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When we asked Fortune 1000 managers what skill differentiated a top performer, "a focus on what is important" was the #1 answer. The ability to identify what is most important separates strategists from analysts. Welcome to Strategy Simplified - we slice through business jargon to get to the simple heart of business strategy. Hosted by the senior leadership team of Management Consulted - ex-Bain consultant and successful tech entrepreneur Jenny Rae Le Roux, MC COO Namaan Mian, and ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight - Strategy Simplified uses case studies and conversations to apply business strategy concepts. What does Disney's cost structure tell us about Disney+? Can Uber ever be profitable? What does an iced coffee company have to do with U.S. car manufacturers? Enter the world of Strategy Simplified and find out.

When we asked Fortune 1000 managers what skill differentiated a top performer, "a focus on what is important" was the #1 answer. The ability to identify what is most important separates strategists from analysts. Welcome to Strategy Simplified - we slice through business jargon to get to the simple heart of business strategy. Hosted by the senior leadership team of Management Consulted - ex-Bain consultant and successful tech entrepreneur Jenny Rae Le Roux, MC COO Namaan Mian, and ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight - Strategy Simplified uses case studies and conversations to apply business strategy concepts. What does Disney's cost structure tell us about Disney+? Can Uber ever be profitable? What does an iced coffee company have to do with U.S. car manufacturers? Enter the world of Strategy Simplified and find out.

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When we asked Fortune 1000 managers what skill differentiated a top performer, "a focus on what is important" was the #1 answer. The ability to identify what is most important separates strategists from analysts. Welcome to Strategy Simplified - we slice through business jargon to get to the simple heart of business strategy. Hosted by the senior leadership team of Management Consulted - ex-Bain consultant and successful tech entrepreneur Jenny Rae Le Roux, MC COO Namaan Mian, and ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight - Strategy Simplified uses case studies and conversations to apply business strategy concepts. What does Disney's cost structure tell us about Disney+? Can Uber ever be profitable? What does an iced coffee company have to do with U.S. car manufacturers? Enter the world of Strategy Simplified and find out.

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@mconsulted

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Episodes

S7E21: Solving the McKinsey Problem Solving Game (PSG)

7/13/2022
Learn about open roles at L.E.K. Consulting: L.E.K. CAREERS The McKinsey Problem Solving Game (PSG), now known as Solve, is the firm's latest twist on its recruiting process. It's a digital screening assessment designed to test candidates' cognitive abilities. In this episode, we break down the rationale behind the game and methods to prepare. Additional Links Questions about consulting recruiting? Our team has answers: REACH OUT Read more about McKinsey's digital assessment:...

Duration:00:06:24

S7E20: How L.E.K. Helps the World's Top Companies Achieve Growth

7/8/2022
Learn about open roles at L.E.K. Consulting: L.E.K. CAREERS In this episode, we're joined by Maria Steingoltz, a Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting. She shares with us about the firm, the work it engages in, and a case study from a recent client engagement. From the case study, you'll learn learn how the generalist strategy consulting firm approaches ambiguous problems, structures engagements, staffs project teams, and thinks about strategy and implementation. It's a fascinating...

Duration:00:31:29

S7E19: The PE Fund Turning Impact Investing On Its Head in South Africa

7/6/2022
Learn about open roles at L.E.K. Consulting: L.E.K. CAREERS Brendan Mullen is the Managing Director of Secha Capital, a Private Equity fund in South Africa. The fund takes a unique hands-on approach to the businesses they invest in through an operator-investor model. The firm is actively hiring and is specifically looking to add management consultants to the team. If interested, check out Secha's website or reach out to Brendan directly via the links below. Additional Links Learn more...

Duration:00:37:26

S7E18: McKinsey Financial Services Case Interview

7/1/2022
Learn about open roles at L.E.K. Consulting: L.E.K. CAREERS Welcome to another case walkthrough on Strategy Simplified. Today, Carrie Holland (ex-McK, ex-Google) walks an MBB candidate (MD) through a financial services case. To maximize your learnings, pull out a pencil and piece of paper and follow alongside. Out-loud practice is the most effective way to case prep! Additional Links Get ready for case interviews - join Black Belt case prep program: LEARN MORE Join email list to be...

