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McKinsey deliberately won't let their consultants specialize in an industry until they make partner. They want their consultants to have broad experience across industries, the thought process being that it allows them to "think outside the box" and cross-pollinate solutions across industries. Also, that sentence is maybe the most consulting-y thing I have ever written outside of a pitch deck.

Bain and BCG are similar but a bit less strict about it.

It depends on what kind of consulting you do. McKinsey/Bain/BCG pie in the sky kinda stuff, it can work. Down in the mud implementation/risk kind of work, it definitely doesn't. And not all clients like it, even for white space strategy consulting--it's how firms like Deloitte's Strategy group get their in.

yeah, I don't know the specifics of who this person was, and i'm terrible at guessing age, nor do I know the specifics of why she was on the project. But I do know that she got an ear full, and our group MD is a pretty cool and relaxed guy. I'd assume they'd be well versed in the quirks of the major banks, but the feedback was basically "do you have any idea how much of a total pain it would be to get these lofty ideas executed???"
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yeah, I don't know the specifics of who this person was, and i'm terrible at guessing age, nor do I know the specifics of why she was on the project. But I do know that she got an ear full, and our group MD is a pretty cool and relaxed guy. I'd assume they'd be well versed in the quirks of the major banks, but the feedback was basically "do you have any idea how much of a total pain it would be to get these lofty ideas executed???"

Definitely not the first time that's happened I'm sure. It's definitely the downside of that approach. But believe me, consultants are very used to getting an earful from people at the client who don't like them smile.gif
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Don't watch the movie!

why not?
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im not an orioles fan, or even much of a baseball fan in general these days, but there is something very nice about seeing all the fans in their gear walk around downtown, and head to the stadium.
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im not an orioles fan, or even much of a baseball fan in general these days, but there is something very nice about seeing all the fans in their gear walk around downtown, and head to the stadium.

bring your kids to a day game sometime soon. I didn't like baseball until I hit high school, but my dad took me and my brother randomly to Red Sox games and even Pawtucket Paw Sox (the AAA Minor League Red Sox Team) and it was a magical experience as a kid: The grass on the field, the scraggly fans, the swearing/beer/peanut shells/cotton candy makes you feel like you stepped into a 1950's technicolor movie.

He cheered for the Red Sox in the early 70's as a new immigrant in Boston and learned how the game was played on the fly. The weird part was how he never announced that the brother and I were going to a game... just would put us in a car and bring us there.
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i still don't like baseball
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bring your kids to a day game sometime soon. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I didn't like baseball until I hit high school, but my dad took me and my brother randomly to Red Sox games and even Pawtucket Paw Sox (the AAA Minor League Red Sox Team) and it was a magical experience as a kid: The grass on the field, the scraggly fans, the swearing/beer/peanut shells/cotton candy makes you feel like you stepped into a 1950's technicolor movie.

He cheered for the Red Sox in the early 70's as a new immigrant in Boston and learned how the game was played on the fly. The weird part was how he never announced that the brother and I were going to a game... just would put us in a car and bring us there.

waiting for the weather to warm up and then i defo will. i loved going to games with my dad and siblings as a kid.
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i still don't like baseball

inb4pB.

do you enjoy going to a game, or even that is of no interest to you?
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i still don't like baseball

hockey is the best sport to watch live of the major ones (maybe a good soccer match if you have rooting interest). my dad brought me to a some bruins games (and more Brown U games) and that was magical as well (because you can hear the players talking, the hits, the blood, and fights).

the underrated aspect about watching hockey live is how there's more of a chance of getting hit with a rock hard dense rubbered frozen puck while sitting in the stands than getting beaned by a foul ball in baseball. I think there's about 20+ pucks that can go into the stands during a game... its surprisingly terrifying seeing a puck fly nearby.
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When are you people going to adopt my opinion on sports? How many more times do I have to tell you people that sports are kid's games? How many Chambray shirts am I going to have to burn here?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

inb4pB.

do you enjoy going to a game, or even that is of no interest to you?
i've been to a bunch of Mets and Yankee games, but i just found them kind of meh. I found the food options at Citi field to be far more interesting than the actual game.
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hockey is the best sport to watch live of the major ones (maybe a good soccer match if you have rooting interest). my dad brought me to a some bruins games (and more Brown U games) and that was magical as well (because you can hear the players talking, the hits, the blood, and fights).

the underrated aspect about watching hockey live is how there's more of a chance of getting hit with a rock hard dense rubbered frozen puck while sitting in the stands than getting beaned by a foul ball in baseball. I think there's about 20+ pucks that can go into the stands during a game... its surprisingly terrifying seeing a puck fly nearby.
yep, i'm a hockey fan from head to toe.

the puck flying issue is reduced now thanks to nets behind the goal. somebody had to die for the nets to happen, go figure.
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I don't like baseball, but going to games can be fun if it's not hilariously stupid expensive like the Yankees stadium. It's fun to hang out, drink beers, and eat shitty hot dogs and nachos on a nice day. Gotta slum it every now and then.
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When are you people going to adopt my opinion on sports? How many more times do I have to tell you people that sports are kid's games? How many Chambray shirts am I going to have to burn here?

I used to hate to go to music concerts tounge.gif

then when I was 12 on a long trip to Canada we ended up seeing Jeff Healey play randomly at open air concert hall in Montreal where the circular stage would spin!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was a dumb kid. I didn't realize Healey was blind until the concert was almost over. When my older brother informed me I cried out of happiness/sadness that I didn't cheer louder when he would play the guitar behind his head and dance/walk around onstage like no big deal.
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When are you people going to adopt my opinion on sports? How many more times do I have to tell you people that sports are kid's games? How many Chambray shirts am I going to have to burn here?


I generally agree, but I have to admit I've been getting into UFC.
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When are you people going to adopt my opinion on sports? How many more times do I have to tell you people that sports are kid's games? How many Chambray shirts am I going to have to burn here?

or you could grow a penis and join the ranks of the men.
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