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The McKinsey Way Hardcover – February 22, 1999
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All of the critical steps (assembling a team, managing a hierarchy, doing research, conducting interviews, brainstorming) are broken down into specific actions and fleshed out with applicable examples that Rasiel has gathered through interviews with dozens of other former McKinsey employees. The concluding sections on surviving the mythically grueling pace at the organization, known simply to insiders as "the Firm," are designed to help readers successfully tackle the similar challenges and obstacles they regularly face in their own work environments. --Howard Rothman
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Penetrate the McKinsey mystique and learn the secrets of the world's most sought after consulting firm.
Praise for The McKinsey Way:
"If more business books were as useful, concise, and just plain fun to read as The McKinsey Way, the business world would be a better place."Julie Bick, Best-selling author of All I Really Need to Know in Business I Learned at Microsoft
"Enlivened by witty anecdotes, The McKinsey Way contains valuable lessons on widely diverse topics such as marketing, interviewing, team-building, and brain-storming."Paul H. Zipkin, Vice-Dean, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
"Apt to become the reference book on business management. With the help of The McKinsey Way, managers can approach issues they face as if they had a McKinsey expert beside them. It will certainly help those of use who cannot afford McKinsey!"Mord Weisler, Chairman, PRI Automation, Inc
"The closest thing to getting three years of consulting experience in three hours."John Alsop, President, Progress Software
"The McKinsey Way describes a course of analysis that is very powerful, well-written, and effective."Peter A. Brooke, Chairman, Advent International
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The author describes the 80-20 pattern often found in work & life (a phenomenon already familiar to most by which 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients, 80% of your time is spent on 20% of your to-do list, etc.)
The author demonstrates this chestnut with a book that is 20% useful and fresh and 80% no-brainer advice and shameless McKinsey advertising (we are CONSTANTLY reminded of how smart and ethical all those McKinsey consultants are; all consulting anecdotes have happy endings - unless the client screwed up; real quotes: "As any good McKinsey associate would, this young man applied himself tirelessly and diligently to his task", or "Hank knew his area of the bank inside and out and was probably as smart as any member of the McKinsey team"... high praise indeed.) McKinsey's approving editors have all the subtly of China's Xinhua propaganda agency. Trouble is: many of us know people at McKinsey...
Still, the 'waterfall' chart is among the 20% that make this book worth perusing (but not buying).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good, but high level, guide for those who want to understand what it takes and what is involved in problem determination and resolution from management consulting.Published 2 months ago by F. Afzal
Had to order this book for school, but I could read it again! A great book for school because it keeps you interested.Published 3 months ago by Amy G
I got this book for $1.99. It's definitely worth that amount and my 3 hours of time, buy I wouldn't pay a lot more for it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carlos C.
Enjoyable, informative read that gives nice preview into a consultant's way of thinking. Lack of more detailed examples would be my only minor grouse.Published 8 months ago by Garion
Part 1 is great and problem solving framework very helpful but the rest of the book brings a lot of well known cliches from the corporate world.Published 9 months ago by vinicius
Good read if you are looking for a Birdseye view of McKinsey consulting. Most of these things 80/20 rule, theory of 3's can be found on most of the consulting review sites.Published 9 months ago by Jeremy
The author provides a good superficial overview of the process at McKinsey. However, it lacks depth to the point that it becomes a frustrating read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JT
Advice is very high level; not exactly a deep dive into McKinsey practices but more of an overview of problem solving and critical thinking as it relates to projects. Read morePublished 11 months ago by David Turchin