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Consultant falling

Why Consultants Fail

This is the final installment of a three-part series. In part one, Eric examined the increasing demand for consultants and considered whether the consultant is a force for good or for evil. In part two, he defined what qualifies a consultant and the standards to which they are held. Today he wraps up with the […]

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Who Is a Consultant?

This is part two of a three-part series. In part one, Eric examined the increasing demand for consultants and considered whether the consultant is a force for good or for evil. Today he defines what qualifies a consultant and the standards to which they are held. The first consulting firm was founded by Arthur D. […]

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Villain vs Hero

Hiring a Consultant — Villain or Hero?

Is a consultant simply someone who borrows your watch to tell you the time? In his article for Time.com, Gary Belsky interviews veteran journalist Duff McDonald, who says he makes a point in his book, “The Firm,” that the large and influential management consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., “might be the single greatest legitimizer of […]

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