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

Author(s): Martin Kihn

Psychology

Once upon a time Corporate America paid certain people huge fees to tell organizations what they were doing wrong. These men and women really knew next to nothing. They trashed businesses, destroyed careers, and wasted time and money. They called themselves Management Consultants. I know them well. I was one of them. Welcome to the... HOUSE OF LIES. When Martin Kihn joined a powerhouse New York consulting firm, he thought his job was to help organizations. In reality, the consultants spent precious work hours prowling for new clients, and offered little or no useful information. From power breakfasts with mind games to the screaming indignity of "Feedback Camp" in New Jersey, HOUSE OF LIES reveals the truth about a "profession" that could threaten your job, your career, and your life...and even throws you some lifelines should the suits start circling your company.

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The critically-acclaimed, darkly hilarious take on Management Consulting, soon to be a hit on Showtime, starting in January 2012.

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

Martin Kihn is a Columbia Business School graduate and Emmy-nominated comedy writer. A graduate of Yale University as well, he was head writer for MTV's Pop-Up Video and has written for Spy, New York and GQ.

General Fields

  • : 9780446696388
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Grand Central Publishing
  • : January 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Kihn
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 658.46
  • : 288
  • : illustrations