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The IT Department is Dead. All Hail the Digital Enterprise!

By |October 17th, 2016|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , |

In many companies, the IT department and its business counterparts just do not get along. In companies like these, when you want to do something with data and/or technology, you have to patiently stand in line and wait for your turn. Your request - be it a new website, new infrastructure, or applica [Read More]

Don’t Forget These “Four Gets” When You Start Your Job

By |October 10th, 2016|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , |

I love this time of year. This is about the time when many of our new hires start their careers and begin the transition from smart, ambitious college students to smart, ambitious management consultants. I also love this time of year because it means lots of introductory phone calls from our new hir [Read More]

Discovering Your Purpose

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Business, Career, Life|Tags: , , |

Below is a speech I gave to the Kelley School of Business MBA Consulting Academy for their induction ceremony on September 16, 2016. The speech is titled "Discovering Your Purpose." Good evening and thank you for being here tonight. It’s always a pleasure returning to campus and spending time with a [Read More]

Activating the Digital Enterprise

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: Business, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

The following article is co-authored with Keith Strier, Advisory Principal at EY. Click here to read more about Keith. Deployments are dead. The notion that implementations are a singular, pivotal, one-time event is over. Welcome to the “Age of Activation.” But what do we mean when we say “activatio [Read More]

I Have Seen the Future, and it is Bright!

By |November 15th, 2015|Categories: Career, Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , |

It is the day after the horrific attacks in Paris and the world is in shock. Paris holds a special place in my heart as I lived and worked there for a few months many years ago. I loved my time in Paris; the city oozes beauty, love, and dancing lights. Working in Paris, it was obvious to me that the [Read More]

The Meaning of (Digital) Life

By |August 17th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , |

"Digital. Now, what exactly is that?" I deal with this question more times than I care to admit. Whether explaining to my mom what I do every day or conversing with clients about their portal and collaboration challenges, the word "digital" seems to be sprouting up more and more in all of our daily [Read More]

The Things We Carry

By |April 28th, 2015|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , , |

I have a bit of a reputation as a travel pack-rat. I tend to pack for every possible contingency.  Not so long ago, I couldn't bear the thought of carrying on my luggage for fear I would miss some precious toiletry or outfit combination. After multiple instances of lost luggage and missed meetings, [Read More]

To MBA or Not to MBA

By |April 7th, 2015|Categories: Business, Career, Learning|Tags: , , , |

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from students, colleagues and mentees is: “Should I pursue my MBA?”  Like most questions in life that start with the phrase “should I…,” the answer I give is typically: “Well, that depends…”  🙂 Some people pursue an MBA to further their knowledge as a [Read More]

Flexibility Ain’t Easy

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , |

The idea of “flexibility” has become a proud flag flown atop just about every company in corporate America. But what is flexibility? In my mind, flexibility is placing value on the needs of your team and employees and recognizing that those needs must be balanced with the needs of the company/projec [Read More]

The War on “Busy”-ness

By |February 18th, 2015|Categories: Communication|Tags: , |

It’s no wonder we call it “Business,” though more often than not, it should be "busy-ness." Ask any business-person “how are you doing?” or “how’s it going?” and most will respond with “busy.” The word “busy” is an empty yet powerfully addictive word. Its use has become a reflex for many people and [Read More]

Ace of Case: How to Conquer Your Case Interview

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , , , |

It's that time of year again!  Campus interview season.  Well, truthfully I'm not sure when it isn't interview season anymore.  Summer maybe? That aside...interviews can be stressful and take up a good deal of candidate "gut share" as they jockey for coveted internships and full-time positions in a [Read More]

The Twelve Principles of Cybersecurity Warfare

By |February 6th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |

The following is a collaborative article with Brian Kelly, Chief Security Officer at Rackspace in San Antonio, TX. All views are in this article are attributable to Justin and Brian and do not represent the views of Rackspace or any other company. Introduction Several years ago, Justin and I had a c [Read More]

The Wonderful World of CES

By |January 12th, 2015|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The following article is a guest blog by Katharine Greis. Katharine is Vice President of Business Development and Event Production at Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG). The opinions expressed within this article are her own and do not in any way reflect those of SMG, their affiliates or partners. CES is [Read More]

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