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Nov
12
2015

Yoi! This Platform has Crazy Chutzpah.

By John Dillard

It was a simple, yet significant, problem: a Fortune 100 company simply was not providing effective on-boarding for its new employees, which was causing it to lose said new employees. Rather than pursue the traditional solution of hiring an outside HR consultant, this company embraced advanced, automated data analysis and turned to a start-up called Yoi. Yoi provided real-time analysis of where the on-boarding process was falling short, and also created assignments for employees that would help them strengthen areas of weakness so that they would feel more comfortable in their job.

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Nov
05
2015

Why Your Understanding of Data is All Wrong

By John Dillard

Data. Data Science. Big Data. Data-Driven. Data-Centric.

Ok, we get it -- data is important. Unfortunately, the buzz-wording of data has obscured what it really is (and isn’t), what do with it, and why it matters.

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Oct
30
2015

The Future is Now - Don't Get Left Behind

By John Dillard

I’m just going to go ahead and assume you’ve read the previous blog posts about Microslices. If not, now would be an awesome time to go back and catch up.

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Oct
01
2015

Microslices are Real, and They Are Spectacular

By John Dillard

If I had a dollar for every quizzical look I’ve gotten after mentioning the title of my book Microslices, I’d be able to quit my job and open an alpaca farm.  Friends ask, “What the heck are Microslices?” and I (fortunately) have gotten pretty good in explaining it quickly. I have to credit my friend and mentor Leif Ulstrup for the term, coined on a phone call while we discussed trends in IT consulting, management consulting, and other services businesses.

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Sep
10
2015

Bob Dylan: Professional Services Futurist

By John Dillard

The Death of Traditional Professional Services, and the Birth of Something New

Bob Dylan once wrote a line that captured the zeitgeist of 1964: ‘the times, they are a-changin’. I am fairly certain that Bob Dylan spends exactly zero time thinking about professional services and management consulting, but the line works for the industry pretty well.

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