Any recommendations for books or materials to prepare for Amazon or FAANG product (technical) manager roles? I’m assuming this was asked many times, I haven’t had luck locating ideal threads but will keep looking as well! Any advice would be appreciated 🙂

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As an Indian visa worker in US, I feel Indian managers in ZS are very rude to me , one makes me work longer hours than white team members , never lets me present in workshops , and always criticizes. Last week I made a mistake in a internal report and he said that if I did that again he will book my flight to India. I have never faced this challenge with white managers. Is this a ZS thing or across all firms, I wish to leave because this treatment makes me feel like a lesser person

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Been on the job hunt for the past 3 months. Applied to 200+. Interviewed with 15 companies (big tech + mid sized) but failing at either hiring manager round or ghosted after onsite. I’ve spent hours everyday applying, researching companies and prepping for interviews, watching videos, reading books, but just can’t seem to close the deal. Feeling so stuck, anxious and frustrated all the time. Any advice how to get out of this situation?

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Recommendations on Agile Project Management books/audiobooks?

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Hey hey all. I am writing a book on value creation in commercial real estate - from site selection to tenant management basically capture where industry experts see value lost or opportunities not captured. Anyone want to contribute to some insights ?

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I recently joined a new company as part of the management team. Overall I’m feeling confident, but starting to feel a bit of imposter syndrome because 1. I’m a woman in the male dominated energy/chemicals industry and 2. I’m by far the youngest person on our team (early 30s). Anyone else been in this situation and have any books/podcast recommendations?

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

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What kinds of books, podcasts, TED talks, etc would you recommend for a recent college grad who has low self esteem, is professionally immature and for whom the prospect of entering the world of work is daunting and stressful? Trying to find ideas/frameworks that will change mindset, tips, tools and heuristics for self organization, management, soft skills in a professional setting etc

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Any tips for a new manager onboarding a new employee? (1:1 cadences, feedback frequency, types of notes to take throughout year, balancing workload, etc.) Any good books to pick up?

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Any good books on how to be liked or get along with others? Looking back in my career, I’ve always had friction my manager and disliked by more than one coworker. It very may well be me and I want to change. I think I have issues with authority and grew up as an only child, if that’s relevant. 30’s F

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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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Agile program managers, I am looking to dedicate a few hours per day to growth. Would appreciate any great book, podcast, skill building recommendations on managing agile software dev programs, specifically working automotive user interface and design.

Agile Program Managers, I am looking to dedicate a few hours a day to growth and skill building. Looking for any great book recommendations around this subject. To be more specific, I manage automotive user interface design programs within software engineering groups.

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Serious - I’m looking for books / courses to help me get super good with organisation / using advanced organisational systems in a project management context. Any suggestions from super organised consultants? Thanks

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ISO recommendations for resources (books, websites, videos) on Product Management. Looking for a primer on theory, best practices, pitfalls to avoid, etc.

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I have mostly worked in Senior Individual contributor roles (Industry) so far in career and working in project manager, PMO/Consultant role for the first time. What are some good books, tutorials, youtube channels that can be helpful? I often tend to slide towards individual contributor roles but want to learn project, team management now.

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Considering looking for a new sales management role. I’ve only had “promote from within” sales manager roles where I started as an IC and continue to manage my book while selling. I’d like to make a switch and start in a management only role. Any recommendations on companies? I have 6 years of top producing IC sales experience and a little over 4 years of management experience.

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I am looking to product management from program management, any recommendations on books to read, courses etc

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How do you find advisor’s looking to sell their books? I currently work in investment banking but started my career in wealth management. I’ve decided that after a few years in investment banking, I’d like to go back and become an advisor. What is the best way to find advisors looking to retire? Or should I join a team?

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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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Just started a client-side management role at a Fortune500 & I am not only substantially younger than my direct report, but I am also the youngest manager at the company. Feeling a bit intimidated and inexperienced compared to everybody else. Any advice, books/podcasts, or general recommendations for succeeding as a inexperienced manager in a large corporation? I want to be taken seriously, but I’m afraid of being dismissed (especially by the execs and directors) because I’m a young woman.

