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When we began investigating McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm with the golden pedigree, we knew how difficult it would be. McKinsey had built itself into the world’s most influential consultancy, not only by hiring smart Ivy League students, but also by keeping its most sacred promise: secrecy. For 92 years, the firm has held fast to the dictum of never disclosing names of clients or the advice it gives.
We were intrigued by a company that seemed to be everywhere — and nowhere at the same time. As a private company, it had no obligation to report information to the public. And as a consulting company, it wasn’t regulated. Other types of companies, especially accounting firms and investment banks, have similar client rosters, but they are overseen by government agencies. This lack of accountability, particularly for a firm as influential as McKinsey, beckoned us to dig deeply into its conduct around the world.
The most basic question we set out to answer was this: Did McKinsey’s pristine reputation as the foremost purveyor of “best practices” match its record? After nearly a year of reporting, we found that the answer was often no.
That point was driven home in startling fashion when we recently reported that the Massachusetts attorney general had accused McKinsey of fanning the flames of the opioid epidemic. In legal papers, the attorney general alleged that McKinsey had instructed the maker of a powerful opioid on how to “turbocharge sales” of the drug, how to counter efforts by drug enforcement agents to reduce opioid use and how to “counter the emotional messages from mothers with teenagers that overdosed” on the drug.
Despite McKinsey’s refusal to allow its employees to speak freely with us, we managed to contact and interview 44 current and former McKinsey employees around the world, often using encrypted forms of communication. As part of our research, we traveled to South Africa, Ukraine, Austria and Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
Michael Forsythe, who has reported extensively in China, used his deep knowledge of that nation’s government, language and social media to help build a custom database tracking McKinsey’s work in that country. As a result, we were able to report that McKinsey had advised 22 of the 100 largest state-owned enterprises, including one that built the artificial islands in the South China Sea, a major point of military tension with the United States.
Just one week after the United Nations denounced the mass detention of thousands of ethnic Uighurs in a vast archipelago of indoctrination camps, McKinsey chose to quietly hold its annual corporate retreat nearby. We not only reported on that retreat, in Kashgar, China, we also published pictures of it, including one that showed red carpets winding through the desert. Under the headline “How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments,” we also documented the firm’s work in Russia, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. McKinsey’s work in these countries is noteworthy because it comes at a time when democracies around the world are under attack.
Much of our reporting relied on McKinsey’s own words, memorialized in a medium the firm has mastered: the PowerPoint slide.