Duration:00:46:13

S7E17: Finishing Strong: Case Interview Recommendations (5/5)

6/29/2022
As we wrap up this Intro to the Case series, we're talking about the final recommendation. The final recommendation is an opportunity at the end of a case interview to provide a concise, clear, and structured recommendation to answer the case objective. It's one of the most critical pieces of the interview, because it's the interviewer's last impression of you. Make sure you finish strong by listening to this episode! Additional Links Join Black Belt case prep program: LEARN MORE Work...

Duration:00:15:23

S7E16: McKinsey India to Deloitte Chicago with Deloitte Sr. Manager

6/24/2022
Varun Madan made the leap from consulting in India with McKinsey to Deloitte in the U.S. through a series of strategic moves. If you're an international candidate or consultant wanting to transition to the U.S. - listen up! This episode is worth its weight in gold. Varun also shares some bomb recruiting tips from his 10+ years in the industry. Additional Links Join Black Belt case prep program: LEARN MORE Submit a question for the team to answer: EMAIL US Sponsor an episode or...

Duration:00:41:05

S7E15: Getting Creative with Case Interview Brainstorming Questions (4/5)

6/22/2022
Brainstorming questions in a case interview are an opportunity for you to showcase creativity, business acumen, and structure. Today, Stephanie shares how to structure your approach to brainstorming questions. Ready to crush your interviews? Listen up! Additional Links Join Black Belt case prep program: LEARN MORE Work with an MBB coach to practice brainstorming questions: COACHING Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

Duration:00:15:45

S7E14: 4-Week Case Prep Plan

6/17/2022
Applying for consulting roles this summer but not sure where to start your preparation? This episode is for you. We cover: Follow along with the slides from this presentation here. Additional Links Join Black Belt case prep program: LEARN MORE Free market sizing drills: DRILLS Free case interview course: COURSE Subscribe to MC's newsletter: SUBSCRIBE Case interview walkthrough videos: PLAY Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

Duration:00:54:29

S7E13: Making Sense of Case Math (3/5)

6/15/2022
In the 3rd episode of this Intro to the Case Interview series, we're talking all things mental math - how to approach it, how to drive to insights, and how to translate charts and graphs. Additional Links Join Black Belt case prep program: LEARN MORE Case coaching with ex-MBB consultants: COACHING Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

Duration:00:16:15

S7E12: Preparing for a Group Case Interview

6/10/2022
Group case interviews are a tough variation of the traditional case interview where the interviewer is watching how you operate in a team setting. In this episode, Jenny Rae (ex-Bain) shares what group case interviews are like and how to prepare. Additional Links Join June Black Belt cohort: LEARN MORE Case interview Bootcamp - 32 lessons on how to solve case interviews: BOOTCAMP Contact the Management Consulted team: EMAIL US Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media...

Duration:00:11:48

S7E11: Building Effective Case Interview Frameworks (2/5)

6/8/2022
For the 2nd installment of our Intro to the Case Interview series, we're teaching how to build effective case frameworks. If frameworks keep you up at night, you just may leave today being able to sleep better. Additional Links Join June Black Belt cohort: LEARN MORE Case coaching with ex-MBB consultants: COACHING Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

Duration:00:14:01

S7E10: From Darden MBA to BCG to Fannie Mae - Ryan's Story

6/3/2022
In this episode, we get to hear from former BCGer Ryan Smith. Ryan got his start as an entrepreneur/business owner. He then ventured into the recruiting space before discovering consulting via the TV show House of Lies. That led him to pursue a business degree at UVA Darden which enabled him to land the role at BCG. Now? He leads strategy teams at Fannie Mae. Listen for insights from his journey, a day-in-the-life in consulting, and tips and tricks for the consulting recruiting...

