Suggested books or resources to learn more about strategy consulting? Different analysis, acronyms, etc.

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Don't boil the ocean. Give the 20,000 feet view, then double-click into the details.

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Watch the first season of House of Lies

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Read McKinsey Mind, Method and Way - Minto Pyramid Principle, Blue Ocean Strategy

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Playing to Win; The Lords of Strategy; Understanding Michael Porter

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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?

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Hi everyone, applied for an investment consulting internship few weeks back.
It's a client facing job, but it might come at a later stage of a job, maybe after finishing my internship and getting a job offer.
I'm interested to know what is the must develop skills, must take courses or must read books to get insight, develop the required knowledge and skills for the position. I majored in business management finance and currently preparing for CFA level 1. Thanks in advance ☺️

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Any tools/podcast/books to help with self awareness, brand management and networking?

I know skills alone not going to help going far. I feel like this is a Desi issue, especially with women - it feels so wedding to create your braves, talk about your work etc, networking is really hard too! Do you feel that too?

Anyone here successfully navigating these? I'm a manager in a consulting firm and feel like my career has plateaued! I recently became a mom too, so add that to the mix

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First time investor in the US. Any suggestions on books / blogs to read to get smart. Where do people typically invest given all the client related policies in place for consulting firms?

Anyone transition from consulting to product and have any real practical advice? I’ve read many boards, blogs, and books but maybe something that you learned in the process that would be helpful?

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Hi Fishbowl Community,

I am making a career switch from Marketing/Account Management into Consulting. Would appreciate if someone can share their path into this field and how they went about finding a case study partner to practice with? Any great books/ or recommended online programs/certifications would be helpful too!

Thanks 😊

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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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What are the best books on sales as it relates to consulting?

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

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26 yrs old, been in consulting since finishing undergrad. Worried that I haven't narrowed my focus or found a niche to be specifically great at. Every project has been completely different... And I am constantly reading books to get smart on every other topic. My guess is this is all too common in consulting.

I am curious if this is feasible for a longterm career in consulting, especially if I am trying to continue climbing?

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

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

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Really struggled with condensing all my interview details over a week into a simple slide deck today. I had only focused on the facts and barely mentioned the so what unless asked. New to consulting and need to improve on written communication. How did y’all improve? Read any books, courses?

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I'm happier and fulfilled when I travel. I go to the gym, read books on my flights, eat well especially breakfast, and enjoy working from home on Fridays. Keep travel projects coming consulting&EY God

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What books would you recommend for understanding human psychology / personalities? In a people oriented industry like consulting, I imagine it really helps understanding human behavior and building self awareness. For context, young person in consulting here.

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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

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Feeling lost in my career (10 yoe, 9 in consulting). Anyone feel this before and how did you get through it (career coach, books, etc)?

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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 butt to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls

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I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management.

Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

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I’ve worked in Consulting for the past 2.5 years and I’ve loved it! Today is the day where all the horror stories I’ve heard about consulting came true. I worked until 1AM this morning to finish deliverables for a client I’m working on. I’ve had PTO on the books for the past two months and jumped on a flight this morning to enjoy the rest of the week off. I land and my phone buzzes for a fire drill that only I can solve. Should I work for the next 10 hours and fix or say screw it not my problem?

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Please share the salary range insight for Business analyst with 6 yoe please!

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Salam all & Ramadan Mubarak! If you're interested in joining McKinsey, feel free to reach out to me... Gotta support the Ummah :)

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Fwiw - I’m an A-lister until 2018 December. And I currently have a SW credit card which I got 3 ago which I intend to close.

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I no longer have to get up to turn off my lights, when I'm going to bed. This is a game changer.

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In general: I don’t understand why so many people are depressed.. more sensitive.. higher suicide rate.. etc.

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Hi All,

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I had my second round of interview with Deloitte USI today. It went well and we had discussion about timings and location but when i checked the the the registration link of Deloitte for the role i interviewed for it says rejected. Does it really mean i am not shortlisted or there can be anu technical glitch

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Got a random email from a supposed Amazon recruiter for a SDE position (which is not at all a fit). The email is amazon.com domain and there are no red flags in the body but it doesn't feel like an Amazon recruiter due to the tacky signature, etc. Has anyone seen this kind of cold-calling from FAANG recruiter?

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