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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.
www.firmsconsulting.com
www.strategytraining.com

    471: Three Career Path Options for Consulting Partners (Strategy Skills Classics)

    471: Three Career Path Options for Consulting Partners (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we discuss the 3 career path options that consultants face once they become partners. We discuss each career path and what it means for a consultant's career. These are differences that are crucial to know and understand because partner career paths that appear to be more attractive often lead to disappointing results. For example, did you know it is a really bad idea to emulate the career path of all the McKinsey and BCG partners who appear in the McKinsey Quarterly, BCG perspectives, and HBR? This counter-intuitive podcast will explain why.
    Many consultants don't spend enough time analyzing and considering the implications of following each career path. They take a superficial look at who are the partners most known and respected within the firm and try to emulate those partners. Yet, down the road, they often end up at a dead end.
    We further address which partner career path you should follow if your goal is to become a CEO one day.
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    • 13 min
    470: When Should You Not Brand Yourself Ex McKinsey (Strategy Skills Classics)

    470: When Should You Not Brand Yourself Ex McKinsey (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we talk about one of the issues that we deal with at Firmsconsulting and which many ex employees of major consulting firms (e.g. ex McKinsey and ex BCG consultants) encounter as they embark on building their own boutique consulting firms or even when they join other consulting firm as employees.
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    • 10 min
    469: Great Management Consultants are Artists (Strategy Skills Classics)

    469: Great Management Consultants are Artists (Strategy Skills Classics)

    How do you become an outstanding management consultant? Should you excel at analysis? Should you master problem-solving? Should you become the world's most gifted communicator?
    You could master all of the aforementioned items and still be an average management consultant at best. Great management consultants have all these skills but they have one more quality that makes them great, they are not just competent business people but they are also artists.
    For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we explain the mindset we encourage teams to use on the study. This is the mindset I used in my career and it is very different from what you would expect.
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    • 23 min
    468: Tesla's strategy. Co-hosted by Bill Matassoni (Strategy Skills Classics)

    468: Tesla's strategy. Co-hosted by Bill Matassoni (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills with Bill Matassoni, where we discussed a topic about Tesla's strategy.
    Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his memoir—a combination of compelling stories and contrarian substance—that covers his forty-year career selling what he calls “ephemeral things.” In addition to the memoir, Bill plays host to a series of videos that are entertaining, irreverent, and filled with his conviction that marketing is the primary driver of progress in both commercial and social markets. We will soon release Bill Matassoni's memoir and documentary series. If you would like to read a bonus chapter, view advance content and receive other exclusive strategy material, please sign up below.
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    • 33 min
    467: Can a functional partner lead the workshop over a sector partner? (Strategy Skills Classics)

    467: Can a functional partner lead the workshop over a sector partner? (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where 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. Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo

    • 19 min
    466: Does the strategy workshop offer precise answers? (Strategy Skills Classics)

    466: Does the strategy workshop offer precise answers? (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we answer a question, "Does the strategy workshop offer precise answers?" Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo

    • 14 min

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Great podcast

Really love the depth and insights this podcast brings to strategy and what it takes to be a consultant

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Incredible podcast

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