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An alphabetical index of all published articles on this website.
10-20-30 Rule of Presentation
3C – How to design a marketing strategy?
3M – What is Muda, Mura, and Muri?
7S – An organizational design framework from McKinsey
ABC – The evolution of Asset Based Consulting
ABCD Model Of Leading With Trust
Action Priority Matrix – Identify the right opportunities to pursue
ADKAR – A model for personal and organizational change
AIM Framework – Build compelling artefacts
Airbnb Business Model
Andon Cord – How Amazon and Netflix use Toyota principles?
Ansoff Matrix – Understanding firms’ growth options
Are humans plastic guzzling monsters?
Are robots taking over our jobs?
Availability Heuristic – How it affects our judgments?
Bandwagon Effect – How consultants can facilitate change
BANI – How to make sense of a chaotic world?
BCG Advantage Matrix – How to source insights to develop Strategy?
BCG Growth-Share Matrix
BCG Rule of Three and Four – How to understand markets?
Bench time – How to make the most of it?
Benchmarking – Comparing with peers to improve performance
Berkus model – How to value pre-revenue start-ups?
Blake & Mouton Managerial Grid
Blue Ocean Strategy – How to create uncontested markets?
BLUF – How to communicate effectively and persuasively?
Blumler and Katz Uses and Gratifications Theory
Bowman’s Strategic Clock – How to position your product?
Box plot in Dataset Visualization
Brainstorming – How to develop new ideas as a team?
BSC – What is a Balanced Scorecard?
Budget Cuts – How to handle this situation as a consultant?
Bumble – How does it make money?
Bump chart in Data Visualization
Bureaucracy – Six Principles Of Max Weber
Business Plan – How to develop a good one?
Business Strategy – What is it and why develop one?
CAGE – What to consider when entering a new market?
Case Method – How should MBAs prepare for a case study?
CATWOE – How to assess the influence of stakeholders’ viewpoint?
Checklists – Why should you use them as a consultant?
Choiceology – Overconfidence effect & hindsight bias
Circular Flow of Income
Cohort Analysis using layer-cake graphs
Comparable Transactions – Valuation based on industry cohorts
Competitive Analysis and Positioning
Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM) – A tool for rivals analysis
Controlled failure – Fail now to succeed later
Cornell Method – A method to take great notes
Corporate Strategy – What is it and why develop one?
Crisis – How to turn around an engagement?
CRISP-DM – A framework for Data Mining & Analysis
Crossing the Chasm – Technology adoption lifecycle
Cultural Web – A model to align culture with strategy
Customer Journey Maps – How to deliver compelling experiences?
Customer Obsession – How to excel at client relationships?
Cynefin Framework – Between chaos and order
D’Aveni’s 7s Hypercompetition Model
Data Governance Maturity Model
Data Munging – tips to boost productivity
Data Visualization – History and origins
Data Visualization – Materials you should absolutely read
Decision Trees – A robust decision-making framework
Decoy effect and irrational behaviour
Delphi Technique – Achieving consensus through experts
Diamond Model – How to assess nations’ competitiveness?
DICE – A framework to appraise change initiatives
DiSC – Understand your leadership style
Doordash Business Model
DuckDuckGo – How does it make money?
Elaboration Likelihood Model – A theory of persuasion
Enterprise Agile Frameworks – An overview
Escalation of Commitment – When to pull the plug?
Etsy Business Model
Executive Presence – Why should consultants develop one?
Expectation Effect – How to change perceptions?
External Factor Evaluation (EFE) for competitive analysis
Factfulness – A must read for all consultants
Factfulness – An overview of human instincts
Fear Instinct – How should consultants handle this instinct?
Finding the right pricing strategy
First Mover Advantage – How to dominate a market?
Fishbone Diagram – How to find the root cause of issues?
Flywheel Effect – How to build an exceptional business?
FOMO – Get over it and focus on important stuff
Four Corners Model of competitive strategy
Four Phases – What is the lifecycle of Strategy?
FUD – How should consultants overcome fear, uncertainty and doubt?
Functional strategy – What is it and why develop one?
Gap Analysis – What is it and how to conduct one?
Gap in the market – How to exploit opportunities?
Gap Instinct – How should consultants overcome this bias?
GE McKinsey Matrix
GitHub Business Model
Glassdoor Business Model
Golem Effect – How to degrade performance?
Greiner Curve – management capability framework
Groupthink – How to avoid it?
Guesstimates – Approach for market sizing cases
Halo Effect – How does it affect your professional life?
Headstand – How to find ideas through problem reversal?
Heinrich Law and industrial safety
Horn Effect – How does it affect your professional life?
How should you price a product?
Icons – Give your presentations a face-lift
IDEO DFV Method – How to build compelling offerings?
IKIGAI – Is consulting your calling?
Influence Mapping – Understanding power distribution
Information – How do consultants quickly ramp up?
Informed Opinion – Consultants, take a position
Innovation Management – Why is it important?
Innovation Management Strategy – How to formulate one?
Internal Consultants – How are they different?
Invent & Simplify – How to stay ahead of the curve?
IT Governance – Why should enterprises pay attention?
IT Strategy – Why is it important?
Joanne Martin Organizational Culture
Johari window – How to understand your personality?
Kaizen – How to change for the better – the Japanese way?
Kanban – A visual approach to engagement delivery
Kano Model – How to prioritize product features?
Kotter’s 8-step model – How to lead organizational change?
Leadership levels in a professional services firm
Lean – How to win customers through reduced waste?
Levels of Strategy – What is strategy and why develop one?
Leverage – How professional services firms manage profitability
Maslow’s Hierarchy – How to understand human behavior?
