House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn

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Publisher: Business Plus (March 21, 2005)  ISBN: 0444696382
DESCRIPTION: In the bestselling tradition of Liar's Poker comes a devastatingly accurate and darkly hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the wonderful world of management consulting. Once upon a time in Corporate America there was a group of men and women who were paid huge fees to tell organizations what they were doing wrong and how to improve themselves. These men and women promised everything and delivered nothing, said they were experts when they were not, sometimes ruined careers, and at best, only wasted time, energy, and huge sums of money. They called themselves Management Consultants....Welcome to the world of Martin Kihn, a former stand-up comic and EmmyÆ Award-nominated television writer who decided to "go straight" and earn his MBA at a prestigious Ivy League university. In HOUSE OF LIES, he chronicles his first two years as a newly-minted management consultant in all its unadulterated glory--the erroneous advice, the absurd arrogance, the vicious backstabbing, and the bloody power stuggles. Hey, it's all in a day's work...and it pays really well.


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