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Peaceful leadership advocate & mentor Maya Mathias hosts The Executive Book Club podcast, a meeting place for curious minds and battle-weary souls. Maya helps executives, civic leaders and creative thinkers tap into the insights of trailblazers who have come before us, and shares ways to integrate their practical wisdom, accelerate your soul-searching and find profound meaning amid the stresses and strains of modern life. Each episode of the Executive Book Club podcast explores a book-based ...
 
Want to save money, build wealth, and win the financial game? The Rich As A King podcast brings you tips and practical suggestions on how to apply the strategic thinking to your finances. Download the podcast to discover specific tactics to apply to budget and savings, to help you prepare for a successful retirement. personal finances, making you a winner of the money game all the way to retirement. This podcast is based on the best-selling book Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Ma ...
 
How to Build a Consulting Firm is a podcast channel with inspiration, support and practical strategies to help management consultants, especially boutique firm's consultants, build their small firms, find clients, deliver stunning insights and grow profitably. Each episode addresses a unique challenge you will face: finding clients, delivering the work, finding and training people, all while developing intellectual property to set your firm apart and more. We will discuss toolkits, methodolo ...
 
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In this series, we will discuss the day-to-day business of growing a consulting company/office. This series is not exclusively focused on strategy boutiques. This is applicable to operations, technology, digital, implementation, organizational, human resources and other consulting firms. The principles apply to any consulting firm. Trying to build …
 
In this series, we will discuss the day-to-day business of growing a #consultingcompany/office. This episode, "What if I have never worked at a major consulting firm" is the 4rd one in a series of videos/podcasts we will be rolling out as part of this series. This series is not exclusively focused on strategy boutiques. This is applicable to operat…
 
In this series, we will discuss the day-to-day business of growing a #consultingcompany/office. This episode, "#BusinessConsultingServices: What is your point of differentiation" is the 3rd one in a series of videos/podcasts we will be rolling out as part of this series. This series is not exclusively focused on strategy boutiques. This is applicab…
 
https://www.firmsconsulting.com In this series we will discuss the day-to-day business of growing a consulting firm/office, particularly a #boutiqueconsulting firm or a smaller office of a large international consulting firm like Deloitte, McKinsey, BCG, Bain, KPMG or PwC. This episode, "How Should You Develop Your #Strategy: The Business of Runnin…
 
In this series we will discuss the day-to-day business of growing a consulting firm/office. This series is not exclusively focused on strategy boutiques. This is applicable to operations, technology, digital, implementation, organizational, human resources and other consulting firms. The principles apply to any consulting firm. Trying to build a co…
 
One of the great privileges of our unique network is that we have access to some of the most eminent former partners like Kevin Coyne and Bill Matassoni. We adopt their insights when designing our case training and strategy training programs. Our goal at Firmsconsulting is to allow our members access to the partners from whom we seek advise. This i…
 
For more show information and resources, and a full review of "In The Shadow of Statues," go to http://execbookclub.com/27 Welcome back to The Executive Book Club podcast! We resume our shows with a book that's equal parts memoir, history, and prescription for finally confronting America's most painful legacy - race. As author Mitch Landrieu assert…
 
What happens when the game finishes? This is the last Rich As A King podcast. But, you can still listen to other great financial podcasts and learn essential strategies for managing your money. Here’s another great online resource for you – The Goldstein on Gelt Show. On this personal finance podcast, I invite a guest to share his ideas and strateg…
 
What helped Susan Polgar win at chess over and over again? She began winning chess at age four, and became the first woman in chess history to achieve the title of grandmaster. Find out what strategy she used to win at chess, and how you can use the same strategy to stay ahead even when the market knocks you down.…
 
What is one of the worst financial risks? How about losing money in high tax payments. You can prevent this from happening by putting some of your earnings into a tax-deferred investment. Find out how this helps by looking at the knight on the chessboard, which performs best when it finds a square in enemy territory that can’t be touched by your op…
 
If you are thinking of investing in gold, you can either buy physical gold or put your money into a gold ETF. Which is better? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? If you are thinking of investing in gold, find out how to protect yourself against potential fraud and the actual costs of storing gold. How much does it cost to insure gol…
 
