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Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. We never use analysts, associates, engagement managers or associate principals. We also carefully select and develop clients on their communication, image, technical and case interview skills. This podcast channel describes our lessons from training our clients. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com

Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. We never use analysts, associates, engagement managers or associate principals. We also carefully select and develop clients on their communication, image, technical and case interview skills. This podcast channel describes our lessons from training our clients. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com
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Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. We never use analysts, associates, engagement managers or associate principals. We also carefully select and develop clients on their communication, image, technical and case interview skills. This podcast channel describes our lessons from training our clients. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com

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340: Interview with Bill Matassoni

11/30/2018
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Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of videos that are entertaining, irreverent, and filled with his conviction that marketing is the primary driver of progress in both commercial and...

Duration:00:46:58

339: Insights from 80% McKinsey & BCG Placement Rate

10/28/2018
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In this detailed episode we discuss the steps we took to achieve our unprecedented 80% McKinsey & BCG placement rate. This means of all the clients we have admitted, 80% have joined McKinsey or BCG. The remaining 20% have joined other consulting firms, banks, PE, VC, technology firms etc. Firmsconsulting mainly admits candidates with very challenging backgrounds. We seek out clients who have potential but have not always had the opportunity to realize that potential. Therefore, our very...

Duration:00:56:55

338: Management Consulting: Your Ego is Your Enemy

10/14/2018
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Since this is the time of year when FC members are going to be negotiating salaries, attending case interviews and anxiously making decisions, we thought it is a good idea to once again reflect on ethics and values. At times like these many sometimes feel that if they could just cut this corner now, everything will be OK... We want to provide some context for how to make decisions that will not only make you feel better in the long term, but will actually leave you better off...

Duration:00:15:02

337: From Africa to MBB (McKinsey, BCG and Bain) Europe - Management Consulting Jobs

10/7/2018
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Listen to how this bright and talented lady joined MBB Europe, while based in Africa, despite significant odds. She had no business background whatsoever, graduated from a non target school in a developing country, had never even heard of a consulting club and was previously rejected in the 1st round with MBB (MBB = McKinsey, BCG and Bain). She also experienced excessive discrimination in her home country and we discuss this fallout. These are the kinds of clients in which Firmsconsulting...

Duration:00:51:16

336: Joining McKinsey with a 2.1 GPA

9/28/2018
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Here we share the very detailed approach we used to place a client, into McKinsey USA, with a 2.1/4.0 GPA. This is the lowest GPA we have ever placed into McKinsey since Firmsconsulting was founded. If you genuinely find our podcasts useful, we would sincerely appreciate you leaving a genuine review on iTunes. The mission of Firmsconsulting is to make the world better by arming leaders around the world with the necessary skills to solve mankind's toughest problems. The simple step of...

Duration:00:32:51

335: How to set bold goals

8/9/2018
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In this #335th and new episode of the Consulting & Case Interviews complimentary podcast, audio version, we continue the conversation started in the previous episode. We discuss a practical example of doing something other people may disagree with. We also touch on idealizing goals (especially during the case interview process) and how to set bold goals while dramatically reducing the pressure. We hope this podcast will make at least a small difference in your career. Kris kris @...

Duration:00:13:20

334: Seeking external validation? How it impacts your case interviews, career and life

7/24/2018
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In this #334 and new episode of the Consulting & Case Interviews complimentary podcast, audio version, we help listeners understand how seeking external validation impacts your case interviews, career and life. This iTunes podcast channel is routinely ranked in the Top-10 worldwide for careers. Thank you for listening and making us the world's most popular consulting & case interview podcast. Kris kris @ firmsconsulting.com SIGN UP TO RECEIVE FREE TRAINING VIDEOS HERE KEEP IN TOUCH:...

Duration:00:15:50

333: When to use interviewer-led vs. interviewee-led styles

7/8/2018
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Hi everyone, In this #333 and new episode of the Consulting & Case Interviews complimentary podcast, audio version, we answer when to use interviewer-led vs. interviewee-led styles. This iTunes podcast channel is routinely ranked in the Top-10 worldwide for careers. Thank you for listening and making us the world's most popular case interview podcast. This podcast is available on our Apps in the complimentary section where NO subscription/membership is needed. Download our Apple...

