The popular belief is that 99 percent of all management consultants are freshly scrubbed 20-somethings with crisp MBAs and staggering IQs. For the 20 or so major worldwide consulting firms, such is the case. In fact, McKinsey & Company, the world’s best-known firm, likes to offer up an additional array of Ph.D.s, nuclear engineers, and world-class economists.
As measured in sheer numbers, it’s true that a sizable portion of the consulting world is populated by those stereotypes. Each year,...Read more