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A rare insight into the corridors of the world’s leading management consultancy firm – and how one man rose to the top.
● Written by one of the world’s most influential and powerful business consultants.
● McKinsey & Company is famous for the influence it has over business and governments.
● A rich and engaging story of how one man reached the heights of the consultancy profession.
● Full of fascinating and intriguing anecdotes and analyses of the role that consultants play in the world of business.

Book Details

  • Publisher: LID Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-910649-65-7
  • FORMAT: 234 x 156mm
  • Bookbinding: Hardback
  • Number of pages: 288pp

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herbertHerbert Henzler is the former German office head and European Chairman of McKinsey & Company. Today he is an advisor and board member of several leading companies, including Credit Suisse, FC Bayern Munich and New Silk Road.

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