This is an interesting one.
While a full timer in industry a few years ago, my Exec at the time forwarded to me a recent MBB .ppt they had done for him and team (I dont want to state which of the three MBB), aim was to help me in relation to a project we were kicking off. It had useful info as input for the Business Case.
"Please don't forward it on etc etc" was caveated.
At the time I had only previously worked face2face with the usual Accenture, CapGemini etc hence was interested to see the style and output that MBB provided.
I would partly disagree with what has been said on this thread;
- From a pure "presentation" point of view, it was very very good. Excellent. I would say circa 20% better than the average of what I had been provided by other MCs before. Lots of complex issues and analysis provided in a simple to use and visually pleasing format. A lot of thought and effort had gone into this presentation, that was obvious. The cost of creating it considering their rates? You don't want to know.
- From a "content" point of view, I would say it was around as good as / on par to what I had received previously from other MCs. Yes it was insightful and I found the graphics pleasing to the eye and easy to understand, but I wasn't blown away with the actual results when you looked at them forensically. It was good, it told a story, it provided an ending, but it was about in line with what the others are likely to have come up with. But visually, it worked very well
I have had other experiences, but that one stuck with me.