Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Sep 2014, 15:58

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Books?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
1 KUDOS received
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5925
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)
Followers: 257

Kudos [?]: 1556 [1] , given: 7

Premium Member
Books? [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2007, 18:44
1
This post received
KUDOS
Case in Point

Any others worth reading?
1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 179 [1] , given: 2

 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2007, 21:59
1
This post received
KUDOS
northwestern is supposed to have a good one.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 2

 [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2007, 22:24
you still gonna be around after new year's? wanna get together for some coffee and case prep??

I'll be in your hood from 12-31 to 1-3
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5925
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)
Followers: 257

Kudos [?]: 1556 [0], given: 7

Premium Member
 [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2007, 17:07
aaudetat, PM'd you... sorry for the late reply been a little nuts!
2 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 19
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 19 [2] , given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 21:09
2
This post received
KUDOS
rhyme wrote:
Case in Point

Any others worth reading?


This is the only one that's worthwhile. It's not perfect though (there are a couple of math errors in the solutions etc.)

Be aware that unlike the GMAT, a consulting interview can not be mastered by simply solving book exercises until you can do them in your sleep. In my experience, each interviewer will ask you some questions which you simply couldn't have been prepared for. Questions that require a display of your creativity and business judgement.

The best advice I can give you is to get a friend of yours - who preferably knows about consulting - to play the interviewer. If you manage to structure and solve a majority of the cases without your friend having to "pull" you towards the solution you'll be fairly well prepared for the actual interview situation.
1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 179 [1] , given: 2

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 22:16
1
This post received
KUDOS
I've read most of Case in Point from cover to cover. My assessment is that it has cooties. I find it a fairly wretched learning tool, and someone needs to help that guy with information architecture...which is something consultants are supposed to be good at.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 19
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 22:37
aaudetat wrote:
I've read most of Case in Point from cover to cover. My assessment is that it has cooties. I find it a fairly wretched learning tool, and someone needs to help that guy with information architecture...which is something consultants are supposed to be good at.


I agree with the points you raised. After all, it's a book written by an amateur. Nonetheless, it's still the best one I've used. I couldn't stand those Wetfeet and Vault guides.

Also, I believe that case interview books shouldn't be read from cover to cover. IMHO this won't prepare you very well for the interview. Limit your reading to the general explanations of the case interview format. After that it's all about simulating those interview examples with a friend.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1855
Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 2

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2008, 12:17
Diplo wrote:
aaudetat wrote:
I've read most of Case in Point from cover to cover. My assessment is that it has cooties. I find it a fairly wretched learning tool, and someone needs to help that guy with information architecture...which is something consultants are supposed to be good at.


I agree with the points you raised. After all, it's a book written by an amateur. Nonetheless, it's still the best one I've used. I couldn't stand those Wetfeet and Vault guides.

Also, I believe that case interview books shouldn't be read from cover to cover. IMHO this won't prepare you very well for the interview. Limit your reading to the general explanations of the case interview format. After that it's all about simulating those interview examples with a friend.


Sorry, I guess I should have said "used it" from cover to cover. I read the reading parts and then prepped the prepping parts.
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 950
Location: France
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [1] , given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2008, 03:15
1
This post received
KUDOS
One consultant at my school said that Pyramid Principle is a good read to help with structured thinking
_________________

I believe its yogurt!

1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2008
Posts: 453
Schools: F2010 - HBS (R1 - denied w/o interview ), INSEAD (R1 - admitted), Wharton (R1 - waitlisted & ding), Ivey (R2 - admitted w/ 60% tuition)
WE 1: 3.5yrs as a Strategy Consultant - Big 4
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 34 [1] , given: 16

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 20:38
1
This post received
KUDOS
yeah that is Barbara Minto's methodology ... too many people get stuck up with frameworks et al. In my experience not too many interviewees care two hoots abt what framework you use. As long as you can solicit the right info and present it back to them in a meaningful way you will be fine.
_________________

INSEAD Sept 2010 Interview Invite Nov 5, 2009 Admit & Matriculating
Wharton Sept 2010 Interview Invite Oct 30, 2009 Waitlisted & Ding
Harvard Sept 2010 Ding without Interview
Ivey May 2010 Interview Invite Nov 23, 2009 Admit + $$

1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 1560
Location: Ann Arbor
Schools: Ross '10
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 163 [1] , given: 1

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2008, 17:04
1
This post received
KUDOS
Is there a difference in the number/type of cases that one can expect to solve during internship interviews vs full-time interviews?

What's the general structure of an internship interview?
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 10 Aug 2006
Posts: 665
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2008, 09:38
Any ANswers to why be a management consultant after spending 6 years in IT services (2 years in project management)
I am sure many must be in the same boat for answering this. Please do share your thoughts.

Also I want to know if some body can give feedback of vault on practice interviews that they hold?
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 21 Jun 2008
Posts: 23
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2008, 12:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
This is a pretty good book as well, written by a recent Carnegie Mellon MBA grad who is now an associate at McKinsey.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/061518 ... 061518393X

I'm attempting to land an entry-level (pre-MBA level) job with one of the big 4 towards the end of summer. Number one piece of advice? Practice cases one on one with a competent friend or via Skype with someone from GMATclub.

I would be more than willing to practice a few cases if anyone is up for it.

Cheers
_________________

OBLITERATE THE GMAT!!!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 38
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2010, 23:20
rhyme wrote:
Case in Point

Any others worth reading?


Hello

Are the books "case in point" and "crack the case" available in e-book format?
These 2 are not available in India and getting the 2 imported from amazon will be prohibitively expensive for me.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2010, 20:12
Is old books are good source of education of new technology??
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 2
Location: United States
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2012, 03:48
Hi all, Book is the best friend of students in your life. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 Dec 2011
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Books? [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 23:54
Interesting revival of an old topic ^^

I have quite a collection of case interview/consulting related books and recently bought cracking the case. Must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of information you get and even though I knew how to structure my CV and cover letter, the cases are very detailed.

I'm considering some kind of big book review topic, but too busy for that atm...
_________________

Online Case Interview Prep

Re: Books?   [#permalink] 11 Mar 2012, 23:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Booked! pike 2 01 Nov 2011, 19:42
Books vtheod 3 06 Sep 2011, 10:55
Books dungtd 3 04 Aug 2010, 19:31
Experts publish their posts in the topic Book terp26 1 01 May 2008, 05:26
Books Amit05 12 07 Jan 2007, 03:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Books?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.