Building Smarter Teams

Building Smarter Teams What if you could measure the intelligence of a group? What if you could predict which committees, assigned to design a horse, would end up with a camel, versus which would develop a thoroughbred—or a racecar? The MIT Sloan School of Management’s Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI) was set up to accomplish…

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Marketing a Consulting Business

Marketing a Consulting Business 4 Steps to Get More Consulting Clients Getting more clients doesn’t have to be hard.  It takes persistence and some work, but if you’re serious about growing your business that shouldn’t be a problem.  You must be able to get their attention and then get them interested and engaged so you…

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How to Promote Your Consulting Business

How to Promote Your Consulting Business BY Lou Dubois@lou_dubois There has been a notable increase in professional “consultants.” Not surprisingly, consultants that spend no money on marketing and advertising tend to do better than those who do. Here’s why. For many consultants, while they may not view themselves as such, they in effect are entrepreneurs.…

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How to Launch A Consulting Business – Yes, You!

For years I was terrified at the idea of working for myself. For all those years I said, “Ha ha, that’s not me – entrepreneurism? No thanks!” I was 100% dead-set against the idea of going out on my own. “Nope, not my deal!” I would tell anyone who asked. “I’m a company kind of…

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Build a Killer Consulting Business

5 Tips to Build a Killer Consulting Business BY Scott Steinberg@AKeynoteSpeaker   Advertisement In some ways, consulting can sound like one of the easiest businesses to start. You presumably already have the expertise and the industry contacts… all you have to do is line up some gigs, right? There’s some truth to that but, of…

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Technology Trends – Economic Impact

Technology Trends – Economic Impact In this Washington Post article,  the author suggests that short-term economic indicators (e.g., jobs report, Feds latest policy meeting) don’t really impact our lifestyle and standard of living.  Instead,  it is innovation that impacts us. The temptation for futurists is to identify the new and exciting technologies.  Associates from the…

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Developing winning products for emerging markets

Developing winning products for emerging markets A large automaker designed, developed, and—with appropriate fanfare—launched a commercial truck in India’s burgeoning and highly competitive market. The vehicle was engineered to let owners in a range of emerging markets run the trucks longer and faster, and at a relatively low operating cost. Higher asset utilization, company leaders…

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Great Strategies – Not Enough

Great Strategies – Not Enough  The author of this Forbes’ article states that “Strategy is a necessary condition for success” however it isn’t enough. Unfortunately, Michael Porter’s strategy consulting firm – Monitor Group – when bankrupt. Michael Porter has been considered as the key thought leader in the field of strategy. Because of the failure,…

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Innovative Problem Solving

Innovative Problem Solving Rob McEwen had a problem. The chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian mining group Goldcorp knew that its Red Lake site could be a money-spinner—a mine nearby was thriving—but no one could figure out where to find high-grade ore. The terrain was inaccessible, operating costs were high, and the unionized staff had…

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Volvo’s Flywheel System – Improves Fuel Efficiency by 25%

Volvo’s Flywheel System Volvo has developed a flywheel system that improves fuel efficiency by 25%. Volvo has been testing kinetic flywheel technology – known as “Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System). The testing of this complete experimental system for kinetic energy recovery was carried out during 2012. The results show that this technology combined with…

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