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Music For A Friday

A post for a Friday. Some things I really like about music are how different styles, multiple levels of thinking, team dynamics, international influence, art, classics, and musical influences and heroes play key roles. As much time as I focus...

Consulting Bread and Butter

I am often asked by new consultants to describe some of the tangible instruments (as separate from methodologies like Five Forces, SWOT, 3-4Cs/STP/4Ps, Growth Share Matrix, etc.) that folks should become familiar with as core to practicing management consulting. Based...

Musings On Independent Consulting

Independent consulting life can be an enviable position to be in. After leaving the consulting industry for a period of time, I returned to consulting life as an independent (for a little over a year). The pros of independent consulting...

Update On Management Consulting Blogs

Close to two years ago (in February 2005) I wrote an original post that noted a dearth of blogs by traditional management consulting firms. Six months after that post, I wrote an update where I happened to run across a...

Wiki On McKinseyite and McKinsey Alum Blogs

McKinsey alum Paola Bonomo commented here (thanks, Paola) and points us to a wiki of McKinseyite and McKinsey alum blogs. To set some context, I noticed that she writes in an earlier post:... many of my eBay colleagues and former...

Accenture Starts Corporate Blog

Although I had mentioned in the past that Accenture Netherland's had started a blog podium for its employees, I recently discovered that Accenture now has a global corporate blog (apparently started January 23, 2007 after my updated post on management...

Musings On Article Citing Americans Hating Their Jobs

MSNBC had an interesting article last month which cited that American job satisfaction hit new lows, especially for younger workers. Although it is hard to make inferences from articles like these for a number of reasons, the following items struck...

New Adventures - Likely Moving West

We'll be moving West to Los Angeles (probably during the summer) as my wife will likely taking a visiting professorship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Once she starts, this will be the fourth business school environment she will...

Killer Pictures And Answering The "So What" Question In Management Consulting

Analytical Engine has an excellent post/illustration that demonstrates what many management consultants strive to create for their clients as far as presentations and analyses go: Creating The Killer Picture - A picture is worth a thousand words. Summarizing a complex...

Made-To-Order Business School Curriculums

Gautam Ghosh points to and comments on an article related to made-to-order business school curriculums. Gautam comments:I'm not so sure whether such a trend is good or not. Sure, it gives a focus and builds knowledge about a particular industry,...