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3 Time-Tested Keys To Get Consulting Clients: Podcast #94

Consulting Success

Every entrepreneur says that marketing is the heart and soul of the business. They’re always looking for the latest and best applications or tools that will allow them to see better results in a short period of time.

A Simple Question to Boost Your Consulting Firm’s Close Rate

David A Fields

A couple of decades ago in Pittsburgh, a small group of onlookers (including me) collectively gasped as the slender, young man we were watching wobbled at the top of his ladder.

Case Interview Examples: Master List

Management Consulted

The case interview is the biggest challenge consulting candidates must overcome to receive an offer. Most aspiring consultants are coveting an offer from the likes of McKinsey, Bain, BCG, and Deloitte. Though some are blessed with the innate talent to … Continue Reading.

Google Analytics for Consultants, Part 3: Consulting Website Performance Dashboard (Free Template)

Tsavo Neal

In part 1 of this series , you installed Google Analytics on your consulting website. In part 2 of this series , you set up goal-tracking on your consulting website. In part 3 of this series, you will create a dashboard for your website’s analytics. What is an analytics dashboard?

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Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Statistics 101 – Covariance and Linear Regression (Part 2 of 3)

Tom Spencer

Statistical inference helps us understand the data, and hypothesis testing helps us understand if the data is different from another set of data. These techniques are important when exploring data sets, as they help guide our analysis. However, these techniques are not enough.

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Confronting overconfidence in talent strategy, management, and development


Best practices are well understood. But are companies following them as closely as their leaders claim? Future of Work

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Recap: Week of June 16, 2019

Management Consulted

Consulting Cover Letters: Ultimate Guide Everything you need to know about cover letters! If you missed our post on this, you’ll definitely want to check out this guide on everything cover letters! Case Interview: What To Wear (Video) What … Continue Reading.

The five dimensions of value

The Source

There was a time, not so very long ago, when “value” was a word you rarely heard senior partners at consulting firms use—at least, not of their own volition.

Health Economics Part II – Insurance

Tom Spencer

In part one of my series about health economics I gave an overview of the drivers of demand in the medical care market. In this post, I will go beyond a general interpretation of demand and give you an in-depth overview of a specific and expensive issue: the rising cost of public liability insurance.

The Legal Pad

Kai Davis

On my desk, there is a legal pad and a pen. These two tools help me stay focused on whatever I’m working on. They protect me from distractions and side quests. When I’m working, I’ll often get distracted by a small, related task: Fix that webpage.

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Six governing considerations to modernize marketing


Legacy structures and operations are keeping companies from taking full advantage of technology. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

Case Interview: What To Wear

Management Consulted

What to wear to a case interview should not be overlooked! We actually get a fair number of questions about this. When you think about how many applicants consulting firms get, and how many they actually give offers to, you … Continue Reading.

Arrogance versus modesty in consulting

The Source

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a huge fan of The Life Scientific, in which physics professor Jim Al-Khalili interviews leading scientists about their life and work.

How To Have Courageous Conversations That Attract Clients

Henry DeVries

Conversations can attract or repel high-paying clients. The world needs more non-judgmental, thoughtful, and courageous conversations," says Katherine Eitel Belt, owner of LionSpeak Communications Coaching

Are You Experienced?

Martinka Consulting

Headline in the Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2019: Help Wanted: Hitting Coach. Question from (many) business sellers: Does the buyer have experience in my industry? Question from business buyers: Do I need direct industry experience? Let me answer the two questions by giving you the gist of the abovementioned article.

Promoting an overdue digital transformation in healthcare


Research from over 30 countries offers insight into providing digital healthcare, including practical steps for key stakeholders. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

There are 3 ways to increase your practice revenues

Rod Burkert

I hope our last conversation about the client experience inspires you to examine every interaction you have with your clients. How does the experience you offer now make them feel? What could you do better or make easier? Because your report isn’t the only deliverable you are being judged on. On to this week. Increasing revenue feels complicated, doesn’t it? It feels complicated because we make it complicated. Not the end result so much, but how to actually go about it.

