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How McKinsey helped authoritarian govts in ways that counter US interests

This year's McKinsey & Company retreat in China was one to remember

Walt Bogdanich & Michael Forsythe | NYT 

Hundreds of the company’s consultants frolicked in the desert, riding camels over sand dunes and mingling in tents linked by red carpets. Meetings took place in a cavernous banquet hall that resembled a sultan’s ornate court, with a sign overhead to capture the mood. “I can’t keep calm, I work at McKinsey & Company,” it said. Especially remarkable was the location: Kashgar, the ancient Silk Road city in China’s far west that is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis. About four miles from where the McKinsey consultants discussed their ...

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First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 10:07 IST