Bain: Founder’s Mentality

Consultants Mind

Founder’s Mentality is a simple and elegant framework from Bain that describes how companies lose their way as they grow. The path from start-up to global juggernaut is not a straight line and Bain research shows that only 1 in 9 companies show sustainable growth for 10+ years. As consultants – I… Read More » The post Bain: Founder’s Mentality appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Bain founders mentality

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Bain & Co: Guide to Thanksgiving

Consultants Mind

Bain & Co (apparently) put together a presentation and recommendation on how to get the most out of Thanksgiving here. So geeky and… Read More » The post Bain & Co: Guide to Thanksgiving appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Fun BainAfter writing 3 non-stop blog posts on presentations, here is an awesome one. You can find the 12 page pdf at a half dozen places on the web, all pretty much “saved” from 2005.

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Bain: Private Equity Report 2018

Consultants Mind

Bain published a 2018 Private Equity report (80pg) which you have to sign up to get here. The post Bain: Private Equity Report 2018 appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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Bain Private Equity Report 2018

Consultants Mind

The post Bain Private Equity Report 2018 appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning

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Case interview advice from Bain

Consultants Mind

For those in the throes of case interview for full-time… Read More » The post Case interview advice from Bain appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Bain case interview interview adviceIt’s consulting interview season which means well-groomed MBAs are sitting across small tables with consulting firm partners and senior managers in something called a case interview.

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Bain & Co: Stop wasting valuable time

Consultants Mind

This … Continue reading → Consultant Bain Decision makingSo I am a procrastinator. I will just admit it. Have not completed by 2014 taxes (yes, they were due 3 months ago), but we filed an extension. I have a big writing project which is also over due.

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Corporate lifecycles and Bain’s Founder’s Mentality

Consultants Mind

Working for a US manufacturer overseas, our President hired a consultant by the name of Adizes to take us through a 2 day workshop to understand the potential growing … Continue reading → Learning Bain Consulting lifecycle Management consulting I was first introduced to the concept of company life-cycles in 1997.

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The Great Eight: Trillion Dollar Growth Trends (Bain)

Consultants Mind

Bain & Company is known for big thinking. Bain reviews eight global trends that will each generate a $ trillion+ of growth. Look at the concepts below, and you … Continue reading → Graphics Learning Analysis bain Consulting Economics Graphs Management consulting PowerPoint Visualization Waterfall chart This 44 page report is no exception. Trillion with a T.

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Bain & Co: Management tool and trends 2011 survey

Consultants Mind

Bain & Co conducts a survey every few years on how executives use management tools. If you want to … Continue reading → Consultant bain Best Practices Consulting Executives Operations Resources Strategy Survey Tools Unsurprisingly, these are the exact tools that management consultants often use when coaching, prodding, and helping executive think about their business.

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Davos: Get the skills to be able to change your skills

Consultants Mind

Learning Bain EducationThe post Davos: Get the skills to be able to change your skills appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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Final 2013 West Coast Adventures: Bain, Berkeley, and Stanford

Management Consulted

This time we visited the Bain office in San Francisco, held 2 bootcamps at Stanford, and 1 bootcamp at Berkeley. *. The first stop was the Bain office in San Francisco and our second stop was Stanford University. We’ve been busy.

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How I Fell In Love With Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

If you haven’t read Part 1 or Part 2 of our Transparency Series (on Jenny Rae’s journey before, during and after Bain), make sure you start there – it will illuminate the back story to what we share here. Enjoy! **. I sat in the gate area at Washington-Dulles airport, awaiting my first flight overseas.

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Why I Never Wanted to Go Into Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

In many ways, my life has been a Cinderella story – great grades, entrance into a top school, internships and scholarships galore, the discovery of passion early in my life, selection for Bain, entrepreneurship, and early “retirement.” The Bain Interview Process (as a then-outsider). Sell Weekend(s) aka How I Decided to Join Bain Atlanta. Year 1 at Bain – Starting Slow. Year 2 at Bain – Blasting Off. Life After Bain.

