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When we asked Fortune 1000 managers what skill differentiated a top performer, "a focus on what is important" was the #1 answer. The ability to identify what is most important separates strategists from analysts. Welcome to Strategy Simplified - we slice through business jargon to get to the simple heart of business strategy. Hosted by the senior leadership team of Management Consulted - ex-Bain consultant and successful tech entrepreneur Jenny Rae Le Roux, MC COO Namaan Mian, and ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight - Strategy Simplified uses case studies and conversations to apply business strategy concepts. What does Disney's cost structure tell us about Disney+? Can Uber ever be profitable? What does an iced coffee company have to do with U.S. car manufacturers? Enter the world of Strategy Simplified and find out.

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When we asked Fortune 1000 managers what skill differentiated a top performer, "a focus on what is important" was the #1 answer. The ability to identify what is most important separates strategists from analysts. Welcome to Strategy Simplified - we slice through business jargon to get to the simple heart of business strategy. Hosted by the senior leadership team of Management Consulted - ex-Bain consultant and successful tech entrepreneur Jenny Rae Le Roux, MC COO Namaan Mian, and ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight - Strategy Simplified uses case studies and conversations to apply business strategy concepts. What does Disney's cost structure tell us about Disney+? Can Uber ever be profitable? What does an iced coffee company have to do with U.S. car manufacturers? Enter the world of Strategy Simplified and find out.

    S7E7: Most Common Accenture Interview Questions (with Answers)

    S7E7: Most Common Accenture Interview Questions (with Answers)

    Accenture is the 600K-person behemoth of a consulting powerhouse with reach in seemingly every corner of society. Want to get a job there? You gotta go through the Accenture interview gauntlet.

    Today, we're revealing the 7 most common Accenture interview questions and how to answer them.
    Why Accenture? (2:04)Why the role? (3:15)Walk me through your resume (4:12)What is your biggest weakness? (5:04)What are your greatest strengths? (7:40)Tell me about a time you had to work with a difficult coworker (8:52)What sets Accenture apart from other firms? (9:50)Have an Accenture interview coming up? Work with our team of former consultants to prepare.

    Additional Links
    Prepare for Accenture interviews: CASE PREP PROGRAM

    Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

    • 13 min
    S7E6: A Conversation Around Career Strategy with Managing Director for Career Education at Texas McCombs

    S7E6: A Conversation Around Career Strategy with Managing Director for Career Education at Texas McCombs

    In this episode, we're bringing you an engaging conversation with Daniel Liu, Managing Director for Career Education & Coaching at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin - one of the top business schools in the U.S.

    We discuss career strategies (4:53), how to know if an MBA is right for you (7:20), how to get the most out of an MBA program (10:21), how his Deloitte experience informs his work as a career strategist (14:41), case interview and consulting recruiting tips (17:41), and what makes McCombs a great choice for getting a business degree (22:05).

    Learn more about Texas McCombs here.

    Resources Daniel Mentioned:
    Switchers by Dawn Graham: AMAZON
    Unleashed by Francis Frei & Anne Morriss: AMAZON
    MBAInsider community: VISIT
    Invisible College: VISIT
    Odyssey DAO: VISIT
    Means of Creation podcast: VISIT

    Additional Links:
    Prepare your resume, personal statement, and other essays for MBA applications: LEARN MORE
    Join our email list: JOIN
    Consulting firm directory: DIRECTORY
    Submit a question for the team to answer: EMAIL US

    Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

    • 46 min
    S7E5: How Consulting Firms View Online MBAs

    S7E5: How Consulting Firms View Online MBAs

    Consulting firms do NOT view online MBAs as favorably as on-campus MBA programs. 

    While online MBAs are a convenient way to earn a business degree, if you're getting your MBA as a means to break into consulting, you should take pause. In this episode, Jenny Rae - ex-Bain consultant and Columbia Business School grad - gives three reasons why not to get an online MBA.

