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A Potential Bias of Management Consultants Versus Investment Bankers

One of these tends to believe that all companies can be fixed. The other tends to believe that some companies cannot be fixed. What do you think? What's your makeup or tendency?...

What A Sample Management Consulting Deliverable Looks Like

It relatively easy to find white papers, articles, magazine publications, etc. by management consulting firms. While these vehicles can be excellent sources of information, they tend shed light on either the thought leadership, research base, and/or marketing aspects of consulting...

Corporate Blogs Added To Bain & Company's List Of 2007 Management Tools

Hat tip to Mark Lin on pointing me to leading management consulting firm, Bain Company, and their Management Tools 2007: An Executive's Guide publication (note PDF). As context from the publication (bracketed text added by me for clarity):Every year or...

Sorry ... Computer Issues

There have been many folks trying to reach me at my normal, personal email address at s4management. Email is broken for me. Severely. Suffice it to say the problem has been going on for more than a month, and there...

Nortel CTO Starts Blog

John Roese, CTO of Nortel, launched his Nortel blog earlier this week. Update (1/26/07): Nortel also placed a video on YouTube....

Musings on the Makeup of Consulting Analysts

Heidi wrote a very thoughtful post that profiles my blog. Her blog is currently oriented towards the research of the management consulting profession. Her investigation appears to be in part motivated by an investment banking friend that indicated, ... you...

The Workshop Method As Part of Strategy Consulting

Client workshops are elements that I have often seen as part of consulting engagements, but I have found little written information about them (unlike the topic of client interviews, which I discussed here). I have often set up workshops for...

On The Contributions of Management

One of my wife's professorial colleagues in the business school, Dr. Steven Postrel, has a post over at Organizations and Markets (hat tip: Virginia Postrel), which starts off by posing the question, What contribution does management make toward producing output?....

For My iPhone Diary

The sneezers are singing the praises of the iPhone today: Om Malik (communication and telecom blog) here on the end of an era (or mark of a new era) and here on form factor and packaging Mark Evans (Canadian telecom...

A Couple of Blog Links

I wanted to point out a couple recent posts and blogs that relate to topics that I've touched on before: Poweryogi's post on interviewing experiences with consulting firms. I sympathize with his experiences - interviewing in B-school is not a...