Tagged: 7 skills of consulting

Five stages of workplaces - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Aug 17, 2013

Another business book review. This time, it’s Tribal Leadership, by Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright. The book is, helpfully, available as a free audio book from the website. Overall rating: good. useful. pretty smart. Yes, there are the annoying traits of pop-culture business books. There are beautiful anecdotes about teams that overcome adversity to realise the […] … Read More

The dreaded spreadsheet error - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Apr 22, 2013

I posted flippantly last week about the Reinhart and Rogoff (R&R) re-assessment by Herndon, Ash, and Pollin. There’s been more bytes spilled since then. The Economist says it’s not such a big deal, because  ’Ms Reinhart and Mr Rogoff acknowledge in their academic work that this conundrum “has not been fully resolved”, but have sometimes been less careful […] … Read More

Figuring your charge-out rate - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Apr 09, 2013

What should you charge? That’s a hard question, and it comes up all the time. Every project is different, every consultant has strengths and weaknesses. I’ve been thinking about the question because it’s time for my year-end accounting. Looking back over the year, I’m seeing where I’ve made money and lost money on projects. It [...] … Read More

Election lessons for consultants - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Nov 15, 2012

One of the curious stories out of the US presidential election is about the consultants on the Romney campaign. Apparently, they made a lot of money: Much of Romney’s operation, for example, appears to revolve around a close-knit group of insiders at American Rambler Productions, which took in more than $160 million through mid-October, records [...] … Read More