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How I Started My First Consulting Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

This month’s Transparency Series article, How I Started My First Consulting Business: Confessions of a Bain Consultant, is all about Jenny Rae’s renegade life and her first business that wasn’t a souped-up lemonade stand. If you haven’t read Part 1 , Part 2 or Part 3 of our Transparency Series (on Jenny Rae’s journey before, during and after Bain), make sure you start there – it will illuminate the back story to what we share here.

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Why I Never Wanted to Be a Consultant: Confessions of a Bain Consultant

Management Consulted

This is Part 2 of a 12-part “Transparency” series, tracing Jenny Rae’s slightly crazy life from her early (5-year-old) roots in business to her travels and then to Bain and beyond. The post Why I Never Wanted to Be a Consultant: Confessions of a Bain Consultant appeared first on Management Consulted.

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The Consulting Bible – Dominate Your McKinsey, Bain and BCG Fit and Consulting Case Interviews

Management Consulted

We’ve helped 1600+ people land interviews and offers in the consulting world (including such esteemed firms as McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte and Mercer). They’re comprehensive, complex, and will be more challenging than any you’ll face from the likes of Bain and BCG.

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Management Consulting Outlook: To the brainy, the spoils (Economist 5/11/13)

Consultants Mind

The Economist posted this chart last week which shows that McKinsey, Bain, and BCG all grew by double digits in 2011. Bain … Continue reading → Consultant bain BCG Consulting Management consulting McKinsey Management consulting is doing well. The data is a year old, but the revenue trend is clearly up.

Consulting Salary: How much money do consultants make?

Consultants Mind

If you look at the 2012 MBA graduation statistics of Harvard, Kellogg, Virginia, or Duke, you will see newly minted MBAs making about $130K + $25K of signing bonus if they go … Continue reading → Consultant bain BCG Career Consulting harvard MBA McKinsey Money Strategy Survey Management consultants make good money. They should not complain.

Why 14% of Harvard goes into Consulting

Consultants Mind

If you are interested in understanding the psyche of young … Continue reading → Consultant Bain BCG Consulting harvard Management consulting MBA McKinsey Professionalism I recently read a 4,300 word article in the Harvard Crimson school newspaper that helps to explain why more than 14% of the Harvard graduating class goes into management consulting.

SIPOC: Consulting framework to untangle problems

Consultants Mind

They are inter-related processes and … Continue reading → Consultant bain BCG Consulting Framework Management consulting McKinsey Process Improvement Project Management SIPOC Tools SIPOC is an ugly sounding acronym, but it is a useful way to think through problems. Clients often present consultants with complex processes that seemingly don’t have a start or a finish. They go on-and-on.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

At the Big 3 (Bain, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey), you can expect travel 50-75% of the time. This is an important question for prospective applicants (in particular, undergrad/MBA students) looking for summer internships and fulltime jobs alike.

List: Global Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

The firms are: Bain. Bain & Company. Founded in 1973 when Bill Bain and others left BCG to form Bain & Company. Bain has 49 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.

What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

It is an industry; we all know McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, PWC, and others. Management Consulting. It’s a lot of things. It is a profession built on asking good questions. It is a team sport. It is a bit of an attitude. It is a tribe that is difficult to get into. It is a set… Read More » The post What is management consulting? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Consulting Management consulting

2018 ExperienceBain TECH

Management Consulted

Then Bain is calling you – provided you are a 1st year MBA … Continued. Does the intersection of tech and business strategy excite you? Does harnessing the effect of tech innovation on business get you out of bed in the morning? The post 2018 ExperienceBain TECH appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting recruiting

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Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines

Management Consulted

Beyond our own interview experiences at McKinsey and Bain, we’ve conducted hundreds of hours of interview preparation (we served 600 clients last year alone!). Trust us, we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. … Continued. The post Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines appeared first on Management Consulted

