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What are some small firms with entrepreneurial gusto giving MBB legit competition? And I don’t mean old school traditional shops charging $1,300 per hour per resource.

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Everything is strategy. Pmo is project management strategy

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There are always some within specific niches that will beat MBB. For example, there are life science specialist shops that many clients prefer over MBB as they have deep experience (ClearView, health advances, Campbell, ZS, IMS)

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Following. I’ve heard: Marakon Treacy & Company Keystone Strategy AlixPartners Altman Vilandrie & Company Tyton Partners Stax Consulting Greenwich Strategy

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There are no such things

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That's a pretty generous definition of "strat shop". Not one of those companies compete for growth strategy work. What is the definition of strategy now? Anything but tech implementation?

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Treacy does compete on growth strat. And the rest are pretty much only offering strat services. If I’m misinformed, feel free to correct me. OP asked for “entrepreneurial” and “strategy"

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C1, are those all strategy shops?

Yup. Pure strat work except for AlixPartners which offers other services (e.g cybersecurity). Note: they all play in a niche: Marakon only talks to CxO’s, Keystone is tech, Treacy is consumer/growth, Altman focuses on TMT, Tyton is educations/non-profit

Oliver Wyman

Biased, but if you’re interested in automotive or chemicals/oil and gas, Roland Berger’s North American offices have a strong strategy practice here

ClearView tends to frequently compete with McKinsey on projects and often win.

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