Below are some useful reading lists, websites, and news sources for anyone with an interest in consulting:

Major Strategy Consulting Publications

Business News

Consulting Websites

Great Reads

  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras
  • Case in Point by Mark Cosentino* [Case Interviewing]
  • Case Secrets by Victor Cheng* [Case Interviewing]
  • Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter
  • Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter
  • Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports by Thomas R. Ittelson
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by James Collins
  • HBR’S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials by Harvard Business Review
  • How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman
  • An Introduction to General Systems Thinking by Gerald Weinberg
  • Introduction to Mathematical Thinking by Keith Devlin
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
  • Principles of Corporate Finance by Richard A. Brearley
  • The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto
  • Secrets of Mental Math by Arthur Benjamin and Michael Shermer 
  • The Six Sigma Way by Peter S. Pande et al, Robert P. Neuman, Roland R. Cavanagh
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies by Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart and David Wessels
  • What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro

Podcasts

  • APM Marketplace
  • BCG Perspectives
  • Freakonomics Radio
  • HBR IdeaCast
  • McKinsey Global Institute
  • Motley Fool Money
  • NPR Topics: Economy
  • NPR Topics: Technology
  • NPR: Intelligence Squared
  • NPR: Planet Money
  • NPR: TED Radio Hour
  • Wall Street Journal This Morning

Apps

  • Case Maestro
  • Mathemagics
  • MathGym

Free Online Courses

 

 

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