The Firm

The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business

McDonald, Duff

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Firm
Star financial journalist Duff McDonald uncovers how the managing consulting firm of McKinsey & Company and its high-powered, high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts to the biggest and best American organizations, revealing a list of world-shaping successes and striking failures.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439190999
Characteristics: 387 pages ;,24 cm


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May 17, 2014
  • ravishri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is worth a read. That said, there are some clear pros & (minor) con worth considering:

* Walks you through the entire history in sufficient detail
* Provides good explanation behind why the firm changed the way it did at times
* Highlights its strength & weaknesses in an objective fashion

* This is a minor point but I feel that the author uses speculation to hint at his understanding of things that we don't really know for sure such as assumptions that "CEOs who hire consultants routinely are not confident in their ability to lead and need someone to vet their decisions" - I could not find any good reason in the book to believe that to be true


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