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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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Without a degree I’d look for regional industry specific consulting, where the experience is applicable. Consulting at scale is largely an MBA plug and play exercise and he/she won’t get a fair shake without any academic credentials

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McKinsey engagement, case in point to start

Sounds a lot like me at 30. Have them find a subject area they excel at. The restaurant industry gives an individual great soft skills and thinking on their feet-let alone work ethic. Unfortunately I can’t speak for specific books/courses unless they have that area of focus. I’m 35 now and awaiting a manager offer at another firm. This was all hard work in 6 years. They can succeed! I’m open if they are wanting to chat with someone if very similar experience. I’m in Cyber now

Some sincere advice, I’d ask in the FB community if anyone made it to consulting with out a college degree would share their journey. I think that info would be helpful to your sibling a lot as a start.

What speciality does your sibling have? Specifically, what does edge want to do in consulting?

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