Any recommended resources (books, online lectures, etc) on latest research & thinking in sales force mgmt and strategy? No consulting marketing speak articles plz

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Trying to chart my next move and not sure what direction to go. All I know is I’m tired of being always “on” in a client-facing environment. Any podcasts, books, etc I can read for insight into more internal roles like biz ops, corporate dev/strategy, other?? 4 YOE total all in consulting. Currently a SC. Clients/work have been commercial healthcare implementation & public health strategy, risk, process imp etc.

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Big 4 SM exiting to a Director position at a small consulting company. For those who have done similar, what are some tips you can share that attributed to your success in your new role? Anything from books that helped to executive coaching services if you used one

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Any podcasts or books that actually have valuable substance for folks in management consulting?

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1YOE as a strategy consulting generalist, interested in breaking into PM. Would love to know which books / courses will get me in the best shape for PM, and if it’s worth looking into with my currently level of experience. Thank you!

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I’ll be going from industry to a consulting job in a month with no prior client service experience. What are some things I need to know to hit the ground running? Any books/podcasts you recommend?

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MBB fish, can you please suggest learning resources on commercial/IT/operations due diligence, e.g., tutorials, courses, books, etc.? I am genuinely interested in this work. I am a generalist at a strategy consulting boutique, so I may or may not be exposed to this sort of work, but I would like to at least develop a good grasp of how this is done in theory.

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Inspired by one of my kids' favorite books, I penned this masterpiece of an Ode to Consulting: One senior partner all alone Calls two managing directors on the phone Three associate partners at the door Bring along another four Five senior managers come overdressed Six managers show up with a guest Seven senior consultants arrive in a sack Eight associates sneak in the back Nine analysts come to work ALL THE CONSULTANTS GO BERSERK!!! Ok, I'll show myself out now... 😂

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Fellow strategy consultants- I have an offer for a Sr. Associate role (level below manager), joining date is in December. I was wondering what I can do to prepare myself for the job. Are there any online courses, books, exercises that would help me to excel in my job. Want to make it work anyhow, I do not have strategy consulting exp, most of my work has been PMO, Tech transformations with big4.

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Soul Searching . . . Any recommendations on courses, programs, books, or methods that will help with career soul-searching? I have been doing consulting for a few years post MBA and have not felt a sense of fulfillment. I’m exploring what I want to do next and would love to know what has helped you.

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Any recommendations on books/podcasts (and other sources) about CM? Not just to expand technical skills but also soft skills and external consulting?

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About to start my first PM job after consulting. Any tips to get myself prepared and ramp up quickly? Books to read, courses to take, etc.? Currently doing ops consulting, no tech background.

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About to start my first PM job! Any tips to be prepared and ramp up quickly? Books to read, courses to take, etc.. any tips are appreciated! Currently in ops consulting. No tech background.

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Best books to read about strategy consulting?

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What are some good books that helped you with consulting? Looking for some good reads.

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Will be starting a strategy consulting role @ T2 in a few months. I have 2.5 YOE doing tech implementation at a smaller firm. Any recommendations on books/podcasts (really anything) to help me prep?

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What are some good books you would recommend for someone with an accounting background exploring a move to management consulting and strategy? No MBA.

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I have done analytics and operations consulting for 9 years and I don’t like anymore. If there is even a remote chance of getting hired for product management role, I would like to take it. I am reading the books on PM and polishing my resume, are there any other things that I should keep in mind?

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For people in consulting - do you often read books about project management and motivation? Would appreciate your recommendations (preferably the ones with more than one thought for the whole brick of text 🤨).

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I’m looking for some great books that will help develop my consulting skills. Any recommendations?

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What are your favorite books for consulting?

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Friday thoughts on Strengths vs weaknesses: I have been told that I am solid in quant, but need development on the creative side of things - brainstorming, strategic frameworks, maybe even writing. If this situation can be improved, what should I do? books or videos or exercises? This doesn't seem easy to tackle at all... If this just reflects how I am like, does it mean I'm not fit for consulting in the longer haul (looking at SC, PM max)? Or perhaps I should focus on DD type of consulting?

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I’ve worked in Consulting for the past 2.5 years and I’ve loved it! Today is the day where all the horror stories I’ve heard about consulting came true. I worked until 1AM this morning to finish deliverables for a client I’m working on. I’ve had PTO on the books for the past two months and jumped on a flight this morning to enjoy the rest of the week off. I land and my phone buzzes for a fire drill that only I can solve. Should I work for the next 10 hours and fix or say screw it not my problem?

