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What Leadership Development Lessons Can We Learn From 9/11?

What leadership development lessons can we learn from how leaders at all levels responded on 911

On the morning of 9/11/2001 leaders at all levels around the world needed to respond to a situation unlike any before

On the morning of September 11, 2001 and the days that followed leaders at all levels of business and government faced a situation unlike anything experienced before. During a crisis people turn to their leaders, formal and informal, [...]


Labor Day’s Relevance For Today’s Professionals – Leadership Development Challenge.

Larry Boyer

By Larry Boyer, Guest Blogger

In today’s white collar world of professional services the struggle of the labor movement over a century ago may seem like a distant echo with little relevance to your world today. For most of us in the U.S., today’s Labor Day holiday is just another day off, summer’s last [...]


Top 5 Lasting Career Benefits of Big 4 Experience

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By Larry Boyer, Guest Blogger

Larry Boyer unites data science and leadership development to help organizations and individuals be successful in an increasingly complex and volatile business climate.

Firms around the world seek out employees with Big 4 experience. And it’s not just for people with accounting and finance experience. While employers see the value of the Big 4 experience, [...]


What consultants fear most about getting healthy

Shelley Churchill

If you are a career consultant with a large firm you know that work-life balance doesn’t really describe the situation.

Your context is much more complex, it’s something I call work-work-life balance. As a consultant you really have two jobs: your client work, which always takes top priority, and your company duties, which take priority on demand from the company – at [...]


EY reports strongest 1Q for aggregate deal value in 14 years at US$66.6b.

Joe Steger

By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

EY’s Global technology M&A update: January– March 2014, highlights the sector’s still accelerating pace of change in which multiple big-ticket deals and one megadeal reinforced long term strategic bets in Q1 2014. Joe Steger, Global Technology Industry – Transaction Advisory Services Leader at EY, took the time to respond to some written questions and shed [...]


MoneyTree report sees Q1 dollars in software companies reaching $4 billion for the first time since Q4 2000

Mark McCaffrey

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Mark McCaffrey, global software leader and technology partner at PwC, walks us through  the MoneyTree™ Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

1. What’s behind the great numbers for the software industry?

The Software industry continued to get the most funding with $4 billion [...]


“Materiality: What Is It Costing You?”

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Beth Berk

By Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA, Independent Recruiter

For those of us who were trained while working for a public accounting firm (and for those still in public accounting), does the word “materiality” ring a bell? Is it just me or are YOU also experiencing the same in terms of the materiality of mistakes that are made these [...]


Internet of Things Presents Huge Opportunities to Savvy Consultants

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Alan Radding, Big4.com guest blogger

Your own book is the best way to build a practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book

The Internet of Things (IoT) appears finally to be gaining real traction with both Gartner and IDC putting out reports on it. The opportunity, however, can best be understood in terms of vertical markets [...]


Deloitte’s 2014 Global Powers of Retailing Report Shows Global Retail Ploughing Through Difficulties To Seed Growth.

David White

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

The new 2014 Global Powers of Retailing report from Deloitte shows that in spite of global economic uncertainty, 250 of the world’s largest retailers made US$4.3 trillion in the last fiscal year running from June 2012 through June 2013. David White, Deloitte Australia Partner and retail industry leader, helped us to understand that and [...]


ReedITC’s Timothy Reed Fits The IT Puzzle Together For CEOs

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

Information Technology (IT) is changing the way business does business in such an accelerated way, not even the wisest among us can predict what kind of future innovations like analytics and cloud will usher in with confidence. Still, those brave enough to sail headlong into this relatively new frontier are blazing a business trail that [...]


Making the Tough Information Technology Decision – 5 Key Criteria

By Timothy E. Reed, Big4.com Guest Blogger    

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Making the Tough Information Technology Decision – 5 Key Criteria

Making the best decision when faced with today’s diverse and rapidly changing IT marketplace is tough.  Everyone struggles with picking out the right tool or capability, hoping that they will not regret their decision.   You can easily take a wrong turn,  [...]


Big 4 Satire on Amazon!

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Check out this Big 4 satire on Amazon (Kindle available, too). Click “look inside the book” for Big 4 plot set-up.

http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Why-Bob-Sinnott/dp/146360677X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329317643&sr=1-1


THE CAREER BUCKET LIST

It’s the most elementary form of goal setting, and yet so often neglected. Your career bucket list is your dream list of professional things experienced and milestones achieved. When you’re done, at whatever age that might be, what list of things will help you to feel meaningfully fulfilled?

Your list represents your highest aspirations. If you’re in the [...]


IT Failures Seem To Be Everywhere: Is This Part of The New Normal?

When Kathleen Sebelius recently fell on the sword for the miserable rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act’s website, the event sparked some other serious considerations about the way IT in general and software specifically has woven itself into the lives of the average American generally and business specifically.

Granted,  there are glitches to be [...]