The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant

My good friend Auren Hoffman just wrote a great article on the difference between entrepreneurs and McKinsey-type strategy consultants.

Read it at: http://blog.summation.net/2011/02/entrepreneur.html

  1. pau
    April 19th, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    My experience from BCG is that you used to have:

    1) Traditionally risk averse consultants. Usually were top-of-class at University, married at 25, and with a mortgage just one year into BCG
    2) Super-smart, ambitious, entrepreneurial, willing to change the system from within… unfortunately, these use to over-think, assess all risks to 3rd degree of precision, and tend to get scare off before starting.

    Very few are crazy enough to get started, and smart enough to actually build something interesting…