A list of every case covered in the program for Season 1. Each case contains a written and video solution, or an audio solution for the communication cases. The cases/concepts taught in Seasons 2,3,4 etc. can be found in those seasons.

 

Session 5: Estimation Questions

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the UK tea drinking market size

2. Estimate the clothing irons market size in Spain

3. Estimate the revenue for Disney world Paris tickets sales

4. Estimate the hot dog revenue at Wrigley Field

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Fortune Magazine’s per annum print subscription revenue

2. Estimate the market size for portable electronic storage devices

3. Estimate the revenue at a Grand Central Terminal entry booth

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Facebook’s advertising revenue per annum,

2. Estimate Coca Cola sales at a Beyoncé Madison Square Garden’s concert

3. Estimate sales at Wal-Mart’s largest store in Arizona

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the market size for Australian wooden wine corks used in wine bottles

2. Estimate the market size for red roses in Spain

3. Estimate the dollar vodka consumption in New York’s most elite nightclub

4. Estimate dollar bagel consumption at the average US Starbucks on a Saturday morning in summer

 

Session 6: Brainstorming

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Apple iPad & Nano sales worldwide per annum during a promotional offer

2. Brainstorm how to increase the state of Arizona’s annual tourism revenue

3. Brainstorm how to increase your disposable income

4. Brainstorm how to set prices for a new consumer electronics device*

5. Brainstorm how to increase Facebook’s revenue per annum*

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of cupcakes sold in a single day

2. Brainstorm how to fix a Yellow Pages business, which is failing

3. Brainstorm why Facebook’s valuation is dropping

4. Brainstorm what drives variable cost at an investment bank

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Apple iPhone sales per day

2. Brainstorm how to increase your salary

3. Brainstorm what an average company should do with excess cash it may have

4. Brainstorm what an entrepreneur should do with excess cash he/she may have

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of photo’s loaded up to Facebook per day

2. Brainstorm how GlaxoSmithKline can increase HIV drug sales

3. Brainstorm how you can lose weight

4. Brainstorm why Prada’s show at New York Fashion week would have been considered a failure

 

Session 7: Profitability Cases – BCG / Interviewee-led approach / Issue tree approach

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the interest lost per week for money sitting in phone booths in the city of Boston

2. Brainstorm why US ice-cream consumption increased during the recession

3. The Department of Defense is undertaking cost reduction measures as part of a broad austerity program. You need to advise the prime contractor on a crucial project cutting the costs of the project by 10% immediately. What would you do?

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value of Starbucks coffee thrown away by patrons

2. Brainstorm why a woman’s skirt length supposedly decreases during a bull market

3. A video internet start-up is seeing a large drop in profitability. Counter intuitively, this is happening as the company’s growth is increasing. How would you help them fix this problem?

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of Twitter servers worldwide at this very point in time,

2. Brainstorm why the total number of UK gasoline stations has declined in the last 10 years

3. A Southern-USA power utility has experienced an unexpected and steep profit decline in the last year. A desperate CEO has hired you to look at the issues, identify the problem and recommend a set of actions. How would you handle this?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the number of motorcycles on the streets of Paris today

2. Brainstorm how Apple could increase margins for the iPad

3. A French restaurant, a favorite of downtown Toronto, has experienced a steep and painful drop in profitability. The owner wants your help in arresting the decline and saving the business. What would you do?

 

Session 8: Volume Cases – BCG / Interviewee-led approach / Issue tree approach

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value of mascara used by Emirates Airlines stewardesses while on a flight, per annum

2. Brainstorm how Emirates Airlines can increase its overall growth

3. Skychefs, the aviation catering company, is keen to generate a meaningful volume sales increase. How would you help them?

4. Brainstorm why airlines are hesitant to serve sushi on flights?

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the market size for vinyl records

2. Brainstorm how to reduce waste in an average business

3. Amazon, the online retailer, wants to increase the volume sales of books sold at Christmas time. They want your help. How would you go about helping them?

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the market size for new tires in the US, used by consumers of personal vehicles only

2. Brainstorm why Gap Inc.’s costs rose in the recession

3. Russia’s largest bread company believes there is room in the market to sell more bread. How would you help them?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value cocaine sales per annum in the USA

2. Brainstorm both the benefits and costs of legalizing cocaine in the USA

3. The Chicago mob wants to expand the unit volume of cocaine it ships and sells in the USA. They want you to help them think this through. How would you approach this case?

 

Session 9: Debriefing Session & General Discussion

1. A MacDonalds restaurant in Times Square is keen to find ways to increase sales without altering the prices. They are worried if they change prices it would set a nasty precedent or spark a price war. How would you help them?

