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Some of the most interesting/useful advice I received when I was at Accenture as an analyst was when I asked the SM responsible for the CDP program what meritocracy meant for Accenture. His response stay with me to date “Meritocracy isn’t about the number of projects or deals you work on, how efficient you are, how dedicated you are but it’s about how many MDs know and like you and who on performance calls like you”. He was promoted to MD this year. Lesson don’t be a grinder - play the game.

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I thought this was common sense? It’s always been a popularity contest. You want to be well known enough and liked by everyone present at that performance review

It would have been simpler to say a meritocracy is an alternate to the Accenture model. Not trying to dump on Accenture but it's objectively true. True for many other companies too.

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