I have a strange personal relationship with McKinsey…in many respects, I think they’re amazing. I trace a good deal of my better consulting traits (partially the way I structure analysis, partially the way I present myself) to working with a ton of McKinsey “alumni” early in my career. If I were ever to work for a gigantic consulting company, I’d do my best to get in with them.
Of course, on the other hand, I decided not to work for any of the big consulting companies, and there are good reasons for that. Perhaps a story for another day…this preamble is all to say that I pay attention to the “Insights & Publications” section of the McKinsey site, and you should check out this article from the March McKinsey Quarterly by Nate Boaz and Erica Ariel Fox. Read more