Posts

Showing posts from May, 2017

The McKinsey Engagement: A Powerful Toolkit For More Efficient & Effective Team Problem Solving by Paul N. Friga >> Book review and free preview

Image
Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Business, Management Consulting, Company Profile
Publisher Tata McGraw-Hill
The Book This is the third book in the McKinsey trilogy by McGraw-Hill after The McKinsey Way and The McKinsey Mind. It is written by Paul N. Friga, a former McKinsey consultant, and co-author of The McKinsey Mind. As in the previous two books, this book is also an attempt to document the learnings from his period at The Firm to share it with the world. He also reached out to several other alumni of the Firm to get their inputs and also included the inputs from a real-life 'engagement' by his students.
This book is purported to be a field guide which takes the insights shared in the earlier books to an operational level. The book is structured around Paul's own framework TEAM FOCUS:
TEAM: This stands for Talk, Evaluate, Assist and MotivateFOCUS: This stands for Frame, Organise, Collect, Understand, and Synthesise In the end, he also shares the application of the model in…

The McKinsey Mind: Understanding and Implementing the Problem-Solving Tools and Management Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consulting Firm by Ethan M. Rasiel and Paul N. Friga >> Book review and free preview

Image
Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Business, Management Consulting, Company Profile
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
The Book The book is written by two former McKinsey consultants who attempt to document the learnings from their period at 'The Firm' to share it with the world. They also reached out to several other alumni of the Firm to get their inputs as well.
They share how 'the McKinsey Mind' works (as the name suggests) pivoted around a 'Strategic Problem Solving' model. In this book, they focus on the following elements of the model.:

Analysing: This includes Framing, Designing, Gathering and InterpretingPresenting: This includes Structure and Buy-InManaging: This includes Team, Client and SelfComments Just like its predecessor 'The McKinsey Way' this book is short (around 200 pages) and easy to read (well-structured and simple English). If you are part of the corporate world or are planning to join it some day - you'll find this book very useful …