All For One: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries "customer evangelists" Alexander Dumas pere All for One Andrew Sobel Aramis Athos “Unus pro omnibus [comma] omnes pro uno" Bain & Company "trusted client partnerships" Ben McConnell Citigroup's Global Corporate Bank Cognizant Eden McCallum Environmental Resources Management (ERM) IBM Jackie Huba John Wiley & Sons Porthos Three Musketeers Towers Perrin Trusted Partner WPP

0710 | Writing the Org Chart in Pencil with Liann Eden


Liann Eden is the co-founder of Eden McCallum, a consultant firm with no consultants. Using an innovative organizational design, Eden is able to bring the brightest consultants to client projects by forming bespoke teams. In this interview, we talk about how the model developed and why writing the org chart in pencil is the way of the future. Listen in iTunes ] [ Listen on Stitcher ]. In This episode, You’ll Learn: Why the traditional org chart is broken.


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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!

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.

What So Many Strategists Get Wrong About Digital Disruption

Harvard Business

A company that understood this well is Eden McCallum. Eden McCallum shows that not all disruption need to be digital. “Digital is coming and it’s coming fast”; “No industry sector is immune to disruption”; “One thing is certain about digital transformation: It will be a big change for your entire organization”; “Digital will disrupt your industry.”

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.