I was asked by a friend for a few management consultant books (similar to liar's poker in the finance industry) to check out. The only one I can think of is Peter Drucker's Adventures of a Bystander (good but not too much consulting)... any suggestions! 😁

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Consulting Demons (Lewis Pinault)... I loved this book. To be fair, I haven't experienced any of the sorts of problems the author writes up about. So definitely exaggerated a bit 😏 but worth the read.

like

The McKinsey Mind (Mcgraw Hill)... Err no bias

like

Martin Kihn's House of Lies – Decent. I think this was made into a TV series or something

like

Lords of Strategy is good to learn about the birth of consulting !

like

The Consultant with Pink Hair... it's a fast and fun read and you'll know the ins and outs of m&c industry.

like

Related Posts

What books, courses, or certificates do you recommend for someone who’s looking to get into product management? I have a Tech Strategy background but no experience with products specifically. Not sure where to start so would appreciate tips from those of you already in the space. Thank you!

like

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

like

Hello,
I do not have a formal education in Finance and am really an amateur. I want to work in finance and what books should I start reading to know more about the industry. Any suggestions please?

like

Im moving from core Auto product management role to software development product management role.
Can you please share what should I read to brush up basics on SW PM?
Courses, books, blogs, anything is welcome!
Let's make this group a little active!

This book is so GOOD has anyone read it? If not you’re missing some excellent advice and startegy to accelerate your career from an expert - she’s a former PA Senior Manager. This book should be on everyone’s list. It’s such a quick read, has actions steps you can customize to your career journey and comes with a free action guide you can download after purchase. She a dynamic speaker and this is her first of what I hope is many books.
Get a copy on Amazon.

Post Photo
like

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

likehelpful

I am a 30yr old with a masters in finance and bachelor in Econ but I feel like I am not doing what I can to continue my education. I barely read but know I need to. Any page turning book recs that can get me start reading more?

Joining FAANG in a few months as a Product marketing manager, potentially with a new product growth focus. Any ex-consulting PMM/PM with advice and tips on how to ramp-up skills/toolset fast? (e.g, books, podcasts, sites)

like

What are a few industry related books that are recommended??

When I first started out “ The Advertising and PR Account Management Workshop” by Craig Davis and Don Dickinson was very helpful.

like

Loving this new bowl! Please share your favorite business books with me. Topics of interest are personal finance, career, entrepreneurship, and life-work-balance and joy.

like

Any good books or articles worth reading on product marketing and analytics? I come from more of a technical and general product management background, so I personally feel like I lack on the marketing side. Like Search engine optimization, etc. Thank you.

like

Any recruiting firm/specific contact with a good client book in finance (London)?

like

what are some top books to read specifically geared towards consultants/consulting?

like

Suggestions on resources (books, courses, etc) for improving the following?

Effective communication
Management and mentorship
Working well with people with different working styles
Negotiation

like

Any recommendations for good business books (preferably on general management or economics)?

like

Hi fishes,

I am a strategy consulting enthusiast from a middle class family. Don't have the financial stability to take a loan for an MBA and hence had to drop some renouned admits this year ( Think top IIM's) due to family circumstances. I still dream big and request you to provide some insights for my research:-
1) Average expected package of an associate
2) Average experience expected at ZS to get hired at associate level
3) Good books to upskill and ace the consulting case interviews

like

Tips, articles, videos, books on career planning?
I know consulting isn’t a long term career option for me, but I have no 1, 3, 5 nor 10 year plan/idea.
Did you join consulting with a timeframe/plan?

like

Any good business/consulting books on amazon kindle that y’all have read that has helped you in your job?

like

Best resources/books on getting personal finance in order?

like

More Posts

Anyone know a place to play racquetball besides the Bellevue? Would love to get back into the sport a bit.

Need to brush up on experimentation/testing for an interview....any good resources to help me out?

like

I recently got an offer from accenture in which fixed pay is 5 LPA and variable is 21% of fixed(105000). There is an indicative variable pay % range in the compensation chart and in that it is mentioned 6-9% so how much variable pay will I exactly get? If it is actually 6-9% of the fixed income then why accenture has mentioned 21% as variable pay?

Thoughts on VML in Seattle?

I have counted over 100 completed self care fun activities so far!!

Post Photo
like

Any real estate professionals or investors in the Bay Area? How much money are you making? What investment strategies are working for you?

helpful

I am an admin at a Tech Company that would like to get into into the UX Design discipline. My undergraduate degree is in Business and Studio Art. I have been studying UX design on my own time. When hiring UX designers what credentials do Hiring Managers looks for? I have heard most look for potential but haven’t found any luck with this.