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I’m gearing up for my first hire/direct report. Which management/leadership books would folks recommend reading for inspiration, food for thought?

Managers and senior managers - 1) How much are you paid 2) How big is your book of business you managed and 3) How many staff do you manage?

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Does anyone know about price book management at Salesforce?

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Does anyone know about price book management at Salesforce?

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Any suggestions for anger management books?

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What is a great resource to help new managers transition from individual contributor to leader (books, articles, podcasts, etc). We have a newly created positions and promoted our best and brightest (technical) employees. They are struggling to make the leap to people manager

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Any good recommended books on how to build a scalable product and team? I'm looking for recommendations for two areas: 1) in general laying the groundwork in a startup to have the tools and especially processes in place to scale, and 2) tactical focus on building a SaaS project. I've been promoted into a management role from Dev roots, so need to learn more PM processes to be an effective manager in day job, plus would like to start building my own SaaS solution.

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Interested to hear how people learn project management. I have done PRINCE2 exam and read PMP materials, but I find these are too textbook theory based. Real life projects seem to be very different and a lot more complicated. I often do not know what needs to be done unless someone tells me. I believe you can learn these things on the job, but I am keen to expedite this with some books or courses. Are there any resources that are particularly helpful?

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Any book recommendations on how to work smarter not harder, particularly as it pertains to our day-to-day as management consultants?

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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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At what level in account management do you start getting bonuses or commission on how much your book of business grows? Is this something I should be negotiating in offer letters?

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Hello All. Does anyone know of any good/decent resources regarding Account Management best practices? Could be blogs/medium/videos/books? Any example AM handbooks? Looking to develop a set for an agency for the team and want to review other methods and processes. Thank you!

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So my company promoted me to become an engagement manager, I am worried that I will completely drown being in charge of a team, project delivery, managing clients, managing partners ... Do you have any tips? Any books or materials you can recommend?

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Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?

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Which books would you recommend for in house counsel about strategy, management, and leadership? Asking as product counsel for tech startup.

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Looking for book or podcast recommendations for leadership, management, or consulting. Any advice?

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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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My professional life at the moment is far from ideal. I’ve been on quarantine (long story, but a good one) for the last seven years. Royalties from my books don’t pay the bills. My entrepreneurial pursuits remain hampered. For the interim, I’ve been looking for a remote opportunity where I can leverage my skills in marketing, sales, social media, and elsewhere for a decent sum. I have a social media presence which, in recent years, reached millions. There has to be something exciting I can do.

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Request for book recommendations - Best books on leadership?

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What is fastest way to improve both structured communication and thinking? Any helpful books or drills? It’s the one consistent feedback I get while casing , “to be more structured” I’m there for math ability , business logic , creativity.

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Best book(s) to get started in real estate investing?

What are some of the best GMAT books to invest in for studying?

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Any good book recommendations on persuading/selling to clients?

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Looking for some material for a crash course in IT strategy consulting - books article etc. any recommendations would be appreciated

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Looking for a good read. Any book recommendations for consultants?

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Any reccs for a good book or resource to start learning about financial planning? (Retirement savings plans, investing, etc)

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Taking book recommendations :) What have you all been reading?

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Anyone have good NON-FICTION recommendations? Enjoy self-help and psychology books (as long as they’re not overly pedantic). Already read grit, outliers, atomic habits, running (haruki murakami)

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I am an ESL and I feel like I am always struggling to communicate effectively. Any recommendations on books and courses to improve my verbal communication skills??

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Not sure if anyone asked this before, but what are some of the best books that you’ve ready about money, investing, and finance that you’ve read and you always go by? And if not books then YouTubers, IG, etc…

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Any good training or book recommendations to become very good at selling?

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Any recommendations on how to prep for PM job search? Books etc?

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Any book recommendations on creativity, leadership...?

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Please keep sharing and talking about the doom and gloom of NYC. That equals cheap real estate for us natives that can finally now start thinking about buying something. Please keep saying that NYC will never come back (and don't pick up any history book)... 🙏🙏🙏

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What skills to study / learn that are relevant to M&A or Strategy consulting? Have been studying a lot of valuation, econ, strat, finance, M&A. Books / courses / topics you recommend?

