Management Consulting Introduction
When researching the management consulting industry, the first aspect one is likely to notice is its amorphous contours; as one source puts it:
“Despite the relatively mature state of the market, the large variety of services (industries, functional areas, market/region focus) that span the consulting industry imply that there is no clear-cut consensus on …
“Tell me about your clients… What motivates them?” a curious CEO asked me the other day. While all Barrett Group clients are unique their circumstances may not be. Here’s what prospects tell us about their motivation… Some are motivated by fear of becoming unemployed, of reaching an income ceiling. Also of their working conditions changing, or of being bullied at work. Others are driven by am…
The Barrett Group’s VP of Marketing, Marion Engelke, interviews Peter Irish, CEO of The Barrett Group and Tomasz Lisewski, Managing Director of The Barrett Group Europe on the Executive Market in 2022 and 2023.
Hello. I am Marion Engelke, vice president at the Barrett Group and I would like to welcome you to this year’s review of the market for executives. Where has the market been? Where …
Industry Update: Information Technology
Researching this particular update, we were filled alternately with wonder and dread. That may be simply how it feels to be facing the opportunities and challenges in the information technology field. Especially, facing these challenges on the cusp of 2023.
Why wonder? Technology offers so many wonderful chances to improve the human condition—health, we…
Predicting Your Future (and Improving Your Chances)
It may be true that few (if any) people can truly see the future, however, some outlines are relatively clear—and they all have consequences.
One reason the future may appear cloudy is the turbulent macroeconomic situation. There is inflation, post-pandemic supply chain disruptions, rising interest rates, and potential recession on the horiz…
Introduction: Health Care
As much as we might all prefer to see Covid-19 in the rearview mirror, it is not yet behind us. Coupled with increased infection rates from flu, the winter of 2022/23 will probably see resurgent strain on health care providers as they struggle to manage a lack of trained personnel, confusing health directives from public authorities, anti vax rhetoric on social media,…
Hundreds of Happy Executives (Despite Unprecedented Upheaval)
Anyone who reads or listens to the news knows how turbulent this year has been. But if you look at how our clients are landing, it simply goes to prove that there is always movement in the executive market—regardless of macroeconomic circumstances (if you know where to look).
Take the continuous progress our clients have achieved i…
What does “urgent” mean to you?
Say you are underwater and need to breathe. Or you can’t find a bathroom when you need to go. Or you are in the ambulance on the way to the emergency room.
These illustrate conditions that we might all agree are “urgent.”
But there is another species of urgency…
Suppose you are the captain of a cargo ship or a tanker that needs time to negotiate a turn. In th…
Because Private Equity money is ill-understood outside the industry, we have dedicated three articles to the topic.
Explaining the fundamentals of Private Equity (PE) (Read Dry Powder),
Recounting who is who in the industry with particular focus on the underlying portfolio companies (where the true executive opportunities lie; Read Who’s Who), and
Sharing how our clients have landed in …
Private Money in Your Future – Part 3 (Life After Landing)
Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) are not immune to macroeconomics. Fundraising has indeed declined in 2022, however, PE & VC are incredibly resilient.
“Higher rates have finally breached the engine room of the PE dealmaking machine—the leveraged buyout,” writes Tim Clarke at PitchBook in their October 22, 2022 newslett…
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