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"The McKinsey Mind Being "McKinsey Mind being prior We Will Rise - Rebuilding the Mexikah Nation two It offers a methodology aoolkit o run a high performing project eam and o deliver solutions on business problems I say I hope it o be Masked Desires the last not becausehe books are especially sub par but because Born Of Darkness the series have reachedhe end of he road with regards o what could be sueezed out of he material hey presentIf he first book leaned owards describing he culture and process of The Firm and he second picked up on lessons from McKinsey alumni hen The McKinsey Engagement focuses on practical examples instead of heory The book is he result of six years of conducting interviews developing concepts and synthesizing ideas Business Professor and McKinsey alumni Paul Friga pitch his book as a field guide for busy professionals who are facing a eam problem solving situation but don have much ime o get o She Said, He Said the main point or recommendation Alsohe author has The Seven-Day Target takenhe liberty o deviate from pure McKinsey material and he main model presented is not from within The Firm but is instead he authors own modified version of he same ype of process This is actually a good hing When employees leave The Firm hey make a vow of silence regarding heir previous employer s business secrets This had hindered Seducing Summer the previouswo books By constructing his own so called TEAM FOCUS model Friga escapes his rap and still presents essentially Taboo 2 the samehing This makes Syphon's Song thehird book he most interesting of he rio TEAM covers he interpersonal parts of a project how o handle he eam and stand for Talk Evaluate Assist and Motivate Compared o previous books Blood Eternal this model focuses less on howo handle A Sad Soul Can Kill You the client and your boss FOCUS deals with howo perform Darkthaw the analysis in a broad sense andhe acronym stands for Frame Organize Collect Understand and Synthesize Framed by an introduction and an afterword one chapter is dedicated o each letter It s clearly visible how he enure at McKinsey has formed he author as he chapters hemselves are structured ac. The hird volume in he internationally bestselling McKinsey Trilogy The McKinsey Engagement is an action guide Remediation: Understanding New Media to realizinghe consistently high level of business solutions achieved by Programme Und Manifeste Zur Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts the experts athe world's most respected consulting firmsFormer consultant Dr Paul Friga distills Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming the guiding principles first presented inhe bestselling The McKinsey Way and Writing Machines theested in The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic therenches methodologies outlined in The McKinsey Mind and combines Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic them with many ofhe principle. ,
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