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Who do you think would have the most influence / power: 1) Top senior partner at MBB 2) Top investment banker (eg Frank Quattrone) 3) Manager of ~$10B hedge fund (eg Bill Ackman)

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Interesting. What is power? #3 likely will have the most money. #2 will know more CEOs. #1 will have influenced more corporate situations - eg strategic shifts, change programs. All very different.

Immense wealth generates power in itself

If you’re talking power & influence, consulting isn’t exactly an industry where you get a lot of that. Sure you get to advise corporations, but there isn’t a lot of serious power. At least when you compare it to people who either own massive chunks of capital or have significant influence over many people (politicians, media folks). Your typical senator is arguably more influential than any partner at any consulting firm.

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Lol this is an amazing post. #3 then #2. Both are light years in front of #1. How many billionaire consultants are there?

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I do not think “banker” was supposed to mean the CEO of the largest bank in America

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Is this what I have to think about on Friday nights to work at MBB?

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Who tf is quattrone

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Their SO

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Lol "power"

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If you worry about how much power you have in this life you will never have enough.

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If your asking who has more power on a Friday night in a hopelessly technocratic online forum, you dont deserve power.

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If you change 1) to ex-McK that might be a closer race for them…still 3

3 forsure

Dominic Barton is currently the Canadian Ambassador to China, so you could argue that has more "power"

Those types of positions are toothless

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Power? Over the human world? Small stuff buddy, small stuff indeed

Indeed, who has more influence & power? The people with influence & power, or some guy they pay to make slides on occasion?

1) only if you drink enough consulting lol-aid

The top partner at Mck makes what 10m?? Ackman literally is a billionaire. I can’t believe the absurdity of this question

Lol only 5-7M? You would think they make more money than Warren Buffett the way people flock to business schools and recruit for MBB.

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