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The Future Labor Apocalypse Is Automation

There has been a lot of chatter about trade, or unfair trade, and an even greater amount of political talk about manufacturing jobs going from the United States to Mexico or China, or wherever. It's an easy emotional trigger - "Unfair! Those people are taking advantage of us!" It's such a successful emotional appeal that it helped win an election for our current president. But, the future labor ap...
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Our Thumbtack Award

Well, I know we should be out singing our own praises more, since we all live in this hyper-marketing world, but we've been slow to put this up. Hey, we're busy working, you know? We were awarded a "Top Pro" designation from Thumbtack, a site where small businesses can go to find a provider for things like marketing, or a business case for a new company, etc. Less than 2% of the providers on...
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Best of 2016 on Thumbtack

Some of you may be familiar with Thumbtack, an online aggregator that puts customers and service providers together through their platform. We're on Thumbtack as a provider of our many business services, like business consulting, social media marketing, strategic planning, etc., and, as a provider of the only service our firm offers to consumers, which is career coaching. Every year, Thumbtack ...
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Mark Zuckerberg Steps Up

Mark Zuckerberg, the young CEO of the online juggernaut that is Facebook, has apparently decided that he doesn't want to be silent any longer. He's posted a 5,700 word essay (manifesto) on his Facebook page. It covers his thoughts on isolationism (isolationism is bad, he says). The takeaway here is that yet another billionaire is expressing his opinion about U.S. political activities. Will M...
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What We’re Working On Right Now

We're finishing up 2016 with a flurry. First quarter was jam-packed, second [caption id="attachment_284" align="alignright" width="300"] Just a little project management humor...[/caption] quarter was more manageable, the third quarter slowed down, so that we could get a breather. This quarter so has been more deliberate in terms of getting work done on a schedule. That's always welcome. We ...
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A Free Virtual Safe Deposit Box

In 1999, I championed this virtual safe-deposit box service as something my then-employer (one of the largest banks in the U.S.) should launch. Did a business case for it and everything. The CEO of that bank at that time stated that I was "out of my mind", and no one would ever want to use such a thing, and to please, please stop wasting their time and mine on "pie in the sky" stuff like this. Yup...
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What We’re Working On This Month

It's been a busy 2016 so far. January was hectic; February and March have been steady, and more deliberate in terms of getting work done on a schedule. That's welcome. We like to under-promise and over-deliver. These are the projects we have going this month: Launched a dating website (DisabledLoves.com) for people with disabilities, on behalf of a client, and will soon be gearing up adverti...
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We Welcome A New Team Member

[caption id="attachment_243" align="alignleft" width="300"] Our new VP of Operations, Juke, in the company break room[/caption] Crescent Group Consulting is pleased to announce the addition of a new employee at the company - Juke. Juke is a native Floridian, and has previously worked as both a C-Level employee at several Fortune 1000 corporations and as an independent consultant. During his ...
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Are There Still Companies That Do Not Do Social Media Marketing?

Well, yes. Lots and lots, actually. And most of those companies that are doing nothing with social media marketing are small companies. This is what gets said to me: No one cares about that stuff I have salespeople, they're the most effective method of getting new customers It's too expensive It's a huge hassle Our customers are different; they wouldn't even pay attention to that...
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Best Of 2015 Award From Thumbtack

We're happy to acknowledge our "Best of 2015" award from Thumbtack in the category of "Holistic Life Coaches" for the Greater DC Metro Area (that's approximately 9.3 million people). You can take a look by going to this page on their site. Now, if you've been to the Career Coaching section of this site, you might be saying this to yourself right about now: "Hey, wait a minute, I read on the sit...
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