Duration:00:11:09

332: Why is Business Judgment So Hard to Build?

3/2/2018
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Hi everyone, In this 332nd and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting complimentary podcast we discuss a crucial element that determines success in the case interview process as well as broader business and life. Of course, we are talking here about business judgment. Sincerely, Kris Partner kris@firmsconsulting.com SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER...

Duration:00:12:05

331: Can You Complain About a Bad Case Interview Experience?

2/4/2018
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This podcast is currently available on our new Apps in the complimentary section where NO subscription/membership is needed. Download our Apple and Android Apps, click on browse and scroll to the "Complimentary: no subscription needed" section. You will find the podcast under the "Case Interviews & Management Consulting" channel. If you find our podcasts useful, we would sincerely appreciate you leaving a genuine review for our Apps and/or iTunes channels. Although this may seem like a...

Duration:00:12:49

330: How to Position an Online Degree?

1/26/2018
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Hi everyone, In this 330th and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss how to position an online degree. We address what to consider if you are selecting an online degree to complete and what is important if you are in the process of completing an online degree. We also discuss 2 most important things to get an interview if you are trying to break into consulting with an online degree. This podcast is currently...

Duration:00:13:46

329: Confusing Being a Critic for Critical Thinking

1/10/2018
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Hi everyone, In this 329th and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss a very common problem of confusing being a critic for critical thinking and how it limits your ability to learn. This podcast is currently available on our new Apps in the complimentary section where NO subscription/membership is needed. Download our Apple and Android Apps, click on browse and scroll to the "Complimentary: no subscription needed"...

Duration:00:10:47

328: Finding Discrepancies with a Partners' Work as Hook for a Networking Call

1/10/2018
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In this 328th and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss finding discrepancies with a partners' work as "hook" for a networking call. It is very common for aspiring consultants to read partners' articles to find flaws, in the hope of proving their critical thinking skills, and sharing this with the partner to secure a networking call. We explain what happens in these situations. This podcast is currently available on our...

Duration:00:08:30

327: Bain's Obsession with Fit and Personality

10/20/2017
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In this 327th and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss Bain's obsession with fit and personality during case interviews. Bain does worry about fit and personality. Enormously. Every client we have ever had, on the eve of their Bain interview, we always tell them, "Hey, you have got to understand that Bain worries about fit and personality." And every client, by and large, says, "Yeah, I understand this. Lets move on to...

Duration:00:09:05

326: 3 Mistakes When Practicing with McKinsey / BCG Consultants

9/30/2017
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In this 326th and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss 3 mistakes made by many candidates when practicing with McKinsey and BCG consultants. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS? REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:13:42

325: How to Present Accomplishments

7/23/2017
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In this 325th and new episode of the Case Interview & Management Consulting podcast, audio version, we discuss how to effectively present your accomplishments. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS? REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:21:03

324: Major Changes At McKinsey

4/9/2017
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In this episode we discuss the major ongoing changes at McKinsey, 6 new practices and what it means for your career. We also discuss the questions you need to ask when considering roles at McKinsey Design, Analytics, Implementation etc. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS? REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:28:14

323: Change to McKinsey Salaries

9/28/2016
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Michael and Tom discuss another concerning change within McKinsey: an adjustment to McKinsey salaries, which is very subtle but interesting. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS? REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:14:35

322: McKinsey's Eroding Culture

9/26/2016
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Michael and Tom talk about a major and troubling change in the language McKinsey has started using in their performance evaluations. We discuss what it indicates for McKinsey's future. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS? REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:22:03

321: Leaving McKinsey Not in Good Standing

8/20/2016
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Michael and Tom talk about a new concerning change in up or out procedures in one of McKinsey's North American offices, which was unfolding over the last 6 months. We discuss what impact will this have if action is not taken to stop this practice. SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE CASE INTERVIEW TRAINING KEEP IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS? REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:21:42