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The Firm: The Inside Story of McKinsey, The World's Most Controversial Management Consultancy (Paperback)
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The Firm: The Inside Story of McKinsey, The World's Most Controversial Management Consultancy (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 05/02/2015
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They helped invent the bar code. They revolutionized business schools and created the corporate practices that now rule our world. McKinsey employees are trusted and distrusted, loved and despised. They are doing behind-the-scenes work for the most powerful people in the world, and their ranks of alumni include the chairman of HSBC and William Hague. Renowned financial journalist Duff McDonald uncovers how these high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts but also become mired in controversy across the years.

Discover how the firm celebrated Enron's disastrous corporate structure and how they've been instrumental in the government's controversial NHS reforms. Are they worth their astronomical fees? And what do firms and governments actually get for their money?

Based on exclusive interviews with key McKinsey players and written in gripping prose, this is a revealing window onto one of the most secretive and powerful companies in the world.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780745923
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Quickly, McDonald gets into his stride... a rattling good read.' * The Times *
'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.' * Financial Times *
'[An] admiring book that nevertheless asks hard questions about the organization's future.' * The Economist *
'Thought-provoking... offers a fascinating look behind the company's success.' -- Andrew Ross Sorkin * New York Times *
`Is this a good book? Yes. It is meticulously researched, well-written, and comprehensive and balanced. Is it enjoyable? Yes.' * Management Today *
'An up-to-date, full-blown history, told with wit and clarity...' * Wall Street Journal *
'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
'Revealing... McDonald combines a lucid chronicle of McKinsey's growth and boardroom melodramas.' * Publishers Weekly *
'Timely.... A fast-paced account of a key business institution, its deeds and misdeeds.' * Kirkus Reviews *
'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

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