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I'm happy to discuss careers in consulting if people are interested.
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Maybe we start the fun by making fun of buzzwords: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOyTf...layer_embedded
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What would you say the main value proposition of management consulting is for the firms that hire them? Can that value be monetized? Can lessons learned generate sustainable increases in EBITDA growth, and can lessons learned in one division be leveraged into other areas and transformed into increased EVA there as well? Discuss.
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I only had a 3.3 in undergrad but I did good work on Wall St. in technology and was quickly promoted. What are my chances of getting into a decent B-School? it's not something I am considering for the immediate future but maybe in a few years. Also, is that even necessary if I want to get into consulting?
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I would like to discuss careers in management consulting, specifically mine. Can I haz a job?
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I would like to discuss careers in management consulting, specifically mine.

Can I haz a job?


It's "I can haz..." Please meme correctly.
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I would like to discuss careers in management consulting, specifically mine. Can I haz a job?
Are you really smart and cocky?
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It's "I can haz..." Please meme correctly.
My bad. Uh...I mean...Given this meme has reached a point where it's hard to see its market share growing any further, the real value will likely be leveraging its near ubiquity while adapting to the fact that it has reached a saturation point. With this in mind, I sought to tap into the brand recognition it retains while providing a product that better reflects the evolving marketplace.
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Are you really smart and cocky?
I'm like a cross between Stephen Hawking and Kid Rock.
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Are you really smart and cocky?

This is not relevant. Practice this, in front of a mirror preferably:

"I can promise to deliver sustainable growth in EBITDA by leveraging _________'s work across hundreds of Fortune 500 firms and translating those lessons learned into a plan to monetize latent opportunities at _______"
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I'm curious as to how one charges for "consulting"? In other words, if person comes to me and wants A and I have that information in my book at home. I copy that information / re write that information A, give it to them and charge them. Am I consulting or am I a charlatan? Or both?
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I'm like a cross between Stephen Hawking and Kid Rock.
Bad body language and a non-charismatic voice? You'd be lucky to get past the first round of interviews.
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Uh...I mean...Given this meme has reached a point where it's hard to see its market share growing any further, the real value will likely be leveraging its near ubiquity while adapting to the fact that it has reached a saturation point. With this in mind, I sought to tap into the brand recognition it retains while providing a product that better reflects the evolving marketplace.


You're hired.

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What would you say the main value proposition of management consulting is for the firms that hire them? Can that value be monetized? Can lessons learned generate sustainable increases in EBITDA growth, and can lessons learned in one division be leveraged into other areas and transformed into increased EVA there as well? Discuss.

I would say shareholder value is the ultimate metric. Sometimes though you need to have organizational adjustments that are not directly attributable. Both tangible and intangible benefits accrue when done right.
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I only had a 3.3 in undergrad but I did good work on Wall St. in technology and was quickly promoted. What are my chances of getting into a decent B-School? it's not something I am considering for the immediate future but maybe in a few years. Also, is that even necessary if I want to get into consulting?

Getting into a top ten business school would probably be needed for strategy consulting. Good work on Wall Street should position well for an application.
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I'm curious as to how one charges for "consulting"?

In other words, if person comes to me and wants A and I have that information in my book at home. I copy that information / re write that information A, give it to them and charge them. Am I consulting or am I a charlatan? Or both?

It varies. Typically consulting is based on time and materials with consulting time being the most dominant. Client pays for travel costs. Strategy firms are very expensive with goal of a 10:1 return. At McKinsey my hourly rate was north of $500 (!) since I was in part a specialist. A 3-4 person team might cost $1million per month. Engagements typically run 2-3 months.
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