Odyssey: The Life and Career of a Senior Consultant

Case Analysis

Whoosh, that’s all there is? On the eve of a partner in a reputable consulting company (“the stuff dreams are MBA”), an officer begins to question what he was doing with his life. Walt Shill had had graduated and worked eight years ago from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, became his way of McKinsey consulting the first American partners in the Japanese office. Shill and his family to move back to the United States of America, … Read more »

Whoosh, that’s all there is? On the eve of a partner in a reputable consulting company (“the stuff dreams are MBA”), an officer begins to question what he was doing with his life. Walt Shill had had graduated and worked eight years ago from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, became his way of McKinsey consulting the first American partners in the Japanese office. Shill and his family to move back to the United States, where he begins to question his goals. For the first time, it seems that shill has no goal to aim for. After reaching its goals, Shill is on an adventure to find his own meaning of life. He gets in good enough shape to a cross-country bike ride, take it completes. This blatant case Shill told story and what he learned along the way. It ends with Shill promise to yourself to be less judgmental and start walking through life with eyes wide open. A CD-ROM with clips of an interview with Shill accompanied the case.
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James G. Clawson
Greg Bevan
Source: Darden School of Business
13 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 22, 2003. Prod #: UV3236-PDF-ENG
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