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Looking for Suggestions YOE: 8 looking to move into core management consulting where normally understanding is required on growth & customer strategy, market entry asses, operating model redesign etc. Since i wasn't directly involved in those kind of workloads, i am thinking about reading few of the below books to prepare myself. The McKinney way The trusted advisor Case interview secrets Flawless consulting Can someone suggest which one should be the best?suggest apart from the above as well.

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Wealth of experience working in the Bay Area with pre ipo clients going through funding/ working on pitch books etc. My hometown has a growing tech scene but little funding. Was thinking of parlaying these experiences and starting a bit of a consulting operations to connect the two Anyone with insight on how I might go about doing this? Would love to chat!

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Are any consulting case books on Amazon worth it, and if so which are they?

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Currently working on interview prep for a product manager role. Purchased the product alliance course and going through the content now. Ex consulting 🐠, now product mgrs, did you also read more books, content etc to learn core principles of pm to boost confidence in interview prep? Thanks in advance! 🙏🏼

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Fishes, looking for recommendations on growing business development and sales skills. Finding and growing pipelines, establishing marketing materials, closing sales, and similar for services. I have on the job experience within consulting but never any formal training or education. Entering a new role where I'll need to build organizational capabilities from scratch. Any recommendations on programs, certificates, courses, books, or other similar ideas would be greatly appreciated. TIA!

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Hey fishes, I’m 21M here. Class of 2020, 3.2 GPA from a top 20 target school for undergrad. I am 8 months into my first consulting job. What is the timeline for someone like myself? I managed to get some 2020 GMAT prep books but apart from that, I’m not really sure what the direction is. Do I just prep, practice, and take the test? I would like to apply for schools by 2024-2025. Thanks!

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Ambiguity in consulting. This is a significant part of this industry as many of us wade in front of a vague asks and have to craft something impactful with little to go on. There are frameworks to problem solve, yes, but many times the ambiguity comes well before a framework can even be determined. Have you seen good resources in books or online that have helped you hone your skill for working through it?

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Does anyone have recommendations for thought leaders/influencers in the M&A space? Looking for blogs, books, YouTube videos? Not currently in the space, trying to learn more as I’m thinking about a pivot after a few years in consulting/startups

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Good consulting books? Not talking case prep but a fun read about the industry and what it takes to succeed, etc. Thank you!

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Has anyone ever made the jump from consulting to being a full time creative? Recently I've realized that consulting isn't what I wanna do, but more broadly idk if a 9-5 business job is for me either. I've always wanted to make films and write books but I rarely see anyone in our industry make this kind of jump. Also finances 🥴 Overall I'm just not sure if I can see myself doing this for the next 30 years

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Best way to network and get a job at a competitor consulting firm?? Are there any articles/guides/books that give you step by step guide to networking??

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Tech advisory/consulting folks - what are some recent books/novels you been reading? Not looking for tech books. More on tech advisory

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What are some good books, blogs or reading materials for Management Consulting role? I have mostly been in Solution Manager, Business Analyst manager role and moving to Big 4 Financial Services Management Consulting role at Manager level.

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I recently got diagnosed with ADHD. I'm 31 and found this only because b school and post mba consulting job was/is much more challenging than anything I did before. What I'm confused about is that even as a teenager I could read entire books overnight. But the last two years of high school I started selectively zoning out and the problem has become worse since. I just realised it now. My doctor has suggested treating depression (I was also unaware of this) with Wellbutrin first (contd)

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Suggestions for books, apps, etc to help think thru career change? Something that helps put a framework around finding something that fits your strengths, suggestions on what to consider, etc? Feeling lost even thinking what jobs to consider aside from corporate strategy and that is so not creative for someone in consulting! Suggestions on resources?

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Does anyone have recommendations for self-improvement books written by Asians/Asian-Americans? By self-improvement, I mean any book that has caused you to reflect or positively impacted your life to include philosophy or leadership.

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What personal finance / investing books would you recommend to someone in their late twenties who is starting to have decent amounts of capital to invest?

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Any book recommendations to gift my cousin sister? She studied (masters) psychology and is a trained classical dancer.

