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  • »The Next Big Thing
    Consultants are always looking for the next big thing, the innovation that will see clients storming through their gates, bypassing pesky procurement departments, and writing blank checks for the magic mousetrap that whitens and brightens and cleans windows, too.
  • »JP Morgan and The Whale: A Parable
    After a tumultuous period of banking hyper-regulation after 2008, no one would have suspected in 2012 that JP Morgan, the world’s largest bank, had ineffective controls in place that left the company flat-footed when its “rogue” trader had taken untenable, long-term positions on Credit Default Swaps.
  • »Optimizing Manufacturing Strategy
    Bloomberg News recently reported that GE intends to use 3D printers to produce 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine, a significant leap for a technology that until now has largely been confined to prototyping tasks.
  • »‘Post’-Ideological Privatizations
    We may be witnessing the start of a new wave of privatizations, which will see governments throughout Europe significantly increasing their sales of assets across a wide range of economic sectors.
  • »The Jetsons and Cyber Security Measures
    As a child watching the animated TV show The Jetsons I was convinced they lived the ideal life. The Jetson family had technologies and gadgets used in everyday life that seemed unfathomable as I watched in the 1980s.
  • »U.S. Healthcare Reform and Integration
    While each week in the U.S. different reports come out about key aspects of the US healthcare reform being adopted, implemented or delayed, fewer elements of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact are clear.
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Travel Advisory

  • »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.
  • »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.)
  • »Hilton’s Building Boom
    Coming off a whirlwind 2012, Hilton Worldwide is the fastest growing global hospitality company by number of rooms.
  • »Extended Stay America Serves Up Free Breakfasts With ‘Grab and Go’
    Extended Stay America launched a new Grab and Go Breakfast program, which is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at all of its more than 600 locations.
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  • »The Three Rules
    Earlier this year, Deloitte Consulting’s Mumtaz Ahmed and Michael Raynor published The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think. The authors set out to answer what was, in their mind, the ultimate business question—how do some companies achieve exceptional performance over the long haul?
  • »Thinking in New Boxes
    Creativity is key if you are to thrive in a time of accelerating change, according to The Boston Consulting Group’s Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny.
  • »The Effortless Experience
    We live in a golden age of customer service, when many executives say their goal is to ‘delight the customer.’ It’s a worthy goal, for sure, but what if it’s wrong?
  • »The Solution Revolution
    What drives the social economy? What opportunities does it present for business? William D. Eggers and Paul MacMillan set out to answer these questions and more.
  • »Author Q&A: PwC's Ted Shelton
    PwC’s Ted Shelton’s book Business Models for the Social Mobile Cloud: Transform Your Business Using Social Media, Mobile Internet, and Cloud Computing, examines how the three technologies are coming together to transform businesses.
  • »Review: The Three Rules
    Why do some companies achieve exceptional performance while so many others struggle to survive? That’s the question Deloitte’s Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed—along with an international team of dozens of researchers at Deloitte—set out to answer with their book The Three Rules.
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    »The Rising Stars of the Profession
    It’s always dangerous to make a sweeping generalization about just about anything, but especially dangerous to make one about an entire generation. But that’s precisely what I’m about to do.
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    »The 2014 Seven Small Jewels
    One thing's remained consistent throughout every phase of the economy—Consulting’s Seven Small Jewels simply outperform the overall market every time.
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    »The 2014 Executive Outlook: Greener Pastures, Sunnier Skies
    Based on the results of our Executive Outlook survey, which measures what firm leaders are forecasting for 2014, it appears the consulting profession feels pretty good about where we are and where we’re going.
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    »The 2013 Women Leaders in Consulting
    The impact of women on the consulting profession is certainly significant and growing every year. To recognize their achievements, Consulting magazine brought the profession together last month at the St. Regis New York to honor this year’s winners.
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    Lambertville-N.J.-based TayganPoint Consulting Group’s CEO and co-founder Joy Taylor was named as one of The 2013 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women.
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    In preparation for the opening of a new casino in Cincinnati, Ohio, Caesars Entertainment—one of the world’s best known gaming brands—needed a recruiting solution that could efficiently process high applicant volumes within tight time frames, while delivering a quality candidate experience for its newest casino, Horseshoe Cincinnati. Caesars turned to Aon Hewitt for help.
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    After years of talking about the transformation imperative, Lynne Doughtie, Vice Chair of Advisory, says it’s finally arrived.
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    In May, C.E. Andrews was appointed CEO of MorganFranklin where he will lead all operations of MorganFranklin Consulting and will play a critical role in planning and executing the firm’s growth strategy and vision.
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