Newly transplanted Minneapolitan Martin Kihn’s book is now a Showtime series starring Don Cheadle. Keep reading, but you might need a. HOUSE OF LIES: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time. Martin Kihn, Author. Warner Business $ I was a junior consultant when I read Martin Kihn’s House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time.

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In business, there’s no one hero who is destined to save a company. There are over half a million management consultants around the world, and they all gripe when asked the single common question wherever they go: It’s incredibly difficult to maintain a relationship lihn a consultant, and a smart, attractive character like her would have someone at home.

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And so they do, maybe to fix certain parts of their businesses or gain some type of efficiency somewhere Jul 31, Trinh rated it it was amazing. He calls his hotel as “Homstel”, which is another way of saying that the Hotel has become his Home.

Martin Kihn on ‘House of Lies’: ‘Once Hollywood buys your story they own it’

Martin’s book is witty, dark humored and an entertaining business book on the management consulting world and is inspired from his years of experience working as an consultant in an unknown top-level consulting firm. More By and About This Author.

Preview — House of Lies by Martin Kihn. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I was surprised at first. How ohuse richer would the show be if we knew that?


Although the TV-show based on the book shows the business as a glorious way to live, the book’s goal is doing just the opposite – in the most entertaining way possible.

Yes, houss consultants have a bad rap, perhaps deserved maybe perhaps not. PSA – this book has very little in common with the TV series, besides the “management consulting” bit, so don’t bother if that’s what you’re looking for. Consultants have been pretending to be actors for years. Design The 15 coolest interfaces of the year. The industry is a self fulfilling prophecy come real.

HOUSE OF LIES: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time

The consulting skill set can be used for good or for evil. Apr 25, Michael rated it it was ok. They showed people reacting to desire, not needs. I enjoyed a solid, legitimate consulting career that was largely bullshit-free.

Marty is chasing a particularly controversial client: Kihn, who has been nominated for an Emmy as a comedy writer, went to Columbia Business School and has spent the last few years working as a consultant; he writes the “Consultant Debunking Unit” column for Fast Company. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alternatively, he talks to the audience while everyone moves but the others seem oblivious to the fact that he is on a monologue.

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This was an interesting read. Trivia About House of Lies: Film rights were sold to Warner Brothers, where it is in development, and Booklist raved “Kihn’s got a great ear for dialogue – and a comedic sense worthy of Second City.

It “swims in a shark tank of such od survival-of-the-nastiest bad behavior it could launch its own channel: Kihn argues that many consultants know little or nothing about the firms they’re hired to help; furthermore, he contends, they often offer companies information that companies already have.


For example, Kihn loathes team dinners with his colleagues, while most consultants I know love team dinners because they allow everybody to relax and summarize the day’s work over drinks and food. His work environment is a secluded corner in the clients warehouse. I had discovered, sadly, that loes is a healthy degree of bullshit in corporate life, and that consulting as an industry can profit from it. Picked this up after seeing the first episode of the Showtime show it inspired For Tucker, “there’s no novelty or freshness in House of Lies’ patter or its penis-placement” the latter comment being a reference to House of Lies’ oies of the sort of sexual activity one can get away with on pay-cable”.

A good read and insight into the world of management consulting. Design Recommender The 7 best tools for making your most productive year yet Co. Don’t physically attack your client. A Love Story,” marks the emergence of a mature writer at kohn height of his powers. You could read this book and come away sounding like you actually know what you’re doing – which is the point. Khin harms your ability to be straightforward lirs anyone.

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