REPOSITIONING FOR THE NEW WORLD OF RETIREMENT Only 13% of private sector U.S. workers now have defined benefit pensions, down from 38% a generation ago—while at the same time life expectancy for a retiree has increased from 81 to 85. As the prevalence of defined benefit plans has declined, there has been a corresponding increase… Read More


GETTING A MAJOR GROWTH INITIATIVE UNSTUCK Big companies need big wins to move the needle on growth. As the largest firm of its kind in Asia, with $15 billion in revenues and 300,000 employees, Tata Consultancy Services launched iON in 2011 with the ambition of penetrating India’s small and medium business (SMB) market first and… Read More


Detecting marketplace “fault lines” is the key to building the case for preemptive change. Read the article in the new issue of Harvard Business Review.… Read More


Professional services firms are increasingly facing disruptive threats from data analytics solutions. Consider, for example, new pricing analytics software that gives operating companies real-time access to revenue transparency – and no longer requires them to hire a team of management consultants for months to re-crunch their sales data in Excel. Or, take new predictive project […]… Read More