Nancy Duarte is truly one of the great all-time thinkers and strategists when it comes to presenting visual information. How influential is Nancy’s work? Ever heard of An Inconvenient Truth? When I saw that Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success interviewed Nancy for his podcast, I had to tune in. Here’s an excerpt: Sometimes, there’s a … Continue reading Presentation design and the intersection between consultant and data analyst
Over at the Xpera Blog, you can find the latest of my articles on the required inspections for multifamily residential balcony inspections mandated by law in California as a result of the tragic and fatal balcony collapse in Berkeley about 5 years ago. In multi-family residential buildings, Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs), such as balcony decks, … Continue reading What You See Is What You Get, even with balconies
Every time I read about this case I laugh out loud. But then I have to be careful because if someone hears me laughing out loud and I show them what is making me laugh I don't want to end up offending someone. Since this is a legal matter and all the information is a … Continue reading Try to be professional when providing professional services
A radical concept that I think deserves further consideration: There was nothing all that special about the generic campus of low-slung boxy offices and parking garages that Google first leased and then acquired in 2006. It was renovated and adapted with stimulating new interiors by Clive Wilkinson, alongside office landscape specialists DEGW, that reflected what was then an unusually … Continue reading Do we really need more new buildings?
The concept of Uncertainty Arbitrage is something Victor Cheng wrote about for consulting career prep website, Case Interview. The reason clients pay consulting firms seemingly enormous fees is directly proportional to:1) What's at stake for the client if they make the wrong decision2) Their dislike for uncertainty.The greater the uncertainty and the greater the consequence … Continue reading Consulting Fees and Uncertainty are directly related