McClain most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Xylem, Inc., and has had a distinguished career in technology and aerospace. She will serve on Booz Allen's Compensation Committee. 
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  • Fall 2014 East Coast Tour Recap

    Jing
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Over the last month, we kicked off our Fall Consulting Bootcamp tour and have trekked up and down the East Coast to several universities – after visits to Columbia, McGill, Duke, Georgia Tech, Yale, Harvard, and Wharton (UPenn), we finally hosted a private bootcamp in New York. We have a number of other bootcamps coming up – we’ve just visited the University of San Diego and are headed to Arizona State, University of Virginia, Stanford, Pepperdine, and the University of Southern California (USC) in the next 2 weeks. In addition, we’ll be in the UK in October – if…
  • The MC Consulting Interview Bootcamp – Sunday, Sept. 7 in NYC!

    Jing
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    There’s nothing quite like getting some face-to-face time with an MC expert, and our Group Bootcamps get rave reviews. We work with top schools (this week alone we’re at Duke, Yale, Harvard, and Wharton – not too shabby). But what if your school doesn’t offer these programs (yet) – and you want to come spend 1 power day to focus on breaking into consulting – with emphasis on networking, fit interviews, and most of all, case interviews? Join us in New York on Sunday, September 7! What’s included in the Deluxe option ($575)? Well, first of all,…
  • 4 Key Consulting Fit Interview Questions You Must Prepare For

    Michelle Bryant
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    During an interview, it is common to be asked “Tell me about yourself.” Even though you’re mentally prepared for the question to be asked, suddenly your heart starts racing, your mind goes blank, and you just plain forget how to talk like a normal human. In thousands of hours of interview preparation every year, we find similar themes with EVERY client: you love breaking your brain for the case interview, and assume that for the the fit interviews – being more predictable by comparison – you can wing it. Au contraire, peeps. The fit interview is where magic…
  • Networking 101 Video Overview

    Daniel Chawla
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    In 9 out of 10 cases, especially if you are an experienced hire or come from a non-target school, having a contact inside a consulting firm will make the difference between getting an interview or not. Because of that, effective networking is critical. In the following videos, we give an overview on networking basics – specific to consulting. You’ll learn: Who you should networking with inside the firm How your networking effort will affect the way your resume is reviewed How a candidate is ranked in a team review process What makes consultants motivated to respond to your…
  • 5 Core Case Study Principles Every Interviewee MUST Know

    Jacob
    8 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    The case study question is a fundamental portion of any consulting interview. Perhaps you’re a natural at networking, possess a wunderkind resume, and exemplify expert-level interpersonal communication skills. When it comes to evaluating case studies, none of your other skills really matter. The bad news is that case study questions require a very particular way of thinking. There are not particularly intuitive for the uninitiated. Consulting firms used to say, “You don’t need to practice for case interviews – anyone can do them, even an English major.” However, it…
 
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  • The Collaborative Economy [video]

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    I have just been browsing Brad Feld’s tome on Startup Communities   and picked up on one of his classical problems. Firstly I ignored his advice on avoiding old white guys (but maybe you shouldn’t) and totally agreed with his stop whinging about there is never enough money. There is always plenty of money for a good idea, a great team and smart execution. Yet the  the ‘problem’ that stood out was about making only short-term commitments to startup communities. Now this one hit home. I have been involved around entrepreneur/startup/brave-new-world communities for…
  • Mentoring is good

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    for both the Mentor and the Mentee. I have just reintroduced Mentor services on my website at www.redbean.com.au. I enjoy mentoring as working with people to solve problems and pursue opportunities is the fun stuff that keeps us alive. And I know from feedback over the years that the mentees enjoy it too. Being an advocate of social learning there is just some stuff in this world that we have to learn from each other and by doing. While a book or course can provide a framework we know that learning sticks when it is real and immediate. Hence all my programs are action-based and provide…
  • Everyone loves a creative genius

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    The curly haired wunderkind… the savvy, creative pop diva… the bumbling geek whose IQ exceeds their vocabulary. Now if we could just be one, hang out near one, or hire one everything will be OK. In the ‘innovate or die’ marketplace everyone is looking for the next big thing, or the next best big thing, a big someone who can come up with the next big thing. And sometimes that strategy may just work. But for the rest of us… I will ignore markets for now (yet these principles can apply) and just concentrate on instilling new ideas into existing organisations. The creative…
  • [Video] Innovation Conversations – Herman Putter M4P

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Herman Putter is the founder of www.OD21.com and developer of the M4P organisational diagnostic tool. This interview discusses the typical use of M4P. Read more from Herman at www.hermanputter.com Contact www.redbean.com.au if you have any queries regarding M4P.
  • If it ain’t broke…

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Fast change is the term I use to describe the methods used to tackle organisational issues that don’t require a large-scale intervention, but just need a sensible, rapid and light approach to dealing with short-term difficulties or even new opportunities. The issues are often performance related and may require addressing motivation, creativity and synergy or simply provide an opportunity to talk and sort some stuff out. They usually apply to teams and projects in everything from new product development and design through to implementation and change projects or to operational units who…
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  • Have You Explored Twitter with Animated GIF?

