In the best-selling exposé When McKinsey Comes to Town: The Hidden Influence of the World’s Most Powerful Consulting Firm, two prizewinning investigative journalists, Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe, have written a portrait of the company sharply at odds with its public image. McKinsey & Company is the most prestigious consulting company in the world, earning billions of dollars in fees from major corporations and governments who turn to it to maximize their profits and enhance efficiency. McKinsey's vaunted statement of values asserts that its role is to make the world a better place, and its reputation for excellence and discretion attracts top talent from universities around the world. But what does it actually do?
Walt Bogdanich has been awarded three Pulitzer Prizes and four George Polk Awards for his investigative journalism. He's written or produced stories for The New York Times, CBS 60 Minutes, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. For the past 15 years, he's taught investigative reporting at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in political science and earned a master's degree in journalism at The Ohio State University. A fanatic Cleveland Guardians fan, he lives in Port Washington. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)
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This event honors the memory of Don Parker, former FOL board member and library volunteer, whose presentations on history and civil liberties entertained and enlightened many.