 

Session 10: Communication Fundamentals – The questions are deliberately offensive

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why China’s socio-economic system is inferior to Japan’s

2. Brainstorm how foreign students take jobs from US citizens

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why Morocco’s socio-economic system is inferior to Egypt’s

2. Brainstorm how foreign students take jobs from French citizens

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why are female scientists underperform relative to their male peers

2. Brainstorm how foreign students take jobs from US citizens

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (2 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm why India’s economy is inferior to China’s

2. Brainstorm how NASA supposedly faked the moon landings

 

Session 11: Realistic Estimation Cases – Supply-side cases from a demand-side and demand-side cases from a supply-side

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm how the US can reduce its oil dependency

2. Estimate the number of Georgina Chapman gowns worn at the last Oscar’s Ceremony in California

3. BCG Healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm how Google can reduce its total worldwide server expenditure

2. Estimate the number of candidates interviewed in a single recent year for the Harvard MBA program

3. Bain Telco sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Brainstorm how the rise of smartphones will impact Telco’s like Verizon

2. Estimate the number of police officers in NYC right now

3. BCG Aviation travel sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations. (only one slide)

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate how many power plants will be built next year

2. Brainstorm how a company in the US can reduce it taxes paid to the IRS

3. BMW wants to enter the Laotian market. They would like your advice in thinking through this plan. What would you do?

 

Session 12: Market Entry & Strategy Cases – BCG / Interviewee-led approach / Issue tree approach

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”, data-case solutions are merged into 1 video)

1. What are your views on Greece’s austerity measures?

2. Brainstorm how a Telco could be more efficient

3. Estimate the number of people worldwide on Google right now

4. Facebook wants to enter the Korean market and has come to you for help. They would like your help in thinking through how to enter the market and position the company for success. What would you do?

5. BCG Tech Sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

6. BCG Education Sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are your views on the US economy?

2. Brainstorm what drives poverty

3. Estimate the number of homeless in the city of Chicago

4. The World Health Organization of the United Nations wants to open its first office in Myanmar/Burma. They have come to you for help determining the feasibility of their plans. How you would analyse this problem?

5. BCG Social sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations. (check number of slides)

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are your views on the Syrian uprising?

2. Brainstorm how the IRS can reduce the tax evasion rate in the US

3. Estimate the number of Post Offices in Canada

4. Canada Post’s Parcel Service’s wants to enter the Illinois market. They have come to you to help them think through the problem. How would you approach this analysis?

5. BCG Public Sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are your thoughts on Azerbaijan hosting its first Euro Vision song contest?

2. Let’s have a discussion about Groupon and try to understand its business model and profitability. Do you understand Groupon’s business model and could you explain it to me. What are the major types of customers they serve? Which customers are most expensive to serve? Let’s calculate the cost to serve each customer group.

3. BCG Transportation sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations. (only one slide)

 

Session 13: Productivity & Operations Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development & Mid-point Feedback

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Japanese tires sales per annum for consumers and for personal use

2. Brainstorm how to improve quality levels for China’s most popular domestic auto company

3. Audi is experiencing a problem at its Beijing plant. The plant, a mirror image of the Hamburg plant, is only producing 116,000 units / annum while Hamburg is producing 120,000 units / annum. What should Audi do?

4. BCG Infrastructure sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations

5. Please outline a trend in luxury car sales and hypothesize what the CEO of a major luxury care company should do

 

Rafik’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the revenue per annum a company would generate fixing seats for Singapore Airlines

2. Brainstorm how this company could increase their revenue from Singapore Airlines

3. The Atlanta airport hub is experiencing two problems. First, there has been an increase in in-bound flights forced to circle the airport due to landing congestion. Second, there has been a spike in out-bound flights leaving with passengers not making their flights. This has led to irate consumers and airline companies. How would you help the airport fix this problem?

4. BCG transport sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations

5. Please outline a trend in aviation and hypothesize what an aviation executive should do

 

Samantha’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate Emirates Airlines total cargo revenue per annum

2. Brainstorm how to increase FedEx’s parcel revenue per annum

3. The COO of FedEx has hired a young MBA graduate and tasked him with finding ways to increase profits. The graduate has developed a plan to have FedEx vehicles in the USA and Canada only turn right to make deliveries. He wants drivers forbidden from making left turns. The graduate predicts $4B saving per annum. A sceptical COO wants you to redo the calculations. What would you do?

4. BCG transport sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

5. Please outline a trend in logistics and hypothesize what a transportation executive should do

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate total Russian steel production per annum

2. Brainstorm how to improves Russian steel labor productivity

3. A Russian steel company was the dominant player till 10 years ago. Now market has opened up and competitors have entered. It has four plants each headed by a manager and two divisions of marketing and planning which are run by managers as well. All managers are independent decision makers. Marketing gets an order, gives it to planning and then planning decides which plant will process the order. The problem is inventory is going up and delivery time is going up thus causing customer dissatisfaction. What do we do?

