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Welcome to Forbes books at bedtime with Delaney in Greg Stephan This time around we're joined by Amy George Leary he is the talent strategy officer. At one of the most prestigious consulting firms in the world, I know you've heard of, food Allen with a six. Point, two billion dollars. In revenue roughly twenty four thousand employees boy think about that so Amy as the talent strategy officer at one, of the best known consulting firms in the world news Allen. Some of the stats that we've seen are just absolutely staggering I mentioned one of them twenty-four, thousand employees more than one third of the workforce or veterans including dozens of senior leaders. Of nine hundred plus PHD's eight hundred and counting data scientists so the big question, is how? Did. You, get started, as, a consultant and wow those numbers yeah well you know I I would like to say that I was that sort of prepared and thoughtful right coming out of, graduate school that I knew I wanted to be a, console So you know I had a little bit of insight you know pater block, flawless consulting was introduced to me way back then but honestly. You know I wanted to get out of school I wanted to find a good job and, you know I had heard of Booz Allen interviewed with them but the thing that really. Attracted me to to that consulting space that industry was when I interview there I, had multiple? Options. For, how I, would, apply my skills or what opportunities I would have had opportunities on the corporate side had opportunities on the business side and that was kind of intriguing to me I could apply these skills in multiple places. Within the same, organization and honestly that's really what attracted, me to, consulting and live stayed with it for you know twenty some. Years so, when you, said you had multiple opportunities in other. Words within the world of Booz Allen you were getting, multiple offers yes that's right and that was that. Was kinda surprising to me and also you know very appealing so when you started twenty some odd years, ago the consulting world I think looked very different than it does today in two thousand eighteen can you kind of draw comparison for us so we understand how. It was then and what it's evolved to Then obviously the firm itself was, a much, smaller organization. Right so you were working on more I would, say strategy you, know different things to solve problems processing driving change in that regard today. Obviously what the scale and the complexities and? The constant changing of technology much more technical much more driven in A, rapid pace of. Keeping up with new things to be in front what's going to happen what's going to change, you know we we want to be. Predicting and being in front of a lot of these big changes and and it's all driven, by complex, technologies, and new things that are emerging. You know every other day so it's great, to to dive into that because if you look at is as you're saying what, is now modern management consulting practices it's the. Crazy verticals, to the deep verticals which are so interesting. To. Me the the specialties NASA defense? Cybersecurity you mentioned that, sports to, automobiles so when you have a, task like that how do you, stay, so specialized and predict and stay in front of the curve the, way you have, and be so diversified Comes from a. Couple of, different places right you have to invest in and build core deep capabilities right and and we're in many different capabilities from. Digital to engineering to? You know things like? Data analytics, and, sciences as well as consulting and strategy so you got to have that that core capabilities but then it's really about building deep relationships with clients and really being embedded, in their, missions right like. You said we've helped NASA watch the US space program engineered solutions for the international space station, we've helped the navy you know gear. Up in the World War Two but we also assisted you know with the US department of, homeland security, in, nine eleven a lot of that..