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  • Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Advises El Dorado Paper Bag Mfg. Co., Inc. on its Sale to Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC

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    28 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to El Dorado Paper Bag Mfg. Co., Inc. in its sale to Industrial Opportunity Partners, LLC.
  • Day in the Life of a Successful Consultant

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    Michael Zipursky
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve been asked by several consultants in my coaching program how I get so much done? I start the day with a clear plan. I have everything that needs to get accomplished during the day written down and I prioritize to start with the most important. How I run two growing companies and manage to […] Day in the Life of a Successful Consultant is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Booz Allen Debuts VAMPIRE -- New Tactical Forensic Device for Law Enforcement -- at IACP Conference

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    23 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    On Sunday, Booz Allen will debut a powerful new device that will help law enforcement and the military conduct immediate fingerprint analysis at an incident scene – saving precious time in the initial stages of an investigation. The handheld VAMPIRE™ tactical device conducts real-time forensic analysis in the field, performing fast, accurate, on-site latent and live fingerprint identification and matching analysis in just seconds. 
  • Black Belt Supreme (BBS) November Session Closes Oct. 31!

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    Jing
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Our first-ever Black Belt Supreme course launched in June, and we had an overwhelming response. Sadly, a number of you procrastinators missed out. Never fear! With the crazy recruiting cycle, we know the pressure that you are under and we are here to help you out! Today, we’re introducing Black Belt Supreme round TWO! Note: Number of available spaces remaining are updated daily below (paragraph 13). What do you get? Black Belt Supreme  includes 6 live webinars (recorded for later viewing if you’re doing something important – like snowboarding), 30 days of focused interview…
  • Role of Experiential Learning in Evolving Classroom

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    17 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    I had already mentioned about the importance of ‘Experiential Learning’ in my blog post titled ‘Enhancing Learning through various Experiential Learning Strategies’. Today I wanted to share with you how, The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., has offered Experiential Learning environments in certain disciplines, that help both students and faculty realize their objectives by considering the needs for flexibility and meeting the pedagogical and learning demands. Their experiential learning spaces include: ·         Award-winning, 6,300-square-foot School…
 
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  • Day in the Life of a Successful Consultant

    Michael Zipursky
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve been asked by several consultants in my coaching program how I get so much done? I start the day with a clear plan. I have everything that needs to get accomplished during the day written down and I prioritize to start with the most important. How I run two growing companies and manage to […] Day in the Life of a Successful Consultant is a post from: Consulting Success
  • The Best Investment a Consultant Can Make

    Michael Zipursky
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Where is the best place to invest your money to achieve the greatest return? A regular savings account will offer you a paltry return. You’re lucky if you can get a 2% return with a high-interest savings account. Most accounts will over 1.2-1.8%. You can try to hold off investing in your business for as […] The Best Investment a Consultant Can Make is a post from: Consulting Success
  • On Growth and Stagnation

    Michael Zipursky
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    If you want to be great, stop focusing on your weaknesses. Each and every one of us has strengths and weaknesses. Focusing on your strengths establishes a confident mindset filled with possibilities and opportunities. Focusing on your weaknesses turns something weak into something average. Focusing on your strengths turns something strong into something exceptional. Our […] On Growth and Stagnation is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Freedom and Lifestyle of Consulting

    Michael Zipursky
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I took half of August off this summer and it was one of our company’s best months ever. That’s a great feeling. During that time I had a good friend in town visiting from Europe. We went to a cabin in the forest for 3 days. Then camping in the mountains near Whistler with my […] Freedom and Lifestyle of Consulting is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Inside the Diagram to Success

    Michael Zipursky
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of my coaching clients earned $823,000 last year. He has no employees or contractors working for him. Another did $1.2M before we started working together and in one year grew the business to over $2.3M. You’ll notice that people Chasing Success spend the majority of their time talking about their ideas. Not all of […] Inside the Diagram to Success is a post from: Consulting Success
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  • Booz Allen Debuts VAMPIRE -- New Tactical Forensic Device for Law Enforcement -- at IACP Conference

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    On Sunday, Booz Allen will debut a powerful new device that will help law enforcement and the military conduct immediate fingerprint analysis at an incident scene – saving precious time in the initial stages of an investigation. The handheld VAMPIRE™ tactical device conducts real-time forensic analysis in the field, performing fast, accurate, on-site latent and live fingerprint identification and matching analysis in just seconds. 
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Open Sources its Cloud Broker Project to Red Hat’s ManageIQ Community

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton today announced that it has made its entire open source cloud broker project – which includes custom code, documentation, processes and best practices – publicly available via Booz Allen’s Github. The cloud broker project, codenamed “Project Jellyfish,” provides a framework and platform for organizations to act as internal or external brokers of cloud services. Project Jellyfish adds a layer of core broker-type functionality to cloud management, such as advanced catalog search and compare, project-based workflows, collaboration, dashboards, quotas and service…
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Purchases Healthcare Unit of Genova Technologies

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton today announced that it has purchased the Baltimore, Md.-based healthcare unit of Genova Technologies, a move that represents the firm’s commitment to further support the transformational efforts of the U.S. government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • INCOSE and Booz Allen Hamilton Renew Systems Engineering Certification Agreement

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton renewed an agreement with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to support expansion of INCOSE professional certifications for qualified systems engineers.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Launches Explore Data Science to Address Rapidly Growing Shortage of Data Scientists

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton today announced the release of its Explore Data Science online training program, a self-paced, hands-on course geared toward all levels of data science proficiency – from introductory to professional.
 
