Top critical review
An interesting and insightful account
on 10 November 2014
As a consultant myself (at a McKinsey competitor of sorts), I was intrigued to understand what makes the firm tick. I have long wondered how they justify the colossal fees earned and the ability to consult with firms time and time again, even after seemingly adding no value with some of their 'studies'. This book goes some way to revealing the rationale and the mind set of clients and the culture within McKinsey that helps support this. At times the book is a little hard work as it is heavy on sequences of internal events, but at its best it is truly insightful! On balance, the book is an enjoyable read. I would recommend it to anyone who works in consulting or anyone who hires consultants. However, this book may not be for you if you do not have a real interest in the mind set of the world's most influential CEOs or an interest in the internal politics of a firm that is made up entirely of intellectual over-achievers!