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  • The 8% Secret to Getting More Clients

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    Michael Zipursky
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Each morning my alarm goes off at 6am. By 6:30 I’m jumping up and down and moving side to side at my strength and fitness class. After being in Europe for two weeks on vacation with my family I noticed a change at my class when I returned. There were far fewer people than before. […] The 8% Secret to Getting More Clients is a post from: Consulting Success
  • 5 Reasons to Work with Small Clients and Projects

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    Michael Zipursky
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Not all clients are the same. They certainly aren’t all worth the same to your business. Yet consultants often pay little attention to this truth. In the consulting business there are two core approaches to growth: 1) Focus on volume – where you take on as many projects as you can. The more projects the […] 5 Reasons to Work with Small Clients and Projects is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Virtual Rapid Prototyping, Training, and Supply Chain Management to Highlight the Booz Allen Hamilton Exhibit at AAAA Army Aviation Summit

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    26 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) will showcase its innovative and agile virtual rapid prototyping, training, and supply chain management products at the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit March 29 – April 1 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Creating Value in Health Through Big Data Infographic

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    23 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Investing in new IT infrastructure, ensuring data security and privacy, and utilizing data scientists can unlock the value buried in Big Data.
  • IMS Consulting Group (IMS Health) Interviews and Culture

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    Jing
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    IMS HEALTH INTERVIEWS & CULTURE  Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of IMS Health. A great company that started from humble beginnings, IMS Health is a global leader in providing solutions in the healthcare scene specializing in information, services and technology. With so many diverse arms of the company, today we will be focusing on IMS Consulting Group, a branch of the massive IMS Health organization. KEY STATS FOR IMS CONSULTING GROUP  IMS Consulting Group Website: http://www.imsconsultinggroup.com/portal/site/consulting/ IMS Consulting…
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  • 5 Reasons to Work with Small Clients and Projects

    Michael Zipursky
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Not all clients are the same. They certainly aren’t all worth the same to your business. Yet consultants often pay little attention to this truth. In the consulting business there are two core approaches to growth: 1) Focus on volume – where you take on as many projects as you can. The more projects the […] 5 Reasons to Work with Small Clients and Projects is a post from: Consulting Success
  • The 8% Secret to Getting More Clients

    Michael Zipursky
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Each morning my alarm goes off at 6am. By 6:30 I’m jumping up and down and moving side to side at my strength and fitness class. After being in Europe for two weeks on vacation with my family I noticed a change at my class when I returned. There were far fewer people than before. […] The 8% Secret to Getting More Clients is a post from: Consulting Success
  • Achieving Your Goals: A Simple 4 Step System

    Sam Zipursky
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    At this time of year when the momentum of the New Year is still fresh many of us (especially all you motivated readers of this blog!) have set up some big and exciting personal and business goals that we’re working towards. We change, our lives change, priorities shift and some of our goals get accomplished. […] Achieving Your Goals: A Simple 4 Step System is a post from: Consulting Success
  • How to Become More Productive By Doing Less

    Michael Zipursky
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    I recently posted this on my Facebook page: “Clarity comes from subtraction not addition. In my business and for so many of my clients the greatest growth has come from stripping away underperforming offers and getting focused on more powerful ones rather than adding more features or products which almost always complicate things.” Consultants often […] How to Become More Productive By Doing Less is a post from: Consulting Success
  • How I Made Over $596,539 in 12 Months

    Michael Zipursky
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    In 2014 one of my businesses generated over $596,536. The actual amount is significantly higher as this figure doesn’t include speaking fees and other client payments received by bank transfer. What’s important to remember is that a higher priced offer must provide exceptional value. If it doesn’t, the success of it won’t last long. This […] How I Made Over $596,539 in 12 Months is a post from: Consulting Success
 
 
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  • IMS Consulting Group (IMS Health) Interviews and Culture

    Jing
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    IMS HEALTH INTERVIEWS & CULTURE  Today we continue our firm profile series with an in-depth review of IMS Health. A great company that started from humble beginnings, IMS Health is a global leader in providing solutions in the healthcare scene specializing in information, services and technology. With so many diverse arms of the company, today we will be focusing on IMS Consulting Group, a branch of the massive IMS Health organization. KEY STATS FOR IMS CONSULTING GROUP  IMS Consulting Group Website: http://www.imsconsultinggroup.com/portal/site/consulting/ IMS Consulting…
  • Advanced Case Interviews – A Video Overview

