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I'm interested in management consulting post-MBA.

I love strategy and from the research I've done I think that MC would be a good fit for me. However, I don't have any experience in the industry and I have very few friends or colleagues in the field...and while this forum has been a great resource...I'm looking for some books on the subject in order to gain a deeper understanding. I'm looking for books that go into detail about the industry, starting a career in MC, strategic theory, etc.

I've downloaded samples for the following books on my Kindle, but I wanted to get some feedback or suggestions for other books before I make a purchase...

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- Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry (Sugata Biswas; Daryl Twitchell)
- The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives
- The Consulting Bible (Alan Weiss)
- Strategic Safari (Bruce Ahlstrand)
- The McKinsey Way/Mind (Ethan M. Rasiel)
- McKinsey's Marvin Bower: Vision, Leadership, and the Creation of Management Consulting (Elizabeth Haas Edersheim)

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So if anyone has feedback on these books or others (or any resources for that matter), please share it here. I'm trying to get a better feel for the industry prior to starting BSchool and I want to make sure that it's really the place I want to go post-MBA.

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Re: Consulting Books - Industry/Career/Strategy Books [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 15:45
I hear the Mckinsey way/mind are really good books, let me know your thoughts on them
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Re: Consulting Books - Industry/Career/Strategy Books [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 15:52
I've heard otherwise for The McKinsey Way/Mind (Ethan M. Rasiel). McKinsey guys scoff at this one because the author was only at the firm for 2.5 years (That's what I heard). I also read this book and it's a pretty average book. I think you should start networking into MC. Attend events, speak to HR at the consulting companies, ask friends for anyone they know in MC who might be able to give you more information. I wouldn't just read books right now, there are better and more active things you could do to pursue MC and see if it is the right choice for you.

EDIT: Your GMAT score is beastly. That will help your application I believe because consulting companies take GMAT score into consideration.
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