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The Firm

The Firm

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Link
Cost
Paid
Published
2013
Full Name
The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business

The Firm reveals the behind-the-scenes and history of McKinsey & Company, America’s most influential and controversial business consulting firm, told by one of the nation’s leading financial journalists. McKinsey consultants have created the corporate behaviors that shaped our world - reinventing our idea of American capitalism and exporting it across the globe, while also getting away with striking failures and blame. Author Duff McDonald uncovers how these high-powered, high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts to the biggest and best American organizations. The Firm reveals the inner workings of what just might be the most influential private organization in America.

Table of Contents
Introduction: The McKinsey Mystique
1 The Ozark Farm Boy
2 The Making of the Firm
3 The Age of Influence
4 The Decade of Doubt
5 A Return to Form
6 The Crucial Question: Are They Worth It or Not?
7 Revenge of the Nerds
8 The Money Grab
9 Bad Advice
10 Retrenchment
11 Breaking the Compact
Epilogue: The Future of McKinsey
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index