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The McKinsey Edge

Success Principles from the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm
Narrated by: John Haag
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Forty-seven strategies elite managers follow to reach the highest level of success.

The McKinsey Edge culls the personal best practices of an exclusive group of managers connected to McKinsey & Company, a firm that services 80 percent of the world's largest corporations.

Through a wealth of 47 rigorously selected, battle-tested, immediately implementable, and practical tips, listeners discover the secrets to building the self, growing with others, enhancing process management, and going the extra mile to reach the next leadership horizon. All who are struggling to accelerate their careers will keep this book at their fingertips for its rare, real-world advice for ascending through the levels of management - all of which require specific mind-sets and capabilities that only a handful of people ever master.

©2015 Shu Hattori (P)2015 McGraw-Hill Education

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Exceptional listen.

Great book. A must read for any aspiring consultant. Full of practical tips and skills you can start developing now.

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  • Alok
  • 25-12-2016

Succinct and immediately applicable

NOT one of those business books that are 10 times the size they should be.

Immediately applicable to consultants and anyone in project based roles.

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  • KEVIN D.
  • 27-10-2017

No value in leadership development.

there is an entire section on excercise...a section on taking fewer notes...and honestly, nothing else was memorable

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  • Chris Manna
  • 29-04-2019

Enlightening

Love this. Very helpful for general leadership pursuits. highly recommend it. I will probably read this a few times.

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  • Ed Shepherdson
  • 03-07-2017

Informative overview of consulting

Good concise overview of what the important elements are with respect to business consulting. The fact that these elements are practiced at McKinsey gives them credibility. I thought this was a good overall overview of consulting in general.

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  • Christian Petersen
  • 06-05-2017

Insightful and poignant

Loads of tips on managing yourself, others and your career. Great book, short and to the point. Highly recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2017

Great Resource for all.

I recommend this for all both students and professionals. I certainly do wish I had this proper to B-school. But it is worth reading/listening even at this stage of my career. Gives a little more gas in my tank to travel.

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  • MeShell
  • 29-04-2016

Loved it.

Lots of great take aways and reminders for immediate impact. Quick but fulfilling read fit anyone looking to improve their success habits.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-2019

Full of Good Gems & Nuggets!

Just what I was looking for! I do not give a lot of reviews, but I found The McKinsey Edge to be quite worthy. It's loaded with useful tips and as a freelance IT Consultant with 20+ years of experience, I was not bothered by the examples being from a financial consulting firm's standpoint. I was able to take the concepts and apply them to my situation.

Another thing you will appreciate is Shu Hattori's stories are short, sweet and to the point. Yesss! Unlike some books where the author goes on and on boring you to pieces, he gives just enough info and an example of each principle to grasp the concept and keep it moving.

I listen to Audible while multitasking and may pause briefly if something sparks my attention. With this book, I kept finding myself engrossed in the message and jotting down notes. Rewinding, because I felt like I missed something. I've already started implementing some of his suggestions and I am so excited. After listening to a handful of business improvement books, FINALLY, some good stuff that is going to help take my business to the next level. If you're not a skeptic, you're sure to find something good too!

Just a few gems that I hold dear:
- When making personal changes, don't just focus on fixing faults, but maximize strengths
- Visualize the end product
- Can I do it NOW?!!
- Consider the worst outcome AND have a ready-made strategy for things that may go wrong
- Know what activities boost energy and what drains it
- When prioritizing, link activities to the $$$ Think outcomes, not activities
- Oh, did I say "Can I do it NOW?!!"

Great book! I will listen to it again a few times, I'm sure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-03-2019

The right book for my carrier at the moment

I just started a transition in my carrier into a leadership position at big tech company and this book gave me the tools to better understand and elevate my own and my team performance to deliver better results.
all exemples as reasonable and totally applied into the business world. I really enjoy it.

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  • Alexa
  • 18-03-2019

Three Times!!!

I’ve listened to this three times now and will continue to often to it. I get something new out of this book every time I listen to it. Shu Hattori has really put together something awesome here and John Haag’s delivery is incredible.
Thank you both!

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  • JPM
  • 11-10-2016

Good, not exceptional

good, not exceptional
could have been better with examples and more cases. The book chapters are too brief and the book would benefit by including a supporting PDF with the audio book (like Principles by Ray Dalio).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-2018

Good principles for every professional

Packed with good principles and practices that will enhance my professional day to day basis.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-2017

great

it was an interesting book which gave an insight into how a superstar ceo is formed