Penetrate the McKinsey mystique and learn the secrets of the world's largest and most successful strategy consulting firm. A former "McKinzoid" lifts the veil to show the world how the secretive McKinsey & Company works its magic--and helps readers emulate the firm's best practices in problem-solving, communication and management.
Subtitled The Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business.
McKinsey and Co is probably the best-known management consultancy in the world. Even the most cynical exponent of the view that business consultants 'borrow your watch to tell you the time, and then keep the watch' would accept their pre-eminence. Here an insider sets out to show how a McKinsey consultant thinks, how they approach things and how those approaches can be valuable to others. From identifying the cause of problems to making the consultant role acceptable and helpful, the key approaches are presented succinctly, enlivened by anecdotes, and provide valuable insights into a unique aspect of the business world. (Kirkus UK)
Table of contents
- Part I: The McKinsey Way of Thinking About Business Problems. Building the Solution. Developing an Approach. 80/20 and Other Rules to Live By. Part II: The McKinsey Way of Working to Solve Business Problems. Selling a Study. Assembling a Team. Managing Hierarchy. Doing Research. Conducting Interviews. Brainstorming. Part III: The McKinsey Way of Selling Solutions. Making Presentations. Displaying Data with Charts. Managing Internal Communications. Working with Clients. Part IV: Surving at McKinsey. Find Your Own Mentor. Surviving on the Road. Take These Things with You Wherever You Go. A Good Assistant Is a Lifeline. Recruiting McKinsey Style. If You Want a Life, Lay Down Some Rules. The Most Valuable Lesson. Memories of McKinsey.
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