    Daniel Chawla
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    This is the 2nd installment of a two-part overview. If you haven’t already gone through the first part, we recommend you start there. Now that you have a basic understanding of case interviews – you know their purpose, format, and structure – it’s time to move on to the meatier topics. As you’ve already gathered, case interviews are designed to test candidates multidimensionally – they test problem solving abilities, ability to communicate, capacity to handle pressure, professionalism, ability to do basic mental math, etc. at the same time. Because of that, nailing the…
  • Business Spotlight: Stanford GBS grad launches Returnships

    Jing
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Jenny Rae jumped on a call with Linda – a tremendous woman with a big vision to help those who have great pedigree and experience but have taken a break in their careers (whether it be to have children and care for them or to look after elderly parents, or a myriad of other reasons). Linda’s company, Talent Reconnect, offers returnships that are aimed mostly at women who have graduated from top business schools but who had 2 to 5 years of post-MBA experience before opting out. Her vision is to pair them with companies that are looking for highly professional individuals for…
  • Why I Never Wanted to Be a Consultant: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

    jennyrae
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    This is Part 2 of a 12-part “Transparency” series, tracing Jenny Rae’s slightly crazy life from her early (5-year-old) roots in business to her travels and then to Bain and beyond. If you haven’t read it already, make sure you start at Part 1. Then, enjoy! When I first went to UVA, I was one foot in and one foot out, holding on to the possibility of transferring to one of my first choice schools (Duke was #1 on my radar). I knew it was a defining time in my life, however, so I tried my best to get involved – but I also wanted to make sure my scores were good so…
  • FTI Consulting Interviews and Culture

    Adam Marks
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    FTI CONSULTING INTERVIEWS & CULTURE As consulting firms go, FTI Consulting is a newcomer – but at just over 30 years old, the firm has made impressive strides to become one of the most respected name in legal analysis and data-driven research to support major initiatives for law firms, banks and the majority of the Fortune 500. How has the firm grown from a podunk, small-town cluster to a global behemoth? Through acquisitions, savvy, and some pretty bold moves. Read on to find out more! KEY STATS FOR FTI CONSULTING FTI Consulting Website FTI Consulting Headquarters: West Palm Beach,…
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  • An innovation process that works!

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Published – Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD  by Paul Mckey 23 Mar 2015 CREATIVITY, invention and inspiration are terms people associate with innovation. While they are correct, the brilliant moment, spark or idea is just the first step on the long road to market. When the boss says more innovation is needed in products or services, we rush for the paper and the coloured pens. After all, brainstorming is fun. But in business, where maintaining cashflow is the priority, most good ideas do not survive the reality of limited time and resources. Yet some simple steps can help ensure…
  • How to use content marketing to build audience – Pablo Farias – www.zenva.com – video

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    I recently interviewed content marketing ‘zar’ Pablo Farias of www.zenva.com where Pablo lays out the rules for good content marketing for building an online audience:  Provide high quality and regular content on various channels capture email addresses and contacts in return for exclusive content now you can sell product but continue to delight and reward subscribers And he even spells it out in Spanish… [contact-form]
  • Startup Muster reveals shocking facts!

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:19 pm
    I love click bait Some great new research into the lives and loves of entrepreneurs has recently been released. The report is here: https://www.startupmuster.com What ‘shocked’ me was these data below show that only 4% of startups feel they have strong design skills. Now this question can be taken two ways: graphic design or process design. And if it is the latter that is worrying. Good design is at the heart of any business, whether it is aesthetic design,  business model design, customer experience design or product design. It is an ethos that a business must develop. Business…
  • Schmoozing is good

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    People often ask me what is the best method for marketing online? – and the answer is: schmoozing! Or in marketing speak, customer referrals. Runners up were website and social. This research by Implisit points out what many suspect but were too afraid to mention – Trade shows, paid advertising and even Google adwords are nowhere near as effective as word of mouth/keyboard. The moral here? Luv thy customer. Even if you only have one, according to this, they will soon bring two. https://www.implisit.com/blog/b2b-sales-benchmarks/
  • Is online learning learning or getting dumber?