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Hi all. I am planning to start reading books on investing. (I have a list of 10 books already). I was wondering for those who are well read, do investment books lead to ACTIONABLE things you do to your portfolio or is it just a mindset change? Current portfolio: 28, M, LCOL 160k 50% safe Index funds 30% aggressive ETFs 20% Meme stonks

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Any tips for developing a book of business, particularly in management-side Labor and Employment? For example, any networking groups or organizations that have been helpful (and were they legal-related, general industry, or community groups like Junior League or non-profit Boards)? I’ve talked to some of the male partners in my group, and many of them got lucky through pre-existing relationships (college friends, brothers-in-law, etc.). I need to expand my network but want to maximize returns.

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23M here. Anybody have any tips or book recommendations on not feeling haunted by your past and anxiety about the future and consistently stay in a “FLOW STATE”.I’m currently reading the Power of Now. I have a habit of burning bridges because I feel that I’m perpetually trying to fit in and act “cool”. I feel that I’ve always been somewhat unconfident but every year it seems to be more and more difficult to manage and taxing emotionally. I go to the gym 4 times a week, try to eat clean, socializ

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Best books/resources to learn investing? (Would like to learn how to invest my personal savings)

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Best books to read on Product Management? (Tactics, tips, methods, etc.)

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Relocating to Columbus, OH area. Would prefer to transition to Independent. Have over 5 yrs as lead advisor experience and cfp. Could probably transition 4-5m and help with existing book.

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Anyone have book/podcast recommendations on creative leadership? Or on leadership/managing in general?

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Any suggestions for books to read about any guide for buying house in Canada or on real estate in Canada ? Thanks

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Suggestions on an intro book to personal finance/investing? 25 y/o with no interest in actively managing a portfolio but want to set myself up for long-term financial freedom

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Good books on corporate sales strategy

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Recommendations for psychology books that cover a number of ‘high-level’ topics? I’d like to learn more about human behavior- why people make the decisions they do, why drives purchases, addictions, etc. -not looking for in-depth science heavy reaources

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First time managing a team - any useful books /frameworks that you have stumbled across in developing leadership skills? There's so many out there that I'm not sure where to start.

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Any book recommendations about human psychology / thought processes?

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Any recommendations for a “good” leadership book that has helped you? Hard to choose when reading reviews on Amazon, I prefer more personalized recommendations (as personal as it can get on fishbowl). Thank you!

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What’s the best real estate investing book you read that isn’t 80% full of the motivational fluff but gives concrete info?

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As a new product manager what books should I be reading? I’ve already read Inspired but looking or more. For context, I’ve joined a series A start up and as expected there’s a lot to do and it’s very fluid. I want to be able to help the head of product as much as possible as well as provide some structure to how we work.

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Lemonade insurance? Can we trust? Any use it? Rates are amazing

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Has your company or agency taken steps to promote diversify in hiring? It seems that all the major agencies made posts or had racial sensitivity training but the momentum behind BLM has died down and so has the push for inclusion.

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Are we still seeing h1b transfer rejects with big4, FANG or other large consulting firms? Considering a switch.

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Is this place for gender/sexual minorities as well? I'm a gay transgender man, but as I'm white, I'm not sure if I belong here.

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For those who say bitcoin hodlers got tons of money for doing nothing: this is the part that takes time off the end of your life 😨

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Yo anybody still waiting on their Kellogg interview invite? In Chicago, so requested off-campus, and still no news 😖

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Has anyone heard about additional increases to the crisis care? ACN increased us to 160 hours for the year but that’s not nearly enough to cover all the WFH without daycare currently...

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Who's at IAD right now? Let's get together

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Does the Workday company hire change managers? What’s the salary?

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Would you rather receive low hike+ bonus or risk a whole bunch of people (including you) get laid off?

Looking for a good personal finance or similar book to read. Any suggestions?

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Are the rents going insanely up recently? I was looking for a 2BHK in Baner and since last month the prices have almost increased 40-60%. Is this a one off case or anyone else seeing this trend?

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Ladies who settled for their man, do you regret it? I feel like I constantly see women being told to forget about looks, height, financial stability, even certain character traits just so they can get a man and be married but men are encouraged to keep all their standards up (long hair, thick, skinny, skin tone, you name it). So if you did settle, do you think it’s worth it? If you didn’t settle, did you find your partner?

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In NYC, how long do you think dating should be before getting married? My Asian friends think 1-2 years is more than sufficient. American friends think no timeline is needed….. Any married ladies would like to share your experiences and opinions? PS-I’m 30

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