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What sort of silly things are Ph.D. consultants are known for when they first get started ? Anyone with first hand experience ?

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^ a lot of our knowledge analysts have graduate degree or phds. Outside of being a little out of touch with everyday "corporate" work life matters, you couldn't really tell.


Half of the "post-MBA" role in my office is filled by PhDs, and honestly you wouldn't even know they had PhDs unless you asked or read their resumes.

Haha, great question. Academia does an extremely poor job of providing them any client management skills. They do not know how to speak with clients and constantly put their foot in their mouths.

One story. We started to advise a client on some new analysis needed “upsell”. The associate counters our entire team, explaining why the recs we had given them covered it. Honest to a fault.

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