Hi 🐠- I have a data analytic background, and am joining a consulting firm’s fraud group. I don’t know much about accounting - any books/good sources to brush up on to get some general knowledge?
Friday thoughts on Strengths vs weaknesses: I have been told that I am solid in quant, but need development on the creative side of things - brainstorming, strategic frameworks, maybe even writing. If this situation can be improved, what should I do? books or videos or exercises? This doesn't seem easy to tackle at all... If this just reflects how I am like, does it mean I'm not fit for consulting in the longer haul (looking at SC, PM max)? Or perhaps I should focus on DD type of consulting?
Best books to read about strategy consulting?
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! 😁
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?
Is anyone running a small nonprofit on the side in addition to consulting? I am planning to start one to carry out some of my passion work. (Any books, courses, places to start?)
Hey all - early 30’s and feeling really lost in terms of trying to figure out what I want to do in life. I’ve been in consulting for 5 years and just hate it. I’m torn between doing something for the greater good and making good money. Is there any way to do both? Also if anyone has recs for helpful books or podcasts on figuring out life, I would appreciate any and all suggestions!
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?
What are some good books or training resources that would help one excel in the consulting world?
Came from a developer background. What are some business books that can help me get better on the functional consulting side? Have nearly zero formal business education.
Looking for some material for a crash course in IT strategy consulting - books article etc. any recommendations would be appreciated
Does anyone have recommendations for thought leaders/influencers in the M&A space? Looking for blogs, books, YouTube videos? Not currently in the space, trying to learn more as I’m thinking about a pivot after a few years in consulting/startups
Anyone have a consulting services sales training they recommend taking? Or books to read?
About to start my first PM job! Any tips to be prepared and ramp up quickly? Books to read, courses to take, etc.. any tips are appreciated! Currently in ops consulting. No tech background.
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?
Question from a newbie consultant - What are some good online courses/ books to improve consulting skills?
Friendly late 20s woman fish here who hasn’t been feeling good enough to be in consulting or run a business. I don’t know what’s going on but even with all of my accomplishments I feel worthless. I’m in therapy so I’m sure there’s a rainbow somewhere but I’m wondering if anyone else has felt like this and what you’ve done to get past it? I’ve thought of reading more books on my craft and doing affirmations but I’m like internally smh at everything.
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
You mentioned ATK being a leader in Ops Consulting. What books / white papers / magazines can one read to build such competency (for a newcomer) or to refresh one's know how (a vet in the space)? Tks!
MBB 🐠: I’ve got 3yrs consulting experience at IBM (agile exp.), state school for undergrad, CSM and secret clearance. Do I have a shot at associate at MBB or do I absolutely need to pursue MBA first?
I have 3/6 years left on my H1B and my employer is filing it now (switched jobs). Is that enough time?
Have a friend in need of remote work (kid with bad lung disease at home, doesn’t want to risk bringing COVID home). He has a bachelors and masters degree in math but no formal business experience. What are his chances getting hired in consulting, and what might be the best kind of practice for him to look at?
I'm a Microsoft Dynamics and C# Developer at a Big 4 consulting firm. But... working with Dynamics for the last 5 or 6 years is starting to wear on me. The salary is great because there is a shortage of qualified Dynamics developers, but I want to do something else, even if that's just back to being a run of the mill C# Developer. Maybe this is more of a rant or I'm letting off steam, but has anybody on here ever essentially gone from a specialized type of roll to more general role?
Do you ever contemplate suicide, (without serious intent) over work frustration/stress? Having a really rough week and afraid I’m going to burst into tears if I explain to my team, but also don’t want to look like a baby.
I just recently left big 4 in July to pursue a role at a fintech company. It seemed great during the interview but once I got here it was very unorganized, not clear which team I would support, etc. Long story short, I was told we would have a hybrid work schedule and we are now required to go in-office full time 5 days a week and there have been a ton of layoffs recently. Should I stick it out or look for something else even though I’ve only been here 2 months?
If you get fired from Deloitte (or similar), what would they say in a background check? Would they say “would not rehire” or something like that? Anyone have any issues with this?
How do you deal with draining family members? My wonderful mother takes on a LOT to keep the family life running back home (across the country with matters that can't really be helped from afar). She's stressed and every time we chat it's just an endless swell of negativity and problems - we all have our own issues and just having to listen can drain me for the week. She blows through boundaries because she needs to vent and I'm not sure how to protect my energy and still be supportive. Ideas?
Feeling that people are optimistic that pandemic will end around the summer. I have been working from home since pandemic and really don’t want to go back to office ...wanted to do a survey here. What is your firm’s policy on remote working after pandemic?
Am hearing Deloitte USI is planning to open office space in Chennai and other regions across India as part of post COVID back to office plan, how true is this information? Deloitte USI
All my seniors and managers telling me what my role will be next year and I’m here like, there is no next year ;)
Not work related but idk where to ask this. We’ve been invited to our first post Covid cookout. It’s at my husband’s former colleagues place so we don’t the hosts too well but we know there are not going to be any kids so mostly a grown up football party. What would bring to it? Because of the current scenario I’m skeptical of bringing my home cooked dip.
So.. my husband and I live across the country from my family, including my young nieces. We haven’t seen them since before COVID and are not seeing anyone inside who is not vaccinated in our life, and this has not been a problem. We made a plan to vacation with my family to see them again this summer. My BIL is refusing to get vaccinated. Everyone else is vaccinated. My parents and sister aren’t happy about it but feel there is nothing they can do.
I got laid off today and need a new job asap. Would love to connect with anyone looking for a junior writer.
Considering leaving the media agency world and I’m toying with the idea of going client side (for a brand) or tech side for an ad tech vendor. Any thoughts from anyone who has made the jump?
Happy layoff hunger games
At what point do you politely pull yourself from an interview process? Context: good agency and cool CDs I want to connect with but don’t want to burn bridges with, and I know I can’t move across the country once WFH subsides and it’s just not the right time. Was flattered to be reached out to though. Tips?
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