Rip-Off!: The scandalous inside story of the management consulting money machine
David Craig

Rip-Off!: The scandalous inside story of the management consulting money machine

Lying, falsifying results, plagiarism, over-selling, tax evasion, manipulation, greed, expenses fraud, sex and alcohol abuse....

Find out what really happens when management consultants come to town.

Management and IT systems are the world's fastest growing and most profitable business. Throughout the world companies and government departments spend over $1bn every single working day for consultants' advice. There is hardly a company or government department that does not use them. But what do we get for the billions that are spent?

At last an insider takes the lid off consulting and reveals how too often this vast and secretive business has become a licence to siphon off almost unlimited quantities of clients' money.

Book Details:

  • Author: David Craig
  • Published Year: 2006
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Original Book Company
    • Germany: Campus Verlag
    • Japan: Nikkei Business Publications
David Craig

David Craig

For over 20 years, David Craig has worked for and competed against some of the world's best and worst management consultancies. He has sold consulting in 15 countries in Europe, US and Asia to almost 100 organizations, including Disney, Mobil, Dupont, Roche, Air France, Eurotunnel, The NHS, CapGemini, Unilever and many others. He is the author of four other books on management and organizations
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Book Reviews

  • "one of the best books on modern politics I have read."
  • "No company or government department should let a management consultant through the door until they have read this book from cover to cover. twice"
    Financial Times 11 May 2005
  • "If I were Gordon Brown or Tony Blair, I would read this book then invite Craig into Whitehall."
    The Observer 19 June 2005
  • "Mr. Craig - where were you when we needed you?"
    A reader review on
  • "Rip-Off! will make uncomfortable reading for many in the consultancy profession and worrying reading for the companies who employ them"
    Management Perspectives Summer 2005