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this post I am going to tell how to convert your slideshare presentations into animated gif and how to promote that using Twitter. Step 1 Visit http://gifdeck.in/ and write your slideshare URL in the box provided and click ‘submit’ button. Click the gearbox icon and choose the time interval in which the slides have to be played and the No of slides to be converted into animated gif and in what size it should be shown. The following screenshot explains the above concepts. Step 2 After submitting the URL, you’ll be asked to save the file. Save the file and visit your Twitter page and…
  • SRecoder for High Quality Video

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Today I came across SRecorder free software that records your PC desktop at a high audio and video quality. The entire instructions for downloading and installing the software can be accessed by visiting the URL http://srecorder.com/home I have not explored the software yet, but those interested can explore by visiting the above link.
  • CUE Learning Revolution Online Summit Featuring Google for Education

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    'CUE and The Learning Revolution Project, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy and the Global Education Conference, are joining forces to expand globally connective opportunities for educators. This September, these organizations will be hosting the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education, highlighting the work of Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, Google Educators and Googlers themselves'. The summit is on Sept. 6-7, 2014.  9 am - 6 pm GMT-7 and the registration is open now. For more details visit 'CUE Learning Revolution Online…
  • Customized Learning

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    I have tried to explain visually, how one can provide a customized learning environment to learners based on their interest, cognitive skills, learning style and learning mode. I’ve suggested that if the assessments from various modes of learning such as F2F, eLearning, mLearning and informal are thoroughly analyzed, the analysis will pave way for customized learning that will try to bring the best out of the learner as content will be offered to the learner in the way most preferred by him / her. Here I have suggested that the knowledge from informal learning be analyzed by integrating it…
  • Quest-Based Learning Virtual UnConference

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Interested in Exploring 3D GameLab? Then attend the ‘Quest-Based Learning Virtual UnConference’ on July 30th –July 31st, 2014. Quest Boise is a free 2 day virtual unconference program where you can explore designing and teaching with experts in the field of quest-based and gamified learning. You can register for the QuestBoise sessions by clicking the following hyperlink. QuestBoise Sessions           Hope you will enjoy exploring 3D GameLab!
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  • My Best Monday Morning Minute Advice Ever

    Andy Daupert
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Video Notes: The one piece of advice I have for you this week may be some of the best advice I’ve ever given on the Monday Morning Minute. Do you know what it is? It is to … do your best work, and then go home. I’m not trying to be cavalier or flippant. Ladies and gentlemen, the world of work is more frenetic and stressful now and many employees are complaining that the amount of stress they’re experiencing is overwhelming. To be clear though, my recommendation of doing your best work and then going home does not mean that you should not be fully engaged in providing the maximum…
  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Photo courtesy of iStock Photo If you are going to doubt one thing the one thing you must doubt is your doubts. What we doubt about ourselves; either personally or professionally, is not real. Our doubts are rooted in negative or painful past experiences or a fear about what might happen in the future. Both inhibit us from living fully in the present moment and overcoming our doubts. There are three ways to doubt your doubts: 1. Focus on the upside: Keep in mind that the areas of your life where you hold you the biggest doubts also holds the potential for the greatest benefit and reward. By…
  • Positivity and Perseverance

    Andy Daupert
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane, it’s the Monday Morning Minute and this week I want to talk about positivity and perseverance. Now sometimes you might find that inside your organization those two words are not fully present, that they are in short supply. I want to suggest to you that I’ve found five reasons why they are in short supply. Here’s what they are. #1. There’s no clear and compelling purpose that people have said yes to. #2. There are far too many priorities on people’s planner. They may have somewhere between eight and ten priorities as…
  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    photo courtesy of iStock Photo Periscopes allow a submarine to visually search for targets and threats on the surface of the water and in the air from shallow depths. If they are spotted though, the submarine becomes a target and their primary defense is to dive to the ocean floor and take refuge from the soon to follow depth charges. One employee I met recently told me how she felt stranded on the ocean floor of her organization. She lamented that after six months of having a new senior executive in role she remained in the dark as to what the executive wanted for strategic priorities. After…
  • You are the Architect of Your Life

    Andy Daupert
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    Video Notes: Good morning everyone, my name is Hugh Blane, this is the Monday Morning Minute. This week I want to talk to you about: You are the architect of your personal and professional life. There’s a corollary to that in that if you are the architect of your life then you are one hundred percent responsible for the level of happiness you experience in your life. Some of you will agree with this. If you do, that means you are also one hundred percent responsible for the amount of unhappiness you have in your life. Ladies and gentlemen, in my consulting and coaching work what I find…
 
