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  • »The Next Big Thing
    Consultants are always looking for the next big thing, the innovation that will see clients storming through their gates, bypassing pesky procurement departments, and writing blank checks for the magic mousetrap that whitens and brightens and cleans windows, too.
  • »JP Morgan and The Whale: A Parable
    After a tumultuous period of banking hyper-regulation after 2008, no one would have suspected in 2012 that JP Morgan, the world’s largest bank, had ineffective controls in place that left the company flat-footed when its “rogue” trader had taken untenable, long-term positions on Credit Default Swaps.
  • »Optimizing Manufacturing Strategy
    Bloomberg News recently reported that GE intends to use 3D printers to produce 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine, a significant leap for a technology that until now has largely been confined to prototyping tasks.
  • »‘Post’-Ideological Privatizations
    We may be witnessing the start of a new wave of privatizations, which will see governments throughout Europe significantly increasing their sales of assets across a wide range of economic sectors.
  • »The Jetsons and Cyber Security Measures
    As a child watching the animated TV show The Jetsons I was convinced they lived the ideal life. The Jetson family had technologies and gadgets used in everyday life that seemed unfathomable as I watched in the 1980s.
  • »U.S. Healthcare Reform and Integration
    While each week in the U.S. different reports come out about key aspects of the US healthcare reform being adopted, implemented or delayed, fewer elements of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact are clear.
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Travel Advisory

  • »Marriott Goes Big in NYC
    Marriott International, Inc. and G Holdings opened what they’re calling an “iconic addition” to the New York skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in midtown Manhattan. The $320 million, 68-story property is the tallest single-use hotel in North America.
  • »FAA: ‘Staffing Challenges’ Causing Delays
    In case you haven’t noticed, non-weather related delays at U.S. airports are on the rise. (And I know you’ve noticed that weather-related delays are definitely on the rise.)
  • »Hilton’s Building Boom
    Coming off a whirlwind 2012, Hilton Worldwide is the fastest growing global hospitality company by number of rooms.
  • »Extended Stay America Serves Up Free Breakfasts With ‘Grab and Go’
    Extended Stay America launched a new Grab and Go Breakfast program, which is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at all of its more than 600 locations.
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  • »The Three Rules
    Earlier this year, Deloitte Consulting’s Mumtaz Ahmed and Michael Raynor published The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think. The authors set out to answer what was, in their mind, the ultimate business question—how do some companies achieve exceptional performance over the long haul?
  • »Thinking in New Boxes
    Creativity is key if you are to thrive in a time of accelerating change, according to The Boston Consulting Group’s Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny.
  • »The Effortless Experience
    We live in a golden age of customer service, when many executives say their goal is to ‘delight the customer.’ It’s a worthy goal, for sure, but what if it’s wrong?
  • »The Solution Revolution
    What drives the social economy? What opportunities does it present for business? William D. Eggers and Paul MacMillan set out to answer these questions and more.
  • »Author Q&A: PwC's Ted Shelton
    PwC’s Ted Shelton’s book Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud: Transform Your Business Using Social Media, Mobile Internet, and Cloud Computing, examines how the three technologies are coming together to transform businesses.
  • »Review: The Three Rules
    Why do some companies achieve exceptional performance while so many others struggle to survive? That’s the question Deloitte’s Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed—along with an international team of dozens of researchers at Deloitte—set out to answer with their book The Three Rules.
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  • 4 9 2014
    »Buck: Cash-Based Incentives on the Rise
    A survey released by Buck Consultants found a significant increase across the globe in the use of cash-based long-term incentives (LTI) as part of employee compensation programs.
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  • 4 9 2014
    »5 Ways to Use Your Brain to Build a Better Business
    Business owners and managers today face a myriad of challenges—a tight market with strong competition, workforce issues, slimming margins and the need to keep pace with technological advancements to name a few.
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  • 4 9 2014
    »Effective Complaining to Achieve Results
    The average person today can take a problem viral in hours. Now, thousands hear about problems within 24 hours. The average person has 130 friends on Facebook and has numerous connections on Linkedin, Twitter, etc., etc. etc.
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  • 4 9 2014
    »4 Forces Changing the Technology Landscape
    As a consultant, you are a road warrior. You are constantly on the go, traveling to and from client locations, and frequently turning to tools such as LinkedIn and Twitter, and other social web-based tools to collaborate and execute work.
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  • 2 8 2014
    »Avoid Consultant Hiring Mistakes: Assessment, Due Diligence and Risk Mitigation
    Boy, wouldn’t you hate to be the recruiter responsible for screening the faux sign-language interpreter for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in December?
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  • 2 8 2014
    »Big Data: Problem Scope and Solutions Overview
    Companies have had data about their key stakeholders for as long as they have existed, more recently we have been applying technology to analytical to solve problems for as long as we've had computers, so what's new and what's different here?
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  • 2 8 2014
    »2014 Consulting Market Trends—Your Firm’s Response
    All indications suggest nearly double-digit revenue growth within the consulting sector in 2014. That’s excellent news. Targeting high-opportunity industry sectors—like healthcare and energy with high-demand services – like sales & marketing and operational improvement—will be essential for your firm to carve out its segment of the revenue pie.
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  • 1 9 2014
    »Building an Innovation Culture in High Performance Organizations
    Gaining exceptional performance varies with industry—but is it the consequence of decisions or discoveries?
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  • 1 9 2014
    »HR And Finance: Partnering to Unleash Talent
    Today’s CFO is often touted as the steward of the organization’s Business Intelligence, tasked with transforming enterprise data into insightful information for decision-making purposes. Now, they must bring their well-earned planning and analytical skills to bear on the most important enterprise data—human capital management. 
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  • 1 9 2014
    »Starting with the Right Plan—Why IT Services Is the Critical First Step
    Technology has long been associated with change. The market changes we’re experiencing now are no longer just the technology, but how people and businesses are consuming IT.
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