I haven’t opened a PMP book once, but have studied project management and agile a bit independently. Is it possible to pass the exam before December 31?

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Any book recommendations on change management?

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How long should it take to get ramped up for a new job? Just started this week so day 3 in the books but feel so out of the loop since it’s a new industry and the company’s main product offering is a homegrown platform. I’m coming in as a Manager and report up to a recently promoted VP if that’s of any consolation.

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Are other agencies like this? --> working over 55-65 hours every week, every project stretches for 6 months to a year (no matter how small), rarely get good work produced, lots of proactive briefs that go nowhere, supremely short staffed creative department. I'm at a global network agency and losing it. Made one book-worthy piece in the past 1.5 years. I like my mentors and managers but I don't get put on projects with them. Is it time to leave?

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Any good books/reads to learn aspects of Account Management / Engagement Management in context of tech consulting?

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I am starting a new role with a new company and will have 6 direct reports. Although I have managed teams before in a consulting project setting, this will be the first time in industry. Any recommendations on how to sharpen my management skills (books, blogs, etc). Particularly looking at how to delegate effectively and practical examples on how to run day to day.

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Being a Customer Success Manager is a second career for me. Any other CSM’s here and have you read any books or been to a workshop or conference that helped you be better at your job?

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My current role is a Business Analyst. I am very comfortable interacting with people and also Ambiguity. Recently, I developed quite a lot of interest in Product management and I want to make a transition into this stream. I am completely aware that Business Analysis is different from Product Management. I started taking courses on Udemy to understand more about Product Management and also started reading books. I would love to get handson with the concepts that I am learning, but not sure (TBC)

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How do you improve selling-idea skill as an analyst? For example, if I have a tech idea, how do I communicate that to non-tech people (manager and above). Any learning resouces that I take a look? Books, videos, courses? :)

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Good books for engineering management interviews? Hi - i am an EM and I keep bombing the EM interviews. Typically don’t get any feedback. My resume is ok because I do get plenty of calls, but clearly i am doing something wrong somewhere. Anyone recommend any engineering management or just management interview book? I read quite a few Leadership books but honestly it seems just common sense stuff. Doesn’t help me identify whats wrong.

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What books should I read about being a great manager?

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seeking for advice: managers and above, what are some courses/books you find helpful in learning project management skills? if not how did you hone this skill?

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Anyone work in wealth management here and looking to bring on a younger advisor with an interest in options? Looking to learn more from more experienced professionals and maybe help them with their book

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Hey fishbowlers! Question concerning compensation for an FA assisting the main advisor on a $135M book. I am doing a lot of the work now as he is going to retire in 4-5 years and he is taking a step back. I do all the investment management in the account. Only 4 years of experience but I've picked this up quick, am series 9-10 licensed and halfway through the CFP. What is fair compensation for someone like me? I don't know what is typical or fair.

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any good book recommendations on product management? and just any good books you have read recently!

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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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Best airport books for a new Manager?

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Hello! I am looking to get into Product Management. Does anyone have any advice on the best way to get into it? Best certifications to take? Any books or courses as well? Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!

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Best books about product management for a good exit to industry? I already have an MBA and PMP but looking for a refreshed perspective since it’s been years since my formal education. Currently reading “Product Managements Sacred Seven” but it’s geared toward the startup world. I am in healthcare and not looking for a startup role. TIA!!!

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Looking for recommendations on time management books or apps , tips in general. Have been feeling overwhelmed with all the tasks and projects lately.

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I just had my 90 day review and it’s wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible. I got a meeting invite in my books with my direct manager and director called HOLD - placeholder time for Friday around 3:00. Does this mean I’m getting let go?

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Referrals for rookies: After a few management positions in the industry, I'm starting a Msc Business Administration in September and I'm lining myself up for a transition in consulting. Although I have a question regarding referrals. In my book a referral is someone who can actually recommend you because they know who you are, how you perform etc. Yet, I see people here asking for referrals from strangers and strangers offering referrals. Does that even work??

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Books to read as a newish manager? I struggle with feeling guilty directing people to do things when they seem busy and expressing disappointment

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Give me your best Audible book you have recently listened to? Finance, Sales or non-fiction

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Any good book recommendations on psychology?

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Have some downtime. Would anyone read a book on how to lead successful tech strategy assessments? (Willing to pay for it? $9.99?)

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Does anyone have recommendations on books or courses that do a really good job explaining step-by-step on how to start and run a mid-size business (local marketing agency, self storage real estate business, call center for third parties, etc.)

