Can you please share your reading list for consulants?
I will start with a book that helped me understand the core of consulting as a business.
- David H. Maister: The Trusted Advisor
- WirtschaftsWoche (German)
Feel free to copy and expand the list.
Reading List for Consultants
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Other interesting reads would be:
- The pyramid principle by Barbara Minto
The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives by Carl W.Stern
Consulting: A Practitioner's Perspective by Mohan Kancharla
We actually did some research on this as we wanted to know the same.
From a total of 199 Consulting Books reviewed and ranked, we concluded to a Top 20 of Most Recommended Consulting Books that appear on most of the Best Consulting Books lists.
The top 5 on the list is:
- The McKinsey Way – Using the Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business
- The Trusted Advisor
- Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting
- The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking
- Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
The full list can be found at:
In my opinion, the best book that truly describes management consulting as a business and profession would be:
"Management Consulting: A Guide to the Profession" by the International Labour Office and edited by Milan Kubr.
Bear in mind, however, that the book is immense (roughly 900 pages) but extremely thorough.
The McKinsey Way by Ethan M. Rasiel
I also like to use Linkedin, I browse there and for example Im following "Management Consulting" (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/feed/channel/management_consulting), sometimes they share interesting articles.