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Marshmallow Challenge: What Kindergartners can teach MBAs
Better PowerPoint: 6 Ways to Make Your Point
The Pyramid Principle in Consulting
Why Consultants Love Best Practices
A consultant’s confession: I sometimes use “averages”
Consulting Jargon, Slang and Double-speak that drive clients crazy
Bain & Co: Management tool and trends 2011 survey
What is a good excel model?
Evaluation forms: How consultants evaluate vendors
How consultants interview clients
Accenture video: An advertisement for management consultants
Consulting salary: How much money do consultants make?
Consulting PowerPoint Presentations: 4 Steps
College football: Multi-billion industry with great margins
What is scope creep?
PwC CEO Survey: This is what 1,300+ global CEOs thought
Nudge: Beware of Default Choices
Gift from Stanford: 300+ Entreprenurship Videos on eCorner
3 kinds of power: positional, relational and expertise
Bad data: 9 reasons clients often have data problems
SIPOC: Consulting framework to untangle problems
Get a MBA? Pros and Cons
7 Key Questions: Who, What, Why, When, Where, How, How Much?
Leadership quotations from Maxwell, Drucker, Roosevelt, and Wooden
Consulting Jargon: Airport Test
Consulting Skill: How to Build Rapport Quickly
A process flow to answer the question: Am I am a management consultant?
Consultantsmind.com Year 2
Consultant, What’s your leverage model?
Six Sigma: Use the tools, don’t aim for perfection
Deloitte: Top 10 Technology Trends
Management consultants are a diaspora
Business problems are the same, don’t reinvent the wheel
Firing your CPA (or consultant or lawyer)
Consulting Ethos: Did you have a a$10,000 day?
Consulting advice: enjoy the small things
Consulting advice: Get smart quickly
Consulting advice: help your clients save face
Thursdays are get-away days
Scalability: 10 reasons it is hard to scale
Change management: Start with the Why
Kenneth Feinberg: What is a life worth?
Opportunity cost: no decision is free
BCG: Six simple rules to manage complexity
Consulting jargon: poka-yoke. Make your excel idiot-proof.
Consulting advice: don’t use clip art
Ideal consultants are smart, aware, fun, and eager
Consulting attitude: Live to fight another day
Consulting advice: Be likable, be yourself
Structuring Problems: Consultants Use Buckets
The Best Short-Answer to Give Clients? It Depends
If we are what we repeatedly do, consultants are PowerPoint
6 Reasons Consultants are Revision Crazy
Consulting late night: 20 reasons a consultant might be up at 2am
Why culture trumps strategy
Presentation Tips from TED’s Chris Anderson
Consulting is a Team Sport
Why did Detroit go bankrupt?
GDP: Americans (over) consume, Chinese (over) invest
What Peter Drucker says about Effective Executives
Consulting Complaints: First World Problems
The Great Eight: Trillion Dollar Growth Trends (Bain)
Tortoise mind: Let your unconscious do some of the work
Case Interviews: Time to Start Practicing
6 Problems with Teams
McKinsey Solutions: Disruptive Innovation
What is a S-Curve?
You travel too much when you. . .
Two kinds of people: people you like to work with, and those you do not
Who has version control?
Resumes are bait
IT Implementation Worst Practices: Healthcare.gov
10 Reasons Supply Chain is not boring
Find the data, put it in excel
Finders, Minders, and Grinders
What is ERP? It is a love/hate relationship.
Frameworks: Distill your thoughts until they are 80 proof
Five Superfluous PowerPoint Tips
Quora: What is it like to work at McKinsey?
Great consultant vs. good consultant
LEAN means no waste. TIMWOOD
Consulting jargon: What is a deliverable?
Peter Drucker said, “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer the meetings the better”
Consulting advice: if you agree, stop talking
Consulting Advice: Be Do Say
Stop whining, consultants focus on options, not problems
Do you have what you need?
Drucker says, “The knowledge worker cannot be supervised”
Don’t be a consulting mailman
Data analysis in 20 minutes
BCG: List of top 100 emerging market growth companies
Profile of success: Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes
MOOCs continue to grow, disrupt, and democratize education
Direction, Leadership and Trust
Consulting is about People
Why 14% of Harvard goes into Consulting
Discussion: Gender equality in consulting
Real Estate Gives You Bigger Pockets
Competitive Intelligence: 20 Tips
Good Interview Advice
Consultants are hired to be the bad guys
US elections, a non-event
Feedback is a gift, get the most out of it
Consulting Proposals: 12 Common Mistakes
Consulting: Flexibility to Take Vacations
18 Excel Modeling Tips
Good Consulting Managers Coach
Bain: Founder’s Mentality
Consulting is an apprenticeship
Madman, architect, carpenter, judge
New Darden dean is ex-McKinsey
Can you delight your customer like this street artist?
If offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask which seat. Just get on.
Consultant, do you have 10,000 hours?
Difference between balance sheet and income statement
Business travel in the winter
Rough Manager Days
Careers after Consulting
Accenture, “Digital Business Era: Stretch Your Boundaries”
“I’ll go [get lunch], I am the cheapest person here”
Consulting Manager: Dictator Mode vs. Democracy Mode
Idea Fight Club
Collaboration is over-rated
Big Design: McKinsey & Company buys Lunar
What is RACI?
If you are proud of your work, give yourself some slack
What do consultants do?
The problem with metrics
Work with people you like and trust
Mad Men had it right, do the work
Bain & Co: Stop wasting valuable time
Corporate Marriage Counseling
Accounting is not perfect; the good, the bad, the ugly
Consulting hack: Investor presentations
CIA hires McKinsey & Co; $10M for reorganization project
Working at the Hotel
Consultants are serious proofreaders
What is return on equity (ROE)?
