It is indeed a rare moment when the Worldwide Managing Partner of Bain calls a client to encourage him/her to accept an offer. We have had similar situations happen on a handful of occasions to clients. It is an accomplishment and should be celebrated. That does not mean the offer should be accepted.
In this podcast, we want to discuss the reasoning process we used with this client to help them understand how to decline the Bain CEO and accept BCG in this particular case, or decline the BCG Managing Partner and accept McKinsey in another case etc. If you are lucky enough to have multiple offers, and extremely fortunate to have the Worldwide Managing Partner call you, you need to be aware of the right elements to consider when accepting an offer. It is not as straight-forward as it looks, and the wrong choice could lead to less meaningful opportunities in the medium to long-term.