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Bain's Orit Gadiesh talks insider trading

In an interview published by the Financial Times today, Bain chairwoman Orit Gadiesh says that the consulting industry hasn't been "tainted" by McKinsey's involvement in the Raj Rajaratnam insider trading scandal. She also talks about what Bain does to ensure that its consultants don't engage in illegal information-sharing behavior, including the strict rule that Bainies aren't "allowed to trade on anything that anyone in the company works with. Read More >

Accenture at Tribeca Film Fest

Apparently Accenture is sponsoring this year's Tribeca Film Festival.  The venue is right next to the Vault offices in New York, and I couldn't resist snapping a photo as I sought out some sweet, sweet sausage fried rice for lunch today. I'll probably have to attend to do a bit more research on the nature of the relationship between film andconsulting.  Or something. Read More >

Aon flying high with Hewitt

Aon Corporation saw major gains in profit this quarter, halting a run that had seen profits decline through much of fiscal year 2010. Today, the company released the financial results of Q1 2011, citing its acquisition of Hewitt Associates as almost solely responsible for the surge in both profit and revenue. Analysts, who had predicted more modest increases, also noted the superb performance of the new Aon Hewitt consulting unit.Profit increased 38 percent from Q1 2010, to $246 million. Read More >

6 Tips for Surviving a Team Dinner

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComNew consultants: What can you do to make your transition to consulting easy? Next month Kristine will host a free tele-seminar, in which the former Accenture exec dishes on how new consultants can differentiate themselves from the pack. It's called "3 Questions You Need Answered to Guarantee Your Success the First Year in Consulting", and it's a must-see for anyone whose future lies in consulting. Read More >

Nokia ships 3,000 employees to Accenture

Finnish telecom giant Nokia announced this morning that it would cut 7,000 jobs worldwide as part of an effort to reduce costs by more than $1 billion in 2013. 4,000 of those jobs will be terminated outright, the company said; the remaining 3,000, responsible for Nokia's Symbian software platform, will become employees at tech consulting giant Accenture. Read More >

2011 Consulting Survey: Buzz Quotes!

As the 2011 consulting survey makes its final rounds across the industry, it's time for a bit of sneak-peeking at the results. First up, let's have a look at everyone's favorites: buzz quotes!For all you survey noobs, we get buzz quotes by asking survey-takers to give their thoughts on firms other than their own. This is 100 percent organic, unadulterated opinion, folks.And let me tell you, this year's batch doesn't disappoint. Read More >

As jury deliberates, lawyers spar over McKinsey's Gupta & Ku

None of the ex-McKinsey consultants who are intimately involved with the trial of Raj Rajaratnam will be directly affected by the verdict to be delivered by the jury sometime in the next few days. Ex-partner Anil Kumar plead guilty to related charges earlier this year, and ex-managing director Rajat Gupta still hasn't been charged with a crime. Read More >

HP tests strategy market with SITAS

Big tech companies have long sought to tap into the lucrative market of consulting on strategy. For proof, just have a look at this year's Vault technology consulting rankings: big names like IBM, Cisco, Dell, Oracle and Siemens should look familiar to you tech-savvy readers. Of course, none of these companies started out providing strategy advice of any kind, instead specializing in computer hardware and the software it sometimes requires. Read More >

Consultants: 20 Questions to Ask When You Start a New Projec

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComStarting a new project can be exhilarating and overwhelming at the same time. In a perfect world, you have at least a conversation (or two) with your project lead or team members prior to arriving on site. The goal of those conversations should be to orient you to the history and current status of the project, your role on the team, and give you an overview of the team dynamics and political environment on the ground. Read More >

Earth Week: CSC Greens the EPA

In honor of Earth Day, Consult THIS is highlighting efforts in environmental sustainability made by 5 consulting firms that we feel deserve special recognition. Whether these efforts resulted in historic achievements in the field of sustainability (some did) or were just plain interesting (like here), each of these big players spurned the bottom line to make a difference to our planet Earth. Read More >


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