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Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. We never use analysts, associates, engagement managers or associate principals. We also carefully select and develop clients on their communication, image, technical and case interview skills. This podcast channel describes our lessons from training our clients.
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Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. We never use analysts, associates, engagement managers or associate principals. We also carefully select and develop clients on their communication, image, technical and case interview skills. This podcast channel describes our lessons from training our clients.
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    374: The Secretive World of Samsung, the South Korean Tech Giant. With Geoffrey Cain

    374: The Secretive World of Samsung, the South Korean Tech Giant. With Geoffrey Cain

    An explosive expose of Samsung, one of the biggest and most secretive companies in the world, as the Korean juggernaut battles Apple and Sony to dominate the world of technology.
    Seen for decades in tech circles as a fast follower rather than an innovation leader, Samsung today has grown to become a market leader in the United States and around the globe. They have captured one quarter of the smartphone market and have been pushing the envelope on every front. In SAMSUNG RISING: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant that Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech, Geoffrey Cain offers a penetrating look behind the curtains of the biggest company nobody in America knows.
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    373: French Dairy Farm Wants to Increase Revenue Case

    373: French Dairy Farm Wants to Increase Revenue Case

    We hope you will enjoy the "Consulting case interview (McKinsey, BCG, Bain) example: French Dairy Farm Wants to Increase Revenue" episode. This is an excerpt from TCO IV with Sizan, episode 33.
    This is a market share case. If we gave Sizan a case about a factory she would find it easier to increase production. But it is not as easy when it comes to dealing with animals. This is a case with production element.
    The part we expect candidates to see is that this is a case about stealing market share. To steal market share there are 4 things you can do.
    How do you steal market share?
    1. Price
    2. Place
    3. Promotion
    4. Product.
    The 4 Ps of marketing.
    You need to think about the case. Ask yourself what are we trying to do. We got a dairy company. We want to sell more. What does it mean to sell more?
    We basically want to increase our market share. How do we take market share?
    Every single case can be reduced to either increasing revenue or cutting costs. If you trying to sell more milk, you are trying to increase revenue. This is a revenue case where we specifically want to focus on volume.
    Milk is a commodity. Even organic milk is a commodity.
    Remember you need to follow the right process during a consulting case interview when you are preparing and going through interviews with companies like McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte etc. In fact, learning and mastering this process will also greatly help you when you start working as a management consultant, and even once you exit consulting.
    You can't just rely on your knowledge and experience. Your experience and knowledge can get outdated, but if you follow the right process you are giving yourself the best chance to be a strong problem solver.
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    372: Manage up / Dealing with sensitive situations at work (excerpt from TCO IV with Sizan, episode 31)

    372: Manage up / Dealing with sensitive situations at work (excerpt from TCO IV with Sizan, episode 31)

    This is a short excerpt from TCO IV with Sizan, episode 31. All episodes are available to Premium members on StrategyTV site/apps and to FC Insiders on StrategyTraining site/apps.
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    • 8 min
    371: Competitive advantage in the digital era. Peter Dahlstrom, senior partner at McKinsey

    371: Competitive advantage in the digital era. Peter Dahlstrom, senior partner at McKinsey

    Peter Dahlstrom, senior partner at McKinsey & Company, leads McKinsey’s client and firm communications. As the global leader for McKinsey Digital’s B2C team, he serves leading institutions in the telecommunications, high-tech, media, and fast-moving consumer-goods industries.

    • 55 min
    370: Customer strategy, customer loyalty and retention - with Bain & Company's partner Rob Markey

    370: Customer strategy, customer loyalty and retention - with Bain & Company's partner Rob Markey

    Listen to this thought-provoking discussion between Michael and Rob Markey, Bain and Company's partner.We talk about customer strategy, how should we define the loyalty of a customer, what generates loyalty, what steps do you take to build loyalty in a customer base. Rob Markey, a partner and director at Bain & Company and the founder of the firm’s Global Customer Strategy and Marketing practice. He is a co-author of The Ultimate Question 2.0 and is the host of the Net Promoter System podcast. He is based in New York.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    369: How to manage like Amazon (with CEO Advisor Ram Charan)

    369: How to manage like Amazon (with CEO Advisor Ram Charan)

    Here is episode 369 from the Case Interviews & Management Consulting iTunes podcast channel, "How to manage like Amazon (with Ram Charan)."
    Every business wants to succeed like Amazon so we invited New York Times bestselling author & CEO Advisor Ram Charan to talk about How to Manage Like Amazon.
    From their high-velocity decision-making to their top talent hiring practices to their “Forever Day-1 Culture”, the secrets behind Amazon’s success are now within anyone’s grasp.
    Find out how Amazon does it and how you can too by listening to this fascinating conversation between Michael and Ram, whom Fortune calls “The most influential consultant alive” and whose book Execution spent 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

    • 50 min

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