    Here are some spoilers: 
    Lower admissions standards (1:42)Less immersive experience (2:47)Less powerful network (3:46)Additional Links
    Purchase a seat in Black Belt, the consulting prep program that helps 80% of students land a consulting offer: LEARN MORE
    Submit a question for the team to answer: EMAIL US

    Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

    • 6 min
    S7E4: From UCLA to BCG to Hollywood - Nare's Story

    S7E4: From UCLA to BCG to Hollywood - Nare's Story

    Nare Israelyan's journey into consulting was not a cookie-cutter one. It started at a non-target (for consulting) school, continued with multiple internships, including with the NFL, and eventually, led to BCG to solve problems for the world's most influential companies.

    Now? She's storming Hollywood as an actress, stuntwoman, and model.  Tune in to get all the goodies from Nare's story, including:
    How she got into acting (0:56)Her non-traditional path to consulting (5:07)Her top traits for consulting success (8:16)What BCG looks for in candidates (13:04)Her favorite part of consulting (14:58)Why she left BCG (15:51)How she helps people prepare for case interviews (22:33)This episode is jam-packed with nuggets of wisdom from one of the brightest and most down-to-earth ex-consultants you'll meet.
    Additional Links
    Work with Nare in our Black Belt interview prep program: LEARN MORE
    See our team of coaches: TEAM
    Submit a question for the team to answer: EMAIL US

    Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

    • 40 min
    S7E3: Most Common Deloitte Interview Questions

    S7E3: Most Common Deloitte Interview Questions

    There are 7 questions you need to prepare for, no matter the role, if you're interviewing at Deloitte. In this episode, we walk you through all 7 questions and how to prepare your answers for each.
    Why Deloitte? (2:40)How will you manage multiple tasks and assignments? (3:46)Walk me through your resume (4:30)What is your greatest weakness? (5:13)What are your greatest strengths? (6:15)Tell me about a time you worked successfully in a team (7:12)Why Deloitte over other Big 4 firms? (7:53)Have a Deloitte interview coming up? Work with our team of former consultants to prepare.

    Additional Links
    Prepare for Deloitte interviews: CASE PREP PROGRAM

    Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

    • 10 min
    S7E2: Building a Strategy to 2X Revenue in 12 Months - Alvaro's Strategy Sprint Experience

    S7E2: Building a Strategy to 2X Revenue in 12 Months - Alvaro's Strategy Sprint Experience

    Alvaro joins us to share his takeaways from Strategy Sprint, Management Consulted's 1-week virtual consulting project. Listen to learn how he and his MBB-led case team collaborated to build a strategy to help their client achieve its goal to double revenue in 12 months.

    You'll hear about the training Alvaro's team received (3:16), what the consulting engagement looked like (5:26), how the MBB mentorship helped (10:34), the team's findings for the client (13:19), and his biggest takeaways from the experience (17:29).

    The next Sprint is coming up from May 23-27. Spots are selling fast - grab yours below.

    Additional Links
    Apply to Strategy Sprint: APPLY
    See our team of MBB coaches: TEAM

    Sponsor an episode or advertise: Management Consulted Media Kit

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Mr. O9 ,

Perfect for casing prep!

Strategy simplified is the perfect podcast for anyone looking for a career in consulting. Not only do they cover recruiting strategies, they also cover firm culture differences and live cases. I would definitely recommend this podcast!

LynnetteSolange ,

Succinct and useful!

I’m so grateful for this resource as I prepare for consulting recruiting season. It breaks down each piece of information in a structured way that I can retain it and internalize it. In addition to the case simulations, I love the mini episodes with process tips!

K09L ,

An amazing resource!

I couldn’t recommend the Strategy Simplified Podcast enough!

The combination of informational interviews, live consulting cases, and industry insights provides listeners with incredible insight into the industry. No matter where you may be in your career and/or studies, you will find value as a subscriber to this podcast!

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