What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It

Harvard Business Review

The management consulting firm Eden McCallum, from London, does strategy work much like McKinsey, the Boston Consulting Group, and Bain – but with one important exception: none of its roughly 500 consultants are on the payroll. Around the time of the dot-com boom in 2000, founders Liann Eden and Dena McCallum saw that many of their ex-McKinsey colleagues would love to continue doing some consulting work, just not full time. Eden and McCallum’s idea was: Come work for us!

What So Many Strategists Get Wrong About Digital Disruption

Harvard Business

Given these network effects – as many proclaim – markets get “winner takes all properties”: the largest network will win, crowding out the remaining competitors (like MySpace and Google+). It is a misconception to think that network effects inevitably and always lead to a winner-take-all market. Sometimes that may be true, but there are at least as many network-type markets that can easily sustain a variety of players.

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Morning Advantage: Take My CFO, Please

Harvard Business Review

At first blush, it sounds like something straight out of the mind of Scott Adams, but John McCallum's guide to management one-liners in the Ivey Business Journal has its sincere merits. McCallum mines the cannon of executive aphorisms from the likes of Stephen Covey and Warren Buffett — but also Socrates, physicist Lord Kelvin, and Donald Rumsfeld — for those pithy phrases that really do capture the essence of common situations.

Revenge of the HourlyNerds

Harvard Business Review

Eden McCallum , for example, is a U.K. Both firms have been very successful and are competing more and more with the incumbent consulting firms; Eden McCallum boasts a client list that includes the likes of Tesco, GSK and Lloyd’s. Yet, when Eden McCallum was founded in 2000, it targeted start-ups and small business client just like HourlyNerd.