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    • Business
    • 4.5 • 97 Ratings

CEOs and business leaders, management consulting senior partners, ground-breaking professors, thought-provoking writers and journalists, record-setting athletes and coaches, and award-winning actors and celebrities discuss the key issues facing the business world and broader society.

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    441: How do I know what is corporate strategy (Strategy Skills classics)

    441: How do I know what is corporate strategy (Strategy Skills classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss how to know what is corporate strategy.
     
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    • 5 min
    440: What is the big picture thinking? (Strategy Skills classics)

    440: What is the big picture thinking? (Strategy Skills classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss what big picture thinking is.
     
    At least once in your life, you would have received feedback to be a more big picture thinker. The problem is that everyone will have a different definition of big picture thinking and many of the definitions are vague, counter-intuitive, or wrong.
     
    Based on advising some of the consultants on the study, this podcast provides a very simple, intuitive, practical, and correct definition of the big picture concept. It also explains why it is so important and how to use it.
     
    Keep in mind that this study is being updated on our website where you can view the training videos and PowerPoint slides. This is a huge study and will offer the most realistic training for both consultants and industry professionals. Pure corporate strategy studies are rare. This is a unique training opportunity.
     
    Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study.
     
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    • 11 min
    439: How to think about financial strategy | management consulting (Strategy Skills classics)

    439: How to think about financial strategy | management consulting (Strategy Skills classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss about financial strategy.
     
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    Overall Approach Used in Well-Managed Strategy Studies free download: www.firmsconsulting.com/OverallApproach
     
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    • 9 min
    438: Scenario planning's common problems (Strategy Skills classics)

    438: Scenario planning's common problems (Strategy Skills classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss scenario planning's common problems.
     
    Scenario planning / Scenario Analysis is a powerful tool in consulting. This is how to move from being a consultant to thinking and presenting like a partner.
     
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    • 9 min
    437: Google's Laura Mae Martin on How to Be Productive

    437: Google's Laura Mae Martin on How to Be Productive

    Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 437, featuring an interview with the author of Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing, Laura Mae Martin. In her book, Laura shows how to thrive no matter where you’re working, giving concrete steps that help you focus on your priorities and keep good systems, routines, and tactics in place. Uptime explains how to make technology work for you and make “feeling on top of it” your new normal. It’s a blueprint for operating at the highest levels of productivity while enhancing your own personal well-being.
     
    Laura Mae Martin is the Executive Productivity Advisor in the Office of the CEO at Google. She coaches Google’s top executives on the best ways to manage their time and energy and sends out a weekly productivity newsletter that reaches tens of thousands of employees. During her 13-year tenure at Google, she has worked in sales, product operations, event planning, and now executive coaching. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and three children.
     
    Get Laura's book here: https://rb.gy/nu5qr6

    Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing
     
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    Overall Approach Used in Well-Managed Strategy Studies free download: www.firmsconsulting.com/OverallApproach
     
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    • 54 min
    436: Selling Services to PE Firms with Aimably’s Founder and Stanford Grad, Claire Milligan

    436: Selling Services to PE Firms with Aimably’s Founder and Stanford Grad, Claire Milligan

    Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 436, featuring an interview with Claire Milligan, a Stanford graduate turned startup founder. Claire helps businesses grow by spending smarter and reducing their cloud costs. Her target market is PE firms. In this episode, we discuss what PE firms care about, how to approach them, the biggest challenges and potential solutions they encounter, as well as the sales process and lead time. 
     
    Whether she’s helping businesses transform their cloud spending or hitting the slopes as a ski patroller, Claire Milligan thrives on distilling complex problems down to their core issues — and turning these pragmatic findings into groundbreaking solutions. Through a journey spanning marketing, UX, and leadership roles at tech companies like Tallie and SpringAhead, she’s meticulously constructed a diverse skill set built upon hands-on expertise and an unrelenting thirst for knowledge. Now, as the CEO of startup Aimably, she’s applying her unique superpowers to help businesses grow by spending smarter and dramatically reducing their cloud costs.
     
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    Overall Approach Used in Well-Managed Strategy Studies free download: www.firmsconsulting.com/OverallApproach
     
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    • 51 min

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