This great book gives a real glimpse into the McKinsey culture and approach and more broadly it gives a true overview of how the consulting industry works. It is a good read for those who are approaching the industry and want a first-hand view on what the daily life of consultants is like.
It is a very easy and quick read.
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The book aims at answering one simple question: "What does it take to be a successful management consultant?"
It is an easy yet useful read that guides you through the skills and attributes that make great consultants and explains how to develop them and increase your performance (and so bonus and career).