    paul.mckey@redbean.com.au
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Online learning platforms are going through a bit of a resurgence. This is timely seeing I am interested in utilising one to share my hard earned ‘wisdom’. But I keep getting disappointed. Sometimes in my wisdom but mostly with the learning platforms. Having originally designed global learning programs in Hypercard (now reinvented as wikis) for Apple I have some minimal expectations of how these platforms should operate. I won’t go into detail here but let’s just say that of the (seemingly) hundreds I have browsed and tried only a few make it in my eyes. A couple of…
 
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  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Passionate leaders and organizations have one thing in common…they have an idea, hope, dream or aspiration that has grabbed hold of them and won’t let go. But if you’re like many of the leaders I talk with on a daily basis, you don’t consider yourself passionate because you erroneously think being passionate is synonymous with being the Cheerleader In Chief. There is good news. There are plenty of leaders who are passionate and don’t wave their arms, pound the desk and give eloquent and stirring speeches. Passionate leaders do have four key characteristics in common however, and…
  • The Three Steps to Powerful Persuasion

    Andy Daupert
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Video Notes This week I want to talk about how you can persuade someone to do something. There are three parts to this process. #1 The first part is that you have to build a strong relationship with the person. Building a strong relationship involves having a relationship characterized by trust and respect. These are two absolutely essential ingredients if you want to influence someone. Someone must have a trusting and respectful relationship with you if you are to positively persuade them. #2 You have to know what is important to the person you want to influence. You can’t focus on…
  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    When you boil accomplishing extraordinary feats down into their basic elements there are seven focus areas that help you to think bigger and become more successful. They are: 1. Focus on an extraordinary exemplar. Find someone who has achieved something extraordinary and study them. Look for patterns of success, traits or characteristics that if you were to adopt them you too could be successful. Be careful to not waste time by reinventing the wheel. 2. Focus on a compelling aspiration. Recognize that thinking bigger is often about perfecting an idea and not inventing a new one. It is much…
  • Purify Your Thinking

    Andy Daupert
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Video Notes: This week I want to talk to you about pruning the trees in your yard. Ladies and gentlemen, outside my window is an apple tree that has been pruned over the weekend. That apple tree looks a whole lot better. It had long spindly little branches that had grown erratically because it had not been pruned in five to seven years. We’ve been in the house for three so we left it alone because we had different priorities during the remodeling process. But over the weekend I said to my wife, “the apple tree is starting to interfere with our view. Let’s let’s have it…
  • Hugh’s Words of Wisdom Wednesday

    Hugh Blane
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    If you want to dramatically grow your leadership there are nine strategies you must implement in order to be successful. 1. Rapidly ask for, accept and apply feedback from an outside trusted advisor. 2. Surround yourself with internal colleagues who will tell you the truth about you and your leadership. 3. Find one aspect of your leadership to accentuate and one aspect to eliminate each week. 4. Invest quality time with the people you want to influence the most. 5. Spend time with like minded leaders who think big and who want to make a difference. 6. Devote yourself to helping your…
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  • The $1,000,000 drop of solder (what are your big wins?)

    Greg Miliates
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil Company in 1870, eventually building it into the largest oil refiner in the world, and becoming America’s first billionaire. His worth was estimated to be $336 billion in today’s dollars, making him the richest person in history. Clearly, he knew how to create big wins. And you can do exactly the same–even if you’re barely starting out. While at the helm of Standard Oil, Rockefeller was known for his attention to detail and relentless…
  • New Year goals: how to get what you really want this time

    Greg Miliates
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I asked you to tell me what your goals are for the new year. A lot of you emailed me, and I noticed most people made a key mistake. I’ll share both the mistake, and part 1 of a 2-part fix today (I’ll share the 2nd part in my next email). Before we even get started though, consider WHY you want to achieve your goals? For example, Richard M. emailed me this: I think we all share that feeling. For me, my dad died when he was 47 (shortly before I graduated from college). As I get…
  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

    Greg Miliates
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In June 1978, the engineers who built the Citigroup skyscraper in midtown Manhattan got a call saying their building was at imminent risk of collapse. The call came from a Princeton University student who’d done new engineering calculations as part of her thesis. Those calculations showed the Citigroup building wouldn’t be able to withstand the force of high winds. If correct, the building’s collapse would cause untold deaths and destruction in the heart of New York City. When the…
  • One of my students landed a full month’s salary worth of consulting work (while caring for twins)

