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Global Consulting Market 2014
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  • »Disruption, Financial Services and the Buffalo Bills
    The year was 1996: Alanis Morissette and the Smashing Pumpkins dominated radio—we still listened to radio back then—while your Internet 1.0 experience began when your dial-up modem screeched for 20 seconds and then connected you to your AOL account. You had mail! It was in that year that Episode 7 of the fourth season of the popular SciFi drama The X-Files aired, during which a conspiracy was laid bare in a secret meeting by powerful men.
  • »It’s a Floorwax... It’s a Dessert Topping... Actually, it’s Both!
    There are few sure things in the world. One might cite death and taxes, but only slightly down the list is the inevitable answer a Big Four consultant provides to the question “What is your firm’s strength?” Everything, of course.
  • »Show Me The Money
    Management consulting is a cash business. Now salaries and bonuses within the consulting industry are certainly not at the stratospheric levels enjoyed by their kindred brethren in investment banking. But consultants generally do realize much-better-than-average wages relative to their counterparts in the corporate world.
  • »Will ‘Knowledge Workers’ (Consultants) Be Replaced by Machines? It’s Possible
    The management consulting industry to date has been largely unscathed by the wave of technological change. However, there are signs that digital technologies are now beginning to disrupt the management consulting industry as well, with potentially deep and far-reaching consequences.
  • »A Force in Consumer Banking
    Banks have been stepping up their customer satisfaction game in recent years against the typical market forces at play. The pace of change has been head-spinning for an industry not well known for its swift response to customers.
  • »Time To Simplify and Get Organized (Well, At Least Your Cloud Services)
    The practice of adding cloud services in silos and based on specific department needs often results in overlapping and many different contracts with the same vendors.
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Travel Advisory

  • »Survey: Consultants Are On the Road Again
    After years of fits and starts in an uncertain economy, travel is back in the consulting profession, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
  • »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.
  • »Best Places to Stay: Travel Bounces Back
    Consultants are on the road again, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
  • »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.)
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Book It!

  • »Q&A: Keeping It Simple
    BCG’s Six Simple Rules sets out to simplify some organizational complexity.
  • »Review: Leading the Life You Want
    It seems that everyone has an opinion on work/life balance these days, but Stewart D. Friedman’s Leading the Life You Want isn’t necessarily one of them.
  • »Review: The Culture Map
    Globalization led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies, and now those same employees are expected to collaborate with colleagues scattered all over the world.
  • »Review: Twitter is Not a Strategy
    Today’s digital frenzy has led many to declare that advertising is dead… or at least dying. Is it?
  • »Excerpt: Procurement as Productivity
    The following is an excerpt from the book Procurement 20/20: Supply Entrepreneurship in a Changing World by a quartet of McKinsey & Company consultants—Peter Spiller, Nicolas Reinecke, Drew Ungerman and Henrique Teixera.
  • »Review: The Risk-Driven Business Model
    Most companies focus their innovation on new products.
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  • 2 7 2015
    »Retail’s Revolution
    Retailers are rethinking the rules that have shaped their business for decades. Breakthroughs in digital and mobile technology, as well powerful emerging forces, such as smart-device-empowered consumers, are forcing retailers to re-imagine the fundamentals of retail, including a glut of brick-and-mortar space.
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  • 2 7 2015
    »The 2015 Executive Outlook: Full Speed Ahead
    It would seem, based on the results of this year's Executive Outlook survey, that consulting firm leaders feel as confident as they have in quite some time.
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  • 2 7 2015
    »Mind the Gap

    Deloitte survey reveals a major disconnect between confidence, action among America’s top executives.
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  • 2 7 2015
    »Case Study: BCG shows ‘Pathways to Education Canada’
    Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable foundation created to reduce poverty and its effects by lowering the high school dropout rate among disadvantaged youth in Canada. The Pathways program is designed to help children to stay in school and graduate, thus significantly reducing dropout rates.
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  • 2 7 2015
    »Going All In
    Chuck Ritter says Point B achieved record revenue in 2014. Why stop now?
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  • 1 7 2015
    »Accenture HR Survey: More Demand for Middle-Skills Jobs
    Nearly three-quarters of U.S. companies (73 percent) expect an increase in their demand for “middle-skills” jobs that generally require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree over the next few years.
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  • 1 7 2015
    »Out of Office: ACME Consulting’s David Kelleher
    From studying Biology at Duke University to U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic School, Airborne School, Ranger School, and ultimately standing in the door of a C-130 Hercules aircraft ready to jump and lead his 40-member infantry platoon into hostile territory, ACME Consulting co-founder David Kelleher is no stranger to a challenge. But when his military career was sidelined by a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 1996, he was facing the fight of his life. In the early days of the disease, while suffering through symptoms including temporary blindness and limb paralysis, Kelleher kept his diagnosis mostly to himself. After coming to terms with his new reality, he decided to engage with the MS community. Since then, he’s enlisted ACME employees to get active, organizing bike rides and walks that have raised more than $500,000 for MS research since 2006.
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  • 1 7 2015
    »Strategic Minded: EY Adds New Market Strategy Leader
    EY is in the midst of an ambitious plan to grow its Strategy Consulting Practice to over 2,500 professionals by 2020, both organically and through continued acquisitions.
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  • 1 7 2015
    »Banking’s Digital Transformation
    To say Prasad Chintamaneni, President and Global Head of the Banking & Financial Services practice at Cognizant, is bullish on the future of the sector would be an understatement. Chintamaneni, who has some 900 consultants at his disposal, sat down recently with Consulting magazine to talk about the market, its overall potential and the digital transformation of the financial services industry.
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  • 12 4 2014
    »Cover Me
    You say you want a revolution? Well, we’ve got one in Insurance. The industry is accelerating toward a global transformation. Megatrends, regulations, changing demographics and technologies, as well as new products and models are dramatically altering the landscape. Do consultants have it all covered?
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