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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication.

Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.
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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication.

Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.
www.firmsconsulting.com
www.strategytraining.com

    97: The most important output in a consulting study | Management consulting project  | Benefits case

    97: The most important output in a consulting study | Management consulting project  | Benefits case

    An episode 96 of Strategy Skills iTunes podcast is here (Strategy Skills podcast is ranked among 5-10 top for careers in many countries worldwide). 
    One thing you always need to present in all of your management consulting projects is a business case. If you are not presenting a business case to a client, or a benefits case, I prefer the word benefits because it makes it clear you are looking for a benefit for a client, if you are not presenting a benefits case to a client you are making it very difficult for the client to make the decision to implement what you are saying in your recommendation as part of your management consulting project.
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    • 10 min
    96: "Are You Undervaluing Your Customers?" with Bain & Company's Rob Markey

    96: "Are You Undervaluing Your Customers?" with Bain & Company's Rob Markey

    Listen to this thought-provoking discussion between Michael and Rob Markey, Bain and Company's partner. 
    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 9 min
    95: Value chain mapping | When value chain analysis are useful | Strategic management

    95: Value chain mapping | When value chain analysis are useful | Strategic management

    We have seen many value chain mapping examples. We have seen good value chain mapping, bad value chain mapping, incomplete value chain mapping. Ultimately, given the nature how value chain mapping will work, it can only do few things and it cannot do a few things. So if value chain mapping is presented to do things it cannot do it is flawed. When you do value chain analysis it is far more useful to see where profits are going to shift over time, that is one thing you have to do. Two, assign some probabilities of what are the odds of this happening. And 3, what influences those probabilities. You are analyzing the entire sector, the entire industry. A lot of things influencing a sector. Consumer spending can change with the recession. Recession can change things. Different legislation could cause profits move from point x to point y. Competitor making a misstep could cause it, new competitor entering, competitor going bankrupt. So whenever someone says I am so certain this will happen you should question their business judgement because you cannot predict the future.
    #valuechainmapping #valuechainanalysis #valuechainanalysisexplained
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    • 9 min
    94: Design the value chain you need | Value chain analysis | Management consulting

    94: Design the value chain you need | Value chain analysis | Management consulting

    An episode 94 of Strategy Skills iTunes podcast is here (Strategy Skills podcast is ranked among 5-10 top for careers in many countries worldwide). 
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    • 17 min
    93: How to Manage Like Amazon (with CEO Advisor Ram Charan)

    93: How to Manage Like Amazon (with CEO Advisor 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 insider 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.
    Ram's new book The Amazon Management System can be purchased here https://amzn.to/2RGGLy6
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    • 51 min
    92: Senior partner at McKinsey & a global leader of their Organization Practice

    92: Senior partner at McKinsey & a global leader of their Organization Practice

    Meet Bill Schaninger, Senior Partner at McKinsey and a global leader of their Organization Practice (based in Philadelphia). Bill focuses on driving large-scale organizational and cultural change for clients across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. An expert on the role of culture, values, talent and leadership in improving business outcomes, he helps executives enhance management effectiveness. Bill has published extensively in practitioner and academic journals, on organizational topics.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

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Podcast that empowers NOT only strategy consultants!

If McKinsey, BCG and Bain has ever been a coveted or impossible dream, this is the most "Empowering" coaching content you could find!

For all others, if your work involves 'thinking', 'creativity' or 'communication' in someway and you have found this, you are more lucky!

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