    Greg Miliates
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. It’s Monday. How’s that day job going for you? OK, really fascinating stuff here: When I asked you how having a profitable consulting business would change your life: a FLOOD of responses When I asked how you’d find high-value consulting prospects: less than 10 responses Here’s what’s going on: People love to dream about something aspirational, like what kind of fancy car or vacation they hope to get. Basically dreaming about WHAT they want. But when it comes to HOW to get…
  • How one reader nailed a 50% consulting rate increase (see what he did)

    Greg Miliates
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I got this email last week. It’s like lots that I get from readers & students who’ve taken action: How much did that technique boost Kieran’s consulting rate? A full 50%. Imagine if you got a 50% raise. And Kieran got it using my FREE material. In the last few emails, we’ve talked about getting clients. But getting clients, like we all know, is just a vehicle to creating the kinds of changes you’ve told me you want in your life: create some income on the side replace your…
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  • How to enter Chinese distribution market

    Daxue Consulting
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    8 tips on … how to enter Chinese distribution market With China’s quickly expanding economy and population, many companies have set their eyes on how to enter Chinese distribution market. Indeed, since the last decade a wide range of international small and medium sized enterprises has started selling to the wide distribution market that is […] Cet article How to enter Chinese distribution market est apparu en premier sur Daxue Consulting - Market Research China.
  • Suning Appliance Company Limited

    Daxue Consulting
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    Suning Appliance Company Limited is bar far one of the leaders in its sector Rapidly growing Chinese economy with spectacular yearly 9% growth rate gave rise to many retail shop chains, which emerged over the last decade. Nowadays, retail in China plays crucial role in economy with a lot of businesses being involved in commerce. […] Cet article Suning Appliance Company Limited est apparu en premier sur Daxue Consulting - Market Research China.
  • China’s Cheese Market

    Daxue Consulting
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    China’s Cheese Market Background China’s cheese market China’s rapid economic growth in the last 30 years has both direct and indirect impact on the local Cheese market. From a country that traditionally had no dairy in its diet with very small base of consumers (mainly foreigners) to a country that enjoyed the fastest cheese market […] Cet article China’s Cheese Market est apparu en premier sur Daxue Consulting - Market Research China.
  • Sport industry in China: Tennis in China

    Daxue Consulting
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Sport industry in China: Tennis in China The Sport industry in China has more and more potential for potential investors as the growing Chinese middle class is generally eager for more sport news and programs. This article discussed what has been the impact of Li Na’s success to the Sport industry in China. Sport industry […] Cet article Sport industry in China: Tennis in China est apparu en premier sur Daxue Consulting - Market Research China.
  • Luxury goods market in China

    Daxue Consulting
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:22 am
    Luxury goods market in China: Optimistic Prospects? The potential of luxury goods market in China It is predicted that China will account for about 20%, and ¥180 billion luxury sales in the world in the year of 2011. Even in 2009, during the global recession, sales of luxury goods in China mainland increased by 16%, […] Cet article Luxury goods market in China est apparu en premier sur Daxue Consulting - Market Research China.
 
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  • Terry Pratchett

    Rippleout Admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Terry Pratchett: If you’re looking for a marketing post this isn’t it. The vast majority of Rippleout posts are related in some way to marketing, but in this case not. No hard feelings if you choose to leave – but check back soon. This is a thank you, a celebration and a recognition of a man who was both incredibly talented and phenomenally brave. I have to say that hearing the news that Sir Terry Pratchett had died was one of the saddest things I’ve heard in recent memory. I never met the man, yet feel that he was such a huge part of my life in terms of influence, humour, and general…
  • Net Promoter Score – Small Business

    Rippleout Admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Net Promoter Score – Small Business: I work a lot in the market research and insight industry; a lot of Rippleout thinking is inspired by insight, and how research can lead to more effective marketing in terms of return on investment. One of the key trends, especially within big business, over the last few years has been to measure something called Net Promoter Score, or NPS. Net Promoter Score Can Be A Useful Tool For Measuring Customer Sentiment At A Macro Level Whilst there are several excellent papers out there about NPS which will discuss in detail the pros and cons, the…
  • What Mondegreens Can Tell You About Marketing

