The Freakonomists Take on Consulting (or How to Explain Consulting To Your Mom)

The authors of Freakonomics have a new podcast that explores the management consulting industry.  If you've ever wondered why clients hire consultants, why consultants hire completely inexperienced MBAs, or what some high profile experts about the industry thing, this is a great place to start.  It's also a great introduction for people who aren't management consultants, which means you can send it to your parents to explain what you do. Of course, Freakonomist Steve Levitt [...]

By |2016-11-10T10:20:14-05:00December 20th, 2012|Consulting|

Monitor Group Files For Bankruptcy, Sells to Deloitte Consulting

Last week Monitor Group, the strategy consulting firm founded by a group of Harvard Business School professors, most notably Michael Porter, filed for bankruptcy protection.  The firm's reputation took a hit last winter when it was revealed that they completed an engagement for ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, helping him bolster his international image.  Their assets will be absorbed by Deloitte Consulting and its various affiliates throughout the world, adding talent and client relationships into [...]

By |2016-11-10T10:20:15-05:00November 12th, 2012|Consulting, Industry News|