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The Devil Wears Tom Ford

When you think of great female corporate leaders, you might not think of Anna Wintour. But you should. Wintour-a mother of two who serves as the artistic director of the Condé Nast empire in addition to overseeing many of its publications, including Vogue, Golf Digest, and Brides-is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women working in U.S. business today, not to mention the most powerful man or woman working in the fashion industry today. Read More >

'Netflix for Air Travel': A Consultant's New Best Friend?

By now, we're well-used to the concept of paying a monthly fee for unlimited, on-demand access to something, whether it's episodes of streaming video, DVDs in the mail (remember those?), or, uh, New York Times articles. There's still a question, however, of how the concept scales when it comes to things that we typically don't consume on a daily basis-especially when those things cost a lot of money. Read More >

7 Tips for Employers on Handling a Resignation

I remember when I graduated college and found a job working as a reporter for a local community paper, hoping to advance my career in journalism. After eight years, I struggled with the idea of looking for a new job.  I felt like I was betraying my boss, but, in the end, he understood that I needed to do what was best for me and my family and not what was best for the company I was leaving.   Since then, I have moved on to different jobs at a much quicker pace. Read More >

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3 Major Differences Between Consulting and Startup Life

Andrew Faircloth and Brent Macon were management consultants for three years (Andrew with Bain & Co., Brent with McKinsey & Co.). They started Primer Sports in August 2015 to help outgoing professionals use sports to connect with people in the workplace and beyond. Both are first-time entrepreneurs. Read More >

McKinsey Goes to Prison: Unusual Consulting Assignments

I'll admit that my eyebrows went up when I received an email from a colleague this week with the headline "McKinsey Back in Prison." First, a moment of self-doubt: was there a scandal I'd missed? An appeal hearing related to the Galleon Group affair? Nope: everything is on the level. Read More >

Which Companies Have the Healthiest Employees?

Although the answer to this question isn't something we know now, we might in the very near future. According to the Wall Street Journal: A group of employers, including International Business Machines Corp., PepsiCo Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, are weighing how to publicly report-and measure-the health of their workforce. Read More >

Is Hard Work Paying Off?

From an early age, we are told that if we work hard, we can achieve anything. We are cited quotes by famous people who have succeeded in their respective fields. The notion that success is measured by job title, money, stability, and respect is embedded in our minds. The only thing missing from this list is our own happiness, something that has only recently been added, arguably by millennials. Read More >

Raises at Wal-Mart: Why You Should Pay Attention

Wal-Mart is raising pay for the majority of its hourly-wage employees, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Great news for those people but hardly of much interest to the rest of us, right? But maybe it should be. According to the Journal article, the move will affect close to 1.2 million employees of Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. Want some context on that number? Read More >

Is Gender Pay Discrimination a Myth?

The gender pay gap is a tricky, emotive subject to deal with at the best of times. As a recent Freakonomics podcast makes clear, even the best-known statistic about it-that women in the US make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes-can be problematic when teased apart. To be clear: that ratio is more or less correct for the population as a whole. Read More >

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