Sun.Mar 10, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway 2018 Letter to Shareholders

Consultants Mind

Huge fan of Berkshire Hathaway. What investor would not appreciate a 50 year run with a 20% CAGR? The fact that the #3 richest man in the world is humble beyond comparison, eats McDonald’s, and drinks Coke only cements the allure. Full letter dated Feb 23, 2019 here.

What is MECE?

Management Consulted

MECE is one concept you must be aware of when preparing for the case interview and joining the consulting industry. The term stands for “Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive” and it is a seminal concept in consulting. Consultants work, eat, drink, … Continue Reading. The post What is MECE? appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview

Case Interview Success Rates by Round

I was recently asked by a reader what the average applicant success rate is at each round in the case interview process. This is a very good question and unfortunately the answer varies quite a bit. The first step in the application process where cuts are made would be the Consulting Resume and Cover Letter Screen. This is by far where the biggest number of cuts are made. Its important to remember that MBB firms. get an awful lot of resumes out of the blue -- but historically they.

How to Use Corporate Training Metrics to Drive Value

LSA Global

Why Measure Training? Are corporate training metrics simply an exercise in futility that pleases training experts and HR but otherwise has no meaningful value to the business? Yes! If you are only measuring training satisfaction, hours, costs, participants, programs etc.

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.

Facing Rejection from Consulting Firms

Facing rejection from consulting firms is an emotional topic especially with the time and effort candidates put in preparing for the case interview. I recently received this question from a reader about being rejected from all of the consulting jobs they applied for, here is the question and my response to dealing with not getting the offer. For a very long time, I have thought that I am at the top tier of candidates for consulting firms, however it seems that reality has proven me wrong.

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People who don’t care…

Seth Godin Blog

…doing things that they don’t understand, for managers who have no sense of strategy, in an organization that measures all the wrong things. Everyone involved unable to honestly answer the simple question: “Why?” ” Why are we doing it this way? Why is it like this not like that? “Because I said so,” is no way to lead. This is the unmistakable symptom of a bureaucracy that has gone too far.

Data-driven Experiences take Center Stage at Qualtrics X4

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At the X4 Experience Mgmt Summit—Qualtrics’ big coming out party after being acquired by SAP—11,000 attendees descended on Salt Lake City, UT to learn about new practices in collecting, analyzing, and implementing data insights to drive superior customer experiences.