Vault Consulting Editors

Vault's Consult THIS covers breaking news of interest to consultants, tips on getting hired, and discussion of key issues in the life of a consultant.

Contributors have included:

  • Phil Stott: Phil Stott is currently Vault's consulting editor.  Originally from Scotland, he has lived in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and has worked in fields such as consumer banking, education, and journalism.
  • Sam Reynolds: Sam graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in English. He has worked as a newspaper writer and reporter.
  • Naomi Newman: Naomi Newman graduated with a BA in American Studies from Barnard College, with a concentration in economics. Naomi has edited numerous Vault guides, including the Vault Guide to the Top 25 Technology Consulting Firms.

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

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 25, 2011

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. But there are those times... Read More >

Earth Week: CSC Greens the EPA

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 22, 2011

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.Day 5: CSCAs many corporate bigwigs would lament, the relationship between government and business... Read More >

Earth Week: Cognizant Makes Good on 100,000 Tree Pledge

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 21, 2011

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.Day 4: CognizantThe world's forests of the future?On December 1, 2010, New Jersey-based tech... Read More >

Earth Week: Booz Allen Builds a Greener Future

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 20, 2011

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.Day 3: Booz Allen HamiltonBooz Allen volunteers get down to business in San Antonio.It's easy to... Read More >

13 Things Consultants Should Never Wear to Work

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 20, 2011

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.ComWhat falls in the appropriate column when it comes to work attire may seem obvious. But there are lots of people out there that have no clue how to dress for the office. These style faux pas will damage your image faster than the time it takes to gripe about your boss on Facebook. As if that weren't enough, it will completely distract your colleagues and clients from the great work you're doing. Here are 13 things to avoid wearing... Read More >

Earth Week: ATK Shifts into Neutral

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 19, 2011

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.Day 2: A.T. KearneyA student participates in a national carbon neutral campaign in Costa Rica.Back... Read More >

Earth Week: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Deloitte Consulti

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 18, 2011

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 (see below), each of these big players spurned the bottom line to make a difference to our planet Earth.  Day 1: DeloitteTanzania's Eastern Arc mountains.The Rubeho Forest in Tanzania is an ancient... Read More >

Rajat Gupta: Why, and what's next?

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 14, 2011

Decades ago, when Rajat Gupta was but an Indian schoolboy, a business professor gave him some sage advice. "I told him once," says Bala Balachandran, "'If you are in a herd of pigs, you'll also smell like a pig.'" Unfortunately, Balachandran's professorial wisdom faded from the disgraced ex-McKinsey managing director's memory as early as 2007, when he left the venerated firm to pursue a second career in high-stakes deal-making. Now, with a civil suit pending against him and his name... Read More >

Consultants: How to Recover From a Rookie Mistake

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 14, 2011

By Kristine Schoonmaker, MyConsultingLife.com(Kristine recently returned from a pair of successful speaking engagements at Penn and Georgia Tech, where prospective consultants asked the former Accenture exec questions like "How do I rebound from a rookie mistake?".  She shares her thoughts on the subject here.)Everyone has had those moments: You accidentally send an email to the wrong "Jane," dial into a client meeting an hour late because you forgot you were in a different time zone,... Read More >

Mitt Romney: From Bain consultant to US president?

by Vault Consulting Editors  |  April 13, 2011

Earlier this week, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney quietly announced a second bid for the American presidency in an online video called "Believe in America". In that video, Romney reiterated a point that he's been making ever since he first emerged as a legitimate presidential candidate in 2008: of all the many labels bestowed upon him over the years-Mormon, Republican, Daddy's Boy-the one that Romney identifies with most is that of the shrewd businessman. It's a... Read More >

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