I would like to build a new consulting company like McKinsey. I do have a significant competitive advantage, (based on software) in a niche field, and now I need advice on how to start creating a "package" like McKinsey. I believe their "package" consists of the following (please add anything I have missed):
- A huge network of the best people spread across the world
- Efficient knowledge sharing internally
- An education institution converting relatively cheap excellent graduates into managers within a few years, further expanding the network
- An image of excellence, which attracts excellent people
For a bit of background, I have contact on vice-president and CXO level in a few of the largest companies in my country (and brands) and they trust our services enough to spend significant amounts of focus, time and money on us delivering value. This means that I expect to get the money needed for hiring what is needed (though of course only on a small scale), in order to execute the strategy you recommend.