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Pulling back the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey
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Pulling back the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey

At top universities like Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, there's a fall tradition playing out behind the scenes: students are back, and so are company recruiters looking to hire the best and the brightest.These prize students, say New York Times investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe, want a place to work as prestigious as the university that they attended. And, according to Bogdanich and Forsythe, on top of many students' lists is McKinsey & Company, a firm, Bogdanich said, that "gives advice. And people are willing to spend a lot of money for it."Their new book is "When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm" (Random House). ...
Book excerpt: “When McKinsey Comes to Town”
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Book excerpt: “When McKinsey Comes to Town”

New York Times investigative journalists Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe examine the influence of one of the leading consulting firms, McKinsey & Company, in their book "When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm" (Random House).Read the excerpt below, and don't miss Erin Moriarty's interview with Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe on "CBS Sunday Morning" October 9! Random House IntroductionIn Gary, Indiana, just past the rusting bridges, peeling paint, and railroad switching station sits a green well-tended plot of land that seems oddly out of place. It is a grassy knoll of bushes and trees overshadowed by the drab...