What is the most uncommon consulting exit you have ever heard of?

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Stephen asked on Aug 27, 2018

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Sidi
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updated an answer on Aug 28, 2018
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

John Legend was a management consultant

Good question! :) Possibly the most uncommon: exiting consulting to become a world renowned musician, song writer and actor. Grammy-winner John Roger Stephens (better known as John Legend) worked at BCG for three years before starting his incredibly successful musical career.

Cheers, Sidi

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Giuseppe
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replied on Aug 28, 2018
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Super interesting question.

The most uncommon exit - as a Senior Business Analyst - I have ever heard of is a founder of a relevant European political party.

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Anonymous replied on Aug 28, 2018

Uncommon in the sense that it was a completely unexpected shift in life: someone I know left the firm to become a farmer/vegetable vendor in Italy - partly helped by family connections, but he left the corporate life behind to live in his home country in the countryside. The last time I spoke to him, he was very happy with his choice.

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Egor
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Hi Stephen,

The most uncommon was the Deputy Minister of Economic Development in Russia.

All the best,
Egor

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