Is there a dedicated book about management consulting career for people aspiring to break into the job?

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New answer on Feb 26, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Dec 21, 2020

I read Andrew Gutman's "How to be an Investment Banker", and it was extremely helpful for me. Having finished the 440-pages book, I had no question in mind about the IB career or job functions. I wonder if there's a similar book concerning Management Consulting.

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Antonello
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replied on Dec 22, 2020
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Hi,

Try with the following ones:

- Million Dollar Consulting, by Alan Weiss.

- Getting Started in Consulting, by Alan Weiss.

- The McKinsey Mind, by Ethan Rasiel.

- The McKinsey Way, by Ethan Rasiel.

- 90 Days to Sucess in Consulting, by William McKnight.

You might also have a look at other "classics" like The Pyramid Principle or Case Interview Secrets.

Hope it helps.

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Antonello

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Anonymous A on Dec 26, 2020

Thank you very much!

Clara
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replied on Dec 22, 2020
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Hello!

I would say there are two big blocks here:

  • Books to get you ready for the interviews: the classics: Victor Cheng´s, Pyramid Principle, and the consulting prep books from Ivy League
  • Books to learn about consulting as an industry: see below posts from other coaches

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous A on Dec 26, 2020

Thank you very much!

Gaurav
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Anonymous A on Dec 26, 2020

Thank you very much!

Ian
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Anonymous A on Dec 26, 2020

Thank you very much!

Vlad
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replied on Dec 21, 2020
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Hi,

I recommend reading The Firm. Great book about the history of McKinsey

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Anonymous A on Dec 26, 2020

Thank you very much!

Anonymous replied on Dec 31, 2020

Hi,

I personally pursue a consulting career because I read the following books: McKinsey Way, McKinsey Mind and Pyramid Principles.

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Iman

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Raj
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Check out The Firm and for a lighter read House of Lies

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Anonymous A on Dec 26, 2020

Thank you very much!

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