We have a section on the website where I list all of the articles I read on a daily basis: What Firmsconsulting is reading. The thinking was that readers could replicate the reading of a former strategy partner at an elite firm by reading what I read.
A reader recently wanted to know why we recommend so few Harvard Business Review and McKinsey Quarterly articles. This is an interesting observation and there is a reason we recommend so few of those articles. It comes down to understanding the difference between (a) merely being able to recite the latest business ideas versus (b) being able to generate your own ideas.
Which do you think is the more important skill? This podcast explains our rationale.