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Do you all think Arthur Anderson could’ve been the biggest of the big 4? Maybe Ambb

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It was the biggest of the Big 5 at the time. Arguably the most prestigious. Watching them unravel and the impact of that on our profession was frightening.

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Have you heard of Accenture?

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Remember MBBB before Booz split, and one side (federal) was profitable and bought by PE and cut benefits and turned into an even bigger staff aug shop, and other side (commercial) went basically bankrupt and bought by a competitor and now basically disintegrated? And that was without a major scandal. Things come and go, no point in living in the counterfactual

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Reports of our "disintegration” are greatly exaggerated.

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Seems you might be confusing your mbbs and big 4s there. Arthur’s Anderson was definitely on the accounting firm side, not strategy houses.

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Biggest of the big 4 accounting firms wouldn’t put them in the same league as mbb. Mbb are much smaller anyway. Also aren’t they just part of kpmg now?

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Andersen consulting is now Accenture. Which I learned in another post is Swahili for change order.

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