This highly intelligent and deeply funny debut memoir skewers a segment of the economy that nearly every white-collar worker has learned to fear and loathe: consultancies. . . . His reconstructed dialogue from within his (unnamed) firm and from his time serving clients is alone with the price of admission.―Publishers Weekly
A more entertaining book about business is unlikely to appear for a long time.―Economist.com
Exceedingly smart and funny ... Kihn's breezy, Jay McInerney-inspired writing renders the damnable daily life of the management consultant precisely, often hilariously.―Salon.com
A former stand-up comic who decides to go straight and get a real job by going to business school, Marty Kihn writes of his first two years at his consulting career. In it, he details the essence of the life he leads: how consultants are always on the prowl to make major corporations into clients, then tell them little or nothing about what they already do, and of course, speak with great authority on topics they know nothing about. All the while, Kihn writes, management consultants receive erroneous feedback from mean-spirited colleagues while being used as a pawn in bloody corporate power struggles. It's all in a day's work - but hey, it pays the bills quite handsomely.
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