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Wharton MBA on her journey to Bain Boston

Wharton MBA on her journey to Bain Boston

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Wharton MBA on her journey to Bain Boston

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Questions about consulting answered

Questions about consulting answered If you are considering management consulting as a career you likely have questions about consulting. In this article, we attempt to answer some of the common questi

Questions about consulting answered If you are considering management consulting as a career you lik

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Manager uses unusual tactic to get to Bain

Corporate manager uses unconventional tactic to get to Bain

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Corporate manager uses unconventional tactic to get to Bain

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Networking

Guide to FIRMSconsulting Content

We produce an extensive list of podcasts, books, videos, slides and other media. This content guide can help you navigate your way through and build your career development plan. It’s helpful to rem

Networking

We produce an extensive list of podcasts, books, videos, slides and other media. This content guide

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Undergrad. on ex-partner apprenticeship case model

Undergraduate on our ex-partner apprenticeship case model

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Undergraduate on our ex-partner apprenticeship case model

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Implementation of an Operations Strategy

Implementation of an Operations Strategy Work with an implementation team helping one of the world’s most profitable and largest aluminium smelters improve profits and production by implementing a n

Implementation of an Operations Strategy Work with an implementation team helping one of the world

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FIRMSconsulting Insider

FC Insider is for our long-term members who are committed to making a substantial, positive impact on the world, accompanied by rapid career progression. Like all loyalty programs, initial and continu

FC Insider is for our long-term members who are committed to making a substantial, positive impact o

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Corporate Strategy and Transformation Study: Exclusive Preview

Corporate Strategy and Transformation Study Training: Exclusive Preview Restructuring a significant national power utility to begin building power stations and prevent rolling blackouts. This 60 minut

Corporate Strategy and Transformation Study Training: Exclusive Preview Restructuring a significant

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Consulting Application Process

McKinsey Digital

McKinsey Digital, the old BTO along with some new capabilities, is the practice within McKinsey that advises clients on everything related to information technology (the old term for digital) and ever

Consulting Application Process

McKinsey Digital, the old BTO along with some new capabilities, is the practice within McKinsey that

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Business Unit Strategy: Core & Critical

Business unit strategy within broader corporate strategy study is about first understanding which business units stay and which go, and only then about developing business unit strategy for individual

Business unit strategy within broader corporate strategy study is about first understanding which bu

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How the need for external validation can compromise your performance

Seeking external validation is a losing game. It becomes a tool to manipulate you, or worse, make you change your strategy.

Seeking external validation is a losing game. It becomes a tool to manipulate you, or worse, make yo

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Inner circle member? How to resign without burning bridges

How to resign without burning bridges, especially if you are a part of the inner circle in your organization.

How to resign without burning bridges, especially if you are a part of the inner circle in your orga

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Industry Analysis on a Consulting Engagement

In this article we are focusing on the right way to conduct industry analysis on a consulting engagement and within corporate.

In this article we are focusing on the right way to conduct industry analysis on a consulting engage

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Productivity + Proposals (Monday Morning 8am #4)

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights

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Should business development be part of your agenda?

A framework to think about business development in management consulting and how to approach selecting business development initiatives.

A framework to think about business development in management consulting and how to approach selecti

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LAB Retail Banking Market Entry Strategy – update

Our most frequent emails are about the LAB Retail Banking Market Entry Strategy material. This update will answer the questions you have.

Our most frequent emails are about the LAB Retail Banking Market Entry Strategy material. This updat

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Vote: Operations vs BTO vs Big Data Disease Management?

An update on our plans for 2015, w.r.t. Big Data, so you know what to expect and how we are keeping to that schedule.

An update on our plans for 2015, w.r.t. Big Data, so you know what to expect and how we are keeping

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Improved Productivity

Improved Productivity Nikkei Asia reported that Bangladesh’s output per citizen is now equal to the output per citizen in neighboring India. In other words there is an improved productivity. For

Improved Productivity Nikkei Asia reported that Bangladesh’s output per citizen is now equal to

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Implementation Study & Toolkit

Do you want an implementation study and toolkit?

Do you want an implementation study and toolkit?

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MBA financial models are dead, we are hiring

The way MBA programs teach financial models is really outdated for today's world. Our new studies are app based.

The way MBA programs teach financial models is really outdated for today's world. Our new studies ar

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Corporate Strategy for Power Utility

Developing a corporate strategy is different from developing a business unit strategy. This piece looks at an elegant way to help CEOs understand their choices.

Developing a corporate strategy is different from developing a business unit strategy. This piece lo

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Energy Strategy Study Proposal Win

The very first proposal I completely owned, for an energy strategy study, led to us winning the privilege to serve the client.

The very first proposal I completely owned, for an energy strategy study, led to us winning the priv

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Corporate Finance Strategy Study

This detailed article discusses a corporate finance strategy study for a transportation client embarking on a multi-billion dollar project.

This detailed article discusses a corporate finance strategy study for a transportation client embar

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Skills McKinsey Associates Do Not Learn

McKinsey Associates do not learn several core skills. This article explains 3 skills and 6 activities required to start and grow a boutique consulting firm.

McKinsey Associates do not learn several core skills. This article explains 3 skills and 6 activitie

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Trend Analysis

Trend Analysis This is advice I give to one-on-one case coaching clients, and you can see them on our website—people like Peter, Richard, Tatiana, Amrit and Andrew. The first thing I tell people whe

Trend Analysis This is advice I give to one-on-one case coaching clients, and you can see them on ou

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MM8am Not all risk is

Hello, everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this w

Hello, everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights fr

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Inside a McKinsey Electricity Strategy Engagement

A McKinsey engagement in South Africa to develop a procurement strategy for Eskom to build 10 new power stations and secure $3.5B in initial funding.

