How platforms turned business on its head

Management Today: How platforms turned business on its head

Product businesses will never win against platforms like Uber or Amazon. What if much of what is being taught at business schools is out of date? What if business models fundamentally need to change, and soon? What if apparently well-established incumbents are even more vulnerable to new entrants than they realise? Scary questions. Perhaps even…


New firms mobilise an army of independents

Het Financieele Dagblad: Are intermediaries of independent consultants an alternative to established firms (translated from Dutch)

In no other Dutch professional services market do you find as many independents as in consulting. Most of these independent consultants source their own work, but in recent years a number of players have been established, which bring some structure to the market…

Het Financieele Dagblad, May 2016

Contingent workforce leads to new business models

Future of work - new business models

Eden McCallum has taken a different approach to management consulting. The company draws on a dynamic, international pool of expert consultants to serve its clients around the globe. Its consultants are deployed on a project-by-project basis. Most of them have extensive recent experience at the major consulting firms. A small in-house team and a group of young…

Digitalist Magazine, May 2016

Eden McCallum featured in David Burkus's book 'Under new Management'

In his new book Under New Management author Dr. David Burkus challenges long-established principles of business management. According to Burkus, “…the best companies are already breaking the old rules.”

March 2016

Launch perspectives: The new rules for success in Pharmaceuticals

Launch perspectives: The new rules for success in Pharmaceuticals - as featured in PharmaTimes

Eden McCallum’s new report, featured in January’s Pharma Times, explores why so many pharma companies struggle with product launch and what can be done about it.

January 2016

Happy workers make happy clients

Happy workers make happy clients

The British strategy consulting firm Eden McCallum is turning the international consulting world upside down. The firm, founded in 2000, is growing explosively and has already established its place in the top tier of the consulting market. The success factor: a new ground-breaking business model. With, at the core of their proposition, a network of…

Zwitzerleven.NL, June 2015

Accountants en advocaten gaan nu op de schop

Het partnermodel werkt niet meer

Het partnermodel werkt niet meer, aldus Henk Volberda en Martijn van de Mandele. Veel professionele dienstverleners denken dat zij gevrijwaard blijven van omwentelingen zoals nu in de detailhandel – denk V&D en Hema, taxi­branche (Uber), hotelketens (Airbnb) en de reiswereld (Booking.com). Het tegendeel is waar. Juist in de professionele dienstverlening is de technologische ommekeer pas…

NRC Handelsblad, April 2015

Keine Kindersoldaten

Eine Unternehmensberatung mit neuartigem Geschäftsmodell kommt in die Schweiz

Eine Unternehmensberatung mit neuartigem Geschäftsmodell kommt in die Schweiz. Seit 2000 existiert die Beratungsfirma Eden McCallum, im April 2015 kommt sie in die Schweiz. Büroräume am Zürcher Schanzengraben sind bereits angemietet. Das Geschäftsmodell der Gründerinnen Liann Eden und Dena McCallum, beide frühere McKinsey-Beraterinnen, bricht in zwei Punkten mit den Usanzen im Consulting-Geschäft: Erstens ist ihre…

Bilanz, March 2015

Workers on tap

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

The rise of the on-demand economy poses difficult questions for workers, companies and politicians

IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile from a rich man’s toy into transport for the masses. Today a growing group of entrepreneurs is…

The Economist, January 2015

What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It

What Happens When All Employees Work When They Feel Like It

Do you work for a firm where managers think employees really have to work (what is called) “full time”? That forty hours per week (or whatever is considered “full time” in your profession) is really a necessity? Perhaps you are one of those people with that conviction yourself — that in your job it is…

Harvard Business Review, December 2014

Dissolving of boundaries lets in more competitors

Dissolving of boundaries lets in more competitors

The industry is having to adapt as technological changes redraw the landscape

The Financial Times, Business of Consulting, November 2014