My first full-time job was as a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Company. A very intense 2‑year learning experience.
Their Alumni News Service recently interviewed me and published this great article on SharpBrains. The writer does a superb job of providing an overview of what we do, so I recommend you read it. I’d like to emphasize the following quotes for anyone looking for jobs these days, so that “brain exercise” is part of the equation:
- “Alvaro has some very high praise for the mental gymnastics that the McKinsey experience provides. Given that the frontal lobes in our brain (behind the forehead) only mature in our late 20s, he says, the jobs we take in our early and mid-20s are very important not only for our career prospects, but also for our brain development fitness. This is the stage in our life where, consciously or not, we can improve our decision-making, initiative and self-regulation abilities, all of which literally affect the physical growth of our frontal lobes in a significant way.”
- “Joining McKinsey as a BA is literally like joining a brain gym, Alvaro says. “The demands of the McKinsey model. [Read more…] about Brain Exercise for the Frontal lobes: the McKinsey Mind