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Dangerous Company: The Consulting Powerhouses and the Businesses They Save and Ruin


Publisher:Diane Pub Co



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It sounds like a thriller, it even reads like one, but Dangerous Company is actually the paperback version of a 1997 bestseller focusing on some of the most famous consulting firms in the world and some of their most famous faux pas. Written by two Chicago Tribune journalists, this fascinating book blows apart the powerful and secretive world of the likes of McKinsey & Co, Andersen Consulting and Deloitte Touche.

Based on sources within the consulting elite as well as their key clients, chapter after chapter reveals mind-blowing accounts of some of the worst disasters in consulting history, but also some of the greatest turnarounds. Read how one Fortune 500 company spent over $75 million on consultants only to find itself facing bankruptcy, while Sears' clever, and limited, use of consultants saved itself from the jaws of financial ruin. James O'Shea and Charles Madigan have revealed a side of management consultancy the consultants would rather you didn't know. For anyone hiring, or thinking of hiring, consultants, buy this book now. Even if you only read the 10-point checklist at the end, the few pounds outlay could save your company considerably more. For the rest, this book is an unmissable business handbook, revealing compelling insights into management-thinking at the end of the twentieth century. --Carey Green

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