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  • »Breaking the Cycle of Volatility and Supply Chain Performance Deterioration

    The great moderation that lasted from the mid-1980s through 2007 was characterized by low volatility and strong gains in business performance that combined in the fashion of a virtuous cycle. The supply chain was a significant beneficiary and source of these gains.
  • »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.
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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
    »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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  • 12 4 2014
    »Data Science Download
    Last month, Booz Allen Hamilton 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.
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  • 6 5 2014
    »BCG: Universities Face Plethora of Challenges
    U.S. universities and colleges face an array of pressing challenges that require education leaders to act with unprecedented strategic clarity and vision in order to seize the opportunities that lie ahead, according to a new report released by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
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  • 3 5 2014
    »The 2014 Seven Small Jewels: Zanett
    Founded in 1999, Zanett has evolved from a startup into a $50 million technology services industry firm.
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  • 3 5 2014
    »The 2014 Seven Small Jewels: Trissential
    Trissential has grown from a two-person company launched in 2003 to a 140-person consulting firm that’s created and established a unique market position—the sweet spot between the Big 4 and enterprise firms and the pure staffing firms.
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  • 3 5 2014
    »The 2014 Seven Small Jewels: Cambria Solutions
    Cambria Solutions was started 10 years ago with a pair of Ikea desks and a goal to build something special, says CEO and Founder Robert Rodriguez. The first things he built, he jokes, were those two desks, but little did he know a decade later he’d be celebrating Cambria’s 10th Anniversary with a company-wide event in Lake Tahoe.
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  • 2 7 2014
    »The 2014 Executive Outlook: Booz Allen Hamilton's Karen Dahut
    Can you sum up where Booz Allen Hamilton is today?
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  • 12 4 2013
    »Case Study: BCG Helps Toronto Go Green
    BCG partnered with the Toronto City Summit Alliance, a nonprofit organization that includes civic leaders from business, NGOs, and government who are dedicated to improving the Toronto region across all dimensions, to find ways to reduce environmental pollution.
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  • 7 15 2013
    »On the Money with Booz Allen’s Sanzone
    As banks and other financial services firms struggle to reduce costs, achieve greater efficiency, manage compliance requirements, strengthen cyber security and increase revenues, the going is getting tougher and much more complicated. That’s why financial services veterans like Tom Sanzone, the Booz Allen Hamilton Executive Vice President who oversees his firm’s commercial financial services consulting practice, tend to discuss the industry’s challenges with great care and attention.
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  • 6 27 2013
    »The Sequester Squeeze
    Declining budgets and a demand for increasing efficiency rule the day. And doing more with less has never been so important. But public sector consultants, so far at least, haven’t seen the ‘sequester shoe drop’ like some had feared.
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