How Does One Survive a McKinsey Visit?

Floundering Conde Nast has hired McKinsey & Co. to help them "rethink" the way they do business, which usually involves layoffs. Not to worry, Conde Nasties! Our worldly readers will help you survive this trying time.

We'd like to put together a guide to Surviving McKinsey, for the beleaguered Conde employees who want nothing more than to make it out of this thing with their jobs intact (expense accounts be damned). So we're asking you: Have you ever survived a McKinsey visit to your company, without getting canned or otherwise screwed? How'd you do it? Send us your brilliant tips for making yourself invisible to job-hungry outside consultants, and we'll incorporate them into our handy survival guide. Do it for the love of gloss.

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