A contributing editor at The New York Observer, Duff McDonald has also written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Fortune, and Esquire, among other publications.
"Revealing... McDonald combines a lucid chronicle of McKinsey's
boardroom melodramas."--Publishers Weekly
"[T]hought-provoking . . . a fascinating look behind the company's success. . . . [The Firm] chronicles McKinsey's rise but also raises an important question about it that is applicable to the entire netherworld of consultants, advisers and other corporate hangers-on: 'Are they worth it or not?'"--Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times DealBook
"There have been other books about this American icon, but The Firm is an up-to-date, full-blown history, told with wit and clarity."--The Wall Street Journal
"[The Firm] is a book that fits one McKinsey colleague's description of former managing director Ron Daniel - 'so smooth he could skate on your face and not leave a mark. ... very readable.'"--Financial Times