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Is Freelance Going Mainstream? A Look at the IRS Data

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From part-time freelancers to full-time entrepreneurs, many folks have struck out on their own at some point in their lives. But now, according to a report by Fiverr, the independent path is becoming even more heavily traveled. Fiverr, an online freelance services marketplace, teamed up…

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Consulting Disruption: Advice for the Advice Givers

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You know the names: McKinsey, Bain, BCG. For decades, these three firms have dominated the management consulting space. And for good reason: their ranks include some of the most experienced and successful business strategists out there. So do their alumni. According to Kennedy Research, the…

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Peter Drucker Management Advice: Re-examining Corporate Performance

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On June 21, Business Talent Group co-hosted a behind-the-scenes look at the Drucker Institute’s annual Management Top 250 list with Executive Director, Zach First. The list—based on Peter Drucker management principles and hailed as the first holistic corporate ranking—examines corporate performance through 37 indicators that…

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When Should You Bring in a Freelance Strategy Consultant?

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Growth can come from many directions. Should you move your current products into an adjacent market or build the next big thing? Should you focus on growing margins or on optimizing your product portfolio? What’s the best way to streamline your strategic priorities? And how…

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What’s in a Number? Unpacking the BLS Gig Data

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On June 7, for the first time in 13 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released numbers on the size of the gig economy, showing… little more than how difficult it is to properly size the segment, and a big picture that’s still hard…

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Doing the Right Things Well

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It’s common to see companies ranked for how they perform in various subset areas of the company. Best place to work, coolest office, highest revenue generated, etc. But what about the overall performance or effectiveness of a company? Back in September 2013, the Drucker Institute…

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Why Do So Many Corporate Projects Fail?

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If you’re among the whopping 2.5 percent of companies that successfully complete every project they start, congratulations! If you’re not, then you’ve probably wondered, at one time or another, where things are going wrong. Though it’s little comfort, that stat—from a PricewaterhouseCoopers study—shows you’re not…

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Why the Agile Organization is Bigger Than You Think

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There’s been a growing interest among big companies in the so-called agile organization and agile workforce. The Harvard Business Review outlines how agile methodologies—in which cross-functional teams are empowered to work independently and iteratively on large, complex problems—are transforming talent management, boosting productivity, and improving…

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Expand Your Reach with a Freelance Market Research Analyst

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As companies grow, they often reach a point where sales begin to plateau. They’ve captured all the interest they can with current offerings, with widespread adoption of core products and services. To achieve additional growth, they’ll need to look beyond current markets and expand into…

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