Consulting vs. Venture Capital

Management Consulted

He had summered at Bain and was debating between … Continued. A couple years ago, over the most delicious pizza in Cambridge, I was having a conversation with a Harvard undergrad after one of our workshops. His dilemma? Consulting vs. Venture Capital. The post Consulting vs. Venture Capital appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting recruiting

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Management consulting stocks, quick comparison

Consultants Mind

They start off as partnerships and remain that way: McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, PWC, AT Kearney, PA Consulting, LEK, Oliver Wyman. Most management consulting firms are privately held. PRTM, Monitor and others were bought out. It takes a lot of … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Booz Allen consulting firm Consulting Tools

BCG Case Interview Tips

Management Consulted

If you missed the earlier videos, check out our McKinsey, Bain, and Top 3 overall case interview … Continued. Welcome to Part 4 of our ongoing video series – in today’s video, Jenny Rae highlights her Top 2 BCG case interview tips.

Top 3 Tips for Case Interviews

Management Consulted

Today, Jenny Rae (ex-Bain) and Lisa (ex-McKinsey) share their … Continued. Welcome back to Part 2 of our new video series! If you missed Part 1, where we do a video walkthrough of a case structure, you can check that out here. The post Top 3 Tips for Case Interviews appeared first on Management Consulted. case interviews

Interview with Steward from A.T. Kearney Shanghai – Life as a Consultant series

Management Consulted

Expect more soon from current and former consultants at firms such as McKinsey and Bain! consulting interviews Bain Booz Allen consulting in China iSteward Mandarin A.T. This is the second post in my “Life as a Consultant” series. The first was with a Booz Allen consultant. Some background first: Steward was one of the first commenters here at MC. Upon further discussions and email exchanges, I learned that he’s currently a part-time consultant at A.T.

How to Figure Out Your Consulting Bill Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

Was it at a big firm with formal training (for example Deloitte, Bain & Company) or did you learn on the job as an internal resource with a company? Dear Liz, I have a quick question.

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Monitor Group files for bankruptcy

Consultants Mind

Monitor was a top-shelf strategy consulting firm often mentioned in the same league as the big 3 (McKinsey, Bain, BCG) and … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Deloitte harvard michael porter monitor Strategy Yes, management consulting firms go bankrupt. The Monitor Group filed for bankruptcy and will be acquired by Deloitte Consulting.

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Using Online Platforms to Boost Your Billings

Successful Independent Consulting

Founded by Bain & Company alumni and with offices in Australia and San Francisco, the platform gives clients access to over 15,000 vetted independent consultants, freelancers, and firms. Photo ID 40184079 © Ratz Attila.

Going Traditional or Going Agile

SkillQuo

Firms such as McKinsey, Deloitte, Bain, and BCG almost always work with clients with $1B revenue minimums. When should you hire one of the traditional Big 4 Consulting firms, and when and why should you consider a lean alternative?

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Practice Case Questions

Tom Spencer

You can also access sample case questions from various consulting clubs here , and from the following consulting firm websites: McKinsey & Company ; Bain & Company ; Oliver Wyman ; Deloitte ; A.T. (Source: Flickr ).

Your Scarcest Resource

Harvard Business

Organizations waste too much time – see how Bain helps them manage it like money in this 10-minute video slide deck. To download a customizable version, visit the Visual Library. Managing organizations Video

Getting Growth Back at Your Company

Harvard Business

Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is The Founder’s Mentality, coauthored with James Allen. Download this podcast. Growth strategy Organizational culture Leadership Audio

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Understanding Agile Management

Harvard Business

Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself. Download this podcast. Innovation Project management Audio

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Review: BCG 2016 M&A Report

Consultants Mind

Is BCG more active than Bain with M&A advisory work? Bain (BCG competitor) puts a lot of emphasis on profiting from / focusing on a company’s core business. 2015 was a blockbuster M&A year.

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Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Founded in Boston, MA , and containing the heart and DNA of consulting industry giant Bain & Company, Bridgespan is the key non-profit consulting firm in today’s consulting industry. Bridgespan is the offspring of none other than consulting industry giant Bain & Company.