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    DescriptionFounded in 1926, McKinsey & Company has become one of the world's leading management consulting firms, helping to invent American business and shaping its course for decades. Ushering in the age of American industrial dominance, McKinsey remapped the power structure in the White House, helped create the bar code, revolutionized business schools, and introduced the idea of budgeting as a management tool. McKinsey consultants have created the corporate behaviours that shaped our world-reinventing our idea of American capitalism and exporting it across the globe. At the same time, however, McKinsey can also be associated with a list of striking failures. Its consultants were on the scene when General Motors drove itself into the ground, and they played a critical role in building the bomb known as Enron. Yet they are rarely blamed for the failures-at least not publicly. McKinsey employees are trusted and distrusted, loved and despised. And far from prying eyes, they are doing behind-the-scenes work for the most powerful people in the world. 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 to the biggest and best American organizations. With unrivalled access to company documents and current and former employees, McDonald reveals the inner workings of what just might be the most influential private organization in America.


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    Title
    The Firm
    Subtitle
    The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Duff McDonald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781476737867
    ISBN 10: 147673786X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    Libri: ENGM8000, UNTE9080, WIRT1079
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    Libri: P0040509, UNTE8300
    BISAC V2.8: BUS075000, BUS032000
    BIC subject category V2: KJZ
    DC23: 650.0973
    Thema V1.0: KJZ
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    09 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Duff McDonald is a contributor to Fortune and the New York Observer, who has also written for Vanity Fair, New York, Esquire, GQ, WIRED, and Conde Nast Portfolio, among other publications.