Reading & resources

Below are some useful reading lists, websites, and news sources for anyone with an interest in consulting:

Major Strategy Consulting Publications

Business News 

Consulting Websites

Great Reads

  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras

  • Case in Point by Mark Cosentino* [Case Interviewing]

  • Case Secrets by Victor Cheng* [Case Interviewing]

  • Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter

  • Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter

  • Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports by Thomas R. Ittelson 

  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by James Collins

  • HBR’S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials by Harvard Business Review

  • How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

  • In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman An

  • Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald Weinberg

  • Introduction to Mathematical Thinking by Keith Devlin

  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman

  • Principles of Corporate Finance by Richard A. Brearley

  • The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto

  • Secrets of Mental Math by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer

  • The Six Sigma Way by Peter S. Pande et al, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart and David Wessels

  • What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro

Podcasts

  • APM Marketplace

  • BCG Perspectives

  • Freakonomics Radio

  • HBR IdeaCast

  • McKinsey Global Institute

  • Motley Fool Money

  • NPR Topics: Economy

  • NPR Topics: Technology

  • NPR: Intelligence Squared

  • NPR: Planet Money

  • NPR: TED Radio Hour

  • Wall Street Journal This Morning

Apps

  • Case Maestro

  • Mathemagics

  • MathGym

Free Online Courses

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