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Any book recommendations on the financial crisis? I’ve read the big short and too big to fail

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Looking for recommendations of books to read related to commercial / corporate real estate strategy

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Hello everyone, Any openings for Oracle SQL and PLSQL developer along with SAP business objects experience for 6.5 years. Please refer me. Thanks in advance

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A lot of negative reviews on Glassdoor saying Google Cloud does not have the same culture as the rest of Google. Anybody here able to weigh in?

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Alright FB fam. My mileage run itinerary had some last min changes this morning. Looks like I'll be spending a day in Tokyo, hotel recommendations?? SPG preferred.

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Is anyone following this post about men not wanting to coach women because they’re afraid of false accusations? I’m very disheartened because I already face gender bias in a very competitive cont.

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How is technology at Huge? Had a recruiter reach out and interested about WLB, what platforms they’re using, work they’re doing, general culture, etc. Tech culture in agencies can be weird so would love any info people have!

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Can anyone speak to the pay band for experienced hires at the Manager level at Deloitte Digital? hcol city, gps, advertising, marketing, and commerce practice. Posting here because the compensation bowl didn't get any responses.

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I'm working inhouse and just feel like my companies industry is dying and I just really want to quit. I'm waiting to hear back from some interviews I've done recently but I'm not sure how much longer I can wait. Any advice on staying positive or motivated?

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I don’t know if there’s a style/fashion bowl so I confess that this’ll suffice. What’s your fav fall fashion trend, or what are you excited to break out this year? And what’s your fav trend you like to see from the gender you like? Also, please clarify if you’re M or F. M here, already have my fall fits fired up, just wanted to see what others are vibing with. Cheers.

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Anyone willing to give an EY referral?

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What do I do with avis points. Feel as they’re useless

Hello 🐠 - I’m a consultant (5 yoe in consulting) trying to exit into tech roles at midsized tech companies into consulting friendly functions (BizOps, some PMM). Have found the process to be incredibly draining and not getting any traction given my background. I’m not an expert in the industry and having a hard time positioning myself for success. Anyone open to talking about their journey (short call or email) for advice? Would love to learn what more I can do! Thanks.

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Alright 🐟 🐠 fam, we’re at the halfway point in the year 📆. Post your miles / status for next year. Me: 55k MQM (didn’t travel much the first three months) but now staffed in SF and based in NYC

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Where do B4 MC(non-strategy) exit to? Feel like I’m stuck doing pmo work/not gaining relevant experience and all the typical exits I thought I’d like, I’m competing with MBB and T2 with better experience and brand.

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In the current, tight labor market, what would a "good" sign-on bonus be for a Manager in M&A services at a T2 firm? Bonus points for guidance on base and bonus for a Manager in M&A services at a T2 firm. My current thinking is $200k base and 20% bonus would be "good". Yes, I know "good" is subjective, but I'd like to hear anecdotes from people who feel positively about their recent salary negotiations.

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Hi folks - we're a small company just under 100 people almost evenly split between employees and consultants across North America and APAC. We're looking to implement a new HR system that we can start to leverage for onboarding, comp & benefits, payroll (pay slips/tax), reporting capabilities etc. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance! :)

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What happens to your profile after you get rejected for a job at fortune 500 sized firm? Is your profile blocked from applying for future positions? Tried googling but couldn't find an answer

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Interested switching from consulting to ibd. What are the best resources to prepare when applying? What type of modelling/technical questions can I expect aside from the ones provided by biws? Thanks in advance!

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Got an offer from Deloitte without a sign on bonus. Is this normal?

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This is more of a sanity check, but ending the billable year at around 2550 is absurdly high, right? I have two weeks to go and am easily going to hit 50 hours by then…I know this year has been bad for everyone (I’m in a rising 6th year in a finance group), but I feel like I’ve been extra crushed with work (And I’ve been removed off 3 matters earlier this year, due to lack of time). For what it’s worth, I was in 2800+ pace until I took a vacation in late August….

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MBB -> Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx. Kind of makes sense even haha

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