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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com

The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com
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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com

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Episodes

73. Are the analyses always the same for a strategy workshop?

5/20/2018
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In this 73rd and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we answer: - Are the analyses always the same for a strategy workshop? In other words, what determines the analyses you should undertake for a strategy workshop - How does one set objectives for the workshop? - How many strategy workshops should be completed during an engagement? - Why are top-down analyses so important? This podcast is available on our Apps in the complimentary section where...

Duration:00:17:16

72. What if the client demands more analyses?

5/15/2018
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In this 72nd and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss what to do if the client demands more analyses. This podcast is available on our 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 "Strategy Skills" channel. If you find FC podcasts helpful and you feel...

Duration:00:21:32

71. What happens if the client asks for proof of the strategy?

1/19/2018
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In this 71st and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss what happens if the client asks for proof of the strategy. 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 "Strategy Skills" channel. You can also find this...

Duration:00:21:09

69. Can a functional partner lead the workshop over a sector partner?

10/28/2017
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Hi everyone, In this 69th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss whether a strategy (functional) partner can/should lead the workshop over an energy (sector) partner. There is a difference and the answer is not obvious. This podcast is also 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...

Duration:00:21:10

68. How To Improve Your Performance, The Right Way

10/18/2017
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In this 68th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we introduce you to an amazing neuroscientist, Dr. Wendy Suzuki. Wendy and Michael discuss how much many of us compromise our cognition and what can be done to improve our performance. You may be able to brag about that 1 a.m. email but if you could monitor your level of cognition you would quickly see, "Oh my God! This is not good." What is it doing for your brain? What is it doing for your...

Duration:01:15:34

67. Your Body Image Impacts Your Confidence, Which Impacts Your Leadership

10/8/2017
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In this 67th and new episode of the complimentary Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, we continue to extract themes and lessons from the critical visioning/strategy workshop. Things you may not have considered that are important. Things that you may realize are important but you may not know how to address. And, of course, everything we discuss is covered in a lot more detail in the videos as part of the actual Corporate Strategy & Transformation study (available exclusively to FC...

Duration:00:23:09

66. Avoiding the Strategy Echo Chamber

9/17/2017
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This 66th and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, is about avoiding the strategy echo chamber. If you genuinely find our podcasts useful, we would greatly appreciate you leaving a review. Although this may seem like a small step, these reviews are very helpful. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING...

Duration:00:15:19

65. What Makes It a Transformation Study?

8/29/2017
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In this 65th and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, we discuss what makes this study a transformation study and how to determine if an organization is going through transformation or something else, such as a restructuring. Also remember to vote on the training programs you would like to see next. We have over 1,000 episodes coming and you can help us determine the release schedule. This podcast is also available on our new Apps in the complimentary section where...

Duration:00:22:43

64. What the NYPD Teaches Us About Complex Corporate Strategy?

8/25/2017
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In this 64th and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, we discuss corporate strategy. In this episode, we explain why conventional and step-by-step strategy analysis will always yield the incorrect answers in any corporate strategy study. Also remember to vote on the training programs you would like to see next. We have over 1,000 episodes coming and you can help us determine the release schedule. This podcast is also available on our new Apps in the complimentary...

Duration:00:33:17

63. How To Complete Logical Case Studies?

4/27/2017
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In this 63rd and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, video version, we discuss how to complete logical case studies. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:07:51

62. Top-Down View of Energy

12/22/2016
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It is crucial to provide boundaries when discussing sector wide issues or the executives may get lost in the detail and miss the key levers. Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:09:50

61: How to Conduct a Value Chain Analysis

8/27/2016
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In this episode of the strategy skills podcast we take a brief look at how to conduct a value chain analysis. Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:08:46

60: Business Unit Strategy: Core & Critical

8/13/2016
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In today’s podcast we discuss the role of the business unit strategy stream within a corporate strategy study. Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:07:24

59: What is Corporate Strategy

8/5/2016
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Corporate strategy is very different from other types of strategy. In this video podcast we explain why. Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:12:52

58: Structure of the Visioning Workshop

7/23/2016
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In this podcast we go back to the visioning workshop part of the study and re-visit some of the most important points you need to keep in mind. Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:11:36

57: How Too Much Debt Impacts Cost of Capital

7/2/2016
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In this podcast we discuss how your cost of capital changes as you take on more debt and how this change is different between organizations. Its a crucial concept for this utility. We explain how the cost of capital change usually takes place and then we review the drivers at play that are different for this power utility vs. an average company. Click here to see the full study and here to see the merger study and market entry study. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY...

Duration:00:21:14

56: Why Approve Investments with Negative Returns?

6/22/2016
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Welcome to the 54th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study. In this podcast we look at the problem of superficial financial analysis. One way to save the client money, before they run out of cash in about 16 months, is to stop all investments which lose money. This, however, is a terrible idea which will cause enormous damage to the client’s core business, consumers and the economy. We discuss how we handle this recommendation and what we proposed on the study to fix the...

Duration:00:09:21

55: How and when a consultant must disagree

6/13/2016
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When a consultant must dissent and how it should be done. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:13:19

54: 5 Tips To Fight Fatigue

6/1/2016
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This is the next Strategy Skills podcast. In this episode we discuss 5 tips to fight fatigue. SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES HERE & RECEIVE FREE STRATEGY TRAINING STAY IN TOUCH: Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn IF WANT TO LEARN FROM FORMER STRATEGY PARTNERS REFER TO THE FIRMSCONSULTING ORIGINAL TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Duration:00:16:47