Duration:00:25:32

S7E9: How to Crush Case Interview Openings (1/5)

6/1/2022
In this new series, we're teaching on the 5 core pieces of the case interview. Starting at the beginning, ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight walks through how to crush the opening sequence. Listen as she breaks down the 3 steps that comprise the case opening: the background (2:39), recap (4:48), and clarifying questions (8:29). Additional Links Join June Black Belt cohort: LEARN MORE Case coaching with ex-MBB consultants: COACHING Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management...

Duration:00:14:02

S7E8: From International Medical Graduate to Strategy Consulting at EY-Parthenon

5/27/2022
Farouk is an International Medical Graduate from Lebanon who leveraged his MD into an internship with EY-Parthenon. Listen to catch his story of how he made the transition from medicine > consulting, including: Additional Links Join June Black Belt cohort: LEARN MORE Farouk's LinkedIn: CONNECT Case Interview Bootcamp video course: COURSE Live case walkthrough videos on YouTube: WATCH Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

Duration:00:29:04

S7E7: Most Common Accenture Interview Questions (with Answers)

5/25/2022
Accenture is the 600K-person behemoth of a consulting powerhouse with reach in seemingly every corner of society. Want to get a job there? You gotta go through the Accenture interview gauntlet. Today, we're revealing the 7 most common Accenture interview questions and how to answer them. Have an Accenture interview coming up? Work with our team of former consultants to prepare. Additional Links Prepare for Accenture interviews: CASE PREP PROGRAM Sponsor an episode or advertise:...

Duration:00:13:01

S7E6: A Conversation Around Career Strategy with Managing Director for Career Education at Texas McCombs

5/20/2022
In this episode, we're bringing you an engaging conversation with Daniel Liu, Managing Director for Career Education & Coaching at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin - one of the top business schools in the U.S. We discuss career strategies (4:53), how to know if an MBA is right for you (7:20), how to get the most out of an MBA program (10:21), how his Deloitte experience informs his work as a career strategist (14:41), case interview and consulting...

Duration:00:46:38

S7E5: How Consulting Firms View Online MBAs

5/18/2022
Consulting firms do NOT view online MBAs as favorably as on-campus MBA programs. While online MBAs are a convenient way to earn a business degree, if you're getting your MBA as a means to break into consulting, you should take pause. In this episode, Jenny Rae - ex-Bain consultant and Columbia Business School grad - gives three reasons why not to get an online MBA. Here are some spoilers: Additional Links Purchase a seat in Black Belt, the consulting prep program that helps 80% of...

Duration:00:06:05

S7E4: From UCLA to BCG to Hollywood - Nare's Story

5/13/2022
Nare Israelyan's journey into consulting was not a cookie-cutter one. It started at a non-target (for consulting) school, continued with multiple internships, including with the NFL, and eventually, led to BCG to solve problems for the world's most influential companies. Now? She's storming Hollywood as an actress, stuntwoman, and model. Tune in to get all the goodies from Nare's story, including: This episode is jam-packed with nuggets of wisdom from one of the brightest and most...

Duration:00:40:29

S7E3: Most Common Deloitte Interview Questions

5/11/2022
There are 7 questions you need to prepare for, no matter the role, if you're interviewing at Deloitte. In this episode, we walk you through all 7 questions and how to prepare your answers for each. Have a Deloitte interview coming up? Work with our team of former consultants to prepare. Additional Links Prepare for Deloitte interviews: CASE PREP PROGRAM Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

Duration:00:10:25

S7E2: Building a Strategy to 2X Revenue in 12 Months - Alvaro's Strategy Sprint Experience

5/6/2022
Alvaro joins us to share his takeaways from Strategy Sprint, Management Consulted's 1-week virtual consulting project. Listen to learn how he and his MBB-led case team collaborated to build a strategy to help their client achieve its goal to double revenue in 12 months. You'll hear about the training Alvaro's team received (3:16), what the consulting engagement looked like (5:26), how the MBB mentorship helped (10:34), the team's findings for the client (13:19), and his biggest takeaways...

Duration:00:30:44