4. BCG Russian steel sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Session 14: Competition Strategy Cases & Content Traps – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (4 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in television and hypothesize what a network executive should do

2. Brainstorm why reality TV has spectacularly increased in the last decade

3. Al Jazeera wants to enter the US cable market. You have been retained by a competitor, CNN, to plan CNN’s response, if any. How would you handle this case?

4. BCG Media sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (3 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Estimate the dollar value of food thrown from a typical store kitchen in a day at an average Costco

2. Brainstorm how Louis Vuitton should choose its next store location in the US

3. Louis Vuitton is entering the Mongolian market and Burberry, your client, wants to know what to do.

 

Session 15: Complex Profitability Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in luxury brands and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm how to increase Burberry sales worldwide

3. Estimate Burberry scarf sales worldwide

4. Felix’s sector of specialization: healthcare article discussion

5. A friend wants to invest in a paper plant. Use this marginal cost curve to determine if they should proceed with the investment or not.

6. BCG Luxury sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in retail banking and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm why the Indian retail banking market is attractive to foreign companies

3. Estimate the number of retail banking customers in Peru

4. Sanjeev’s sector of specialization: oil & gas article discussion

5. BCG Financial Institutions Group data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Session 16: Pricing Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in German manufacturing and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm why fragmentation of steel suppliers is a problem in a declining metals market

3. Estimate the amount of steel entering Brazil per annum via car imports

4. Felix’s sector of specialization: healthcare article discussion

5. Brainstorm the pro’s and con’s of a miner leasing versus selling aluminum to airline manufacturers

6. Estimate the approximate new price if aluminum was leased and not sold

7. BCG Metals sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test (slide missing)

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in Singapore tourism and hypothesize what the Singapore Government should do

2. Brainstorm how Times Square can increase the number of tourists it receives in a day

3. Estimate the number of tourists visiting Times Square in a day

4. Sanjeev’s sector of specialization: oil & gas article discussion

5. BCG Tourism sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

6. Explain the strategy behind Starbucks raising prices 8 cents, in a recessionary market and with extreme competition from MacDonalds.

 

Session 17: Deregulation Cases – Pivoting to the McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in education and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm options available to the executive in the previous case

3. An Asian country is going to deregulate its market. A large incumbent has appointed you to develop a response strategy. What would you do?

4. BCG healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-Sentence test

5. Pharmaceutical contraceptives pricing case.

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Please outline a trend in Telco’s and hypothesize what a sector executive should do

2. Brainstorm how a Telco can sweat its assets more aggressively

3. Brainstorm why a Telco would want to sweat its assets more aggressively

4. Estimate the volume of data AT&T transmits per day, only for iPhones, in the USA (check calc)

5. Sanjeev’s sector of specialization: oil & gas article discussion (potatoes comment)

6. Your client is one of the local telephone companies (Bells) and had a regional monopoly. They charged a rate that the government deemed fair. However, the technological boom of the mid-90’s had resulted in the Bells becoming inefficient choke points. The government decided to open up the market to competition and tipped the scale in favour of new competitors in 3 ways. 1) They get to choose which segments to serve whereas the local Bell must serve everyone. 2) They can charge any price. 3) They can lease the local Bell’s lines at a price the government deems fair so they don’t have to invest in building infrastructure. The CEO of your client saw this as an opportunity to enter other local Bell’s markets and started a new division with this goal. The new division grew its customer base to 1 million over 2 years, but has lost money the whole time. The CEO now wants to shut down the division. Is this the right thing to do?

7. BCG Consumer Electronics sector data interpretation & One-sentence test: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations.

 

Session 18: FIT/PEI Questions

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through your resume

2. Tell me about this leadership role at INA-PG. It sounds interesting and different from the rest of your resume.

3. Can you elaborate on your role at the Yale Spring Gala Concert Festival? That also sounds very interesting.

4. What was your specific role in securing the relationship with the $50B Pharma?

5. Why are you an event planner?

6. How do you handle failure?

7. Why are you leaving your PhD after all the effort put in?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Tell me about your role as sports editor of the magazine

2. Can you elaborate on your role at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Microfinance start-up? That sounds like a very interesting role.

3. Tell me about your internship strategy at BP and how you developed the case study?

4. Walk me through your role in setting up the Singapore office

5. Can you elaborate on the implementation initiatives you were working on with Bain & Co.?

6. What was the value of your state tennis experiences?

7. Why did you select IESE for your MBA?

 

Session 19: Random Full Case & Random Drills – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through how you are leading the lab to meet the obligations to the Pharma partner?

