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Looking for tips to easily and cost effectively book tee times in Scotland and England for summer of 2023. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Have grown up in consulting and been a partner for awhile. I don’t do it solely for the $ but I always have been under the impression on average its much more lucrative then industry. Recently have h… more

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Romantic destinations for a "I'm sorry I've been working late but I love you happy Valentines day" vacation? I've been grinding since Jan 1st and we've had a lot less time to… more

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Any tips for Partners who run skills/solution areas/capability enablers rather than generalist client accounts?

How do you make yourself visible early enough in the deal cycle to be releva… more

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An employee of mine that I hired, trained, and have worked with closely for six years is getting married. While I wouldn't say we're friends (we don't hang out outside work), I've been… more

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For the partner parents in this bowl, is study abroad worth it? The cost isn't an issue but I don't want to send my son to Europe for a semester if he's just going to be partying and drink… more

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Any Oliver Wyman partners here? I’m curious as to how the culture compares/contrasts with that of private firms like mbb/b4. If they maintain a private co partnership culture what are the means or fac… more

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What's the most overrated part of being a Partner?

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How often do you think about exiting consulting? And where do you think about exiting?

I’m in my 4th year and have had three good years so far - hitting multiples of my targets and fast tra… more

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For BU or Practice leaders in this bowl (ideally for a tech practice)… what are some of the lead and lag KPIs/Metrics you look at to grow/run your consulting business?

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What's something you feel is totally overpriced? Coming here to complain after shopping for "skincare" for my wife's birthday. I did not know women were out here buying hundred dolla… more

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How do you all keep track of professional relationships that are more transient or infrequent? Do you keep notes on clients and team members (where they’re from, kids and what age, interests, historic… more

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For those who have used a career / executive coach. Any recommendations or advice on how to pick one?

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Looking for good Tax advisor - I’m US based, in Cleveland Ohio area and looking for someone who can help with tax planning. Anybody have a good firm or specific advisor they are working with. Doesn’t … more

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Would you say being partner in our field is more stressful than the equivalent in others? I'm willing to bet yes.

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Ok Tesla owners, is it worth it? Seriously considering replacing our old mercedes with a Tesla model Y. What are the serious cons of the vehicle? No I won't be paying for the self driving feature,… more

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Would you consider yourself to be resourceful and charismatic? One of our head execs is fixated on these qualities and I don't know that I am particularly strong in either, at least not in an imme… more

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How likely are layoffs in consulting? How big are they going to be?

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What do we think of the Google employees asking for ‘psychological safety’ post the layoffs - basically promise I’m not getting laid off and make sure I keep all my perks.

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How much vacation time is reasonable to expect? I am assuming there's not typically a difference for partners? It's bare minimum at current firm but this will be the first time I'd be star… more

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I am currently a Partner in a mid-tier firm (BDO, GT, RSM) in the consulting side of the business. Thinking about switching to a different firm, possibly B4. Would love to connect with other partner… more

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Anyone have a 2009-2012 911 that they want to sell to a young partner while they upgrade?

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Any thoughts on VUL as an investment vehicle?

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Anyone been asked to leave a firm before? How did you handle that with your interviews addressing it? Also why? I think that for me it was just that the expectation was too demanding, unreasonably so,… more

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For married couples with 2 cars. It is quite a sensible topic in my family. My wife thinks that I should take care of the preventive maintenance schedule and logistics of her car since we share the ta… more

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Those of you who sent your kids to private school, did you come to regret it? Or felt it was too high an opportunity cost?

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How to stay up-to-date on trends and developments in each respective industry? I don't want to be called a dinosaur in 5-10 years, or now.

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Big 4 partners- how’s projected share price looking vs prior year? 10%+? 5%? Flat? Negative?

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Is this still the partner bowl? Curious since the following have posted here the past few weeks:

Partner Success Manager
Partner Manager
Partner Operations Manager
Partners… more

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Big 4 here. I have an Executive MBA ongoing in an M7 school. How much weight does it add in my intention to migrate to an MBB?

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Earnest question...at what point do you consider yourself a workaholic? Like, is it a diagnosable disease? Have lost a relationship over my work before, and it does tend to consume my time, but I also… more

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Anybody here from Credera? Any insights into the company and its culture

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What is the best way to manage responsibilities? I am looking for an efficient approach, but I have yet to finetune and end up with too much on my plate that's not really mine to handle but I'… more

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Have any of you in the SF/Bay Area worked with someone to set up your Trust? We have assets across US and India so was hoping to work with someone who can support something a bit complicated and be an… more

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What is the best way to get time with the family? I did not get to take enough time over the holiday but I feel my family needs me more, and I owe them a vacation maybe this year or something.

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For those of you who have invested in real estate, what worked best? Thinking long term single family rentals but curious of what others have done….

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New Partner here figuring out how to pay for my shares over the next 5 years. Better to do Prime or Fixed given expected market conditions? Seems close currently (5.9% vs 6% respectively.

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Which car do you currently drive? Personally, I’m a low profile car person and have a BMW 5 series. Curious to know what an average partner have.

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