Carl Sloane, MBA 1960

Temple, Barker & Sloane

Interview conducted in November 2000

Carl Sloane, HBS 1960, was a founding member of the consulting firm Temple, Barker and Sloane (TBS), later sold to Marsh McLennan and renamed Mercer Management. TBS was among the first consulting firms to move from a generalist approach to solving client problems to a more specialized one, with consultants digging deeper into key industries and into areas of expertise. Carl cites globalization of American firms, the hollowing out of middle management, and deregulation of major industries as some of the factors contributing to the consulting boom in the 1970s and 1980s. Carl offered insights on his experiences in a video interview from his office in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in November 2000. Interviewer: Amy Blitz, HBS Director of Media Development for Entrepreneurial Management. Carl Sloane died in 2015.

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