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@PwC is there a WBS code to book time for IT issues? I bet the numbers are scary to leadership and could easily justify getting everyone a better machine e.g. MacBooks than those inferior Dells/HP

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The worst thing is being “voluntold”. Partners : “Hey, how do you feel about volunteering to lead this? I think you would be great “ Me: “I don’t have the bandwidth to lead that event” Partner : “Let me clarify, you are leading this event, please book a meeting on my calendar.”

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Recommendation for a book to learn basics of investing - not too familiar with US stocks or system yet but want to start saving/growing

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Book recommendations specific to developing consulting skills?

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Folks.... what are some of your favorite books on consulting??

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Walked thru my B-school library today...I noticed a "Consulting" section...it was just 20ish books but cool to see. I graduated in 2006. Were "consulting" related classes at your school?

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

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I may need a freelance senior (ish) AD to partner with for the month of January, in house at a start up. Post your books!

Thinking I could smash it in a sales gig after selling thousands of copies of my own books. I also have a large global audience. I’m looking to make a lot of money in a short period of time. I am hungry. I am a go getter. I have done everything. Who is ready to put me to work remotely or in Denver? Let’s talk!

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You mentioned ATK being a leader in Ops Consulting. What books / white papers / magazines can one read to build such competency (for a newcomer) or to refresh one's know how (a vet in the space)? Tks!

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Mck 🐠: Looks like McK hires laterals into AP roles. What are the downsides to being a lateral associate partner? Is progression slower?How about compensation? Typically what years of exp do APs have?

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Very specific question - Canadian and European spouse travelling to Canada from Europe. However, spouse’s ETA not approved. Embassy told us all we need is proof of marriage and my citizenship (CDN passport) to travel. Asked embassy about ETA and they said “we don’t have an answer you should be fine”. Anyone with experience dealing with this during COVID? Should we try and fly?

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Hi! For the folks who have recently took the SHRM-CP exam this year, how would you describe the test and any tips you can provide would be helpful!

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Did delta give any bonus sky miles if you were affected by the system outage 2 weeks ago?

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Any thoughts/feedback to jump from Big 4 to MBB? I made it through some interviews with them from a non target college and was wondering if you guys had any advice for a non-MBA path?

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Anyone here from Deloitte San Jose or San Francisco?

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Hi EY and Fishes everywhere! I might be getting an offer to join tax as an S1 (or exp. assoc), probably not being able to start until mid August based off how the process has been. However, I currently work at a mid size firm and we’re already getting into busy season. How would it look if I asked EY to postpone my start date till after 10/15 and say that I’m not ready to be thrown into a Big 4 busy season and that I don’t want to leave my current firm out to dry. Thank you all so much! @EY

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After all of the COVID19 stuff is over, do you think our industry will change how it operates? More telecommunication/video conferencing at home office. Still fly to sell work and important meetings.

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Flight delayed 3 hours. Can I get points for that? How?

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Hi, I'm working in service based company, My current salary is 8LPA and 5 years exp. could you let me know if I switch to any of big 4 in 2023 , what would be my salary range I would be getting at 2025(Based on low to high rating pls provide the salary range)

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How long can you take between recruiter interview and first round? Can I ask for two week gap if I need time to prep? Or do I lose out to other candidates in the process?

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Big 4 pension equals Big Tech RSU. Curious what you think.

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Has anyone successfully used a gmat waiver? (Either just been approved or was approved and you also got in). For context looking at Ross and some stats are below: 690 gmat for now (taking 1-2 more times) CPA 5 YOE, 3 audit 2 FDD. Manager effective 10/1 UG GPA: 3.3 big 10 school Post mba goal : BB IB Wondering if I should try to apply for the waiver on basis of having CPA? Will not use this as my explanation but trying to study in this m&a market has been rough…

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How do you develop healthy financial boundaries with parents? My mother made a lot of sacrifices for myself and my sister growing up but she’s starting to feel like a burden. She’s just refused to go for more in life mostly because she’s been in a financially, emotionally and on one rare occasion, physically abusive relationship. It’s not that I don’t want to help her but she’s getting older and I’m trying to save for possible medical expenses. I have an account dedicated to that which — cont’d

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Okay, so what do I really need for a classroom. Almost graduate on a budget, here! What are some really amazing supplies or must-haves you have in your classroom?

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What to do if you’re passed up for promotion (to senior)

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