To invest in stocks, you need to know how to choose the ones that are best for you. In this financial podcast, apply Susan’s way of choosing which chess pieces to move on the board to determine which stocks to buy. Once you’ve chosen your stocks, decide how involved you want to be with managing your investments and take a look at the different opti…
 
Do you use a defensive strategy when you play chess or manage your finances? Chess grandmasters use defensive tactics to prevent their opponents from having any chance of successful attack. Listen to this podcast to get tactics you can use to defend your investments, as well as your chess pieces. The opposite of being defensive is being aggressive.…
 
What are three financial moves that you can make now to ensure that you will have a comfortable retirement? Consider basing your financial moves on chess strategies. You can adapt chess maneuvers to put your finances in order and prepare for retirement. Download this financial podcast to learn a how to apply chess moves to your finances. Longer lif…
 
Do you need a perfect plan to be a successful investor? You might be surprised to hear the answer is NO! It’s possible to be a successful investor, even without the perfect plan. As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as a “perfect plan” since investors need to be flexible enough to react to market changes. Action is the key to becoming a succ…
 
When is the best time to invest? When the markets go up or down? This financial podcast explains why timing the market may not be the best investing strategy. The best chess players don’t let their emotions affect their performance on the board. Learn how to transfer that knowledge to the finance world, and get tips on how to be objective when maki…
 
One way of strategic investing is to buy ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds). Sometimes investors are worried about risk, and as a result, limit their choices of ETF to local companies that they already know. Learn about the wide range of ETFs that you can choose from, and why playing a defensive chess game of chess (or being too conservative with your in…
 
When looking to invest in great mutual funds or make any other investment decisions, understand what “survivorship bias” and “creation bias” are and how these can become potential pitfalls. Biased decision-making can also affect the world of chess. Listen to learn what biases you should look out for both in investing and on the chessboard. For more…
 
What tactics do Warren Buffett and Susan Polgar use when making investing decisions and playing chess? How can an investing tactic be applied to chess, or vice versa? Discover why Warren Buffett says you should invest within your circle of competence and how building a “moat” protects your chess pieces and also the stocks in which you invest.…
 
A “fork” is a chess technique that involves using a single piece to attack two targets simultaneously. How does this move work, and how can you apply it to retirement planning? Listen to this financial podcast to get tips and advice on how to utilize your assets to achieve more than one investment goal at a time.…
 
When playing chess and investing, it’s a good idea to measure your results by looking at performance metrics. But why are metrics important? Find out how measuring performance improves efficiency. If you can measure it, you can improve it! This financial podcast also discusses literacy and its connection with improved living standards in many parts…
 
One of the reasons investing in the stock market is so difficult is because we can’t predict the future. The trick is to use hindsight to help you determine what will be. While past performance is never a guarantee of future results, if you were able to invest in the stock market 50 years ago, would it have been a worthwhile investment? Take a look…
 
Real estate investors hope to get a quick return on their initial purchase. While multi-millionaires are often real estate moguls, is this a good investing strategy for the ordinary person? Regular folks don’t realize what being a landlord entails or the time-consuming and expensive problems that may arise. On this financial podcast, find out how t…
 
As America is a world leader in energy production and technology, the U.S. economy is one of the most powerful economies on this planet. America is also one of the world’s largest consumer markets. If you are tempted to benefit from the growth in the U.S. economy by investing in American companies, consider following this chess strategy. Also downl…
 
Higher education is a great investment for your future, but it is worth taking on student debt? How much debt is your degree worth, and how will you repay it? This financial podcast warns you about two major pitfalls of student loans. If you already have student debt, download a free tool to help you accelerate paying it back.…
 
Baby boomers are approaching retirement. Find out about a strategy baby boomers can use to help them have a successful retirement. Click here to use the “lunch savings calculator” to help you prepare your finances for the future – no matter how old you are. This link is good for baby boomers as well as anyone else planning to retire one day.…
 
Can you afford to be financially optimistic in today’s volatile market? Susan Polgar’s stories about how she became a chess grandmaster are an inspiring illustration of how optimism can can pave the path to success. Find out why a positive outlook is one of the most useful tools for success, in chess, investing, and in life in general.…
 