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The next McKinsey won’t be defined by the quality of its people

The Source

The gaggle of a few dozen bright young things crowding the coffee and snack table starts to move, herd-like, for the haphazard rows of chairs that span the width of the conference room, eagerly anticipating the welcome presentation from the firm’s market lead.

How To Become An In Internet Influencer

Henry DeVries

So, you want to be an influencer? Immigration attorney and legal influencer Jacob Sapochnick has a few tips that helped him combine his passion of immigration law, travel and business

Tip from a BCG New Hire

Following is a success story I received from an BCG new hire who persevered after a McKinsey rejection, reinforcing the importance of preparation and perseverance in the case interview process. Success Story: Thank you for creating a wonderful source for case interview studies. I want to share my experience with you so that many people in my situation can feel better. I am from the most reputable university in my country, with a near perfect GPA and GRE scores.

The evolution of the CFO


CFOs are playing an increasingly pivotal role in driving change in their companies. How should they balance their traditional responsibilities with the new CFO mandate? Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights


The tyranny of small debts, compounded

Seth Godin Blog

The simple but hard to follow rule is this: Only borrow money to buy things that go up in value. In the old days, that meant a house and a college education, because you’d probably earn enough from either to pay back the debt, with interest.

5 Steps to Effectively Handle a Request for a Raise

LSA Global

How to Handle a Request for a Raise. During our new manager training sessions, new supervisors tell us that one of the most challenging situations managers face is how to handle a request for a raise from one of their direct reports.

How to Work with Someone Who Thinks They’re Always Right

Harvard Business

Three tactics. Difficult conversations Collaboration Digital Article

BCG Interviews: U.S. vs. Europe

A question I am often asked is what is the difference between a BCG interview in a European office vs. a US office? My response is that the consulting case interview process in Europe is more similar than different when compared with the U.S. If you look at the many success stories, we have at you'll notice that they come from all over the world - including Europe.

Education reform in Norway: Looking beyond politics to bring sustained change


Education policy in Norway has been shaped by data more than by doctrine. As a result, education reforms in the country have been supported by various governments across a broad political spectrum for more than a decade. Social Sector Insights

Accountability and Responsibility… What’s the difference?

Peter Stark

This is going to sound contrarian for those who know me…I have never considered myself to be a leader who has needed to be focused on team member accountability.

3 Steps to Align Your Pricing Strategy with Your Growth Strategy

LSA Global

Is Your Pricing Strategy Aligned with Your Growth Strategy? If your pricing strategy does not fit your sales strategy, sales capabilities, or marketplace it will be difficult to grow profitably. High performing sales leaders know that you must align your pricing strategy with your growth strategy.

The Assumptions Employees Make When They Don’t Get Feedback

Harvard Business

“If I’m not causing problems, I must be doing fine.” ” Giving feedback Developing employees Digital Article

BCG & McKinsey Case Interviews - Final Round

Below is an email I received from a student that has final interviews with McKinsey and BCG coming up asking for advice on how to prepare for the final round and my response with the best way to prepare for MBB final round interviews. The videos you posted on your website have been very helpful for my case interview prep. I especially like the part on case interview basics and case interviewer mindset. Thank you so much for sharing the great work!

Marketing’s moment is now: The C-suite partnership to deliver on growth


Is your marketing executive a Unifier, Loner, or Friend? The CMO’s rapport with the C-suite is crucial in establishing marketing’s role as a growth driver. Marketing & Sales Insights

How To Flex In Times of Flux

Cheryl Cran

Are you inundated with massive change? Join the club! We are in a time where it is imperative that we all get better at learning how to flex in times of flux.

Strengths Misunderstandings Part 2 (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

Strengths help us understand ourselves, and others. But what happens when they are misunderstood?