Consulting Tip: Read the Economist
Who reads this blog? 10 survey results
Consulting Tip: Ask good questions, publicly
What is Accounts Receivable?
7 (Crazy) business ideas
I am sorry
McKinsey’s managing partner; failed to make partner twice
Consulting tip: don’t read your slides
Travel folly: Oh #$^, this is not my room
The best 16 podcasts from PLANET MONEY over the last 2 years
Consulting week recap in 16 photos
Consultant’s Motto or Mechanic’s?
BCG: Atlas of Strategy Traps
Consulting is tribal; pick a tribe
Consulting confession: I love the white board
Consulting Tip: Excel Formatting Nit Picks
Autumn Leaves, New York
Consultants eat well; don’t get fat
Management consulting stocks, quick comparison
Good day for me, Tableau stock up 20%
Without trust, a diversity of opinion is an argument
Excel tip: how to clean duplicate rows
McKinsey: 20% of CEO’s job can be automated
270 Blog Posts Later, How it Turned Out
UBER is UBER
Consulting templates: visualize what you want to say
Self-feedback: How do you feel about your work?
Consulting tip: Subscribe to Fast Company
McKinsey Interview: Sheryl Sandberg
Consulting tip: Use Waze
Consulting tip: Listen to Freakonomics Podcast
Consultant, what are you doing to get retired?
What is depreciation?
McKinsey wins phase 2 of NY Jail project for $7M
Whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running
Profile of Success: Dave Ramsey
Review: McKinsey- Digital America’s Tale of the “Haves” and “Have Mores”
20 Consulting Travel Essentials
Review of 39pg McKinsey presentation
Pandora – Great music, pretty terrible business
A senior manager’s lament: “That’s what Google is for”
Rolling Stones in Cuba: Glasnost
What a consultant learns from building a house
Rough consulting week: Embrace the suck
Consultant’s gripe: US education is a mess
Consultant’s gripe: Why is the US tax code 9,000 pages long?
What is deliberate practice?
Consulting tip: How to make a good survey
BCG: CEO’s New Guide to Transformation
Review: Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016
Peter Drucker Quotes: Time
Brazil: What management consultants think of Brazil
Leading by example with data entry?
Consulting tip: Watch videos on LEAN
Sadly, 17 Email tips
World’s worst question: Are you sure?
Time Quotes from Tolstoy, Jobs, Wooden, Buffet, Dickinson
Invest time in people, experiences, assets, and writing
Are Emotions Contagious in the Workplace?
Morgan Stanley – expect slower and lower global growth
Review: BCG 2016 Global Challengers
Review: PWC Global 100 Software Leaders
Billionaires part 1: The Good
Billionaires part 1: The Bad
Review: BCG 2016 M&A Report
Case interview advice from Bain
Corporate training: $70 billion largely wasted?
Consulting basics: What is a SOW?
Bain: Founder’s Mentality
Retirement Tip: Rental Properties 101
Career tip: What is an informational interview?
Grit matters more than talent
There is no substitute for work – Vince Lombardi
Trust without clear expectations = fail
Consulting Tip: Minto’s Pyramid Principle
What is FOMO?
Consulting tip: study charts, tables and graphs
Anti-FOMO book: The ONE Thing, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
McKinsey: How big is the gig economy?
McKinsey Report: Thriving in the New Abnormal (North America Asset Management)
How I Built This Podcast – BC and Beer
Slideology 1: Making bad slides is easy, and it will negatively impact your career – Duarte
Slideology 2: Use diagrams to tell stories
Slideology 3: Designing effective slides
Bain & Co: Guide to Thanksgiving
Consulting tip: How to Roll off a project
Consulting Tool: Finviz #1: How to Screen Stocks
Consulting Tip: PowerPoint Sniff Test
McKinsey’s $125B savings plan for the Pentagon, Ignored
Consultant’s cruise: ocean views
Consulting tip: never eat alone
“Make Now the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle
How to start a new job
Metacognition: Thinking about thinking
Intellectual curiosity is fuel for your career
Who is Peter Thiel?
Chilling out with The Economist
Top-tier consulting compensation = good coin
Geek out. Become the mini-expert
Consulting tip: how to make decks for other people
Sample size: What is your n?
What is Calendly?
McKinsey: Testing your strategy
Consulting tip: Blogging
Consulting tip: Read the Snapchat prospectus
Bain: Global Private Equity Report 2017
Bill, Melinda, Warren
Who is Ray Dalio?
Anti-example: 10 bad charts
Important, Not Urgent
30+ McKinsey Presentations
BCG: Loose dogs in Dallas
Drucker, “The question that faces the strategic decision maker. . . “
Get staffed: Don’t become consultant inventory
What is gap analysis?
Jigsaw Puzzle : Consulting?
Reid Hoffman: 3 Types of CEOs
25 Great podcast interviews
HBR: Guidelines to authors (and consultants)
Change Management: Head + Heart + Hand
Obvious and True: Fathers Matter
What is the Peter Principle?
BCG: The Digital Marketing Revolution Has Only Just Begun
Career Tip: Focus on the Short and Long-Term
What is Hypothesis-based Consulting?
Life of a Project: Up,up, down, down
McKinsey Quarterly: Perils of Bad Strategy
False Equivalence: Washington Post vs. Washington Times
Swen Nater (UCLA): Train with the best
Implementation Takes Guts
Watch this: The Defiant Ones (HBO)
BMI: Bureaucracy Mass Index?
Amy Trask: Cold call to internship to CEO, LA Raiders
Saying “Yes” to Clients Can Get You in Trouble
Career opportunity: Swing like Tarzan
Consultants are like physical trainers
Strong Opinions, Loosely Held
“If you want something done, give it to someone busy.
Business Books – Video Hacks