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  • Black Belt Supreme (BBS) November Session Closes Oct. 31!

    Jing
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Our first-ever Black Belt Supreme course launched in June, and we had an overwhelming response. Sadly, a number of you procrastinators missed out. Never fear! With the crazy recruiting cycle, we know the pressure that you are under and we are here to help you out! Today, we’re introducing Black Belt Supreme round TWO! Note: Number of available spaces remaining are updated daily below (paragraph 13). What do you get? Black Belt Supreme  includes 6 live webinars (recorded for later viewing if you’re doing something important – like snowboarding), 30 days of focused interview…
  • 5 Recommended Courses To Develop Business Understanding for Consulting

    Brandon Lahaie
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Today we bring to you some key ways that you can increase your business understanding and, therefore, your effectiveness in consulting. As a consultant, you have to look at things in ways that most people would not. You are valued for your ability to review/cut/analyze data and use the results to come up with solutions and strategies to your clients’ dilemmas. In order to do so, you have to stay up to date, continually honing and sharpening business understanding and skills. We have been working behind the scenes to compile resources to aid you in business understanding. There are other…
  • A Commercial Pilot’s 2-Year Plan to Break into Consulting

    Michelle Bryant
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Beau approached us a few months ago to ask about breaking into consulting. He had the epiphany that consulting was his calling in life, and went searching for details – finding MC in the process. Beau’s questions are probably similar to your questions – “Is now the right time? I have a crappy undergrad GPA – do I have a chance? Is my resume where it needs to be?” We offered to complete a Power Half Hour for Beau so we could share his process with you – and how we helped him along the way. If you’re in the same boat – wanting to break in,…
  • 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,…
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  • Role of Experiential Learning in Evolving Classroom

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    I had already mentioned about the importance of ‘Experiential Learning’ in my blog post titled ‘Enhancing Learning through various Experiential Learning Strategies’. Today I wanted to share with you how, The George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., has offered Experiential Learning environments in certain disciplines, that help both students and faculty realize their objectives by considering the needs for flexibility and meeting the pedagogical and learning demands. Their experiential learning spaces include: ·         Award-winning, 6,300-square-foot School…
  • Game based Approach to Teacher Educators

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    We have come across incorporating game based learning to various subjects such as Maths, Science, Social studies  and Corporate /Business studies. So how about incorporating game based approach to Teacher Education? It would be wonderful if teachers identify areas that require additional inputs before experimenting directly in class. Quest2Teach fulfills your requirement. Quest2Teach offers game infused curricula for teacher education so as to reduce the gap between educational theory and application. The teacher educators evolve their professional identity in various narrative 3D role based…
  • My Recent Updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing

    EduTek_SocialMedia Consultant
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    My recent updates in Educational Technology and Social Media Marketing can be accessed by visiting the following links: Educational Technology Social Media Marketing
  • 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.
 
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  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    We place a value on people, products and services everyday. For example: 1. The value of the service we receive from the waitress at lunch will determine her gratuity. 2. The value of the automobile we drive may be measured in reliability and driving characteristics. When these two characteristics connect in a meaningful way the higher the value we’ll attribute to a vehicle. 3. The value we receive from a financial institution may be partially based on our experience using their online banking portal as well as the pricing they give customers with our financial profile. All of these…
  • Five Steps to Mastering Change

    Andy Daupert
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Video Notes: This week I’m going to answer a viewer’s question that comes from Chris Bauman at Pepperdine University. He asked, “Hugh, how do I maintain forward progress when the senior most leader above me is in transition?” I think that is a really good question. Chris, I’ve got five suggestions for you. #1. Tell the truth. To your cohorts, to your constituents, to the people that report to you, tell them the truth. Tell them here’s what’s taking place, here’s the information I have, and of course be incredibly credible. Don’t try and fake it because if you…
  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Take off your blinders. Blinders are used to reduce a horses peripheral vision from 180 degrees to 30 degrees.By wearing blinders horses remain focused on what’s in front of them and eliminates any distractions that come from beside or behind them. Far too many leaders and teams wear blinders in a similar fashion. They are hyper-focused on what is directly in front of them and are blind to events and activities beyond the narrow confines of the immediate and urgent issues of the day. When you remove blinders you’ll experience the following three benefits. 1. Increased insight.
  • Hugh’s Formula for Increased Results

