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When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm


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An explosive, deeply reported exposé of McKinsey & Firm, the worldwide consulting agency that advises companies and governments, that highlights the customarily drastic influence of its work on workers and residents all over the world”Meticulously reported, and in the end devastating, this is a crucial ebook.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Instances bestselling creator of Empire of Ache and Say Nothing McKinsey & Firm is probably the most prestigious consulting firm on the earth, incomes billions of {dollars} in charges from main companies and governments who flip to it to maximise their earnings and improve effectivity. McKinsey’s vaunted assertion of values asserts that its function is to make the world a greater place, and its fame for excellence and discretion attracts high expertise from universities all over the world. However what does it truly do?In When McKinsey Involves City, two prizewinning investigative journalists have written a portrait of the corporate sharply at odds with its public picture. Usually McKinsey’s recommendation boils all the way down to main cost-cutting, together with layoffs and upkeep reductions, to drive up short-term earnings, thereby boosting an organization’s inventory value and the wealth of its executives who rent it, on the expense of staff and security measures. McKinsey collects thousands and thousands of {dollars} advising authorities businesses that additionally regulate McKinsey’s company shoppers. And the agency regularly advises opponents in the identical industries, however denies that this presents any battle of curiosity.In a single telling instance, McKinsey suggested a Chinese language engineering firm allied with the communist authorities which constructed synthetic islands, now used as staging grounds for the Chinese language Navy—whereas on the similar time taking tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars} from the Pentagon, whose chief purpose is to counter Chinese language aggression.Shielded by NDAs, McKinsey has escaped public scrutiny regardless of its function in advising tobacco and vaping firms, purveyors of opioids, repressive governments, and oil firms. McKinsey helped insurance coverage firms’ enhance their earnings by making it extremely tough for accident victims to get funds; labored its U.S. authorities contacts to let Wall Road corporations evade scrutiny; enabled corruption in growing international locations comparable to South Africa; undermined health-care applications in states throughout the nation. And rather more. Bogdanich and Forsythe have penetrated the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey by conducting a whole lot of interviews, acquiring tens of hundreds of revelatory paperwork, and following rule #1 of investigative reporting: Observe the cash.When McKinsey Involves City is a landmark work of investigative reporting that quantities to a devastating portrait of a agency whose work has usually made the world extra unequal, extra corrupt, and extra harmful.