2. Please outline a trend in clinical trials and hypothesize what the CEO of Pfizer should do

3. Felix’s sector of specialization: healthcare/insurance article discussion

4. Brainstorm options available to the Pfizer CEO to reduce the cost of clinical trials

5. A Fortune 500 pharmaceutical wants to run clinical trials for a new malaria drug in Mozambique. They are unsure about proceeding. How would you help them make the decision? Assume you are not to consider other locations.

6. Brainstorm why the government of Mozambique would allow these clinical trials to take place.

7. BCG Healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (5 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk to me about how you guide your current CEO in decision making

2. Please outline a trend in healthcare and hypothesize what the CEO of Pfizer should do

3. Brainstorm options available to the Pfizer CEO to increase the patent length of drugs

4. An engineering start-up which keeps engineers in its monthly database and finds them work, is facing cash flow problems. They would like your help in fixing these problems. How would you help them? Brainstorm how the start-up could take market share?

5. BCG Healthcare sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 20: Communication & Objective Functions – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

1. How do you manage situations where you fundamentally disagree with people but need to work with them?

2. Felix’s country of focus: Germany McKinsey Productivity article discussion.

3. Brainstorm Angela Merkel’s options to respond to poor integration of East and West Germany which is dragging down productivity? (turnaround + learning’s of productivity)

4. Angela Merkel is worried that companies in struggling Euro members cannot survive global competition. She has tasked the EU with a program to identify the most promising group of companies in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal and find ways to improve the their productivity. How should the EU go about this program?

5. Brainstorm the risks of this program?

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through a recent failure, at your current role, and how you handled it

2. Explain a major trend in entertainment and advise the CEO of a movie production company

3. Brainstorm the CEO’s options to respond to this trend.

4. Assume the CEO took some advice, went ahead and bought another movie production studio in a foreign country. That acquisition has been working on a major project to do animated movies in Russian. The CEO wants to know if he should green-light the project. How would you help him make this decision?

5. Brainstorm the risks of going ahead with the project.

6. McKinsey Media & Entertainment sector data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 21: Regional-focus, Strategy & Partner-style cases – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. What are the most valuable skills you feel you have gained in your studies?

2. Let’s discuss a trend in the German economy and provide some insights to the average German executive?

3. Felix’s country of focus: McKinsey Asset Management Article

4. Brainstorm the ways Frankfurt can improve its global image?

5. Let’s have a discussion about what is happening in the global auto industry. How would you go about developing a strategy for VW?

6. Estimate VW’s total sales per annum?

7. McKinsey Strategy function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Sanjeev’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through an example where you led people without formal titles or allocation of resources?

2. Let’s discuss a trend in the economy and provide some insights to the average Indian executive?

3. Brainstorm ways for a gas extraction company to increase its margins?

4. Let’s assume there is this huge central Asian gas company. A behemoth. The board is debating different directions for the company. They can pursue growth, increasing profits or improving productivity. How would you help them determine the appropriate direction to take?

5. Estimate gas consumption per year for residential use in Russia?

6. McKinsey Strategy function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 22: Regional-focus, BTO & Partner-style cases – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (6 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through a decision you made that your team did not agree with, and how you managed this process?

2. Talk me through a trend in IT and what it would mean for a European CEO?

3. Brainstorm why IT projects go over budget and scope?

4. Let’s assume Germany’s largest transmission company wants to change its IT strategy. The company has a legacy system called BTS and they are not sure what to do with this. They are also in the process of rolling out a system of allowing consumers to control electricity usage. How you help them devise an overall IT strategy while advising on BTS

5. Estimate how much Siemens IT budget would be per annum?

6. McKinsey BTO function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Session 23: Corporate Finance-Investments & Partner-style cases – McKinsey Approach / Answer-first approach / Hypotheses development

Felix’s cases recorded in the session; (7 video and audio recorded “perfect answers”)

1. Talk me through how you make decisions in your life, any major decision?

2. Talk me through an e-commerce business trend and explain to me how it would impact a German banking CEO?

3. Brainstorm the impact of Toronto opening a casino.

4. As you know, the recession took a huge toll on the state of California. Let’s assume San Francisco wants to increase revenues by selling assets. It has elected to sell a major bridge to the Chinese investment corporation. I want you to advise the Chinese corporation on whether or not to proceed on this investment.

5. Estimate the number of bridges in the world?

6. McKinsey Global Institute Germany Productivity Auto discussion

7. McKinsey Corporate Finance – Investment function data interpretation: analyzing exhibits to develop hypotheses and arrive at a set of recommendations & One-sentence test

 

Notes:

1. Where there are fewer videos or audio recorded answers for the number of listed cases, it implies that more than one answer may exist in a single recording. For example, the exhibit analyses was combined in some sessions, into one answer recording.

2. Three coaching session recording were partially lost during the recording and editing process. However, all the perfect answers exist for these sessions.