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  • Your worst consulting stories–and how to prevent these mistakes

    Greg Miliates
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’ve been getting some REALLY interesting emails from you about the biggest, worst consulting stories & mistakes you’ve made with pricing. Here are 2 I want to share where LOTS of money was lost: and: Have you been in a similar situation–wanted the work or the client or thought/hoped it’d lead to further work? Are you afraid you’ll make similar consulting mistakes–maybe working for HALF of what you’re worth, or lose out on $10′s of thousands of dollars…
  • The time I lost $1,200 by not shutting up (how NOT to discuss your consulting rate)

    Greg Miliates
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. The other day, I shared my awkward, cringe-worthy consulting story (one of them…) from my earliest consulting days, where I called a client who I’d worked with from my previous job, and stammered something like, “I just wanted to let you know that I’m available for consulting, and, um…wondered if you had any projects you might need help with…?” Today, we’re going to talk about how to discuss your consulting rate. Lots of you shared your cringe-worthy…
  • What should I charge? (why the most common advice is wrong)

    Greg Miliates
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Whether you’ve been consulting for years or haven’t yet landed your first client, what I’m covering here applies to you. And it addresses one of the biggest questions you ask: What should I charge? First, I’m going to talk about one of the most common pieces of advice about consulting, why that advice is dead wrong, and how it’s sabotaging your business. Then, I’ll give you a hint of what I have in store over the next few days for you. The most common consulting advice,…
  • The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

    Greg Miliates
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. There’s a question you need to answer when you start consulting (or any business) that’s crucial to your success. Once you know the question, it’ll seem ridiculously obvious. But still, few ask it, and fewer still know how to answer it. Before I show you what I mean, here’s an example of what you might be doing right now as you start consulting. Keep in mind that starting a consulting business is, essentially, learning a new skill: the skill of building a successful business.
  • The surprising thing you told me about getting clients

    Greg Miliates
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Thanks to those of you who took a minute to complete the recent survey. Your answers showed some interesting themes and uncovered something surprising about getting clients. Also, congrats to Kim R. who won the $100 Amazon gift card that I gave away during the survey! Quick summary of your survey results Interestingly, the things that Kim R. said echoed what many of you said: She wants to go from a single client to more clients, and boost her income along the way. Most of you said something similar,…
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  • Our Newsletter and Consultant / Business Analyst Opportunity at 180 Systems

    180 Systems
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    One of the reasons you have not heard from us for a while is that we have been so busy and hope the same goes for you. We are now looking to hire a consultant/business analyst as per the link at http://www.180systems.com/about/careers/.  Please pass this on if you know anyone that might be a good fit.  Thanks Another reason for not sending out our newsletter was our concern with Canada’s new anti-spam legislation. We did not want to send out an email to all our readers asking them to opt-in. Our objective for our newsletters has always been to provide useful information rather than…
  • ERP Pricing Models

    180 Systems
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    ERP vendors don’t make it easy to calculate the cost of using their system. There are lots of variables to consider including: License – buy a perpetual license to use the software Hosted – annual or monthly fee to use the software by user Named user – for anyone needing any access to the system Concurrent user – for the number of people needing access at the same time Full users – need multiple parts of the system such as a purchasing manager Light users – need limited use of the system such as someone that just creates requisitions or enters their time or uses a handheld…
  • ERP software survey 2014

    180 Systems
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    September 2014 from CPA Magazine and written by Michael Burns – “Welcome to our annual vendor survey on enterprise resource planning software. Back in 1999, when we published the first survey in CAmagazine, ERP was another mysterious IT acronym. Now it seems that everyone knows about it — although you will still hear a lot of variation on what it really means. Fifteen years ago, we had only a few ERP systems in our survey. Today we have 93…”
  • Oracle in the Cloud

    180 Systems
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:51 pm
    According to IDG News Service, “Oracle is now the industry’s second-largest SaaS vendor after Salesforce.com” As well, “Oracle is also seeing traction increase for its cloud ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software, adding 120 new customers in the fourth quarter alone”. This was news to us, so I contacted Oracle directly to get the inside scoop on their ERP cloud offering. Oracle Fusion has been rebranded as Oracle ERP Cloud and there are a couple of hundred implementations across North America with many new opportunities keeping the Oracle sales team hopping. Oracle ERP…
  • Microsoft and Salesforce.com to link wares in global partnership

    180 Systems
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:12 am
    May 29, 2014 from Computerworld – “Microsoft and Salesforce.com have become corporate buddies, pledging to integrate their flagship products in what they’re calling a “global, strategic partnership.” The agreement calls for Salesforce.com’s CRM (customer-relationship-management) software to be integrated with Microsoft’s Windows OS, Azure cloud computing platform and Office suite, the companies said Thursday…” 180 View – If Salesforce and Microsoft can become partners, there should be hope for world peace. Or are there other forces at work? One…
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