Hello everyone, I am CA looking to start a fresh innings in Management Consulting role at a Business Consulting Firm as a fresher. Can you please suggest me some good books to read on management consulting to begin with? It will be of great help

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What are you reading currently, that's related to Product Management. Any book or article? I'm currently reading Measure What Matters.

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Joining McKinsey as Industry Hire in a couple of months, Any good Book recommendations to get started. I don’t have Management Consulting background so would like to polish some skills before I get started

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What’s a good book on product management? Are there any that have inspired you?

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I've become really jaded about consulting. I find all so often you need to tell the client what they want to hear to keep their business and I feel like so much of the what I recommend doesn't actually get implemented. I'm looking to make a career switch so I can both create and execute on my strategies. A product management path seems very promising for this. Does anyone who switched from consulting to product management have any recommendations of h helpful PM books, courses, or programs?

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I'm trying to switch from consulting to product management. Is it possible to make the switch directly or would I need to go to business school? Are any FAANG companies keen on PMs with a consulting background? Are there any courses or books that could help me make the switch? I've been seeinga lot of ads Product School for instance. Is that a better value substitute for business school? Sorry for the question overload lol. Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

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How to be a better people manager? Any good resources / books I should look at?

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I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management. Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

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Over 40, still a manager. Primarily doing technical program management. Not seeing any immediate growth at the current company. Any advice or books/resources that can help to reboot the career

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I had someone (26 year old) apply for a non-advisor role on my wirehouse team who is currently an advisor at a bank channel. I don't think he is a good fit for the non-advisor role (wealth management associate) because he eventually wants to be an advisor again. Any reason not to explore him trying to move his book ($300k rev) to my team and see if he can make it as an advisor? I won't guarantee him completion of the FAA program but will mentor. Gotta earn equity partner in my opinion. Thoughts?

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Helpful resources / best practices for being an effective Program Manager? Any books or published content you’d recommend on the subject? TIA 🙏🏼

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Good books or blogs to understand financial management of IT projects (more like outsourced projects) and financial management of Product development projects (more like in-house prod development) Looking for more of metrics and tracking perspectives.

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For newbies, what are the best new books on Brand Content Management?

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Looking for pharma-specific market access/product launch/life cycle management books/textbooks! Total rookie in this space. Thank you!

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For newbies, what are the best new books on Brand Content Management?

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Any book recommendations for someone interested in breaking into product management?

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Are there any good movies or novels that show skill development - like follow through? Self-management? Money management? I read a lot of self help books so I know a lot of the theory, and books peppered with examples help, but I feel like most 1 paragraph examples don’t five justice to how hard it may be to change a behavior.

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Wanting to dive deeper into Data Management / FP&A. Any recomendations for books?

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Hi everyone. I’ve been recently promoted to a Manager position after a year(ish) stint as a Senior Analyst in the Data & Analytics space. It was my first job out of college and I’ve grown a lot - and luckily I’ve had a fabulous female boss who recognised and rewarded that. Wondering how to embrace this new role as my direct reports are two men who are older than me (late 20s and early 30s). Would love for any tips, tricks or books that I can use to navigate this, without looking incompetent

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Hey guys, I'm trying to switch from consulting to product management. What resources/books/courses would you guys recommend for prepping for PM interviews?

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Any book recommendations for management? Recently promoted and will me working with and mentoring juniors. Would love to learn some proper management skills and be able to grow young creatives

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Looking for recommendations on good books to read on people management, building relationships, and using those relationships to influence/drive actionable change in complex environments. TIA!

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Looking to learn more about growth product management. Any recs for articles/people to follow/videos/books to learn more about this type of PMing?

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I got reached out to about a VC role, but I had never considered VC before. I do Product Management Consulting, but I do have both an undergrad business education and product design experience. What books / articles / sources do you reccommend if I want to learn more about VC? If you have worked in VC, what thoughts or advice would you want to share? Thanks for any info or advice you can share!

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Hi Ladies! I’m transitioning to a manager of a team I’ve been leading. There’s been a lot of turnover with the team and I feel like I’m having a hard time getting the team to see me more as an authoritative figure. For example, when I ask for volunteers on a simple task, no one replies. Should I just resort to assigning rather than asking? Also are there leadership books you suggest that I could read up on? Thank you!

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What are the top Investment Book of Record (IBOR) systems used today at top investment management firms? I’m interviewing later this week for a position that would implement an IBOR system. Any insight would be helpful.

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Could anyone recommend a good practical book for new tech managers? I know one learns the most on the job, but I just to want to read something! :)

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I'm an account manager, but want to get better at helping and managing my team. So, I've started doing some of the copywriting myself so I can get a better feel for what's involved, what's needed, and how I can help others improve. I recently attended an SEO conference and then spent a weekend reading everything I can get my hands on. I've also got a reading list I'm building out. What are your favorite books and sources to become better at copywriting?

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What books should I read on being a good manager? I’ve been promoted to manage a team of 6 and feel like I’m failing them. Any books on managing a remote team would help especially, but I’ll take ANY help I can get

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Anyone have good book recommendations on people management?

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Account Director from the world of Brand and Advertising here (agency-side). 10 YOE. Looking seriously into making the switch to Product Management (Client-side) as I want to dive deeper into business/logistics/R&D. I’m a Business Development pro, and play key strategy roles in everything from customer journey, to persona dev, to comms and channel strat, to brand and campaign dev. Question: What should I be reading (books/blogs/etc) to get smart on all the skills I lack? Thanks!

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How to transition from management consulting to commodity/futures trading (I.e. risk management)? Books to read, general advice, anything is appreciated!

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Looking for a great writer (with a lot of TV script experience) to be my partner in a new role at a rising agency in NYC. Can be remote now but still be expected to move here at some point. Needs to be able to mentor and empower young creatives. Will be a management first role. No CDs who want to do everything themselves please. DM your books if interested, will send mine back. Open to freelancers as well who would be interested in full time if it goes well.

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Looking for a great writer (with a lot of TV script experience) to be my partner in a new role at a rising agency in NYC. Can be remote now but still be expected to move here at some point. Needs to be able to mentor and empower young creatives. Will be a management first role. No CDs who want to do everything themselves please. DM your books if interested, will send mine back.

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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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Would you say summaries are as effective for self help books like "the subtle art of giving a fk" and other similar books? I feel the books themselves ramble on too much on a side story only to tell a point that could be summed up in a couple sentences. Or am I just not getting good book recommendations for growth/development on mental well being and productivity

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I'm having an interview this week. I haven't interviewed for the past 5 years. With the exception of practicing general questions, background research of company, what other advice can y'all give me? Interviewing for a industry senior accountant role. Wish me luck :D

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Im applying to this startup that has two positions that im really interested in. I already sent my app for one where I think my chances are better. Should I send an email to tell them Im interested in the other position as well, or would this be strange / weird?

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