Once upon a time, Corporate America paid certain people huge fees to tell organisations 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 organisations. 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.
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.
A more entertaining book about business is unlikely to appear for a long time. - Economist.com.
Exceedingly smart and funny... Kihn's breezy, Jay McInerney-inspired writing renders the damnable daily life of the management consultant precisely, often hilariously. - Salon.com.