I have been reading a lot on how consultants work: how they organize their time, how they manage stakeholders, how they present their work. And when it comes to consulting, Mckinsey is the gold standard.

Here are 3 of the best books on how they do their work.

  1. Learn about issue trees, MECE, and more in McKinsey Mind by Ethan M. Rasiel, Paul N. Friga.

  2. Learn about TEAM FOCUS model in The McKinsey Engagement by Paul N. Friga.

  3. Learn about the 47 principles mentioned in The McKinsey Edge: Success Principles from the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm by Shu Hattori.

Other books I have read on Mckinsey and consulting in general: The firm (history of Mckinsey), The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg (the orange test mentioned in the book literally changed my life).

Read about the Orange juice test here: Orange juice test.

I am currently reading: The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto. Here is a good summary of the book: The Pyramid Principle.