What is your favorite book and why?

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New answer on Oct 15, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Oct 08, 2019

How would you answer this question in your Personal Fit interview? Receive feedback on your answer and browse through the Q&As to review the approaches of other applicants and experts.

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Daniel
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replied on Dec 18, 2019
McKinsey / ex-Interviewer at McKinsey / I will coach you to rock those interviews

Every time a candidate would put a word “reading” into the hobbies section on their CV, I really loved to ask this question. I am myself a voracious reader, and I love a good discussion on books – so, I would definitely ask a candidate in the beginning of an interview what is his or her favourite book or what is the good book that they’ve read recently. So you better have an answer for this, or don’t put it on your CV :)

As regards to what to reply – of course, there is no right or wrong answer here. Just be honest and authentic, do not make stuff up or mention a book you’ve never read (because your interviewer might have). So, if you enjoy non-fiction and topics like biology and genetics, talk about it. But also if you enjoy adventure novels or modern crime fiction, talk about it. In the end what matters is that you are able to show a bit of who you are. MBB are looking for unique personalities – people who are interesting to talk to, people whose company both clients and the colleagues would enjoy, people who can inspire by their uniqueness. So, do not be afraid to show it :)

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Sourabh replied on Aug 09, 2021

think and grow rich

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James replied on Oct 15, 2021
  1.  My favoruite book is think and grow rcij
  2. Its give you an insght of how you can grow rich by being displinceed\
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Jens replied on Oct 04, 2021

There are different books, which inspire me and give me input for discussions. For example Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is a biography which is very inspiring.

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Wumi replied on Sep 25, 2021

The Ultimate Journey.

It explains the intertwined triplets: the past, present and future. 

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Anonymous B replied on Sep 11, 2021

Atomic Habits. It gives a different perspective to look at trivial things in daily life and describes how to use them to change one's lifestyle.

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Andrei replied on Aug 28, 2021

Value imperative by Kevin Kaiser. It made me understand the links among so many fundamentals beyond business and see it as an extension of life itself. 

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Clara
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replied on Jul 06, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

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Joe on Jul 12, 2020

Please stop shilling your product... at least offer a good answer and then leave a link at the end

Joe on Jul 12, 2020

And a bit of constructive feedback... read a book or 2 on copy-writing and invest some time into proofreading.

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