If you like investing in bonds and other conservative investments, how should you invest when interest rates are low? Low interest rates and high inflation can actually lower the real value of your money if it is invested in bank savings accounts or CDs. So what are your options if you don’t want to take on a high risk (read: potentially high retur…
 
Global diversification, spreading out your investments among various countries, is an important part of investing. But how can you determine the best countries to invest in? Global diversification is an important part of asset allocation. Want a chess metaphor to think about the importance of diversification? Think of diversification as “castling” …
 
For more show information and resources, go to http://execbookclub.com/26 Here we are at the beginning of 2017, and about to usher in a brave new and even more uncertain world. The Western hemisphere is swept up in political upsets and waves of unexpected immigration. The Eastern hemisphere is dealing with rumblings from rising nations on the econo…
 
When should you buy stocks? When they are riding high, or when they are at an all-time low? What does the expression, “Buy when there is blood in the streets” mean? How does it relate to investing? Listen to Susan Polgar’s explanation of when the best time is to strike at your opponent in chess, and learn a how to apply a chess strategy to investin…
 
What’s the best way to deal with a market drop? Is there a similarity between the unpredictable moves of the market and the unpredictable moves of a chess opponent? Listen to what that Susan Polgar did when she was faced with a chess game whose outcome was determined by drawing lots. What did Warren Buffet say when an interviewer asked him in 2009 …
 
Are you ready for the next market crash? While it is impossible to predict when the next market crash will come, there are certain steps that you can take to protect whenever the next economic downturn occurs. History has shown that markets respond to dramatic world events, such as wars, assassinations, and political scandals. The better prepared y…
 
What’s the difference between a casino and the stock market? On this week’s financial podcast, find out why the odds are much better if you invest your money in the stock market than if you try to make a huge win at a casino. Learn how to determine your real chances of winning, and why investing is not gambling.…
 
Despite enjoying popularity on the street, not every “rule of thumb” or popular investing strategy works. A “rule of thumb” is a principle that can be broadly applied to a situation, and by definition, lacks a certain amount of accuracy. Sometimes rule of thumb guidelines can be safely followed. Other times, it may be best to scrutinize common wisd…
 
What happens if you miss an investment opportunity? Are you doomed to have lost the chance to have made money? Luckily, successful investing rarely involves making once-in-a-lifetime choices. The majority of Wall Street wealth was not made timing the market. Perseverance, rather timing the market may be the key to financial success. Listen to the s…
 
If markets fall, and your stock portfolio takes a beating, don’t despair. On this episode of Rich As A King, find out why it’s important to stick to your strategy even when things go wrong. Falling stock prices isn’t the main threat to your portfolio. Listen to find out what the real danger is. Get information about our upcoming real-life finance c…
 
What’s the best way to improve your investment results? Learn to filter out distractions and give your plan a chance to work. Listen to this financial podcast to find out why it’s important to stick to your financial plan, rather than continually moving your investments around. In the same way that a chess player ignores the constant barrage of com…
 
What do you need to know before buying a stock? Don’t base your decision on a vague piece of financial news. Look at more specific details, such as a company’s earnings and value. What do these terms mean, and which aspects are important? Find out what a company’s price/earnings ratio is, and how this would affect your final decision. Get informati…
 
If you are still working, here’s one retirement planning opportunity you don’t want to miss out on… As many as 68% of working people in America don’t take advantage of this simple retirement savings technique. What should they do? Maximize the amount you put into an employer-sponsored savings plan or IRA. Listen to this financial podcast to learn w…
 
For more show information and resources, go to http://execbookclub.com/25 Why do highly-developed and wealthy nations like America seem to be falling apart? What's at the root of the issue, and what can we do to identify the problem and begin finding a solution? Humans are tribalistic by nature. In our drive to create material comfort, have we fors…
 
Want a great tactic to cut your taxes? Just look at the way many investors handled the sudden drop in pound sterling after the Brexit vote. Find out what tax-loss harvesting is and how it can help you deal with volatile markets. Most importantly of all, don’t panic! (Remember I am a certified financial planner, not an accountant. I do not give spec…
 
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