Master Data Management
MBA – Inspirations you may gather from business school
MBO – What is Management by objectives?
MBTI – Understand your personality type
McKinsey’s Influence Model of Leading Change
Meeting minutes – make yourself indispensable
Mindful Listening – Why should consultants master this art?
Mindmap – A tool for creativity & structured thinking
Mintzberg’s 5Ps – How to define strategy?
MOOCs – How to successfully finish a MOOC course?
Motivation – Why choose the consulting profession?
Nadler-Tushman Congruence Framework
Negativity Instinct – How should consultants overcome this?
Notes – Why should you write things down?
NPS – What is a Net Promoter Score?
Obeya – Toyota’s war rooms shape strategies
OGSM – How to rally teams around shared organizational vision?
OKR – How to execute strategy?
OLI – A framework for international expansion
OODA – How to make faster decisions?
Operational Strategy – What is it and why develop one?
Origins – How did strategy evolve through history?
Ownership – How to enhance your client accountability?
Palantir Business Model
Pareto Principle – Do more with less
Parking Lot – Use it to run effective workshops
PARTS – An approach towards strategic alliances
PASTOR – A Framework for compelling proposals
PechaKucha – How to deliver engaging presentations?
Peloton – How does it make money?
Penguin Effect – How consultants facilitate action
People pleasing – How to enhance your own self-esteem
PERMA+ Model – How It Benefits Businesses?
Personal Construct Theory – How to shape constructs?
PICK Chart – Effective brainstorming tool for consultants
PIE – The next generation of Porter’s Five Forces
Podcasts – Knowledge on the move
Pomodoro Technique – How to manage your time as a consultant?
Porter’s Five Forces
Power – Understand, leverage and influence outcomes
Practice Resources – Sample Consulting Case Studies
Profit Pools – Manage for profits, NOT revenues
Promotion – Managers, Consultants & Biases
Pros-and-Cons – An approach for decision-making
Provenance Paradox – The brand of origin
Pugh Matrix – How to use criteria in evaluating alternatives?
Pygmalion Effect – How to shape performance?
Questions – Consultant’s Art Of Information Discovery
Quick wins – Power of delivering incremental success
RAPID – How to make strategic decisions?
RBV – What is a resource-based view of strategy?
Red Queen Effect in competitive strategy
Revenue Model – Strategies for eCommerce platforms
RICE – How to prioritize features?
Robinhood – How does it make money?
Rogers’ Five factors – How to appraise innovations?
Ryanair – How does it make money?
Satir – A change model from a family therapist
SCAMPER – Framework for ideation & brainstorming
Scatter Plots – Visualising two different numeric variables
Scenario planning – How to plan for uncertainties?
Selective Perception Marketing – How can Big Data help?
SERVQUAL – How to compare an organization’s service quality?
ShuHaRi – Japanese framework to mastery
SIPOC – A model to analyze organizational processes
Six Sigma – How to improve quality through statistics?
SMART – How to set effective goals?
Snapchat Business Model
SOAR Analysis – A tool for strategic planning
Socratic Method – How can consultants promote client learning?
SOW – How to write a compelling Statement Of Work?
SpaceX Business Model
SQVID – How to help clients see your opinions?
Stakeholder Analysis – Interest – Influence matrix
Stakeholder Map – Tool for Stakeholder Analysis
Stakeholder types #1 – How to identify self-proponents?
Stakeholder types #10 – How to identify mommy?
Stakeholder types #11 – How to identify pessimist?
Stakeholder types #2 – How to identify jesters?
Stakeholder types #3 – How to identify perfectionists?
Stakeholder types #4 – How to identify introverts?
Stakeholder types #5 – How to identify careerists?
Stakeholder types #6 – How to identify divas?
Stakeholder types #7 – How to identify thieves?
Stakeholder types #8 – How to identify gossipers?
Stakeholder types #9 – How to identify buzzword-bazooka?
STAR – How to ace behavioral interviews?
Star Model – How to design organizations?
Storyboard – How to build compelling presentations?
Straight-line instinct – Why should consultants take notice?
Strategic Analysis – How to execute one?
Strategy Diamond – How do strategic components fit together?
Straw Man Proposal – Brainstorming, the McKinsey Way
Streisand Effect – Why should consultants develop PR skills?
SUCCESS – How to design messages that stick?
SWOT – How to analyze the business environment?
Systemic Questionnaire – How do consultants use it?
TAM / SAM / SOM – How to properly size the market?
The Eisenhower Matrix – Get more done..effectively
The Hedgehog Concept – Fight distractions and sharpen focus
The IKEA Effect – How to catalyze client ownership?
The Spotlight Effect – How should consultants handle this?
TikTok Business Model
TOM – What is a Target Operating Model?
TQM – How to gain competitive advantage through quality?
Triple Bottom Line
Turnitin – Company analysis & business model
Value – How to communicate your worth as a consultant?
Value – What do consulting firms really deliver?
Value Chain Analysis
Value Innovation – How to construct a Blue Ocean strategy?
Value Net – A framework for strategic alliances
VoC – What is Voice of the Customer?
Voice of the Customer (VoC)
VRIO – A resource-based framework for sustained competitive advantage
VUCA – How should consultants handle this?
Wayfair Business Model
What is a book-to-bill ratio in financial statements?
What is a fixed price economic price adjustment model?
What is a fixed price incentive successive targets contract?
What is a fixed price model?
What is a fixed price plus incentive contract?
What is a staff augmentation model?
What is the difference between a methodology and a framework?
What is Thought Leadership?
Zillow – How does it make money?
ZMET – How to understand thought patterns?
Zoom Business Model
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