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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Oct 22, 2018

Our guest today is Zachary Schrag, a Professor of History at George Mason University.

Zach has been a close friend of mine for nearly three decades, and I asked him on the show to share some practical tips that management consultants can learn from a professional historian.

Zach gives me some advice on how to read a...


Oct 17, 2018

How do you pay a subcontractor?

In this episode, I try to answer that question, sharing ten years of lessons learned, covering:

1) How do you actually transfer the money, covering options including check, PayPal, wire transfer, ACH, and bill.com

2) Tax implications, W9, 1099, and 'nexus issues' you need to be aware...


Oct 15, 2018

For over five years, Marni organized “Go and See” events for McKinsey, in which McKinsey clients or prospective clients would take a field trip to visit other McKinsey clients that had gone through some kind of transformation project with McKinsey’s help.

On this episode, Marni shares her suggestions on what it...


Oct 8, 2018

Michael Brennan is the former CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, and now the Co-Founder and CEO of Civilla, a Center for Social Innovation rooted in human centered design to help courageous leaders tackle some of the toughest social issues.

Michael decided to devote his energies to fixing a problem...


Oct 1, 2018

Our guest today is Jeanne Martinet, the author of The Art of Mingling: Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room.

I’ve always been a pretty strong introvert and never enjoyed mingling-type events very much – until I read this book about fifteen years ago.

The book was eye-opening for me, and while I would not...