Making Work More Human - A Q&A with ex-KPMG Partners 11/6

Has there been much difficulty getting your new firm off the ground because of non-compete-like agreements with KPMG? Difficulty in terms of both attracting talent and building a book of business

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To be honest no! We have had a massive response from people submitting their CVs - literally in the hundreds! It showed that we had hit a nerve. We thought it was just us and a few people who had really had enough but it turns out loads of people across the globe are ready for a change. Our clients have reacted very positively and are willing to work with us. We thought not having a brand would be tricky but actually clients said they don’t care too much about that - what they want is consistent quality - and with all the press we now do have a brand! We do have some restrictions in the UK but nothing too serious. So all good so far.

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That's awesome! I just started in Deals out of college a year ago. Your story is pretty inspirational, thanks for answering my question.

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Wow, partners had enough of bs. How do we survive at the lower rank. Serious question.

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