    Rippleout Admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    What Mondegreens Can Tell You About Marketing: I myself have a fantastic talent for mishearing song lyrics – a very specific (but common) example of a mondegreen; the term for when individuals hear words differently to how they have been said. A couple of classics from my own experience include, “I sometimes wish I’d never been boiled in oil” (Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody) and “No Dukes of Hazzard, in the classroom” (Pink Floyd, Another Brick in the Wall). Mondegreens Can Lead To Real Misunderstanding, Not Least In Marketing Still, I don’t think anything will top my friend Danny at…
  • Picking a Domain Name

    Rippleout Admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    A week or so ago we spent a morning with a client discussing a new website they wanted to purchase and build, with a view to expanding their range whilst targeting a different audience. The key issue, however, was that they weren’t sure of the right domain name – their brand name already being owned by them. Picking a domain name can be a difficult decision As such, we spent a good few hours going through a number of potential options; weighing the pros and cons, looking at competition, and thinking about some of the issues outlined below. Now, there is no hard and fast rule on…
  • What is Inbound Marketing?

    Rippleout Admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Inbound marketing is an approach to marketing and lead generation which involves creating channels which bring the visitor to the business or organisation, rather than the organisation having to actively seek new customers. What is Inbound Marketing? A simple comparison would be between blogging (creating content which draws potential leads to the business) and tele-marketing (where individuals actively call out of the business to speak to prospects). The Basics – What is Inbound Marketing? There are a few basic elements to inbound marketing, but here at Rippleout we feel that most of…
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  • This Way to Strategic Account Management

    Michael McLaughlin
    7 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
      “Don’t screw it up, McLaughlin.” That was the first piece of advice I got about client account management. Using that rock-solid advice and the fear it inspired, I plunged into the world of strategic account management. As you’d expect, I had highs and lows as a strategic account leader. Some days, I felt unbeatable. On other days, I secretly wished I’d followed my childhood plan to become a fireman. But what stuck with me was that, to be successful as an account leader, I had to stay focused on three priorities. Here’s what I mean. To launch a strategic account…
  • What’s Shakin’?

    Michael McLaughlin
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Not too long ago, an early-morning earthquake jolted me and my wife (and a lot of other people) from a deep sleep. Few things scare the you-know-what out of me more than earthquakes. They’re loud, things topple from shelves and shatter, cabinets swing open, the lights go out, and you’re left with a mess to sweep up. The worst part is that an earthquake always happens without warning. Of course, anyone who lives in California knows that we’re in earthquake country. Geologists are always talking about fault activity and the probabilities of earthquake occurrence. What they’re really…
  • Want to Sell Your Consulting Practice?

    Tony Rice
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    If you are hoping to sell your consulting firm, either now or in the future, it’s important to understand how the size of your firm can impact your ability to sell it. This guest post by Tony Rice, founding Partner of Equiteq, shares his insight and research on why the size of a firm matters when an owner wants to sell it. Equiteq, a leading Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisor for consulting firms, helps firm owners grow profits, revenues, and equity value. They also guide firm owners through the process of selling their firms for maximum value. Does Firm Size Matter? How large or…
  • Professional Services Marketing in 2015: What Will Firms Do?

    Lee Frederiksen
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Lee Frederiksen The article below by Lee Frederiksen, Managing Partner of Hinge, outlines the marketing challenges facing professional services firms and what firm executives plan to do to address those challenges in the new year. Hinge is a marketing and branding firm for professional services firms. Besides leading the firm, Lee also directs strategy and research for Hinge’s clients. The New Year is a time for making fresh business goals and reassessing priorities. After analyzing what worked and what didn’t in 2014, professional services executives are hard at work planning their…
  • Lessons from the Ukulele

    Michael McLaughlin
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Every other Thursday night, about six people show up at my brother’s house for a lively (but sometimes cringe-worthy) ukulele jam session. The most advanced “musician” in the group took clarinet lessons for four months in the third grade. For a couple of hours, the group belts out a dozen or more songs, while trying to keep straight faces. I’m pretty sure my brother’s neighbors would pay the group to stop screeching singing. Between 2010 and 2012, ukulele sales in the US jumped from 581,000 to more than one million. The genius of the ukulele is that anyone can pick up the…
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  • What You Need To Know About Mobile Learning’s Growth

    Jason Gordon
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    It doesn’t seem like that long ago when the iPhone debuted and we all looked at our Motorola Razrs and wanted to throw them away. Since then having a smartphone (whether Apple or Android) is almost an afterthought. Consequently, the use of mobile connectivity has... The post What You Need To Know About Mobile Learning’s Growth appeared first on Performance Critical.
  • From Leadership Training To Leadership Development: The Duty To Care

