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Question from a newbie consultant - What are some good online courses/ books to improve consulting skills?

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Watch House of Lies

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The Four Hour Work Week. Not really consulting specific but there's a lot of useful knowledge in there around time management, doing 80% of your productive work in 20%of your time etc. Written by the famous Timothy Ferris so it's a great read.

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This gallery of investment banking pitchbooks might be helpful: tinyurl.com/talkpts

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I had a friend recommend Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. Read it and it really changed my perspective on how to actually listen to the needs of my clients.

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Trusted advisor, 7 habits of highly effective people

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Also would recommend How Clients Buy: A Practical Guide to Business Development for Consulting and Professional Services

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There is the channel Firm Learning in YouTube by an ex EM from Germany, I think it’s amazing. He also has a class on Udemy to sharpen ppt skills (specifically for consulting, not your typical BS on how to make transition with fancy effects and wordarts)

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Looking to start “playing the system at PwC” I’ve expensed/booking by the books and just figured out my team are buying extra/expensing BS to get more rewards. Teach me the ways of consulting - Go

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Hi, I am going through a few books on consulting and one thing which seems to be given a lot of importance is market sizing. What is the importance of this? It seems to me that unless it is a new product; existing competitors, long term contracts, monopolies etc would make this result unreliable at best and misleading. Can someone help me understand this?

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What are your top books for selling consulting work? SPIN, Challenger, etc.

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Are there any "how to survive consulting" books you recommend?

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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! 😁

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Trying to get a 45 y/o sibling in to consulting (was an entrepreneur prior in the restaurant industry). No college degree but willing to bust his but to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls

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I’m looking into exiting consulting and moving into product management. Picked up a few books to read. Would a PM certification provide a lot of value? Any other tips are appreciated! Thank you.

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Hiya! I was wondering if anyone here has any good recommendations in terms of books or learning material that I can pick up to learn about sales and marketing relevant to the consulting industry?

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1YOE as a strategy consulting generalist, interested in breaking into PM. Would love to know which books / courses will get me in the best shape for PM, and if it’s worth looking into with my currently level of experience. Thank you!

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What are some good books that helped you with consulting? Looking for some good reads.

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Best books to read about strategy consulting?

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Hi ladies! Question for you all: do you have any tools/books that you recommend for career planning? Now that we are in QT and not traveling I would like to sit down and try to get more focus and clarity on what I want out of my career and beyond. Prior to consulting, I was involved in non-profits, professional development networks, etc. and that has dwindled due to the adjustment in consulting and would like start developing myself that way. Any recommendations? TIA.

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My clients asked me if I can work during my vacation in Mexico. They approved my vacation arrange three months ago. And they are asking me one day before I left? Seriously?!

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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