The first biography of the most successful and notorious management consultancy
The Firm. They helped create the bar code. They revolutionised business schools and they created the corporate behaviours that now rule our world. They reinvented the idea of American capitalism and ruthlessly exported it across the globe. McKinsey employees are trusted and distrusted, loved and despised. They are doing behind-the -scenes work for the most powerful people in the world and their ranks of alumni include the Chairman of HSBC.
In The Firm, star financial journalist Duff McDonald uncovers how these high-powered, high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts but also become mired in controversy across the years. Discover how they played a critical role in building Enron's disasterous corporate structure, and who has been convicted of high level white-collar crime. This is a gripping take on one of the world's most powerful companies.
About the Author
Duff McDonald is a journalist and the author of Last Man Standing, a biography of JPMorgan Chase CEO and chairman, Jamie Dimon. A contributing editor at Fortune magazine and The New York Observer, he has also written for Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Esquire, Business Week, GQ, Wired, Time, and Newsweek, and has been awarded two Canadian National Magazine Awards. He lives in New York.
'Thought-provoking - a fascinating look behind the company's success.' Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail 'At a stroke, McDonald sums up the attraction of McKinsey to the world's largest companies, the mystique surrounding its methods, the envy it inspires in competitors and the anger it sometimes incites - a very readable account.' Financial Times 'An up-to-date, full-blown history, told with wit and clarity.' Wall Street Journal '[An] admiring book that nevertheless asks hard questions about the organization's future'" The Economist 'Timely - A fast-paced account of a key business institution, its deeds and misdeeds.' Kirkus Reviews 'Revealing - McDonald combines a lucid chronicle of McKinsey's growth and boardroom melodramas.' Publishers Weekly
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.381