    David Irvine
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I just got off the phone with my friend and colleague, John Knapp, Retired Deputy Minister of Alberta Agriculture and author of The Leader’s Practice Guide: How to Achieve True Leadership Success. John is one of the old school leaders with true character. But John... The post From Leadership Training To Leadership Development: The Duty To Care appeared first on Performance Critical.
  • The Big Value Of Small

    David Irvine
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    According to the Greek storyteller Aesop, a little mouse ran up and down a sleeping lion who awoke, grabbed the poor helpless rodent and opened his big jaws to swallow him. “Pardon, O King,” cried the little mouse, “Please forgive me. I promise never to... The post The Big Value Of Small appeared first on Performance Critical.
  • Preparing Your Hard Copy Files For E-manual Conversion

    Jason Gordon
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    In order to ensure that the file or files that you submit to you elearning developer to convert into an e-manual result in a smooth production process, there are several steps that you need to take. Why are these steps critical prior to sending a... The post Preparing Your Hard Copy Files For E-manual Conversion appeared first on Performance Critical.
  • The Top Seven Traits Of Effective Leaders

    Greg Bungay
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Effective leaders are worth their weight in gold because they help us to arrive at our desired destinations in life. They are found in classrooms, politics, households, workplaces – every walk of life that involves someone trying to influence others to attain certain results. This... The post The Top Seven Traits Of Effective Leaders appeared first on Performance Critical.
 
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  • Inflation Monitor – March 2015

    Kirk Chisholm
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Inflation Monitor – March 2015 Inflation Deflation Composite Ranking   * The Inflation Equilibrium is a quick summary for the whole data series of the inflation monitor. If you don't like statistics, this is the chart for you.   Inflation Monitor - March 2015 - Introduction It is March and as of today spring is finally here. It doesn't feel like spring. I only hope that the weather warms up so I don;t have to wear a winter parka in April. Boston finally broke the record for snowfall this year with 108.6 Inches. The prior record was 107.9 inches in 1872. This broken record…
  • Are Negative Interest Rates in America’s Future?

    Kirk Chisholm
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Are Negative Interest Rates in America’s Future? “ “Risk-free return” is the standard tag attached to the government’s solemn obligations. An investor I know, repulsed by prevailing government yields, has a timelier description – “return-free risk”."    - Jim Grant How absurd are negative interest rates? Two weeks ago in Denmark, news spread about the first person to get a business loan and get paid by the bank to do so. Eva Christiansen, and entrepreneur, earns about 1$ a month from a business loan she took out to grow her business. Let that sink in for a few minutes.
  • A Visual History of Income Inequality in the US

    Kirk Chisholm
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    A Visual History of Income Inequality in the US   Income Inequality in America NPR put out some great images on income inequality recently. They describe the history of income inequality in the US in a way you might not have considered. Many statistics are hard to interpret, but these aren't. At first glance you might immediately jump to the conclusion that the bottom 90% of income earners have gotten squeezed since 1970. However if you look at the entire chart, it might put things into a different perspective. Read More... For more great content visit Innovative Advisory Group -…
  • Proof That Share Buybacks are a Powerful Strategy for Building Wealth

    Kirk Chisholm
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Proof That Share Buybacks are a Powerful Strategy for Building Wealth The Curious Case of IBM Share Buybacks This is an overlay chart of IBM's stock price and its market cap since 2000. Do you notice anything interesting about this chart? Look closer... The stock price and market cap have performed differently. How can that be? Aren't they the same? While the stock price and market cap are highly correlated, they are not the same. Stock price - The stock price is the listed price based on what buyers and sellers are willing to pay for it. Market (cap) capitalization - The market cap of a…
  • The 2014 Predictions for Investments Summarized in One Picture

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    19 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    The 2014 Predictions for Investments Summarized in One Picture     Who would have guessed it? Wall Street's 2014 predictions for investments proved to be wrong. 2014 was an interesting year for the global stock and bond markets. A lot of large macro events took place which fundamentally changed the landscape of global macro economics and ultimately the performance of markets across the globe. Read More... For more great content visit Innovative Advisory Group - Innovative Wealth Management.
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