'Fascinating. If you want to know what it is about the culture of the firm that sets it apart and has made it so successful, read this book.'
(Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance)
'A superb examination of one of the most powerful, secretive, and least understood organizations on the planet.'
(William D. Cohan, bestselling author of Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World)
'Timely.… A fast-paced account of a key business institution, its deeds and misdeeds.'
'Revealing… McDonald combines a lucid chronicle of McKinsey’s growth and boardroom melodramas.'
'This is critical reading for anyone who wants to understand how the world of business really works.'
(Bethany McLean, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller All the Devils Are Here)
'Thought-provoking… offers a fascinating look behind the company’s success.'
(Andrew Ross Sorkin New York Times
'An up-to-date, full-blown history, told with wit and clarity…'
(Wall Street Journal
'At a stroke, McDonald sums up the attraction of McKinsey to the world’s largest companies, the mystique surrounding its methods, the envy it inspires in competitors and the anger it sometimes incites… a very readable account.'
'[An] admiring book that nevertheless asks hard questions about the organization’s future.'
‘Is this a good book? Yes. It is meticulously researched, well-written, and comprehensive and balanced. Is it enjoyable? Yes.’
'Quickly, McDonald gets into his stride... a rattling good read.'
About the Author
Duff McDonald is a journalist and the author of Last Man Standing, a biography of JPMorgan Chase CEO and chairman, Jamie Dimon. A contributing editor at Fortune magazine and the New York Observer, he has written for Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Wired, and Time, and has been awarded two Canadian National Magazine Awards. He lives in New York.