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‘The Lords of Strategy’: A History of Consulting

Like most consultants, I’m a firm believer in conducting thorough background research before launching into a new venture. This should hold true for recruits as well, particularly those who are interested in applying to top firms. For an entertaining look into the history of the consulting industry, look no further than Walter Kiechel II’s book [...]

‘The Lords of Strategy’: A History of Consulting

'The Lords of Strategy': A History of Consulting

Like most consultants, I’m a firm believer in conducting thorough background research before launching into a new venture. This should hold true for recruits as well, particularly those who are interested in applying to top firms. For an entertaining look into the history of the consulting industry, look no further than Walter Kiechel II’s book [...]

'The Lords of Strategy': A History of Consulting

Is ‘House of Lies’ an accurate portrayal of management consulting?

Hollywood’s depiction of strategy consulting is sexy: glamorous travel, fine dining, luxury hotels, and a never-ending party. Stories of boisterous clients and attractive colleagues combine to weave a sticky web, leaving many recruits completely unaware of the reality of consulting. No movie or show has done more to stir the pot than House of Lies, [...]

Is ‘House of Lies’ an accurate portrayal of management consulting?

Is 'House of Lies' an accurate portrayal of management consulting?

Hollywood’s depiction of strategy consulting is sexy: glamorous travel, fine dining, luxury hotels, and a never-ending party. Stories of boisterous clients and attractive colleagues combine to weave a sticky web, leaving many recruits completely unaware of the reality of consulting. No movie or show has done more to stir the pot than House of Lies, [...]

Is 'House of Lies' an accurate portrayal of management consulting?
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