    Andy Daupert
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Video Notes: This week I want to share with you a formula for having increased results that I think will be really advantageous for you. It is CP + RM x T = IR. What does that mean? Well, first of all I think it looks really cool, but actually there’s a real method to my madness here. It says, “A compelling purpose plus a roadmap multiplied by time equals increased results.” Ladies and gentlemen I know that every single one of you is focused on getting increase results, but we have to work backwards, we need to have a formula. And this formula is really pretty simple. If you do not have…
  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesdays

    Hugh Blane
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    I was sitting in a Top Pot Doughnut shop in downtown Seattle waiting for a colleague to join me when I noticed the window washers cleaning the twenty-five foot tall floor to ceiling windows. Since I have a neighbor who runs a successful commercial window washing company, I was intrigued by how you go about cleaning twenty-five foot tall windows without ladders. What I noticed more than the cleaning technique was the difference in perspective I had of the surrounding landscape with a clean window versus a dirty one. When the smudge, grime and pigeon droppings were removed from the window it…
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  • Bad advice on how to get clients (plus something helpful you can do right now)

    Greg Miliates
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’ve gotta vent today (I’ll also share something useful with you). Let me explain. I ran across an article on freelancing today that really irritated me, and I’ll share exactly why I got steamed. First, I happened across the article, “7 Steps to Launch Your Freelancing Career Full-Time,” on Entrepreneur.com, hoping to see some helpful advice on how to get clients. But, way down at #6, was the tip: “Secure a few clients” and a dozen words of advice that you should…
  • More reader consulting mistakes, plus advice on how to fix

    Greg Miliates
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Let’s get right into it: today, I’m sharing 2 more reader consulting mistakes, but this time with my advice. (I also share another inspiring reader story). First, Jeff B. sent me this: Ugh. A consultant making $12.50 an hour? That’s taking it on the chin. Here’s how it could’ve been structured differently, even with the same flat $500 fee: Instead of flat-fee pricing or hourly pricing, since the CRM would be (I’m guessing) used for generating more business, what about a…
  • The doors are open, plus 2 reader stories on consulting pricing: 1 cringe-worthy, 1 awe-inspiring

    Greg Miliates
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Yes, the doors are open on my mini course on consulting pricing. But before I cover all the details below, I wanted to share 2 reader stories, 1 cringe-worthy and 1 awe-inspiring. Why am I doing this? It’s to show how virtually every one of you (myself included) has made a cringe-worthy consulting mistake, as well as the kind of life-changing results you can create. First, another cringe-worthy consulting mistake: John C. said this: “I met a potential client and the conversation went very well…
  • 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…
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  • Social Proof in Marketing

    Elliot Simmonds
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    In a world where we are increasingly social and inter-connected, the concept of social proof in marketing has been talked about more and more. As a concept, social proof is one we all probably recognise. In short, it’s the phenomenon centered around the fact that individuals often do the things they see other individuals doing. Social Proof in Marketing Why does social proof marketing work? To some extent because we want to fit in (i.e. peer pressure), but in addition to this – particularly where purchasing decisions come in to play – we often believe that others are better informed…
  • Internal Linking In Websites

    Elliot Simmonds
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    We’ve been talking a lot of the Rippleout Blog recently about consumer psychology, and how important other people, and trying to understand them, is to a small business. However, whilst this is always really interesting, it’s also somewhat blue sky. So, for this week, we’re going to bring it a little bit closer to home and discuss internal linking within websites. Internal Linking In Websites – Don’t Make Your Visitors Search For The Information They Want Internal linking is one part of SEO over which you as a business owner (or just a website owner more generally) have…
  • The Psychology of Free Samples

    Elliot Simmonds
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    A couple of weeks ago in this blog we covered a concept called reciprocity – essentially, a common mental trait among humans which means we are prone to reciprocate gifts given to us, whether we expected to receive them or not. Normally, we’d leave this topic for a while, but it has recently been covered in detail in some of the more mainstream press, particularly in America, and so we’re going to dive a little deeper in to the psychology of free samples. {Tweet} The Psychology of Free Samples Some Benefits of Free Samples Whilst this article focuses largely on food, the general ideas…
  • The Anchoring Effect in Marketing

    Elliot Simmonds
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Use of the anchoring effect in marketing takes advantage of a flaw within the human mind which means we do not consider the value of an option based on its intrinsic value. Rather, we compare different offers against one another; we make decisions based on comparative values. In short, through the anchoring effect, we ‘anchor’ our decision making process to the surrounding situation, rather than thinking rationally to make the best decision overall. This has several applications in marketing which we will discuss here. {Tweet this} The Anchoring Effect in Marketing The Anchoring Effect in…
  • Reciprocity and Small Business Marketing

    Elliot Simmonds
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Reciprocity is a potentially powerful tool in the marketing toolbox for any small business owner – it is something that affects the vast majority of people each and every day, but which is often overlooked by those without a basic knowledge of it. As such, we’ve created this short guide to reciprocity and small business marketing in order to explain the concept, and suggest some potential uses and pitfalls. {Share via Twitter} Reciprocity and Small Business Marketing What is Reciprocity? Reciprocity is a concept in psychology which suggests that, in the majority of people, there is a…
 
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