A McKinsey engagement in South Africa to develop a procurement strategy for Eskom to build 10 new po

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Chapter Two: Learning MECE and 80/20 at Bain

Terance discusses learning about consulting analyses, MECE, 80/20 and storyboards in Bain's internal research team during his first year.

Terance discusses learning about consulting analyses, MECE, 80/20 and storyboards in Bain's internal

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Management consulting career: 10 insights for your 1st study

So you decided that a management consulting career is for you, have joined an elite firm but need career advice. Read on...

So you decided that a management consulting career is for you, have joined an elite firm but need ca

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BCG careers collection

This is a unique collection of articles, podcasts and stories on the topic of BCG careers with detailed suggestions from former consulting partners.

This is a unique collection of articles, podcasts and stories on the topic of BCG careers with detai

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Intern On A Corporate Strategy Study?

Apply to join Phase 2 of this study: developing the detailed strategy and implementation plan for a corporate strategy study.

Apply to join Phase 2 of this study: developing the detailed strategy and implementation plan for a

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Aspirational Versus Deficit Case Interview Training

Victoria discusses the aspirational and deficit case training style we use for different types of candidates and whether the latter is really necessary.

Victoria discusses the aspirational and deficit case training style we use for different types of ca

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Broadcaster management: new media strategy is needed

Broadcaster Management: New Media Strategy is Needed Summary: If you work for a state broadcaster your organization needs a new media strategy. The age of homogenous state broadcaster living off a gua

Broadcaster Management: New Media Strategy is Needed Summary: If you work for a state broadcaster yo

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strategic planning workshop: 10 warning signs

Strategic Planning Workshop: 10 Warning Signs Today I am going to focus on some of the important lessons from the corporate strategy and transformation study as it pertains to the visioning aka strat

Strategic Planning Workshop: 10 Warning Signs Today I am going to focus on some of the important le

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Consulting case study: the one thing every consulting case study must produce

Consulting Case Study: The One Thing Every Consulting Case Study Must Produce A case study is one of the most common tools used anywhere a major decision has to be made, whether it’s within a large

Consulting Case Study: The One Thing Every Consulting Case Study Must Produce A case study is one o

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Excessive Management Consulting Travel

Excessive consulting travel must be carefully managed. The key to a good trip is arriving early on Sunday, and ensuring everything is setup correctly.

Excessive consulting travel must be carefully managed. The key to a good trip is arriving early on S

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What a Strategy Workshop Will Not Give You at the End

What a Strategy Workshop Will Not Give You at the End In today’s article I want to cover what I believe is a major misunderstanding about general strategy workshops and visioning workshops. We h

What a Strategy Workshop Will Not Give You at the End In today’s article I want to cover what

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Deloitte IT Strategy & McKinsey BTO

An IT strategy study is discussed in detailed and this is used to discuss the numerous significant differences between Deloitte IT and McKinsey BTO.

An IT strategy study is discussed in detailed and this is used to discuss the numerous significant d

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Managing my First BCG Business Case

Managing a BCG business case work stream is discussed using my experiences from associate to principal. Focus is on the need to manage the analysts and partners, and what each group seeks.

Managing a BCG business case work stream is discussed using my experiences from associate to princip

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Consulting Sales: How Should You Develop Your Strategy?

Consulting Sales: How Should You Develop Your Strategy? Welcome to the next episode of our management consulting iTunes channel How to Build and Grow a Consulting Firm, where we discuss the business

Consulting Sales: How Should You Develop Your Strategy? Welcome to the next episode of our manageme

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Freelance Consulting Online: a Beginner’s Guide

Freelance Consulting Online: a Beginner’s Guide The dizzying speed of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving many people jobless or with a fear of losing their job, with few prospect

Freelance Consulting Online: a Beginner’s Guide The dizzying speed of disruption due to the CO

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Presentation Skills: Stand Up and Present with Confidence

Presentation Skills: Stand Up and Present with Confidence Effective presentation skills are vital for most business roles. Many people never master presentation skills. Therefore, you can really set

Presentation Skills: Stand Up and Present with Confidence Effective presentation skills are vital f

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Kris Safarova’s Biography

As Presiding Partner Kris works with only the most eminent BCG, McKinsey et al ex-partners to produce strategy, operations, implementation and case interview media that does not exist anywhere else. S

As Presiding Partner Kris works with only the most eminent BCG, McKinsey et al ex-partners to produc

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Strategy Training

We have numerous strategy studies on our website, both the video explanations and the editable slides. This is an overview of one such study. We teach from first-principles only. While you will see fr

We have numerous strategy studies on our website, both the video explanations and the editable slide

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Client Testimonials

Moving within McKinsey, Bain and BCG – interview insight

Did you enjoy the program? If yes, how? Very much so. I found my sessions with Michael fascinating, challenging and inspiring and enjoyed the wider discussion about the consulting industry and busines

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Did you enjoy the program? If yes, how? Very much so. I found my sessions with Michael fascinating,

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List of all Cases

Please note that this is an approximate list. We sometimes remove, replace or update videos. Though this list will be 99% accurate. This is a list of all the case episodes of The Consulting Offer acro

Please note that this is an approximate list. We sometimes remove, replace or update videos. Though

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New McKinsey BTO Manager and the Content Trap

New McKinsey BTO manager highlights the dangers of trying to hide in technical comfort zone.

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New McKinsey BTO manager highlights the dangers of trying to hide in technical comfort zone.

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BCG Europe Associate’s success in year 1

BCG London Associate discusses a strategy for succeeding in year 1

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BCG London Associate discusses a strategy for succeeding in year 1

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Technology executive looks for an edge

Technology executive looks for an edge in his case interview preparation

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Technology executive looks for an edge in his case interview preparation

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