One slide, made for Boeing, became the basis for an entire article involving the aircraft maker, a Ukrainian oligarch, Indian titanium and possible bribery. Another slide deck, uncovered by our colleague Katie Benner, identified social media accounts of three prominent online critics of the Saudi government. One was subsequently arrested.
Today’s article focuses on McKinsey’s hedge fund, MIO Partners. Like McKinsey itself, it is highly secretive, a point reinforced during our visit to an offshore tax haven where MIO conceals some of its money. No one from the fund was willing to speak to us, though we did talk to two former executives. The .3 billion fund is coming under increasing scrutiny because McKinsey sometimes consults or advises companies where MIO has a financial stake.
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管家婆彩图管家婆彩图【硝】【烟】【散】【尽】，【露】【出】【了】【北】【寻】【冥】【雄】【伟】【的】【身】【躯】。 【只】【见】【他】【衣】【衫】【破】【损】，【发】【型】【凌】【乱】，【看】【其】【身】【体】【状】【况】，【在】【荒】【人】【大】【帝】【自】【爆】【下】【仅】【仅】【受】【了】【些】【轻】【伤】。 【北】【寻】【冥】【缓】【缓】【起】【身】，【抬】【起】【头】【望】【向】【天】【空】【中】【突】【然】【出】【现】【的】【这】【位】【异】【人】。 【他】【从】【这】【面】【色】【黝】【黑】【双】【角】【双】【翼】【的】【男】【人】【身】【上】，【没】【有】【感】【受】【到】【一】【丝】【一】【毫】【的】【气】【息】，【但】【正】【因】【为】【如】【此】，【才】【令】【他】【如】【临】【大】【敌】。 【仿】【佛】【这】【人】【被】
【是】【的】，【你】【没】【看】【错】，【龙】【虾】【又】【回】【来】【了】。 【挣】【扎】【了】【数】【月】，【又】【回】【来】【了】。 【回】【来】【发】【新】【书】【了】。 【时】【间】【的】【话】，【根】【据】【情】【况】，【早】【的】【话】，【月】【底】，【晚】【的】【话】，【那】【就】【是】【下】【个】【月】【的】【中】【旬】。 【希】【望】【到】【时】，【你】【们】【还】【能】【够】【来】。 【等】【你】【们】，【江】【湖】【再】【见】。
【下】【午】【时】【分】，【许】【钧】【一】【头】【钻】【进】【了】【客】【房】。 【此】【时】【的】【他】【正】【坐】【在】【电】【脑】【前】【学】【习】，【为】【此】【他】【还】【特】【意】【把】【自】【己】【的】【智】【慧】【属】【性】【加】【到】【了】6【级】，【消】【耗】【了】【整】【整】15【点】【属】【性】。 【不】【过】【他】【觉】【得】【这】【是】【值】【得】【的】，【因】【为】【自】【己】【接】【下】【来】【的】【工】【作】【都】【是】【脑】【力】【劳】【动】，【加】【了】【肯】【定】【错】【不】【了】。 【而】【这】15【点】【属】【性】【带】【给】【他】【的】，【是】【比】【原】【来】【还】【要】【快】【上】【整】【整】【两】【倍】【的】【学】【习】【速】【度】。 【一】【边】【的】【小】
【陆】【北】【珩】【叹】【了】【一】【口】【气】，“【行】【了】，【别】【玩】【儿】【太】【晚】【了】！” 【徐】【曼】【愣】【了】【一】【下】，【这】【才】【反】【映】【了】【过】【来】，“【哥】【哥】，【万】【岁】！” 【陆】【北】【珩】【笑】【着】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】，【直】【接】【走】【了】【回】【去】！ 【这】【一】【段】【时】【间】【又】【是】【朋】【友】，【又】【是】【考】【试】，【曼】【曼】【也】【是】【真】【的】【费】【心】【了】！ 【这】【次】【能】【够】【带】【她】【出】【去】【玩】【一】【圈】，【好】【好】【放】【松】【一】【下】，【也】【不】【错】【了】！ —— 【机】【场】 【徐】【曼】【看】【着】【一】【身】【黑】【色】【皮】管家婆彩图管家婆彩图【唐】【砂】【也】【是】【一】【脸】【怪】【异】，【笑】【了】【笑】【道】：“【可】【能】【认】【错】【人】【了】。” 【欧】【阳】【富】【贵】【不】【说】【他】【的】【往】【事】，【必】【定】【有】【他】【的】【道】【理】，【那】【她】【也】【不】【必】【要】【多】【嘴】。 【没】【想】【到】【欧】【阳】【富】【贵】【居】【然】【来】【了】【边】【塞】【参】【军】，【遇】【到】【故】【事】【里】【的】【人】，【心】【里】【多】【多】【少】【少】【有】【些】【诡】【异】【之】【感】。 【夜】【半】【的】【事】【情】，【欧】【阳】【富】【贵】【又】【知】【道】【多】【少】？ “【喂】！【喂】！”【亦】【风】【见】【唐】【砂】【神】【游】【天】【外】，【喊】【了】【两】【声】。 【唐】【砂】
【常】【言】【道】，【事】【情】【的】【发】【展】【总】【是】【充】【满】【着】【戏】【剧】【性】。 【譬】【如】【说】，【一】【场】【波】【及】【整】【座】【斗】【气】【大】【陆】【的】【浩】【劫】，【就】【那】【么】【虎】【头】【虎】【尾】【地】【结】【束】【了】。 【就】【连】【身】【为】【唯】【一】【见】【证】【者】【的】【古】【元】【都】【是】【一】【脸】【懵】【逼】，【可】【想】【而】【知】，【其】【余】【诸】【人】【是】【一】【种】【肿】【么】【样】【的】【赶】【脚】。 【好】【在】，【古】【元】【和】【当】【事】【者】【莫】【白】【之】【间】【有】【着】【奴】【役】【魂】【印】【的】【联】【系】，【倒】【是】【知】【道】【自】【家】【阁】【主】【解】【决】【掉】【那】【有】【些】【诡】【异】【的】【魂】【天】【帝】【后】【还】
【陆】【识】【安】【半】【响】【才】【回】【答】【她】，“【我】【还】【想】【大】【学】【毕】【业】。” “【我】【大】【学】【毕】【业】，【十】【八】【岁】，【刚】【好】。” 【咦】，【好】【像】【也】【是】【哦】。 【不】【成】，【不】【是】【大】【学】【毕】【业】【的】【原】【因】，【而】【是】【年】【纪】【太】【小】。 “【还】【是】【再】【晚】【一】【点】【吧】，【二】【十】【二】【岁】【左】【右】。” “【我】【二】【十】【二】【岁】？【七】【年】，【你】【能】【忍】？”【说】【着】，【时】【宁】【的】【视】【线】【往】【陆】【识】【安】【腰】【部】【以】【下】【的】【三】【角】【区】【域】【看】【去】，【陆】【识】【安】【还】【想】【躲】【开】，
【棕】【须】【推】【开】【门】，【瞅】【见】【了】【坐】【在】【椅】【子】【上】【的】【矮】【人】【王】，【他】【面】【露】【喜】【色】，【很】【是】【着】【急】【的】【走】【过】【去】。 “【尊】【敬】【的】【国】【王】，【您】【的】【子】【民】【布】【莱】【恩】·【棕】【须】【归】【来】。” 【棕】【须】【虽】【然】【心】【急】，【但】【较】【为】【稳】【重】【的】【他】【还】【是】【没】【有】【忘】【记】【该】【有】【解】【的】【礼】【节】，【只】【不】【过】【一】【旁】【陪】【国】【王】【下】【棋】【的】【彩】【虹】【须】【就】【被】【他】【忽】【略】【了】。 【彩】【虹】【须】，【是】【灰】【铁】【堡】【的】【老】【矮】【人】【了】，【曾】【经】【跟】【着】【国】【王】【一】【起】【将】【分】【散】【在】【各】【地】