Is obtaining a masters or doing a boot camp class my best chance in getting into the field? Or is there other avenues?

like

Capgemini and Capgemini Engineering work location are same in Noida?

like

I hope this bowl will be more active this year 🥳

like

Does EY GDS follows strict dress code?.

like

I love what I did in physiotherapy but two years into the career im struggling to see progression or long term future satisfaction. What have people shifted to from this career?

like

Fishes,

Do you also think now that most of the companies have figured a way out on the issue of candidates holding multiple offers and trying to renegotiate until last moment?

Now they are not releasing the offer letters until your last working day, which is not giving you any scope for renegotiation.

like

Made cassava cake yesterday. Super easy and delicious!

Post Photo
like

How many bullets can I put under my consulting job. Lots of relevant experience but feels like too many bullets and since this is my only experience aside from an internship keeping it to 3 bullets would leave my resume very empty

like

If I don't get some of my expenses paid back because of big 4 bureaucracy can I just deduct it as an unreimbursed business expense when I do my taxes?

like

Moms how good is lovevery? Anyone use it for their kids?

like

I'm recruiting Telemetry Charge RN's and RN's for both Day and Night shifts at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Phoenix, AZ. Let me know if you or someone you know want to learn more.

like

Is your firm experiencing large talent drop-offs and voluntary leaving at a higher rate than yesteryear (within the cyber departments)?

like

Is there a directory of companies somewhere by location or industry type (consulting/fintech/ecommerce etc.)? Please comment if you know. Thanks.

like

I had bought phone under smartphone program , it's been 6 months now
Can I give the phone to my family member to use ? And Uninstalling work profile ?
Also can I use the postpaid number I have been reimburseming in another phone ?

likefunny

Additional Posts in Consulting

My current firm is experiencing an extremely heavy bench, possibly like most firms, however checking to see if anyone is hiring or willing to refer? I’m have a broad range of knowledge in systems implementation, product/project management, process improvement, IT governance, data analytics. TYIA

like

If someone says they will have an update for you in the next few days - how many business days does that mean? Would it be rude to follow up ? ( after an interview)

like

How are strategy consulting teams structured? I’m considering a move to a larger size consulting practice, but how do people stand out, and how are they efficiency utilized by ‘consulting management’, when hundreds of people can exist within a single strategy team/department nationwide?

What are your all time favorite passive aggressive phrases?🙂😡

like

What benefits do you get at Sheraton with gold status

like

1 month in PwC advisory (SAP) and I’m already considering quitting. In addition to not finding the practice (SAP) very engaging, im still shocked at the fact that PwC uses Gmail, google sheets/slides over Microsoft products.. Am I crazy ?

like

Watch out Deloitte! You're next!

Post Photo
likefunnyhelpfuluplifting

Best consulting firms to work for that will allow 100% remote work indefinitely regardless of what clients do?

like

MITx vs. Coursera for learning AI/ML, which one is better?

like

When your wife goes on a trip without you and complains about being in group 6 on AA. You know your spoiled when you think 6, damnnnnnnnnnnn

like

My SO is a comedian & made me a ppt today: royal blue text on a wood background, then misaligned pictures with size 60 text, then a different font on green background...all using our jargon wrong 🤣😙

like

After eating clean for the last 6 months and losing 40-ish pounds, I've realized that overeating causes depression for me. I've been off medication for a while, but I'm on vacation in Italy .. (contd)

like

How to prepare for the Deloitte interview day - especially nervous about the case interview as I’ve never done one before

like

Poll:
Who hates / loves Gary V and his “struggle po*n narrative?

like

Anyone have info on MBB/Strategy& supply chain consulting? Group size, actively hiring, common backgrounds (MBA/certifications required/helpful?), project types, & interview prep tips? Looking to enter as an experienced hire. Currently a procurement financial analyst and just passed my CSCP certification. Ex-big4.

Thanks!

like

Any other ladies in here planning a wedding and trying to work 60 hours a week??

like

My new firm is giving me a choice between PC or Mac. Work will be a lot of Excel, PPT, research, and video calls. Which should I get? I have two external monitors (Dell / Acer) but sounds like they would provide an extra monitor if I wanted.

like

Any recommendations for movers from NJ to Washington DC?

like

Does anyone live in Wilmington DE? Is it safe? Looking for a halfway meeting point with friends.

likefunny

Finally decided to put a decent amount of money in some index funds this weekend. My investing journey is off to an interesting start

likefunnysmart

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals