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17 Dec 2007, 19:44
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Case in Point

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24 Dec 2007, 22:59
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northwestern is supposed to have a good one.

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24 Dec 2007, 23:24
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

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27 Dec 2007, 18:07
aaudetat, PM'd you... sorry for the late reply been a little nuts!

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09 Jan 2008, 22:09
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rhyme wrote:
Case in Point

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.

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09 Jan 2008, 23:16
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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.

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09 Jan 2008, 23:37
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.

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10 Jan 2008, 13:17
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.

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22 Mar 2008, 04:15
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One consultant at my school said that Pyramid Principle is a good read to help with structured thinking
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24 Apr 2008, 21:38
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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.
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03 Jun 2008, 18:04
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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?

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04 Jul 2008, 10:38
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?

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04 Jul 2008, 13:13
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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
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20 Feb 2010, 00:20
rhyme wrote:
Case in Point

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.

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10 Nov 2010, 21:12
Is old books are good source of education of new technology??

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18 Jan 2012, 04:48
Hi all, Book is the best friend of students in your life.

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12 Mar 2012, 00:54
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...
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